Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Illinois

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

158 32 26 16 46 36

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

119 22 24 12 36 23

Self Employed (3)

39 10 4 10 13

Sex

Men

146 31 23 15 40 35

Women

12 3 6

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

8 4

25-34

20 5 5 4 3

35-44

34 7 6 3 9 9

45-54

37 8 3 3 13 10

55-64

29 5 9 8 6

65 and older

28 5 5 5 9 4

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

124 25 22 12 37 26

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

12 3 5

Hispanic or Latino

16 5 7 3

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

6

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

Total

158 119 39 146 12

Contact with objects and equipment

32 22 10 31

Struck by object

22 16 6 21

Struck by falling object

11 9 11

Caught in equipment or object

8 5 3 8

Caught in running equipment or machinery

6 4 6

Falls

26 24 23 3

Fall to lower level

18 16 17

Fall from ladder

5 5 5

Fall from roof

3 3 3

Fall from scaffold

4 3 4

Harmful substances or environments

16 12 4 15

Contact with electric current

3 3

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

5 4 4

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

46 36 10 40 6

Highway transportation incident

17 15 13 4

Collision between vehicles

12 11 9 3

Non-collision highway incident

5 4 4

Non-highway transportation incident

11 4 7 11

Overturned, non-highway

6 5 6

Struck by vehicle

14 13 13

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

36 23 13 35

Homicides

20 9 11 20

Homicides - shooting

15 8 7 15

Self-inflicted injuries

16 14 15

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, Illinois
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

158 32 26 16 46 36

Private industry

145 32 25 14 41 31

Goods Producing

62 17 17 7 16 4

Natural resources and mining

17 4 3 8

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

14 4 7

Mining

3

Construction

27 6 7 5 5 4

Manufacturing

18 7 7 3

Service providing

83 15 8 7 25 27

Trade, transportation, and utilities

42 9 3 17 10

Wholesale trade

8 4 3

Retail trade

10 7

Transportation and warehousing

23 5 12 3

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

6 3

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

4

Professional and business services

12 4 3 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

3

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

9 4

Education and health services

6

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

4

Leisure and hospitality

7 3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

5 3

Other services

8 7

Government (3)

13 5 5

Federal

3

State

Local

10 3 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, Illinois
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

158 32 26 16 46 36

Management, professional, and related occupations

40 6 5 5 14 10

Management occupations

30 6 3 4 10 7

Business and financial operations occupations

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

4 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

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

Service occupations

21 4 3 10

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

6 4

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

8 3

Personal care and service occupations

3 3

Sales and office occupations

12 5 6

Sales and related occupations

9 3 5

Office and administrative support occupations

3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

41 9 10 6 9 6

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

Construction and extraction occupations

31 5 9 6 7 4

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

10 4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

44 13 7 3 16 4

Production occupations

7

Transportation and material moving occupations

37 11 5 16

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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