Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Missouri

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

148 23 18 8 59 5 34

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

107 13 14 8 43 26

Self Employed (3)

41 10 4 16 3 8

Sex

Men

134 23 17 7 54 5 28

Women

14 5 6

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

15 6 5

25-34

20 7 7 4

35-44

30 3 6 3 8 8

45-54

35 4 7 12 9

55-64

19 3 12 4

65 and older

29 4 3 14 4

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

132 22 17 8 53 5 26

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

9 3 5

Hispanic or Latino

4

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

Total

148 107 41 134 14

Contact with objects and equipment

23 13 10 23

Struck by object

16 8 8 16

Struck by falling object

8 5 3 8

Caught in equipment or object

5 4 5

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

18 14 4 17

Fall to lower level

15 12 3 14

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

5 5 5

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

8 8 7

Contact with electric current

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

4 4 3

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

59 43 16 54 5

Highway transportation incident

40 33 7 37 3

Collision between vehicles

16 13 3 15

Non-collision highway incident

10 8 10

Non-highway transportation incident

11 9 11

Overturned, non-highway

9 8 9

Struck by vehicle

4 4 4

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

5 3 5

Assaults and violent acts

34 26 8 28 6

Homicides

29 23 6 23 6

Homicides - shooting

25 21 4 21 4

Self-inflicted injuries

3 3 3

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, Missouri
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

148 23 18 8 59 5 34

Private industry

126 21 18 7 54 3 23

Goods Producing

53 14 10 4 18 6

Natural resources and mining

22 8 9 3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

22 8 9 3

Mining

Construction

21 3 8 6

Manufacturing

10 3 3

Service providing

73 7 8 3 36 17

Trade, transportation, and utilities

36 3 19 10

Wholesale trade

7 3

Retail trade

9 5

Transportation and warehousing

19 14 3

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

3 3

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

3 3

Professional and business services

8 3 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

7 3

Education and health services

8 3

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

6 3

Leisure and hospitality

6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

3

Accommodation and food services

Other services

10 5

Government (3)

22 5 11

Federal

3

State

3 3

Local

16 10

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, Missouri
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

148 23 18 8 59 5 34

Management, professional, and related occupations

37 8 16 9

Management occupations

25 8 11 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

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

5 3

Service occupations

22 4 6 9

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

13 3 7

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

4 3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

10 6

Sales and related occupations

10 6

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

40 11 10 3 12 4

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

Construction and extraction occupations

24 3 8 8 3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

14 7 4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

38 3 3 4 23 5

Production occupations

4

Transportation and material moving occupations

34 3 22 5

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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