Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Florida

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, Florida
Selected
characteristics
2007
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

363 45 62 42 137 5 70

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

321 40 54 39 131 5 50

Self Employed (3)

42 5 8 3 6 20

Sex

Men

330 45 57 40 121 5 60

Women

33 5 16 10

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

6 5

20-24

21 4 4 6 5

25-34

72 12 12 12 19 17

35-44

88 16 13 11 31 14

45-54

91 6 16 9 36 21

55-64

53 5 10 5 23 10

65 and older

30 4 5 16 3

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

190 15 36 17 77 42

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

56 10 4 6 23 10

Hispanic or Latino

111 20 21 19 36 14

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, Florida
Event or exposure (1) 2007
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

363 321 42 330 33

Contact with objects and equipment

45 40 5 45

Struck by object

29 25 4 29

Struck by falling object

17 15 17

Caught in equipment or object

13 12 13

Caught in running equipment or machinery

4 3 4

Falls

62 54 8 57 5

Fall to lower level

55 48 7 52 3

Fall from ladder

13 10 3 13

Fall from roof

14 12 14

Fall from scaffold

4 3 4

Harmful substances or environments

42 39 3 40

Contact with electric current

21 19 21

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

10 9 8

Oxygen deficiency

8 8 8

Transportation incident

137 131 6 121 16

Highway transportation incident

70 70 59 11

Collision between vehicles

42 42 33 9

Non-collision highway incident

10 10 9

Non-highway transportation incident

22 19 3 19 3

Overturned, non-highway

12 9 3 10

Struck by vehicle

30 28 29

Aircraft incident

7 7 6

Fires and explosions

5 5 5

Assaults and violent acts

70 50 20 60 10

Homicides

60 44 16 51 9

Homicides - shooting

51 37 14 46 5

Self-inflicted injuries

10 6 4 9

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.

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, Florida
Selected industries (1) 2007
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

363 45 62 42 137 5 70

Private industry

328 41 60 40 120 5 60

Goods Producing

114 21 29 17 39 7

Natural resources and mining

17 3 12

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

16 3 12

Mining

Construction

80 17 28 14 17 4

Manufacturing

17 10 3

Service providing

214 20 31 23 81 53

Trade, transportation, and utilities

82 7 6 7 38 22

Wholesale trade

11 6

Retail trade

34 3 3 3 9 14

Transportation and warehousing

36 23 7

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

8 4

Finance and insurance

3 3

Real estate and rental and leasing

5

Professional and business services

70 7 19 12 24 5

Professional, scientific, and technical services

6 4

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

64 7 19 12 20 3

Education and health services

11 4 5

Educational services

4

Health care and social assistance

7 5

Leisure and hospitality

28 5 9 9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

13 4 5

Accommodation and food services

15 4 9

Other services

12 3 8

Government (3)

35 4 17 10

Federal

3

State

6 5

Local

25 4 10 9

Footnotes
(1) Classified according to the North American Industry Classification System, 2002.
(2) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification system.
(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, Florida
Selected occupations (1) 2007
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

363 45 62 42 137 5 70

Management, professional, and related occupations

30 4 3 13 8

Management occupations

17 7 7

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

7

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

Service occupations

77 7 9 9 30 21

Healthcare support occupations

3

Protective service occupations

27 3 12 10

Food preparation and serving related occupations

6 4

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

37 4 7 7 15 4

Personal care and service occupations

4

Sales and office occupations

46 5 12 22

Sales and related occupations

33 4 8 16

Office and administrative support occupations

13 4 6

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

123 24 40 25 26 7

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

14 3 10

Construction and extraction occupations

89 16 35 18 16 4

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

20 7 5 4 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

87 10 4 56 12

Production occupations

9 4

Transportation and material moving occupations

78 9 3 54 8

Military specific occupations

Footnotes
(1) Based on the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification System.
(2) Based on the 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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