Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Florida

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

245 31 36 46 93 35

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

210 28 30 39 87 24

Self Employed (3)

35 3 6 7 6 11

Sex

Men

222 30 32 43 87 28

Women

23 4 3 6 7

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

14 3 5 4

25-34

34 4 4 9 13 3

35-44

72 11 6 15 24 14

45-54

52 8 6 9 21 8

55-64

49 4 14 5 20 6

65 and older

19 4 4 9

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

139 17 24 28 54 13

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

46 7 8 15 14

Hispanic or Latino

49 7 8 8 20 6

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

5

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Multiple races

Other or not reported

6

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

Total

245 210 35 222 23

Contact with objects and equipment

31 28 3 30

Struck by object

21 18 3 20

Struck by falling object

15 14 15

Caught in equipment or object

4 4 4

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

36 30 6 32 4

Fall to lower level

25 19 6 24

Fall from ladder

4 4

Fall from roof

4 3 4

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

46 39 7 43 3

Contact with electric current

26 22 4 26

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

10 9 8

Oxygen deficiency

7 5 6

Transportation incident

93 87 6 87 6

Highway transportation incident

44 42 40 4

Collision between vehicles

25 23 21 4

Non-collision highway incident

8 8 8

Non-highway transportation incident

8 7 8

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

23 21 21

Aircraft incident

12 11 12

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

35 24 11 28 7

Homicides

30 22 8 23 7

Homicides - shooting

24 18 6 19 5

Self-inflicted injuries

4 4

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, Florida
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

245 31 36 46 93 35

Private industry

226 29 34 44 85 30

Goods Producing

68 10 13 14 28

Natural resources and mining

10 7

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

9 6

Mining

Construction

42 6 11 10 14

Manufacturing

16 4 3 7

Service providing

158 19 21 30 57 28

Trade, transportation, and utilities

53 6 6 5 26 9

Wholesale trade

8 4

Retail trade

16 9

Transportation and warehousing

27 3 3 21

Utilities

Information

3

Financial activities

7 3

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

5

Professional and business services

53 5 8 18 15 6

Professional, scientific, and technical services

4

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

48 5 8 16 14 4

Education and health services

10 5 3

Educational services

3 3

Health care and social assistance

7 3

Leisure and hospitality

20 5 4 6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

10 3

Accommodation and food services

10 3 4

Other services

12 4 3 3

Government (3)

19 8 5

Federal

3

State

3

Local

13 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, Florida
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

245 31 36 46 93 35

Management, professional, and related occupations

34 8 5 15 5

Management occupations

16 4 9

Business and financial operations occupations

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

5 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

8 3

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

Service occupations

51 5 5 13 11 15

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

16 4 8

Food preparation and serving related occupations

6 3

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

22 3 3 10 4

Personal care and service occupations

5 3

Sales and office occupations

26 5 9 8

Sales and related occupations

16 4 8

Office and administrative support occupations

10 5 5

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

76 15 14 23 20 3

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

6 4

Construction and extraction occupations

44 9 9 13 12

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

26 6 4 10 4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

56 9 4 3 36 4

Production occupations

6 6

Transportation and material moving occupations

50 3 4 3 36 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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