Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Alabama

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, Alabama
Selected
characteristics
2008
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

107 23 3 14 57 8

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

96 20 3 14 51 6

Self Employed (3)

11 3 6

Sex

Men

100 21 3 14 55 5

Women

7 3

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

8 4

25-34

20 7 4 8

35-44

20 5 3 11

45-54

24 6 12

55-64

24 3 4 14

65 and older

8 6

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

76 13 3 12 41 5

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

25 7 14

Hispanic or Latino

5

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

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, Alabama
Event or exposure (1) 2008
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

107 96 11 100 7

Contact with objects and equipment

23 20 3 21

Struck by object

9 7 9

Struck by falling object

5 3 5

Caught in equipment or object

11 10 9

Caught in running equipment or machinery

5 4 4

Falls

3 3 3

Fall to lower level

3 3 3

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

14 14 14

Contact with electric current

6 6 6

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

4 4 4

Oxygen deficiency

4 4 4

Transportation incident

57 51 6 55

Highway transportation incident

38 37 37

Collision between vehicles

20 19 20

Non-collision highway incident

9 9 9

Non-highway transportation incident

3 3

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

9 8 8

Aircraft incident

4 4

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

8 6 5 3

Homicides

6 4 4

Homicides - shooting

5 3 3

Self-inflicted injuries

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, Alabama
Selected industries (1) 2008
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

107 23 3 14 57 8

Private industry

86 22 13 41 7

Goods Producing

36 17 6 10

Natural resources and mining

11 4 5

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

9 3 5

Mining

Construction

14 6 3 3

Manufacturing

11 7

Service providing

50 5 7 31 5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

37 3 3 25 4

Wholesale trade

4 3

Retail trade

11 5 4

Transportation and warehousing

21 17

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

6 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

5

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

Other services

Government (3)

21 16

Federal

State

8 8

Local

10 5

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, Alabama
Selected occupations (1) 2008
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

107 23 3 14 57 8

Management, professional, and related occupations

6 3

Management occupations

5 3

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

18 12

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

14 12

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

8 4 4

Sales and related occupations

7 3 4

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

32 12 9 9

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

6 3 3

Construction and extraction occupations

16 6 4 5

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

10 3 5

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

40 8 3 26

Production occupations

11 6

Transportation and material moving occupations

29 24

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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