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
2010
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

139 24 22 15 47 31

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

110 17 17 10 42 24

Self Employed (3)

29 7 5 5 5 7

Sex

Men

127 24 20 13 46 24

Women

12 7

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

4

20-24

11 5 3

25-34

29 4 7 5 5 8

35-44

23 7 3 4 6 3

45-54

31 5 3 4 14 5

55-64

27 6 11 8

65 and older

14 4 3 4 3

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

92 15 18 11 27 21

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

29 4 15 7

Hispanic or Latino

13 4 3

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, North Carolina
Event or exposure (1) 2010
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

139 110 29 127 12

Contact with objects and equipment

24 17 7 24

Struck by object

13 10 3 13

Struck by falling object

9 8 9

Caught in equipment or object

9 6 3 9

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

22 17 5 20

Fall to lower level

21 16 5 20

Fall from ladder

3 3 3

Fall from roof

6 6 6

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

15 10 5 13

Contact with electric current

6 4 6

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

6 3 3 4

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

47 42 5 46

Highway transportation incident

20 19 20

Collision between vehicles

10 10 10

Non-collision highway incident

Non-highway transportation incident

7 4 3 7

Overturned, non-highway

4 4

Struck by vehicle

13 13 12

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

31 24 7 24 7

Homicides

20 15 5 15 5

Homicides - shooting

17 12 5 12 5

Self-inflicted injuries

10 8 8

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) 2010
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

139 24 22 15 47 31

Private industry

122 23 21 14 40 24

Goods Producing

42 9 12 8 13

Natural resources and mining

11 3 6

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

11 3 6

Mining

Construction

26 5 10 6 5

Manufacturing

5

Service providing

80 14 9 6 27 24

Trade, transportation, and utilities

37 5 4 13 13

Wholesale trade

10 3 3

Retail trade

12 9

Transportation and warehousing

15 10

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

23 6 4 10

Professional, scientific, and technical services

3

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

20 6 3 9

Education and health services

5

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

4

Leisure and hospitality

7 5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

7 5

Other services

6

Government (3)

17 7 7

Federal

4

State

6 3

Local

7 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) 2010
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

139 24 22 15 47 31

Management, professional, and related occupations

13 3 5 4

Management occupations

6 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

29 5 3 5 8 8

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

7 4

Food preparation and serving related occupations

3

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

16 5 3 5

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

13 10

Sales and related occupations

11 9

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

47 11 12 7 12 5

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

8 5

Construction and extraction occupations

24 6 8 5 4

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

15 3 3 3 4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

34 6 3 21

Production occupations

4

Transportation and material moving occupations

30 5 19

Military specific occupations

3

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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