Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Georgia

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

193 31 22 16 90 8 25

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

163 22 19 15 79 7 20

Self Employed (3)

30 9 3 11 5

Sex

Men

177 30 22 16 82 8 19

Women

16 8 6

Age

Under 16

16-17

3

18-19

5

20-24

16 3 4 5

25-34

45 7 5 6 21 4

35-44

36 3 4 21 3 3

45-54

47 10 5 21 7

55-64

32 7 4 17

65 and older

9 4

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

118 17 14 9 62 4 12

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

42 5 3 21 3 7

Hispanic or Latino

28 9 5 4 7

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

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

Total

193 163 30 177 16

Contact with objects and equipment

31 22 9 30

Struck by object

19 13 6 19

Struck by falling object

14 9 5 14

Caught in equipment or object

11 8 3 10

Caught in running equipment or machinery

7 5 6

Falls

22 19 3 22

Fall to lower level

21 19 21

Fall from ladder

4 3 4

Fall from roof

4 3 4

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

16 15 16

Contact with electric current

7 7 7

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

3 3 3

Oxygen deficiency

6 5 6

Transportation incident

90 79 11 82 8

Highway transportation incident

58 51 7 53 5

Collision between vehicles

27 24 3 24 3

Non-collision highway incident

4 4 4

Non-highway transportation incident

5 5 4

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

19 18 17

Aircraft incident

3 3

Fires and explosions

8 7 8

Assaults and violent acts

25 20 5 19 6

Homicides

22 19 3 17 5

Homicides - shooting

18 16 15 3

Self-inflicted injuries

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, Georgia
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

193 31 22 16 90 8 25

Private industry

176 29 22 16 79 6 24

Goods Producing

78 18 18 8 30

Natural resources and mining

14 8 3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

14 8 3

Mining

Construction

49 4 18 7 20

Manufacturing

15 6 7

Service providing

98 11 4 8 49 4 22

Trade, transportation, and utilities

62 7 38 14

Wholesale trade

9 3 3

Retail trade

11 3 5

Transportation and warehousing

40 3 31 6

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

5

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

3

Professional and business services

16 5 6

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

14 5 5

Education and health services

3

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

3

Leisure and hospitality

4 3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

4 3

Other services

7

Government (3)

17 11

Federal

State

3 3

Local

12 7

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, Georgia
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

193 31 22 16 90 8 25

Management, professional, and related occupations

17 3 4 6 3

Management occupations

7 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

3

Legal occupations

Education, training, and library occupations

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

Service occupations

22 3 3 8 5

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

10 5

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

5

Personal care and service occupations

5

Sales and office occupations

15 3 9

Sales and related occupations

10 8

Office and administrative support occupations

5 3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

68 16 16 9 25

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

7 6

Construction and extraction occupations

50 7 14 7 21

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

11 3 4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

69 8 3 47 4 7

Production occupations

12 6

Transportation and material moving occupations

57 45 7

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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