Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Maryland

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, Maryland
Selected
characteristics
2006
Total Event or exposure (1)
Contact
with objects
and
equipment
Falls Exposure to
harmful
substances or
environments
Transpor-
tation
incidents
Fires
or
explosions
Assaults
and
violent
acts

Total

106 12 22 8 39 24

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

78 10 17 8 30 12

Self Employed (3)

28 5 9 12

Sex

Men

97 11 20 8 35 22

Women

9 4

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

3

20-24

12 3 3 5

25-34

20 5 3 6 4

35-44

30 3 4 12 9

45-54

16 4 3 6

55-64

18 4 8 4

65 and older

7 3

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

56 7 9 3 28 8

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

23 4 4 11

Hispanic or Latino

22 7 3 6 3

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

3

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Multiple races

Other or not reported

Footnotes
(1) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification system.
(2) May include volunteers and workers receiving other types of compensation.
(3) Includes self-employed workers, owners of unincorporated businesses and farms, paid and unpaid family workers, members of partnerships, and may include owners of incorporated businesses.
(4) Persons identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. The individual racial categories shown exclude data for Hispanic and Latino workers.

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with state and federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

Fatal occupational injuries by selected events and employee status and sex, Maryland
Event or exposure (1) 2006
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

106 78 28 97 9

Contact with objects and equipment

12 10 11

Struck by object

4 4

Struck by falling object

Caught in equipment or object

4 4 3

Caught in running equipment or machinery

3 3

Falls

22 17 5 20

Fall to lower level

19 14 5 19

Fall from ladder

4 3 4

Fall from roof

7 6 7

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

8 8 8

Contact with electric current

4 4 4

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

39 30 9 35 4

Highway transportation incident

20 17 3 17 3

Collision between vehicles

10 10 8

Non-collision highway incident

3 3 3

Non-highway transportation incident

4 3 4

Overturned, non-highway

3 3

Struck by vehicle

8 6 8

Aircraft incident

5 4

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

24 12 12 22

Homicides

21 10 11 19

Homicides - shooting

14 7 7 13

Self-inflicted injuries

3 3

Footnotes
(1) Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.
(2) May include volunteers and workers receiving other types of compensation.
(3) Includes self-employed workers, owners of unincorporated businesses and farms, paid and unpaid family workers, members of partnerships, and may include owners of incorporated businesses.

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with state and federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

Fatal occupational injuries by selected industries and major events or exposures, Maryland
Selected industries (1) 2006
Total Event or exposure (2)
Contact
with objects
and
equipment
Falls Exposure to
harmful
substances or
environments
Transpor-
tation
incidents
Fires
or
explosions
Assaults
and
violent
acts

Total

106 12 22 8 39 24

Private industry

96 12 19 8 36 21

Goods Producing

43 7 15 8 9 4

Natural resources and mining

3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

Mining

Construction

35 15 8 7

Manufacturing

5 3

Service providing

53 5 4 27 17

Trade, transportation, and utilities

18 11 5

Wholesale trade

3 3

Retail trade

5 3

Transportation and warehousing

10 7

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

4 3

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

3

Professional and business services

17 3 3 10

Professional, scientific, and technical services

3

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

14 3 8

Education and health services

5 3

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

4 3

Leisure and hospitality

4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

3

Other services

4 3

Government (3)

10 3 3 3

Federal

3 3

State

4 3

Local

3

Footnotes
(1) Classified according to the North American Industry Classification System, 2002.
(2) Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.
(3) Includes fatalities to workers employed by governmental organizations regardless of industry.

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with state and federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

Fatal occupational injuries by selected occupations and major events or exposures, Maryland
Selected occupations (1) 2006
Total Event or exposure (2)
Contact
with objects
and
equipment
Falls Exposure to
harmful
substances or
environments
Transpor-
tation
incidents
Fires
or
explosions
Assaults
and
violent
acts

Total

106 12 22 8 39 24

Management, professional, and related occupations

24 7 7 8

Management occupations

10 4

Business and financial operations occupations

3

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

3

Life, physical, and social science occupations

Community and social services occupations

Legal occupations

Education, training, and library occupations

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

Service occupations

14 5 5

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

6 3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

6 3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

9 6

Sales and related occupations

8 5

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

34 5 12 8 6 3

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

Construction and extraction occupations

28 12 6 5

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

5

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

25 4 19

Production occupations

3 3

Transportation and material moving occupations

22 19

Military specific occupations

Footnotes
(1) Based on the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification System.
(2) Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification system.

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with state and federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

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