Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Illinois

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

193 34 29 23 62 7 38

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

135 16 24 19 44 6 26

Self Employed (3)

58 18 5 4 18 12

Sex

Men

183 33 29 23 59 7 32

Women

10 3 6

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

13 4 6

25-34

34 7 8 8 8

35-44

42 7 6 4 13 11

45-54

44 7 7 3 16 8

55-64

28 6 7 7 6

65 and older

30 6 6 12 4

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

138 30 21 18 46 6 17

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

27 10 14

Hispanic or Latino

25 3 7 4 4 6

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

Total

193 135 58 183 10

Contact with objects and equipment

34 16 18 33

Struck by object

13 6 7 13

Struck by falling object

11 5 6 11

Caught in equipment or object

14 6 8 13

Caught in running equipment or machinery

6 5 5

Falls

29 24 5 29

Fall to lower level

25 21 4 25

Fall from ladder

6 5 6

Fall from roof

7 5 7

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

23 19 4 23

Contact with electric current

7 7 7

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

11 8 11

Oxygen deficiency

5 4 5

Transportation incident

62 44 18 59 3

Highway transportation incident

29 27 27

Collision between vehicles

19 18 18

Non-collision highway incident

4 3 4

Non-highway transportation incident

17 5 12 17

Overturned, non-highway

9 8 9

Struck by vehicle

11 8 3 10

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

7 6 7

Assaults and violent acts

38 26 12 32 6

Homicides

24 18 6 18 6

Homicides - shooting

20 16 4 16 4

Self-inflicted injuries

14 8 6 14

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, Illinois
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

193 34 29 23 62 7 38

Private industry

177 33 28 22 56 6 32

Goods Producing

84 22 18 13 21 6

Natural resources and mining

33 13 4 12

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

30 13 4 11

Mining

Construction

32 4 11 9 6

Manufacturing

19 5 3 3 4

Service providing

93 11 10 9 35 26

Trade, transportation, and utilities

47 7 4 5 21 9

Wholesale trade

9 5

Retail trade

13 3 7

Transportation and warehousing

22 4 3 13

Utilities

Information

4

Financial activities

7 6

Finance and insurance

4 4

Real estate and rental and leasing

3

Professional and business services

10 3 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

4

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

6

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

10 5 5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

5 3

Accommodation and food services

5 3

Other services

11 3 3

Government (3)

16 6 6

Federal

4 3

State

3

Local

9 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, Illinois
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

193 34 29 23 62 7 38

Management, professional, and related occupations

59 14 8 4 15 15

Management occupations

42 14 6 11 8

Business and financial operations occupations

3

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

3

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

4

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

Service occupations

20 4 11

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

12 7

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

4

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

15 4 8

Sales and related occupations

11 8

Office and administrative support occupations

4 3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

52 10 14 11 13 3

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

4

Construction and extraction occupations

33 6 10 8 7

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

15 4 3 4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

46 8 5 4 26 3

Production occupations

4

Transportation and material moving occupations

42 6 4 3 26 3

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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