Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in North Carolina

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

167 27 19 9 79 32

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

132 25 11 8 67 21

Self Employed (3)

35 8 12 11

Sex

Men

153 26 18 9 76 24

Women

14 3 8

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

4 3

20-24

15 3 5 5

25-34

29 5 4 14 6

35-44

32 5 6 14 7

45-54

39 4 9 20 5

55-64

27 6 12 4

65 and older

20 11 5

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

115 16 14 6 58 20

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

34 4 17 10

Hispanic or Latino

14 9

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

Total

167 132 35 153 14

Contact with objects and equipment

27 25 26

Struck by object

14 13 14

Struck by falling object

11 10 11

Caught in equipment or object

10 9 9

Caught in running equipment or machinery

4 4 4

Falls

19 11 8 18

Fall to lower level

18 10 8 18

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

5 3 5

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

9 8 9

Contact with electric current

3 3 3

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

3 3

Transportation incident

79 67 12 76 3

Highway transportation incident

51 43 8 48 3

Collision between vehicles

22 18 4 21

Non-collision highway incident

14 11 13

Non-highway transportation incident

12 9 3 12

Overturned, non-highway

6 4 6

Struck by vehicle

10 10 10

Aircraft incident

5 5

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

32 21 11 24 8

Homicides

26 18 8 19 7

Homicides - shooting

22 15 7 17 5

Self-inflicted injuries

5 3 5

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, North Carolina
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

167 27 19 9 79 32

Private industry

145 27 19 8 63 27

Goods Producing

59 17 12 7 20

Natural resources and mining

9 5

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

8 4

Mining

Construction

38 10 11 6 10

Manufacturing

12 6 5

Service providing

86 10 7 43 25

Trade, transportation, and utilities

57 6 3 34 14

Wholesale trade

6

Retail trade

18 6 10

Transportation and warehousing

33 26 3

Utilities

Information

3

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

12 3 3 4

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

10 3 3 3

Education and health services

3

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

6 5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

6 5

Other services

4

Government (3)

22 16 5

Federal

5

State

5 4

Local

12 8 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, North Carolina
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

167 27 19 9 79 32

Management, professional, and related occupations

15 7 4

Management occupations

7

Business and financial operations occupations

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

3 3

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

26 3 13 8

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

15 10 4

Food preparation and serving related occupations

4 4

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

6 3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

21 6 13

Sales and related occupations

18 5 11

Office and administrative support occupations

3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

41 8 13 6 11 3

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

3

Construction and extraction occupations

31 6 12 5 7

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

7 4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

59 15 3 38 3

Production occupations

8 6

Transportation and material moving occupations

51 9 3 36 3

Military specific occupations

5

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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