Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Louisiana

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

139 17 15 17 75 13

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

130 17 12 16 71 12

Self Employed (3)

9 3 4

Sex

Men

132 17 15 16 71 11

Women

7 4

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

12 6

25-34

28 4 4 3 13

35-44

32 4 6 7 13

45-54

33 3 5 20 4

55-64

22 3 3 14

65 and older

8 6

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

86 10 9 10 47 8

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

38 5 3 6 20 4

Hispanic or Latino

11 3 5

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

Total

139 130 9 132 7

Contact with objects and equipment

17 17 17

Struck by object

7 7 7

Struck by falling object

5 5 5

Caught in equipment or object

9 9 9

Caught in running equipment or machinery

4 4 4

Falls

15 12 3 15

Fall to lower level

14 11 3 14

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

4 3 4

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

17 16 16

Contact with electric current

5 4 5

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

10 10 10

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

75 71 4 71 4

Highway transportation incident

42 41 39 3

Collision between vehicles

18 18 16

Non-collision highway incident

10 10 10

Non-highway transportation incident

7 6 7

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

Aircraft incident

6 5 6

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

13 12 11

Homicides

13 12 11

Homicides - shooting

12 11 11

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, Louisiana
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

139 17 15 17 75 13

Private industry

127 17 15 17 69 7

Goods Producing

61 10 12 11 27

Natural resources and mining

24 3 16

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

11 8

Mining

13 3 8

Construction

25 4 7 7 7

Manufacturing

12 3 3 4

Service providing

66 7 3 6 42 7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

37 28 4

Wholesale trade

7 6

Retail trade

Transportation and warehousing

28 22

Utilities

Information

3

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

17 3 4 5

Professional, scientific, and technical services

4

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

13 4

Education and health services

4 4

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

Other services

Government (3)

12 6 6

Federal

State

Local

9 5 4

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, Louisiana
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

139 17 15 17 75 13

Management, professional, and related occupations

6 3

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

19 3 5 8

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

12 5 7

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

6 3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

6 3

Sales and related occupations

Office and administrative support occupations

4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

46 8 11 8 17

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

9 6

Construction and extraction occupations

23 6 6 7

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

14 4 3 4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

62 8 4 47

Production occupations

8 3 4

Transportation and material moving occupations

54 5 3 43

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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