Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Missouri

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

156 23 20 7 74 4 27

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

110 15 15 5 51 20

Self Employed (3)

46 8 5 23 7

Sex

Men

141 22 19 7 67 4 21

Women

15 7 6

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

9 3 4

25-34

24 7 8 6

35-44

35 4 4 22

45-54

38 6 7 3 15 6

55-64

33 4 18 7

65 and older

16 3 8

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

127 20 19 4 65 4 14

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

14 5 5

Hispanic or Latino

7 3

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

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

Total

156 110 46 141 15

Contact with objects and equipment

23 15 8 22

Struck by object

10 5 5 9

Struck by falling object

6 4 5

Caught in equipment or object

8 5 3 8

Caught in running equipment or machinery

5 4 5

Falls

20 15 5 19

Fall to lower level

17 13 4 17

Fall from ladder

3 3

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

3 3

Harmful substances or environments

7 5 7

Contact with electric current

3 3 3

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

74 51 23 67 7

Highway transportation incident

50 41 9 45 5

Collision between vehicles

25 20 5 22 3

Non-collision highway incident

9 8 9

Non-highway transportation incident

14 12 12

Overturned, non-highway

11 9 9

Struck by vehicle

5 5 5

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

4 4

Assaults and violent acts

27 20 7 21 6

Homicides

22 17 5 18 4

Homicides - shooting

17 15 15

Self-inflicted injuries

4 3

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, Missouri
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

156 23 20 7 74 4 27

Private industry

145 23 18 7 69 4 23

Goods Producing

65 18 9 5 29

Natural resources and mining

29 9 16

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

28 9 15

Mining

Construction

29 4 9 12

Manufacturing

7 5

Service providing

80 5 9 40 21

Trade, transportation, and utilities

45 6 28 6

Wholesale trade

7 3

Retail trade

11 3 3 5

Transportation and warehousing

24 22

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

13 3 3 5

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

11 3 5

Education and health services

3 3

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

3 3

Leisure and hospitality

9 7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

8 7

Other services

8 3 5

Government (3)

11 5 4

Federal

3

State

3

Local

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, Missouri
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

156 23 20 7 74 4 27

Management, professional, and related occupations

36 4 16 11

Management occupations

27 4 14 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

Service occupations

16 3 6 4

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

7 4 3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

6

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

23 6 8 8

Sales and related occupations

14 4 5 5

Office and administrative support occupations

9 3 3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

34 5 10 3 13

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

5 3

Construction and extraction occupations

23 8 9

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

6

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

46 10 31

Production occupations

7 4

Transportation and material moving occupations

39 6 31

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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