Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Oklahoma

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

102 18 5 9 55 10 5

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

86 15 4 8 45 9 5

Self Employed (3)

16 3 10

Sex

Men

99 18 5 9 53 10 4

Women

3

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

3

25-34

35 7 5 12 5 4

35-44

16 3 11

45-54

20 13

55-64

17 4 13

65 and older

11 6

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

81 13 5 7 44 10

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

5 5

Hispanic or Latino

9 5

American Indian or Alaska Native

4

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

Total

102 86 16 99 3

Contact with objects and equipment

18 15 3 18

Struck by object

12 10 12

Struck by falling object

8 7 8

Caught in equipment or object

6 5 6

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

5 4 5

Fall to lower level

4 3 4

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

9 8 9

Contact with electric current

5 5 5

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

55 45 10 53

Highway transportation incident

36 31 5 34

Collision between vehicles

25 23 24

Non-collision highway incident

5 4 4

Non-highway transportation incident

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

6 5 6

Aircraft incident

8 6 8

Fires and explosions

10 9 10

Assaults and violent acts

5 5 4

Homicides

3 3

Homicides - shooting

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, Oklahoma
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

102 18 5 9 55 10 5

Private industry

95 16 5 8 51 10 5

Goods Producing

50 14 3 6 19 8

Natural resources and mining

29 8 12 6

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

7 3

Mining

22 6 9 5

Construction

11 4

Manufacturing

10 4 3

Service providing

45 32 5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

30 25

Wholesale trade

7 5

Retail trade

Transportation and warehousing

21 20

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

5 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

3

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

4 4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

3 3

Other services

Government (3)

7 4

Federal

State

Local

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, Oklahoma
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

102 18 5 9 55 10 5

Management, professional, and related occupations

14 11

Management occupations

10 7

Business and financial operations occupations

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

3 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

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

Service occupations

8 3 3

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

4 3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

6 5

Sales and related occupations

5 4

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

39 12 3 5 11 7

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

Construction and extraction occupations

27 9 3 8 6

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

10 4 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

35 4 25

Production occupations

7

Transportation and material moving occupations

28 3 23

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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