Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Alabama

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, Alabama
Selected
characteristics
2009
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

75 12 5 5 38 14

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

64 11 3 3 33 13

Self Employed (3)

11 5

Sex

Men

71 12 5 4 36 13

Women

4

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

5 4

25-34

18 3 3 8 4

35-44

10 5 3

45-54

20 6 3 5 6

55-64

17 12

65 and older

4 3

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

57 7 4 5 31 10

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

13 4 5

Hispanic or Latino

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

4

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, Alabama
Event or exposure (1) 2009
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

75 64 11 71 4

Contact with objects and equipment

12 11 12

Struck by object

5 4 5

Struck by falling object

3 3 3

Caught in equipment or object

5 5 5

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

5 3 5

Fall to lower level

4 4

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

5 3 4

Contact with electric current

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

3

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

38 33 5 36

Highway transportation incident

19 18 17

Collision between vehicles

8 7 7

Non-collision highway incident

Non-highway transportation incident

4 3 4

Overturned, non-highway

3 3

Struck by vehicle

8 8 8

Aircraft incident

4 3 4

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

14 13 13

Homicides

11 10 10

Homicides - shooting

8 7 7

Self-inflicted injuries

3 3 3

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, Alabama
Selected industries (1) 2009
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

75 12 5 5 38 14

Private industry

64 11 4 5 34 9

Goods Producing

24 8 3 3 9

Natural resources and mining

10 6 3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

9 5 3

Mining

Construction

9 3

Manufacturing

5 4

Service providing

40 3 25 8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

24 18 4

Wholesale trade

3

Retail trade

6 3

Transportation and warehousing

15 13

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

4

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

Other services

4 3

Government (3)

11 4 5

Federal

State

Local

9 4 5

Footnotes
(1) Industry data from 2003 to 2008 are classified using the 2002 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Industry data after 2008 are classified using the 2007 NAICS.
(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, Alabama
Selected occupations (1) 2009
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

75 12 5 5 38 14

Management, professional, and related occupations

Management occupations

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

13 5 6

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

7 5

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

5 3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

8 3 4

Sales and related occupations

5 3

Office and administrative support occupations

3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

26 11 3 3 7

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

6 4

Construction and extraction occupations

10 3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

10 5 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

27 23

Production occupations

Transportation and material moving occupations

25 21

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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