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Workplace Fatalities in West Virginia – Full Tables

Table 1. Fatal occupational injuries by event or exposure, West Virginia, 2011-2012
Event or exposure(1) 2011(2) 2012(p)
Number Number Percent

Total

43 47 100

Violence and other injuries by persons or animals

2 6 13

Animal and insect related incidents

- 3 6

Bites and stings

- 2 4

Stings and venomous bites

- 2 4

Struck by animal

- 1 2

Kicked by animal

- 1 2

Transportation incidents

18 18 38

Aircraft incidents

1 1 2

Aircraft crash due to low-altitude entanglement

- 1 2

Pedestrian vehicular incident

- 5 11

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in work zone

- 1 2

Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in work zone

- 1 2

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area

- 2 4

Pedestrian struck by vehicle propelled by another vehicle in nonroadway area

- 1 2

Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in nonroadway area

- 1 2

Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicle

12 8 17

Roadway collision with other vehicle

5 3 6

Roadway collision--moving in opposite directions, oncoming

3 2 4

Roadway collision--moving and standing vehicle in roadway

- 1 2

Roadway noncollision incident

2 3 6

Jack-knifed or overturned, roadway

2 2 4

Fall or jump from vehicle in normal operation, roadway

- 1 2

Nonroadway incident involving motorized land vehicles

3 4 9

Nonroadway collision with object other than vehicle

- 1 2

Fires and explosions

- 1 2

Fires

- 1 2

Vehicle or machinery fire

- 1 2

Falls, slips, trips

6 3 6

Falls to lower level

6 3 6

Other fall to lower level

4 3 6

Other fall to lower level more than 30 feet

2 1 2

Exposure to harmful substances or environments

6 7 15

Exposure to temperature extremes

- 1 2

Exposure to environmental heat

- 1 2

Exposure to other harmful substances

- 5 11

Nonmedical use of drugs or alcohol--unintentional overdose

- 4 9

Inhalation of harmful substance

- 1 2

Inhalation of harmful substance--single episode

- 1 2

Contact with objects and equipment

11 12 26

Struck by object or equipment

7 12 26

Struck by powered vehicle--nontransport

2 2 4

Caught between rolling powered vehicle and other object

1 1 2

Struck by other falling powered vehicle

- 1 2

Struck by falling object or equipment--other than powered vehicle

5 8 17

Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery--other than vehicle part

1 1 2

Footnotes:
(1) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) 2.01 implemented for 2011 data forward.
(2) Data for 2011 are revised and final.
(p) Data for 2012 are preliminary. Revised and final 2012 data are scheduled to be released in Spring 2014.
 

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Percentages may not add to totals because of rounding. Dashes indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria. CFOI fatality counts exclude illness-related deaths unless precipitated by an injury event.
 

Table 2. Fatal occupational injuries by industry, West Virginia, 2011-2012
Industry(1) 2011(2) 2012(p)
Number Number Percent

Total

43 47 100

Private industry

38 38 81

Goods-producing

24 20 43

Natural resources and mining

16 14 30

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

6 6 13

Animal production

3 - -

Other animal production

- 1 2

Forestry and logging

3 4 9

Logging

3 4 9

Logging

3 4 9

Mining(3)

10 8 17

Mining (except oil and gas)

6 7 15

Coal mining

5 7 15

Coal mining

5 7 15

Bituminous coal underground mining

4 7 15

Support activities for mining

4 1 2

Support activities for mining

4 1 2

Support activities for mining

4 1 2

Support activities for oil and gas operations

4 1 2

Construction

7 4 9

Construction

7 4 9

Heavy and civil engineering construction

1 1 2

Utility system construction

1 1 2

Oil and gas pipeline and related structures construction

- 1 2

Specialty trade contractors

4 3 6

Other specialty trade contractors

2 1 2

Site preparation contractors

1 1 2

Manufacturing

1 2 4

Manufacturing

1 2 4

Machinery manufacturing

- 1 2

Agriculture, construction, and mining machinery manufacturing

- 1 2

Mining and oil and gas field machinery manufacturing

- 1 2

Mining machinery and equipment manufacturing

- 1 2

Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing

- 1 2

Other electrical equipment and component manufacturing

- 1 2

All other electrical equipment and component manufacturing

- 1 2

Carbon and graphite product manufacturing

- 1 2

Service-providing

14 18 38

Trade, transportation, and utilities

10 10 21

Wholesale trade

1 1 2

Merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods

- 1 2

Chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers

- 1 2

Retail trade

- 1 2

Nonstore retailers

- 1 2

Vending machine operators

- 1 2

Vending machine operators

- 1 2

Transportation and warehousing

7 8 17

Air transportation

1 1 2

Nonscheduled air transportation

1 1 2

Nonscheduled air transportation

1 1 2

Nonscheduled chartered passenger air transportation

- 1 2

Truck transportation

5 4 9

Specialized freight trucking

2 1 2

Specialized freight (except used goods) trucking, local

1 1 2

Support activities for transportation

1 2 4

Support activities for rail transportation

- 1 2

Support activities for rail transportation

- 1 2

Support activities for road transportation

1 1 2

Couriers and messengers

- 1 2

Couriers

- 1 2

Couriers

- 1 2

Professional and business services

- 1 2

Administrative and waste services

- 1 2

Administrative and support services

- 1 2

Services to buildings and dwellings

- 1 2

Landscaping services

- 1 2

Educational and health services

- 3 6

Health care and social assistance

- 3 6

Hospitals

- 1 2

General medical and surgical hospitals

- 1 2

General medical and surgical hospitals

- 1 2

Nursing and residential care facilities

- 1 2

Residential mental retardation, mental health and substance abuse facilities

- 1 2

Residential mental retardation facilities

  1 2

Leisure and hospitality

- - -

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

- 1 2

Performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries

- 1 2

Spectator sports

- 1 2

Spectator sports

- 1 2

Other services, except public administration

- 2 4

Other services, except public administration

- 2 4

Repair and maintenance

- 1 2

Automotive repair and maintenance

- 1 2

Automotive mechanical and electrical repair and maintenance

- 1 2

General automotive repair

- 1 2

Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations

- 1 2

Religious organizations

- 1 2

Religious organizations

- 1 2

Government(4)

5 9 19

State government

- 6 13

Goods-producing

- 2 4

Natural resources and mining

- 1 2

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

- 1 2

Animal production

- 1 2

Animal aquaculture

- 1 2

Animal aquaculture

- 1 2

Finfish farming and fish hatcheries

- 1 2

Construction

- 1 2

Construction

- 1 2

Heavy and civil engineering construction

- 1 2

Highway, street, and bridge construction

- 1 2

Highway, street, and bridge construction

- 1 2

Service-providing

- 4 9

Leisure and hospitality

- 1 2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

- 1 2

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

- 1 2

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

- 1 2

Public administration

- 3 6

Public administration

- 3 6

Justice, public order, and safety activities

- 2 4

Justice, public order, and safety activities

- 2 4

Police protection

- 2 4

Administration of environmental quality programs

- 1 2

Administration of environmental quality programs

- 1 2

Administration of air and water resource and solid waste management programs

- 1 2

Local government

1 3 6

Service-providing

1 3 6

Educational and health services

- 1 2

Health care and social assistance

- 1 2

Ambulatory health care services

- 1 2

Other ambulatory health care services

- 1 2

Ambulance services

- 1 2

Public administration

1 2 4

Public administration

1 2 4

Executive, legislative, and other general government support

- 1 2

Executive, legislative, and other general government support

- 1 2

Justice, public order, and safety activities

1 1 2

Justice, public order, and safety activities

1 1 2

Fire protection

1 1 2

Footnotes:
(1) Industry data are based on the North American Industry Classification System, 2007. Total may include other industries not shown.
(2) Data for 2011 are revised and final.
(3) Includes fatal injuries at all establishments categorized as Mining (Sector 21) in the North American Industry Classification System, including establishments not governed by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) rules and reporting, such as those in Oil and Gas Extraction.
(4) Includes fatal injuries to workers employed by governmental organizations regardless of industry.
(p) Data are preliminary. Revised and final 2012 data are scheduled to be released in Spring 2014.
 

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Percentages may not add to totals because of rounding. Dashes indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria. CFOI fatal injury counts exclude illness-related deaths unless precipitated by an injury event.
 

 

Table 3. Fatal occupational injuries by occupation, West Virginia, 2011-2012
Occupation(1) 2011(2) 2012(p)
Number Number Percent

Total

43 47 100

Management occupations

3 1 2

Operations specialties managers

- 1 2

Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

- 1 2

Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

- 1 2

Business and financial operations occupations

- 1 2

Business operations specialists

- 1 2

Compliance officers

- 1 2

Compliance officers

- 1 2

Life, physical, and social science occupations

- 1 2

Life, physical, and social science technicians

- 1 2

Agricultural and food science technicians

- 1 2

Agricultural and food science technicians

- 1 2

Community and social services occupations

- 1 2

Religious workers

- 1 2

Clergy

- 1 2

Clergy

- 1 2

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

- 1 2

Health technologists and technicians

- 1 2

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics

- 1 2

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics

- 1 2

Protective service occupations

2 3 6

Supervisors of protective service workers

- 1 2

First-line supervisors of law enforcement workers

- 1 2

First-line supervisors of police and detectives

- 1 2

Fire fighting and prevention workers

1 1 2

Firefighters

1 1 2

Firefighters

1 1 2

Law enforcement workers

1 1 2

Police officers

1 1 2

Police and sheriff's patrol officers

1 1 2

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

- 3 6

Grounds maintenance workers

- 3 6

Grounds maintenance workers

- 3 6

Landscaping and groundskeeping workers

- 1 2

Tree trimmers and pruners

- 1 2

Personal care and service occupations

- 2 4

Animal care and service workers

- 1 2

Animal trainers

- 1 2

Animal trainers

- 1 2

Other personal care and service workers

- 1 2

Personal care aides

- 1 2

Personal care aides

- 1 2

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

4 6 13

Forest, conservation, and logging workers

4 4 9

Logging workers

3 4 9

Fallers

3 4 9

Construction and extraction occupations

9 10 21

Construction trades workers

3 5 11

Construction equipment operators

1 2 4

Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

1 2 4

Electricians

- 1 2

Electricians

- 1 2

Other construction and related workers

- 1 2

Highway maintenance workers

- 1 2

Highway maintenance workers

- 1 2

Extraction workers

3 4 9

Mining machine operators

- - -

Continuous mining machine operators

- 1 2

Roustabouts, oil and gas

- 1 2

Roustabouts, oil and gas

- 1 2

Helpers--extraction workers

- 1 2

Helpers--extraction workers

- 1 2

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

7 6 13

Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers

1 1 2

Automotive technicians and repairers

- 1 2

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

- 1 2

Other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

6 5 11

Maintenance and repair workers, general

- 4 9

Maintenance and repair workers, general

- 4 9

Transportation and material moving occupations

12 9 19

Air transportation workers

1 1 2

Aircraft pilots and flight engineers

1 1 2

Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers

- 1 2

Motor vehicle operators

8 6 13

Driver/sales workers and truck drivers

7 6 13

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

7 5 11

Light truck or delivery services drivers

- 1 2

Other transportation workers

- 1 2

Miscellaneous transportation workers

- 1 2

Material moving workers

3 1 2

Mine shuttle car operators

- 1 2

Mine shuttle car operators

- 1 2

Footnotes:
(1) Occupation data are based on the Standard Occupational Classification system, 2010. Total may include occupations not shown.
(2) Data for 2011 are revised and final.
(p) Data for 2012 are preliminary. Revised and final 2012 data are scheduled to be released in Spring 2014.
 

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Percentages may not add to totals because of rounding. Dashes indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria. CFOI fatality counts exclude illness-related deaths unless precipitated by an injury event.
 

 

 

Table 4. Fatal occupational injuries by worker characteristics, West Virginia, 2011-2012
Worker characteristics 2011(1) 2012(p)
Number Number Percent

Total

43 47 100
Employee status      

Wage and salary workers(2)

33 42 89

Self-employed(3)

10 5 11
Gender      

Men

43 44 94

Women

- 3 6
Age(4)      

20 to 24 years

4 3 6

25 to 34 years

6 15 32

35 to 44 years

6 8 17

45 to 54 years

15 10 21

55 to 64 years

9 10 21
Race or ethnic origin(5)      

White (non-Hispanic)

43 46 98

Footnotes:
(1) Data for 2011 are revised and final.
(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, and may include some owners of incorporated businesses or members of partnerships.
(4) Information may not be available for all age groups.
(5) Persons identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. The race categories shown exclude Hispanic and Latino workers.
(p) Data for 2012 are preliminary. Revised and final 2012 data are scheduled to be released in Spring 2014.
 

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Percentages may not add to totals because of rounding. Dashes indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria. CFOI fatality counts exclude illness-related deaths unless precipitated by an injury event.
 

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