Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Florida

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

291 41 39 38 108 6 56

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

253 36 34 34 103 5 38

Self Employed (3)

38 5 5 4 5 18

Sex

Men

267 39 36 37 99 5 48

Women

24 3 9 8

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

3

20-24

19 4 7 5

25-34

50 7 7 11 16 9

35-44

59 11 8 4 19 17

45-54

78 7 7 13 32 3 14

55-64

52 9 9 5 23 5

65 and older

28 5 8 9 4

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

165 22 26 25 60 4 26

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

39 3 20 12

Hispanic or Latino

73 17 12 8 23 12

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

9 4 4

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Multiple races

Other or not reported

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

Total

291 253 38 267 24

Contact with objects and equipment

41 36 5 39

Struck by object

25 20 5 24

Struck by falling object

18 14 4 17

Caught in equipment or object

9 9 9

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

39 34 5 36 3

Fall to lower level

29 25 4 28

Fall from ladder

9 8 9

Fall from roof

5 4 5

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

38 34 4 37

Contact with electric current

19 16 3 19

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

9 8 8

Oxygen deficiency

5 5 5

Transportation incident

108 103 5 99 9

Highway transportation incident

65 62 3 57 8

Collision between vehicles

45 42 3 40 5

Non-collision highway incident

8 8 6

Non-highway transportation incident

10 10 10

Overturned, non-highway

6 6 6

Struck by vehicle

20 18 19

Aircraft incident

11 11 11

Fires and explosions

6 5 5

Assaults and violent acts

56 38 18 48 8

Homicides

41 28 13 35 6

Homicides - shooting

34 23 11 31 3

Self-inflicted injuries

15 10 5 13

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, Florida
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

291 41 39 38 108 6 56

Private industry

260 39 36 35 91 6 52

Goods Producing

92 20 20 15 28 4 5

Natural resources and mining

16 3 4 7

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

16 3 4 7

Mining

Construction

63 15 18 9 17 3

Manufacturing

13 4 3

Service providing

168 19 16 20 63 47

Trade, transportation, and utilities

76 7 3 5 36 24

Wholesale trade

9 8

Retail trade

21 3 5 12

Transportation and warehousing

44 23 12

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

6

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

4

Professional and business services

41 6 6 9 14 6

Professional, scientific, and technical services

3

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

38 6 6 9 13 4

Education and health services

12 5 3

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

9 3

Leisure and hospitality

20 3 3 4 9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

9 3

Accommodation and food services

11 3 6

Other services

10 3

Government (3)

31 3 3 17 4

Federal

6

State

10 6

Local

15 9 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, Florida
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

291 41 39 38 108 6 56

Management, professional, and related occupations

46 4 7 5 15 13

Management occupations

21 4 7 5

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

4

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

5

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

9 3

Service occupations

44 6 8 5 12 12

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

20 7 9

Food preparation and serving related occupations

6

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

15 3 4 3 4

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

27 3 8 14

Sales and related occupations

21 3 4 13

Office and administrative support occupations

6 4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

87 20 19 21 21 5

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

13 7 3

Construction and extraction occupations

57 15 17 9 15

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

17 3 5 3 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

83 8 3 6 49 4 12

Production occupations

10 3 4

Transportation and material moving occupations

73 5 3 49 11

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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