Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Ohio

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

168 24 25 11 66 10 31

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

125 17 23 9 50 7 18

Self Employed (3)

43 7 16 13

Sex

Men

151 23 24 8 59 9 27

Women

17 3 7 4

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

7 3

25-34

27 6 8 4 7

35-44

36 3 4 3 16 8

45-54

36 5 8 11 4 6

55-64

31 6 3 3 13 5

65 and older

28 3 7 15 3

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

144 22 23 9 60 9 20

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

16 6 7

Hispanic or Latino

4

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

3

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

Total

168 125 43 151 17

Contact with objects and equipment

24 17 7 23

Struck by object

16 11 5 16

Struck by falling object

9 6 3 9

Caught in equipment or object

7 6 6

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

25 23 24

Fall to lower level

23 22 22

Fall from ladder

6 6 6

Fall from roof

5 4 5

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

11 9 8 3

Contact with electric current

4 3 4

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

4 3 3

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

66 50 16 59 7

Highway transportation incident

34 29 5 31 3

Collision between vehicles

14 14 12

Non-collision highway incident

7 6 7

Non-highway transportation incident

14 4 10 13

Overturned, non-highway

8 7 8

Struck by vehicle

9 8 6 3

Aircraft incident

8 8 8

Fires and explosions

10 7 9

Assaults and violent acts

31 18 13 27 4

Homicides

22 13 9 19 3

Homicides - shooting

18 11 7 17

Self-inflicted injuries

9 5 4 8

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, Ohio
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

168 24 25 11 66 10 31

Private industry

150 22 24 11 57 8 27

Goods Producing

65 15 12 4 24 5 5

Natural resources and mining

23 6 12

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

18 6 11

Mining

5

Construction

25 4 9 3 7

Manufacturing

17 5 3 5 3

Service providing

85 7 12 7 33 3 22

Trade, transportation, and utilities

46 6 27 8

Wholesale trade

7 5

Retail trade

11 3 8

Transportation and warehousing

26 3 20

Utilities

Information

3

Financial activities

4

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

4

Professional and business services

9 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

8 3

Education and health services

3

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

3

Leisure and hospitality

12 7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

12 7

Other services

8 3

Government (3)

18 9 4

Federal

State

Local

16 8 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, Ohio
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

168 24 25 11 66 10 31

Management, professional, and related occupations

37 5 18 9

Management occupations

29 5 15 6

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

4

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

Service occupations

24 5 6 7

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

13 6 4

Food preparation and serving related occupations

4

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

6 4

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

14 3 9

Sales and related occupations

11 7

Office and administrative support occupations

3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

37 8 14 4 8

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

4

Construction and extraction occupations

23 4 12 3 3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

10 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

56 6 6 3 31 5 4

Production occupations

10 3

Transportation and material moving occupations

46 3 6 29 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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