Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Maryland

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

82 7 14 7 33 18

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

70 5 12 7 29 14

Self Employed (3)

12 4 4

Sex

Men

73 6 13 6 29 17

Women

9 4

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

7 3

25-34

21 3 7 8

35-44

11 4 5

45-54

16 11

55-64

15 5 4

65 and older

11 5 4

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

43 6 9 4 19 4

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

26 3 11 9

Hispanic or Latino

7

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

6 4

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

Total

82 70 12 73 9

Contact with objects and equipment

7 5 6

Struck by object

4 3 3

Struck by falling object

4 3 3

Caught in equipment or object

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

14 12 13

Fall to lower level

12 10 12

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

3 3 3

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

7 7 6

Contact with electric current

3 3 3

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

33 29 4 29 4

Highway transportation incident

15 13 11 4

Collision between vehicles

7 5 6

Non-collision highway incident

Non-highway transportation incident

3 3

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

15 15 15

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

18 14 4 17

Homicides

17 13 4 16

Homicides - shooting

15 12 3 14

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, Maryland
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

82 7 14 7 33 18

Private industry

70 7 11 6 28 16

Goods Producing

23 4 8 5 5

Natural resources and mining

5

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

Mining

Construction

18 8 4

Manufacturing

Service providing

47 3 3 23 15

Trade, transportation, and utilities

30 14 11

Wholesale trade

Retail trade

11 9

Transportation and warehousing

15 10

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

6 4

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

5 3

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

Other services

Government (3)

12 3 5

Federal

State

4

Local

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, Maryland
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

82 7 14 7 33 18

Management, professional, and related occupations

9 5

Management occupations

4 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

Legal occupations

Education, training, and library occupations

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

Service occupations

14 5 5

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

6 3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

5 3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

11 8

Sales and related occupations

8 6

Office and administrative support occupations

3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

23 4 10 4 4

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

Construction and extraction occupations

18 4 8 3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

5

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

25 17 4

Production occupations

Transportation and material moving occupations

25 17 4

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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