Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Illinois

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

185 24 34 32 60 6 29

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

136 19 26 27 45 16

Self Employed (3)

49 5 8 5 15 3 13

Sex

Men

171 22 32 28 56 6 27

Women

14 4 4

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

4

20-24

12 3 4

25-34

31 7 4 6 8 4

35-44

35 4 4 10 12 3

45-54

54 8 10 8 17 11

55-64

28 7 3 11 5

65 and older

20 7 8

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

134 14 26 21 50 3 20

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

18 4 4 5 3

Hispanic or Latino

27 5 5 6 5 4

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

5

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

Total

185 136 49 171 14

Contact with objects and equipment

24 19 5 22

Struck by object

12 9 3 12

Struck by falling object

8 6 8

Caught in equipment or object

7 6 6

Caught in running equipment or machinery

3 3

Falls

34 26 8 32

Fall to lower level

26 19 7 26

Fall from ladder

6 4 6

Fall from roof

5 5 5

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

32 27 5 28 4

Contact with electric current

18 13 5 17

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

8 8 6

Oxygen deficiency

4 4

Transportation incident

60 45 15 56 4

Highway transportation incident

35 30 5 33

Collision between vehicles

18 17 17

Non-collision highway incident

7 6 7

Non-highway transportation incident

11 9 11

Overturned, non-highway

7 7 7

Struck by vehicle

12 11 10

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

6 3 6

Assaults and violent acts

29 16 13 27

Homicides

14 8 6 12

Homicides - shooting

10 5 5 9

Self-inflicted injuries

14 7 7 14

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, Illinois
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

185 24 34 32 60 6 29

Private industry

172 22 34 31 51 6 28

Goods Producing

83 13 21 22 17 4 6

Natural resources and mining

22 5 11 3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

21 5 11 3

Mining

Construction

47 4 16 19 5

Manufacturing

14 4 4 3

Service providing

89 9 13 9 34 22

Trade, transportation, and utilities

44 6 5 22 9

Wholesale trade

5

Retail trade

12 7

Transportation and warehousing

25 3 20

Utilities

Information

8 5

Financial activities

5 4

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

3

Professional and business services

7 4

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

5 3

Education and health services

6 4

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

6 4

Leisure and hospitality

7 5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

6 4

Other services

12 3 4

Government (3)

13 9

Federal

State

5 3

Local

8 6

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, Illinois
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

185 24 34 32 60 6 29

Management, professional, and related occupations

39 6 8 6 12 6

Management occupations

34 6 7 3 11 6

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

3 3

Service occupations

18 3 6 5

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

7 5

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

6 3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

18 5 10

Sales and related occupations

14 3 9

Office and administrative support occupations

4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

60 6 15 21 11 4 3

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

3

Construction and extraction occupations

44 5 12 17 6 4

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

13 3 4 4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

50 8 8 3 26 5

Production occupations

9 4

Transportation and material moving occupations

41 6 4 26 3

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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