Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Virginia

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

119 21 16 7 44 31

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

92 14 15 7 33 23

Self Employed (3)

27 7 11 8

Sex

Men

111 21 14 7 42 27

Women

8 4

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

6 3

25-34

20 3 7 7

35-44

20 4 4 4 7

45-54

26 4 4 10 8

55-64

27 5 5 11 4

65 and older

17 3 9

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

86 17 12 4 36 17

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

19 8 8

Hispanic or Latino

7 3

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

5 4

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

Total

119 92 27 111 8

Contact with objects and equipment

21 14 7 21

Struck by object

11 8 3 11

Struck by falling object

7 6 7

Caught in equipment or object

7 3 4 7

Caught in running equipment or machinery

3 3

Falls

16 15 14

Fall to lower level

13 12 12

Fall from ladder

3 3 3

Fall from roof

5 5 5

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

7 7 7

Contact with electric current

4 4 4

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

44 33 11 42

Highway transportation incident

22 19 3 22

Collision between vehicles

7 6 7

Non-collision highway incident

5 5 5

Non-highway transportation incident

11 4 7 11

Overturned, non-highway

4 3 4

Struck by vehicle

9 9 7

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

31 23 8 27 4

Homicides

21 15 6 18 3

Homicides - shooting

16 12 4 15

Self-inflicted injuries

9 7 9

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, Virginia
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

119 21 16 7 44 31

Private industry

108 21 14 6 37 30

Goods Producing

46 15 6 5 17 3

Natural resources and mining

20 8 10

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

18 7 9

Mining

Construction

18 5 5 3 4

Manufacturing

8 3

Service providing

62 6 8 20 27

Trade, transportation, and utilities

32 3 18 9

Wholesale trade

Retail trade

9 6

Transportation and warehousing

22 16 3

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

12 3 4 4

Professional, scientific, and technical services

6 3 3

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

6 3

Education and health services

4

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

3

Leisure and hospitality

9 9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

8 8

Other services

3

Government (3)

11 7

Federal

State

Local

7 4

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, Virginia
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

119 21 16 7 44 31

Management, professional, and related occupations

24 4 3 9 8

Management occupations

15 4 7 3

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

3

Service occupations

16 3 4 7

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

4 3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

6 3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

7 6

Sales and related occupations

6 6

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

30 10 6 4 7 3

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

6 3

Construction and extraction occupations

18 5 5 3 4

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

6

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

42 4 6 23 7

Production occupations

7

Transportation and material moving occupations

35 4 22 6

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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