Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Virginia

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

156 29 20 14 52 4 37

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

125 23 19 13 41 28

Self Employed (3)

31 6 11 3 9

Sex

Men

147 28 20 14 45 4 36

Women

9 7

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

12 6 3

25-34

22 5 5 9

35-44

30 5 6 9 8

45-54

37 4 8 3 11 10

55-64

36 7 6 13 3 5

65 and older

17 6 6

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

108 21 14 10 37 24

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

25 5 8 6

Hispanic or Latino

16 3 4 6

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

6 5

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

Total

156 125 31 147 9

Contact with objects and equipment

29 23 6 28

Struck by object

21 15 6 21

Struck by falling object

17 13 4 17

Caught in equipment or object

5 5 4

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

20 19 20

Fall to lower level

18 17 18

Fall from ladder

5 5 5

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

14 13 14

Contact with electric current

10 9 10

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

52 41 11 45 7

Highway transportation incident

31 27 4 25 6

Collision between vehicles

12 11 9 3

Non-collision highway incident

Non-highway transportation incident

12 5 7 12

Overturned, non-highway

4 3 4

Struck by vehicle

7 7 6

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

4 3 4

Assaults and violent acts

37 28 9 36

Homicides

21 16 5 20

Homicides - shooting

18 14 4 17

Self-inflicted injuries

16 12 4 16

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, Virginia
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

156 29 20 14 52 4 37

Private industry

139 29 17 12 48 4 29

Goods Producing

62 23 10 6 17 5

Natural resources and mining

23 13 6

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

21 11 6

Mining

Construction

30 8 9 4 9

Manufacturing

9

Service providing

77 6 7 6 31 3 24

Trade, transportation, and utilities

42 4 4 20 11

Wholesale trade

3

Retail trade

9 3

Transportation and warehousing

30 4 17 6

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

5

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

5

Professional and business services

12 4 4

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

12 4 4

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

9 3 6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

9 3 6

Other services

7 3

Government (3)

17 3 4 8

Federal

3

State

3

Local

11 3 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, Virginia
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

156 29 20 14 52 4 37

Management, professional, and related occupations

20 4 10 4

Management occupations

17 3 10

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

29 4 5 5 14

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

12 8

Food preparation and serving related occupations

4 3

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

12 3 4

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

9 4

Sales and related occupations

8 4

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

47 19 9 5 8 4

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

12 9

Construction and extraction occupations

27 10 7 4 5

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

8 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

49 4 6 3 27 9

Production occupations

7

Transportation and material moving occupations

42 3 4 25 8

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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