Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Mississippi

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

80 17 13 4 34 5 7

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

71 14 11 4 33 3 6

Self Employed (3)

9 3

Sex

Men

75 17 13 3 34 5 3

Women

5 4

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

4

25-34

12 3 5

35-44

19 6 8

45-54

18 3 3 6 4

55-64

15 3 8

65 and older

10 3 4

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

55 11 7 26 3 7

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

18 4 4 6

Hispanic or Latino

7

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

Total

80 71 9 75 5

Contact with objects and equipment

17 14 3 17

Struck by object

5 4 5

Struck by falling object

3 3

Caught in equipment or object

5 3 5

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

13 11 13

Fall to lower level

12 10 12

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

3 3

Harmful substances or environments

4 4 3

Contact with electric current

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

34 33 34

Highway transportation incident

23 22 23

Collision between vehicles

14 14 14

Non-collision highway incident

3 3

Non-highway transportation incident

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

4 4 4

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

5 3 5

Assaults and violent acts

7 6 3 4

Homicides

5 4 3

Homicides - shooting

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, Mississippi
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

80 17 13 4 34 5 7

Private industry

69 16 12 4 26 5 6

Goods Producing

36 9 7 4 11 3

Natural resources and mining

12 3 5

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

10 5

Mining

Construction

17 4 5 5

Manufacturing

7

Service providing

33 7 5 15 4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

18 4 11

Wholesale trade

3

Retail trade

Transportation and warehousing

12 9

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

6

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

6

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

3

Government (3)

11 8

Federal

5 4

State

Local

5 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, Mississippi
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

80 17 13 4 34 5 7

Management, professional, and related occupations

7

Management occupations

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

4

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

4

Sales and related occupations

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

32 12 6 9

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

5 3

Construction and extraction occupations

21 9 4 5

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

6

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

29 3 4 18

Production occupations

5

Transportation and material moving occupations

24 3 18

Military specific occupations

4

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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