Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in West Virginia

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

79 14 7 7 26 22 3

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

72 14 6 6 22 21 3

Self Employed (3)

7 4

Sex

Men

75 12 7 7 24 22 3

Women

4

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

25-34

15 3 4 4

35-44

13 8 4

45-54

29 8 3 5 10

55-64

14 3 6

65 and older

5 3

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

74 13 7 6 23 22 3

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

3

Hispanic or Latino

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

Total

79 72 7 75 4

Contact with objects and equipment

14 14 12

Struck by object

7 7 5

Struck by falling object

6 6 5

Caught in equipment or object

4 4 4

Caught in running equipment or machinery

3 3 3

Falls

7 6 7

Fall to lower level

7 6 7

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

3 3

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

7 6 7

Contact with electric current

5 5 5

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

26 22 4 24

Highway transportation incident

16 14 14

Collision between vehicles

6 6 5

Non-collision highway incident

5 3 4

Non-highway transportation incident

7 5 7

Overturned, non-highway

4 4

Struck by vehicle

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

22 21 22

Assaults and violent acts

3 3 3

Homicides

Homicides - shooting

Self-inflicted injuries

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, West Virginia
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

79 14 7 7 26 22 3

Private industry

76 14 6 7 25 22

Goods Producing

48 10 3 5 9 21

Natural resources and mining

28 7 6 14

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

5 3

Mining

23 5 3 14

Construction

15 3 3 6

Manufacturing

5

Service providing

28 4 3 16

Trade, transportation, and utilities

20 13

Wholesale trade

Retail trade

Transportation and warehousing

12 8

Utilities

6 4

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

Education and health services

3

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

3

Leisure and hospitality

3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

Other services

Government (3)

3

Federal

State

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, West Virginia
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

79 14 7 7 26 22 3

Management, professional, and related occupations

4

Management occupations

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

4

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

3

Sales and related occupations

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

43 7 3 5 11 17

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

5 3

Construction and extraction occupations

35 5 3 4 7 16

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

25 5 3 10 5

Production occupations

6 3

Transportation and material moving occupations

19 10

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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