Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Georgia

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

110 10 11 10 62 3 14

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

98 9 8 10 55 3 13

Self Employed (3)

12 3 7

Sex

Men

103 10 11 10 58 3 11

Women

7 4 3

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

8

25-34

20 4 7 4

35-44

19 4 11 3

45-54

36 4 4 23 3

55-64

13 9

65 and older

12 10

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

79 5 9 8 48 7

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

17 3 10 3

Hispanic or Latino

10 3

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Multiple races

Other or not reported

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

Total

110 98 12 103 7

Contact with objects and equipment

10 9 10

Struck by object

4 4 4

Struck by falling object

3 3 3

Caught in equipment or object

4 3 4

Caught in running equipment or machinery

3 3 3

Falls

11 8 3 11

Fall to lower level

10 8 10

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

5 4 5

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

10 10 10

Contact with electric current

7 7 7

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

62 55 7 58 4

Highway transportation incident

42 39 3 39 3

Collision between vehicles

20 18 19

Non-collision highway incident

4 4 4

Non-highway transportation incident

3 3 3

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

10 9 10

Aircraft incident

4 4

Fires and explosions

3 3 3

Assaults and violent acts

14 13 11 3

Homicides

11 10 9

Homicides - shooting

11 10 9

Self-inflicted injuries

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, Georgia
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

110 10 11 10 62 3 14

Private industry

101 10 11 10 54 3 13

Goods Producing

41 5 8 9 16 3

Natural resources and mining

11 9

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

10 8

Mining

Construction

26 5 6 8 4 3

Manufacturing

4 3

Service providing

60 5 3 38 13

Trade, transportation, and utilities

36 3 25 6

Wholesale trade

3

Retail trade

8 5

Transportation and warehousing

25 22

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

13 8

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

12 7

Education and health services

3

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

3

Leisure and hospitality

5 3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

5 3

Other services

Government (3)

9 8

Federal

3

State

Local

6 6

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, Georgia
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

110 10 11 10 62 3 14

Management, professional, and related occupations

10 7

Management occupations

8 6

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

18 11 6

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

9 6 3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

4 3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

6 4

Sales and related occupations

4 4

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

32 7 9 8 5 3

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

Construction and extraction occupations

23 6 6 5 4

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

8 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

43 37

Production occupations

Transportation and material moving occupations

42 36

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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