Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in South Carolina

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

122 13 15 9 49 10 26

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

102 12 12 6 44 10 18

Self Employed (3)

20 3 3 5 8

Sex

Men

118 12 15 8 49 10 24

Women

4

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

6 5

25-34

16 4 4

35-44

32 5 5 14 5

45-54

32 4 3 4 10 8

55-64

23 4 9 5

65 and older

11 5 3

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

81 4 11 5 34 8 19

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

30 8 13 3

Hispanic or Latino

7

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

Total

122 102 20 118 4

Contact with objects and equipment

13 12 12

Struck by object

8 7 8

Struck by falling object

7 6 7

Caught in equipment or object

4 4 3

Caught in running equipment or machinery

4 4 3

Falls

15 12 3 15

Fall to lower level

13 10 3 13

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

5 3 5

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

9 6 3 8

Contact with electric current

3 3 3

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

49 44 5 49

Highway transportation incident

29 26 3 29

Collision between vehicles

16 15 16

Non-collision highway incident

6 6 6

Non-highway transportation incident

3 3 3

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

9 9 9

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

10 10 10

Assaults and violent acts

26 18 8 24

Homicides

19 14 5 17

Homicides - shooting

15 11 4 14

Self-inflicted injuries

6 4 6

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, South 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

122 13 15 9 49 10 26

Private industry

102 13 15 9 43 21

Goods Producing

50 9 12 6 16 7

Natural resources and mining

8 3 5

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

8 3 5

Mining

Construction

31 10 5 7 7

Manufacturing

11 4 4

Service providing

52 4 3 3 27 14

Trade, transportation, and utilities

26 3 15 6

Wholesale trade

4 3

Retail trade

9 6

Transportation and warehousing

12 11

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

4 3

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

13 3 5

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

11 3 5

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

7 5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

6 5

Other services

Government (3)

20 6 9 5

Federal

3

State

Local

16 3 9 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, South 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

122 13 15 9 49 10 26

Management, professional, and related occupations

15 7 6

Management occupations

10 4 4

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

26 7 9 7

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

18 4 9 5

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

5

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

9 5

Sales and related occupations

9 5

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

40 8 10 7 10 5

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

5 3

Construction and extraction occupations

24 7 5 5 5

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

11 3 3 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

30 4 22

Production occupations

5

Transportation and material moving occupations

25 20

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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