Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Pennsylvania

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

168 25 31 14 56 5 37

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

130 13 23 12 48 3 31

Self Employed (3)

38 12 8 8 6

Sex

Men

154 25 29 13 51 5 31

Women

14 5 6

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

6

25-34

30 4 4 12 7

35-44

27 7 3 3 7 7

45-54

46 6 10 5 17 8

55-64

28 9 3 7 7

65 and older

29 5 4 11 3 5

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

139 20 29 12 46 5 27

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

14 7 6

Hispanic or Latino

10 4

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

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

Total

168 130 38 154 14

Contact with objects and equipment

25 13 12 25

Struck by object

17 9 8 17

Struck by falling object

11 7 4 11

Caught in equipment or object

7 3 4 7

Caught in running equipment or machinery

4 4

Falls

31 23 8 29

Fall to lower level

27 21 6 26

Fall from ladder

5 3 5

Fall from roof

8 4 4 8

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

14 12 13

Contact with electric current

3 3 3

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

8 6 7

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

56 48 8 51 5

Highway transportation incident

35 33 31 4

Collision between vehicles

20 19 17 3

Non-collision highway incident

Non-highway transportation incident

7 3 4 7

Overturned, non-highway

4 4 4

Struck by vehicle

12 10 11

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

5 3 5

Assaults and violent acts

37 31 6 31 6

Homicides

24 20 4 19 5

Homicides - shooting

23 19 4 18 5

Self-inflicted injuries

11 10 10

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, Pennsylvania
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

168 25 31 14 56 5 37

Private industry

159 25 30 14 55 5 30

Goods Producing

52 16 16 4 8 3 5

Natural resources and mining

20 9 4 4

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

18 7 4 4

Mining

Construction

26 6 12 4

Manufacturing

6

Service providing

107 9 14 10 47 25

Trade, transportation, and utilities

48 5 5 26 9

Wholesale trade

7 3

Retail trade

13 3 5

Transportation and warehousing

27 3 21

Utilities

Information

3

Financial activities

3

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

29 3 6 4 14

Professional, scientific, and technical services

5 3

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

24 3 6 3 11

Education and health services

5

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

5

Leisure and hospitality

9 6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

8 6

Other services

10 6

Government (3)

9 7

Federal

State

Local

8 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, Pennsylvania
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

168 25 31 14 56 5 37

Management, professional, and related occupations

28 6 4 9 7

Management occupations

17 5 3 4 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

3

Education, training, and library occupations

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

Service occupations

30 3 6 4 4 13

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

12 10

Food preparation and serving related occupations

4

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

13 3 6 3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

17 5 9

Sales and related occupations

11 3 5

Office and administrative support occupations

6

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

50 10 16 7 11 3 3

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

8 3

Construction and extraction occupations

29 8 13 4

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

13 6 4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

43 5 3 27 5

Production occupations

7 3

Transportation and material moving occupations

36 3 3 27

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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