Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in South Carolina

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

95 9 20 10 35 19

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

73 7 16 9 29 11

Self Employed (3)

22 4 6 8

Sex

Men

85 9 18 10 34 12

Women

10 7

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

3

25-34

21 4 8 6

35-44

13 3 4 3 3

45-54

32 4 7 3 12 5

55-64

10 4 3

65 and older

14 3 7

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

61 8 12 6 22 12

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

22 3 4 8 5

Hispanic or Latino

10 5 4

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

Total

95 73 22 85 10

Contact with objects and equipment

9 7 9

Struck by object

4 4

Struck by falling object

4 4

Caught in equipment or object

5 5 5

Caught in running equipment or machinery

3 3 3

Falls

20 16 4 18

Fall to lower level

17 13 4 16

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

10 8 10

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

10 9 10

Contact with electric current

3 3 3

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

5 4 5

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

35 29 6 34

Highway transportation incident

23 22 22

Collision between vehicles

9 9 8

Non-collision highway incident

4 4 4

Non-highway transportation incident

4 4

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

5 4 5

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

19 11 8 12 7

Homicides

16 9 7 9 7

Homicides - shooting

15 8 7 9 6

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, South 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

95 9 20 10 35 19

Private industry

87 9 19 10 28 19

Goods Producing

33 4 13 5 9

Natural resources and mining

3 3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

3 3

Mining

Construction

20 12 4

Manufacturing

10 3 3

Service providing

54 5 6 5 19 18

Trade, transportation, and utilities

27 15 5

Wholesale trade

4 3

Retail trade

11 4

Transportation and warehousing

11 8 3

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

3 3

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

10 4 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

10 4 3

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

11 8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

9 7

Other services

Government (3)

8 7

Federal

State

Local

4 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, South 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

95 9 20 10 35 19

Management, professional, and related occupations

7 3 3

Management occupations

5 3

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

12 4 5

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

Food preparation and serving related occupations

5 5

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

5 3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

13 4 5

Sales and related occupations

11 3 5

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

31 4 11 6 7

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

3 3

Construction and extraction occupations

18 10 4

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

10 3 4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

32 4 3 19 3

Production occupations

4

Transportation and material moving occupations

28 3 19 3

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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