Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Pennsylvania

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

220 36 36 12 93 6 36

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

192 28 34 11 86 5 27

Self Employed (3)

28 8 7 9

Sex

Men

204 36 36 11 82 6 32

Women

16 11 4

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

3

20-24

9 3 3

25-34

26 4 6 6 6

35-44

46 8 5 5 17 10

45-54

57 12 7 21 13

55-64

47 4 8 30 4

65 and older

30 6 7 14

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

174 30 28 10 80 6 19

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

20 4 5 10

Hispanic or Latino

16 5 3 5

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

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

Total

220 192 28 204 16

Contact with objects and equipment

36 28 8 36

Struck by object

22 16 6 22

Struck by falling object

13 10 3 13

Caught in equipment or object

10 8 10

Caught in running equipment or machinery

6 6 6

Falls

36 34 36

Fall to lower level

29 28 29

Fall from ladder

8 8 8

Fall from roof

9 9 9

Fall from scaffold

4 4 4

Harmful substances or environments

12 11 11

Contact with electric current

5 4 5

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

4 4 3

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

93 86 7 82 11

Highway transportation incident

64 60 4 55 9

Collision between vehicles

40 36 4 33 7

Non-collision highway incident

Non-highway transportation incident

15 12 3 15

Overturned, non-highway

7 7 7

Struck by vehicle

13 13 11

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

6 5 6

Assaults and violent acts

36 27 9 32 4

Homicides

32 23 9 28 4

Homicides - shooting

30 21 9 26 4

Self-inflicted injuries

4 4 4

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, Pennsylvania
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

220 36 36 12 93 6 36

Private industry

206 35 34 12 86 4 34

Goods Producing

89 22 29 4 26 6

Natural resources and mining

21 9 8

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

16 8 7

Mining

5

Construction

46 8 25 9 3

Manufacturing

22 5 3 9

Service providing

117 13 5 8 60 28

Trade, transportation, and utilities

63 6 3 42 10

Wholesale trade

8 8

Retail trade

14 4 8

Transportation and warehousing

40 5 3 29

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

6

Finance and insurance

5

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

22 7 3 7 5

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

19 7 3 5 4

Education and health services

9 5

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

8 5

Leisure and hospitality

8 3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

7 3

Other services

8 4

Government (3)

14 7

Federal

3

State

Local

10 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, Pennsylvania
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

220 36 36 12 93 6 36

Management, professional, and related occupations

30 6 4 13 5

Management occupations

20 6 7

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

5

Service occupations

25 8 4 8

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

8 4

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

13 7

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

28 14 11

Sales and related occupations

14 5 7

Office and administrative support occupations

14 9 4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

63 11 27 5 12 6

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

7 3 3

Construction and extraction occupations

41 8 22 3 5

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

15 5 4 4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

73 10 5 49 6

Production occupations

17 6 5

Transportation and material moving occupations

56 4 3 44 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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