Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Pennsylvania

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

241 50 36 23 83 8 38

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

202 37 30 21 75 5 31

Self Employed (3)

39 13 6 8 3 7

Sex

Men

224 50 32 22 77 8 33

Women

17 4 6 5

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

7 3

20-24

16 5 3 3

25-34

29 7 4 3 9 6

35-44

60 9 11 4 23 10

45-54

61 9 7 10 23 11

55-64

43 10 6 19 4

65 and older

24 6 6 6 3

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

201 49 34 19 64 8 24

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

27 13 11

Hispanic or Latino

11 6

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

Total

241 202 39 224 17

Contact with objects and equipment

50 37 13 50

Struck by object

26 19 7 26

Struck by falling object

15 10 5 15

Caught in equipment or object

20 15 5 20

Caught in running equipment or machinery

7 5 7

Falls

36 30 6 32 4

Fall to lower level

29 24 5 27

Fall from ladder

4 3 4

Fall from roof

10 9 10

Fall from scaffold

4 3 4

Harmful substances or environments

23 21 22

Contact with electric current

13 13 13

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

7 6 6

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

83 75 8 77 6

Highway transportation incident

47 43 4 43 4

Collision between vehicles

28 27 25

Non-collision highway incident

Non-highway transportation incident

11 7 4 10

Overturned, non-highway

3 3

Struck by vehicle

19 19 18

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

8 5 3 8

Assaults and violent acts

38 31 7 33 5

Homicides

24 19 5 19 5

Homicides - shooting

21 16 5 17 4

Self-inflicted injuries

12 11 12

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, Pennsylvania
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

241 50 36 23 83 8 38

Private industry

217 48 35 22 72 6 32

Goods Producing

93 34 22 11 18 5

Natural resources and mining

28 18 8

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

23 14 7

Mining

5 4

Construction

42 7 18 6 7 3

Manufacturing

23 9 4 5 3

Service providing

124 14 13 11 54 30

Trade, transportation, and utilities

64 6 7 5 39 7

Wholesale trade

9 3 4

Retail trade

15 4 6 5

Transportation and warehousing

38 3 3 29

Utilities

Information

4

Financial activities

5 3

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

3

Professional and business services

24 6 3 3 8 4

Professional, scientific, and technical services

4

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

20 6 7 3

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

14 9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

4

Accommodation and food services

10 7

Other services

11 5

Government (3)

24 11 6

Federal

State

3

Local

19 9 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, Pennsylvania
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

241 50 36 23 83 8 38

Management, professional, and related occupations

27 8 8 5

Management occupations

13 7 3

Business and financial operations occupations

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

Life, physical, and social science occupations

Community and social services occupations

4

Legal occupations

Education, training, and library occupations

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

Service occupations

44 4 3 5 10 20

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

17 5 7

Food preparation and serving related occupations

8 7

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

14 3 3

Personal care and service occupations

4 3

Sales and office occupations

20 4 7 8

Sales and related occupations

10 5

Office and administrative support occupations

10 5 3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

72 21 23 10 12 4

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

11 7 4

Construction and extraction occupations

45 11 18 6 6 3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

16 3 5 4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

78 16 5 6 46 4

Production occupations

15 9

Transportation and material moving occupations

63 7 3 4 45 4

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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