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
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

221 36 46 13 80 7 39

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

186 27 39 13 69 7 31

Self Employed (3)

35 9 7 11 8

Sex

Men

201 36 41 12 73 6 33

Women

20 5 7 6

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

8 4 3

25-34

23 7 3 5 5

35-44

42 6 7 5 13 3 8

45-54

57 5 13 3 23 11

55-64

43 12 8 13 8

65 and older

44 5 10 24 4

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

185 32 39 11 72 7 24

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

18 5 9

Hispanic or Latino

13 5 4

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

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

Total

221 186 35 201 20

Contact with objects and equipment

36 27 9 36

Struck by object

22 14 8 22

Struck by falling object

15 9 6 15

Caught in equipment or object

10 9 10

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

46 39 7 41 5

Fall to lower level

40 33 7 38

Fall from ladder

8 8 8

Fall from roof

10 8 10

Fall from scaffold

4 4 4

Harmful substances or environments

13 13 12

Contact with electric current

8 8 8

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

80 69 11 73 7

Highway transportation incident

47 46 41 6

Collision between vehicles

20 19 16 4

Non-collision highway incident

Non-highway transportation incident

11 4 7 11

Overturned, non-highway

6 5 6

Struck by vehicle

16 14 15

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

7 7 6

Assaults and violent acts

39 31 8 33 6

Homicides

24 19 5 18 6

Homicides - shooting

17 14 3 13

Self-inflicted injuries

12 10 12

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) 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

221 36 46 13 80 7 39

Private industry

200 34 42 12 71 7 34

Goods Producing

88 24 26 6 19 7 6

Natural resources and mining

29 11 3 9 4

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

19 8 7

Mining

10 3 4

Construction

39 7 21 5 5

Manufacturing

20 6 5 4

Service providing

112 10 16 6 52 28

Trade, transportation, and utilities

58 6 6 35 10

Wholesale trade

6 4

Retail trade

10 4 4

Transportation and warehousing

40 4 4 26 6

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

16 3 6 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

15 3 6 3

Education and health services

14 6 4

Educational services

5

Health care and social assistance

9 4

Leisure and hospitality

9 7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

7 6

Other services

12 5 4

Government (3)

21 4 9 5

Federal

State

8 5 3

Local

11 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, Pennsylvania
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

221 36 46 13 80 7 39

Management, professional, and related occupations

27 4 4 10 9

Management occupations

17 3 5 7

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

3

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

Service occupations

29 4 11 10

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

12 5 6

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

11 3 3

Personal care and service occupations

3

Sales and office occupations

12 3 6 3

Sales and related occupations

5

Office and administrative support occupations

7 4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

73 21 26 10 10 4

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

10 6

Construction and extraction occupations

49 11 21 6 8

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

14 4 4 3 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

80 9 9 43 5 13

Production occupations

22 5 4 5 5

Transportation and material moving occupations

58 7 4 39 8

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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