Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in North Carolina

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

129 17 18 9 51 9 25

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

104 12 13 8 42 9 20

Self Employed (3)

25 5 5 9 5

Sex

Men

119 17 18 9 47 6 22

Women

10 4 3

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

7 4

20-24

8

25-34

18 3 4 5 4

35-44

19 3 3 6 4

45-54

36 4 5 3 15 7

55-64

23 3 4 11 3

65 and older

18 3 9 3

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

86 12 11 6 38 5 14

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

23 10 5

Hispanic or Latino

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

Total

129 104 25 119 10

Contact with objects and equipment

17 12 5 17

Struck by object

7 5 7

Struck by falling object

4 4

Caught in equipment or object

7 4 3 7

Caught in running equipment or machinery

4 3 4

Falls

18 13 5 18

Fall to lower level

16 11 5 16

Fall from ladder

3 3

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

9 8 9

Contact with electric current

3 3 3

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

5 4 5

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

51 42 9 47 4

Highway transportation incident

34 28 6 31 3

Collision between vehicles

13 8 5 10 3

Non-collision highway incident

5 5 5

Non-highway transportation incident

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

7 6 6

Aircraft incident

5 5 5

Fires and explosions

9 9 6

Assaults and violent acts

25 20 5 22 3

Homicides

18 16 15 3

Homicides - shooting

16 14 15

Self-inflicted injuries

7 4 3 7

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, North Carolina
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

129 17 18 9 51 9 25

Private industry

111 15 17 8 42 9 20

Goods Producing

51 10 9 5 20 3

Natural resources and mining

13 3 10

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

13 3 10

Mining

Construction

22 4 9 3 4

Manufacturing

16 3 6

Service providing

60 5 8 3 22 5 17

Trade, transportation, and utilities

27 3 16 5

Wholesale trade

4

Retail trade

8 3

Transportation and warehousing

15 12

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

9

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

7

Education and health services

5 3

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

4

Leisure and hospitality

13 8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

5

Accommodation and food services

8 8

Other services

3

Government (3)

18 9 5

Federal

6

State

Local

10 6 3

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, North Carolina
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

129 17 18 9 51 9 25

Management, professional, and related occupations

17 7 7

Management occupations

14 6 5

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

24 3 7 10

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

11 5 5

Food preparation and serving related occupations

3 3

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

9

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

8 3 3

Sales and related occupations

7 3

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

33 8 10 4 8

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

6 4

Construction and extraction occupations

17 4 7

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

10 3 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

41 3 3 24 7

Production occupations

14 3 7

Transportation and material moving occupations

27 22

Military specific occupations

6

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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