Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Virginia

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

146 23 25 16 57 21

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

120 15 23 11 51 17

Self Employed (3)

26 8 5 6 4

Sex

Men

136 22 25 13 54 18

Women

10 3 3

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

10 3 3

25-34

26 3 7 6 9

35-44

33 4 8 3 14 3

45-54

33 7 4 10 10

55-64

19 4 11

65 and older

21 6 9

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

98 14 14 12 44 11

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

23 5 9 5

Hispanic or Latino

18 3 8 3 3

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

Total

146 120 26 136 10

Contact with objects and equipment

23 15 8 22

Struck by object

11 8 3 11

Struck by falling object

7 5 7

Caught in equipment or object

7 4 3 7

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

25 23 25

Fall to lower level

24 22 24

Fall from ladder

4 3 4

Fall from roof

7 7 7

Fall from scaffold

3 3 3

Harmful substances or environments

16 11 5 13

Contact with electric current

9 8 9

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

7 3 4

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

57 51 6 54 3

Highway transportation incident

38 36 37

Collision between vehicles

13 12 13

Non-collision highway incident

4 4 4

Non-highway transportation incident

6 3 3 5

Overturned, non-highway

3 3

Struck by vehicle

10 10 9

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

21 17 4 18 3

Homicides

16 12 4 13 3

Homicides - shooting

15 11 4 12 3

Self-inflicted injuries

5 5 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, Virginia
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

146 23 25 16 57 21

Private industry

125 21 24 15 50 12

Goods Producing

56 9 16 11 15 3

Natural resources and mining

18 5 6 6

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

17 5 6 5

Mining

Construction

36 4 16 5 8 3

Manufacturing

Service providing

69 12 8 4 35 9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

38 7 24 4

Wholesale trade

4

Retail trade

8 3 3

Transportation and warehousing

26 4 20

Utilities

Information

4 3

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

14 3 6 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

13 3 6

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

6 4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

5 4

Other services

4

Government (3)

21 7 9

Federal

6 3

State

8 6

Local

7 3

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, Virginia
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

146 23 25 16 57 21

Management, professional, and related occupations

26 4 4 8 7

Management occupations

19 4 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

5 5

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

Service occupations

19 7 4 4

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

5 3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

12 7

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

10 5 4

Sales and related occupations

6 3

Office and administrative support occupations

4 3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

47 10 15 10 10

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

8 3

Construction and extraction occupations

31 4 14 5 6

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

8 3 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

39 7 28

Production occupations

Transportation and material moving occupations

38 7 28

Military specific occupations

5 3

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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