Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in North Carolina

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

168 30 25 16 67 8 22

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

148 28 21 16 57 7 19

Self Employed (3)

20 4 10 3

Sex

Men

160 28 25 14 64 8 21

Women

8 3

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

5 3

25-34

26 5 4 4 10 3

35-44

42 8 5 4 15 8

45-54

41 5 8 6 13 3 6

55-64

28 7 3 13

65 and older

25 5 4 13

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

107 17 18 7 48 8 9

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

32 5 3 3 14 7

Hispanic or Latino

23 7 4 6 3 3

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

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

Total

168 148 20 160 8

Contact with objects and equipment

30 28 28

Struck by object

19 18 18

Struck by falling object

11 11 11

Caught in equipment or object

6 5 6

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

25 21 4 25

Fall to lower level

24 20 4 24

Fall from ladder

9 6 3 9

Fall from roof

7 6 7

Fall from scaffold

3 3 3

Harmful substances or environments

16 16 14

Contact with electric current

4 4 3

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

4 4 3

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

67 57 10 64 3

Highway transportation incident

28 26 26

Collision between vehicles

14 12 13

Non-collision highway incident

6 6 6

Non-highway transportation incident

17 11 6 17

Overturned, non-highway

11 8 3 11

Struck by vehicle

14 14 13

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

8 7 8

Assaults and violent acts

22 19 3 21

Homicides

15 12 3 14

Homicides - shooting

14 12 13

Self-inflicted injuries

7 7 7

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, North Carolina
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

168 30 25 16 67 8 22

Private industry

154 29 25 15 58 7 20

Goods Producing

66 16 17 8 21 3

Natural resources and mining

21 7 9

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

21 7 9

Mining

Construction

30 4 15 3 7

Manufacturing

15 5 3 5

Service providing

88 13 8 7 37 4 19

Trade, transportation, and utilities

45 5 24 11

Wholesale trade

5 5

Retail trade

17 5 8

Transportation and warehousing

22 4 13 3

Utilities

Information

4

Financial activities

4

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

4

Professional and business services

16 3 9

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

14 3 7

Education and health services

3

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

3

Other services

13 4

Government (3)

14 9

Federal

4 3

State

6 4

Local

4

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, North Carolina
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

168 30 25 16 67 8 22

Management, professional, and related occupations

20 3 7 4

Management occupations

14 5

Business and financial operations occupations

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

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

22 4 3 9 4

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

6 3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

14 6

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

18 7 9

Sales and related occupations

16 6 8

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

67 16 19 7 18 6

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

14 6 5

Construction and extraction occupations

32 5 14 3 9

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

21 5 4 4 5

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

39 8 25 4

Production occupations

6 4

Transportation and material moving occupations

33 4 24 4

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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