Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Missouri

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, Missouri
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

167 21 23 17 76 28

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

109 11 17 12 52 16

Self Employed (3)

58 10 6 5 24 12

Sex

Men

154 21 23 17 71 20

Women

13 5 8

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

5

20-24

10 8

25-34

26 4 6 4 8 4

35-44

32 5 16 7

45-54

34 6 9 5 11 3

55-64

26 4 13 6

65 and older

33 5 17 6

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

148 21 22 16 67 20

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

12 4 6

Hispanic or Latino

4 3

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

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, Missouri
Event or exposure (1) 2006
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

167 109 58 154 13

Contact with objects and equipment

21 11 10 21

Struck by object

12 5 7 12

Struck by falling object

5 3 5

Caught in equipment or object

6 4 6

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

23 17 6 23

Fall to lower level

20 16 4 20

Fall from ladder

5 3 5

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

3 3 3

Harmful substances or environments

17 12 5 17

Contact with electric current

10 8 10

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

3 3

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

76 52 24 71 5

Highway transportation incident

40 29 11 36 4

Collision between vehicles

23 19 4 19 4

Non-collision highway incident

8 6 8

Non-highway transportation incident

18 7 11 18

Overturned, non-highway

10 8 10

Struck by vehicle

11 10 10

Aircraft incident

5 5

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

28 16 12 20 8

Homicides

17 9 8 9 8

Homicides - shooting

12 6 6 6 6

Self-inflicted injuries

10 7 3 10

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, Missouri
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

167 21 23 17 76 28

Private industry

156 21 22 16 71 24

Goods Producing

80 18 14 11 30 6

Natural resources and mining

31 9 14 4

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

31 9 14 4

Mining

Construction

39 6 13 9 11

Manufacturing

10 3 5

Service providing

76 3 8 5 41 18

Trade, transportation, and utilities

33 3 22 4

Wholesale trade

5

Retail trade

10 5 4

Transportation and warehousing

16 15

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

3 3

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

12 4 4 4

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

10 4 4

Education and health services

13 7

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

9 3

Leisure and hospitality

11 6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

3

Accommodation and food services

8 6

Other services

4 3

Government (3)

11 5 4

Federal

4

State

5 3

Local

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, Missouri
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

167 21 23 17 76 28

Management, professional, and related occupations

43 10 3 21 6

Management occupations

32 10 13 4

Business and financial operations occupations

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

Life, physical, and social science occupations

Community and social services occupations

3 3

Legal occupations

Education, training, and library occupations

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

Service occupations

25 3 7 13

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

4 4

Food preparation and serving related occupations

6 5

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

10 5 3

Personal care and service occupations

3

Sales and office occupations

10 3 6

Sales and related occupations

8 3 4

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

48 4 17 12 14

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

3

Construction and extraction occupations

35 4 14 7 10

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

10 3 5

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

41 7 31

Production occupations

7

Transportation and material moving occupations

34 5 29

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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