Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in South Carolina

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

73 11 10 9 29 12

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

54 6 6 8 25 8

Self Employed (3)

19 5 4 4 4

Sex

Men

67 11 10 9 27 8

Women

6 4

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

3

25-34

11 3 3

35-44

22 3 3 10 4

45-54

19 4 4 6 4

55-64

11 7

65 and older

6

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

45 6 8 6 16 7

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

17 3 8

Hispanic or Latino

10 5

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

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

Total

73 54 19 67 6

Contact with objects and equipment

11 6 5 11

Struck by object

10 6 4 10

Struck by falling object

8 4 4 8

Caught in equipment or object

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

10 6 4 10

Fall to lower level

8 4 4 8

Fall from ladder

4 4

Fall from roof

3 3

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

9 8 9

Contact with electric current

6 5 6

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

29 25 4 27

Highway transportation incident

19 16 3 19

Collision between vehicles

7 6 7

Non-collision highway incident

6 5 6

Non-highway transportation incident

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

4 3 4

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

12 8 4 8 4

Homicides

8 4 4 5 3

Homicides - shooting

8 4 4 5 3

Self-inflicted injuries

3 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, South 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

73 11 10 9 29 12

Private industry

63 10 10 6 24 11

Goods Producing

29 7 6 5 5 4

Natural resources and mining

6

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

6

Mining

Construction

20 5 6 4

Manufacturing

3

Service providing

34 3 4 19 7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

19 11 6

Wholesale trade

3

Retail trade

6 5

Transportation and warehousing

10 8

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

6 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

6 3

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

Other services

Government (3)

10 3 5

Federal

5

State

4

Local

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, South 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

73 11 10 9 29 12

Management, professional, and related occupations

5

Management occupations

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

12 3 3 5

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

8 3 3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

7 5

Sales and related occupations

4 4

Office and administrative support occupations

3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

25 6 6 5 4 3

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

4

Construction and extraction occupations

17 5 6 3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

20 14

Production occupations

Transportation and material moving occupations

18 14

Military specific occupations

4

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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