Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in North Carolina

Create Customized Tables (one screen)Get detailed statistics for occupational fatalities.

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

161 29 22 7 63 6 34

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

145 25 20 6 58 5 31

Self Employed (3)

16 4 5 3

Sex

Men

145 29 21 7 54 6 28

Women

16 9 6

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

5 3

20-24

10 3

25-34

25 6 4 7 7

35-44

38 6 3 20 8

45-54

39 7 7 13 10

55-64

25 3 4 13 3

65 and older

19 5 5 5

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

97 16 15 4 37 4 21

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

41 8 4 18 7

Hispanic or Latino

20 3 3 8 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, North Carolina
Event or exposure (1) 2008
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

161 145 16 145 16

Contact with objects and equipment

29 25 4 29

Struck by object

21 18 3 21

Struck by falling object

17 15 17

Caught in equipment or object

7 6 7

Caught in running equipment or machinery

3 3 3

Falls

22 20 21

Fall to lower level

19 18 18

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

6 5 6

Fall from scaffold

4 4 4

Harmful substances or environments

7 6 7

Contact with electric current

6 5 6

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

63 58 5 54 9

Highway transportation incident

32 31 25 7

Collision between vehicles

10 9 7 3

Non-collision highway incident

6 6 5

Non-highway transportation incident

14 11 3 12

Overturned, non-highway

6 5 6

Struck by vehicle

9 9 9

Aircraft incident

4 4 4

Fires and explosions

6 5 6

Assaults and violent acts

34 31 3 28 6

Homicides

24 23 18 6

Homicides - shooting

20 19 16 4

Self-inflicted injuries

10 8 10

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, North Carolina
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

161 29 22 7 63 6 34

Private industry

136 28 20 6 50 3 29

Goods Producing

68 17 13 6 22 3 7

Natural resources and mining

21 7 9 3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

21 7 9 3

Mining

Construction

33 7 10 5 8

Manufacturing

14 3 3 5

Service providing

68 11 7 28 22

Trade, transportation, and utilities

36 9 15 11

Wholesale trade

5 3

Retail trade

13 9

Transportation and warehousing

18 4 12

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

3

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

16 4 7 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

15 3 7 3

Education and health services

5 3

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

4

Leisure and hospitality

5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

5

Other services

Government (3)

25 13 5

Federal

4

State

7 3

Local

14 8

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, North Carolina
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

161 29 22 7 63 6 34

Management, professional, and related occupations

16 3 5 5

Management occupations

11 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

25 3 3 10 7

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

13 5 5

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

10 3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

17 3 12

Sales and related occupations

11 9

Office and administrative support occupations

6 3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

54 15 13 6 13 5

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

16 6 6

Construction and extraction occupations

27 5 9 3 7

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

11 4 4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

45 8 30 4

Production occupations

6

Transportation and material moving occupations

39 6 29 3

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.

Recommend this page using: