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Workplace Fatalities in West Virginia – Full Tables

Table 1. Fatal occupational injuries by event or exposure, West Virginia, 2012-2013
Event or exposure(1) 2012(2) 2013(p)
Number Number Percent

Total

49 60 100

Violence and other injuries by persons or animals

6 6 10

Intentional injury by person

3 4 7

Homicides

3 3 5

Shooting by other person--intentional

3 3 5

Transportation incidents

18 24 40

Rail vehicle incidents

- 2 3

Rail vehicle collision

- 1 2

Collision between rail and roadway vehicles

- 1 2

Pedestrian struck by rail vehicle--transportation incident

- 1 2

Pedestrian vehicular incident

5 3 5

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in roadway

- 1 2

Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in roadway

- 1 2

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area

2 1 2

Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in nonroadway area

1 1 2

Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicle

8 13 22

Roadway collision with other vehicle

3 5 8

Roadway collision--moving in same direction

- 3 5

Roadway collision--moving and standing vehicle on side of roadway

- 1 2

Roadway collision with object other than vehicle

- 6 10

Vehicle struck object or animal on side of roadway

- 6 10

Nonroadway incidents involving motorized land vehicle

4 6 10

Nonroadway noncollision incident

3 5 8

Jack-knifed or overturned, nonroadway

3 5 8

Fires and explosions

1 7 12

Fires

1 4 7

Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids

- 4 7

Explosions

- 3 5

Explosion of nonpressurized vapors, gases, or liquids

- 1 2

Falls, slips, trips

4 5 8

Falls to lower level

4 5 8

Fall through surface or existing opening

- - -

Fall through surface or existing opening less than 6 feet

- 1 2

Other fall to lower level

4 3 5

Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet

- 1 2

Exposure to harmful substances or environments

7 3 5

Exposure to other harmful substances

5 3 5

Nonmedical use of drugs or alcohol--unintentional overdose

4 3 5

Contact with objects and equipment

13 15 25

Struck by object or equipment

13 15 25

Struck by powered vehicle--nontransport

2 3 5

Struck or run over by rolling powered vehicle

- 1 2

Struck by falling part of powered vehicle still attached

- 1 2

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

9 9 15

Struck by discharged or flying object

- 2 3

Struck by dislodged flying object, particle

- 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 2012 are revised and final.
(p) Data for 2013 are preliminary. Revised and final 2013 data are scheduled to be released in spring 2015.
 

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, 2012-2013
Industry(1) 2012(2) 2013(p)
Number Number Percent

Total

49 60 100

Private industry

40 56 93

Goods-producing

21 31 52

Natural resources and mining

14 22 37

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

6 8 13

Animal production

- - -

Other animal production

1 1 2

Forestry and logging

4 6 10

Logging

4 6 10

Logging

4 6 10

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction(3)

8 14 23

Mining (except oil and gas)

7 7 12

Coal mining

7 7 12

Coal mining

7 7 12

Bituminous coal underground mining

7 6 10

Support activities for mining

1 6 10

Support activities for mining

1 6 10

Support activities for mining

1 6 10

Drilling oil and gas wells

- 1 2

Support activities for oil and gas operations

1 5 8

Construction

4 7 12

Construction

4 7 12

Construction of buildings

- 2 3

Residential building construction

- 2 3

Residential building construction

- 2 3

New single-family housing construction (except operative builders)

- 1 2

Residential remodelers

- 1 2

Specialty trade contractors

3 5 8

Building equipment contractors

- 1 2

Other building equipment contractors

- 1 2

Other nonresidential building equipment contractors

- 1 2

Other specialty trade contractors

1 3 5

All other specialty trade contractors

- 1 2

All other nonresidential specialty trade contractors

- 1 2

Manufacturing

3 2 3

Manufacturing

3 2 3

Primary metal manufacturing

1 1 2

Alumina and aluminum production and processing

- 1 2

Alumina and aluminum production and processing

- 1 2

Primary aluminum production

- 1 2

Fabricated metal product manufacturing

- 1 2

Architectural and structural metals manufacturing

- 1 2

Plate work and fabricated structural product manufacturing

- 1 2

Fabricated structural metal manufacturing

- 1 2

Service-providing

19 25 42

Trade, transportation, and utilities

10 12 20

Wholesale trade

1 1 2

Merchant wholesalers, durable goods

- 1 2

Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers

- 1 2

Industrial machinery and equipment merchant wholesalers

- 1 2

Retail trade

1 2 3

Nonstore retailers

1 2 3

Direct selling establishments

- 2 3

Transportation and warehousing

8 9 15

Truck transportation

4 8 13

General freight trucking

- 7 12

General freight trucking, long-distance

- 7 12

General freight trucking, long-distance, truckload

- 3 5

Specialized freight trucking

1 1 2

Professional and business services

- 6 10

Administrative and waste services

- 6 10

Administrative and support services

- 3 5

Services to buildings and dwellings

- 3 5

Exterminating and pest control services

- 1 2

Waste management and remediation services

- 3 5

Educational and health services

3 - -

Health care and social assistance

3 - -

Ambulatory health care services

- 1 2

Other ambulatory health care services

- 1 2

Ambulance services

- 1 2

Leisure and hospitality

- 1 2

Accommodation and food services

- 1 2

Food services and drinking places

- 1 2

Special food services

- 1 2

Mobile food services

- 1 2

Government(4)

9 4 7

Local government

3 3 5

Service-providing

3 3 5

Professional and business services

- 1 2

Administrative waste services

- 1 2

Waste management and remediation services

- 1 2

Waste collection

- 1 2

Waste collection

- 1 2

Solid waste collection

- 1 2

Educational and health services

1 - -

Public administration

2 - -

Justice, public order, and safety activities

1 - -

Justice, public order, and safety activities

1 - -

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 2012 are revised and final.
(3) Includes fatal injuries at all establishments categorized as Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (Sector 21) in the North American Industry Classification System, 2007, 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 2013 data are scheduled to be released in spring 2015.
 

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, 2012-2013
Occupation(1) 2012(2) 2013(p)
Number Number Percent

Total

49 60 100

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

1 1 2

Health technologists and technicians

1 1 2

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics

1 1 2

Protective service occupations

3 2 3

Supervisors of protective service workers

1 2 3

First-line supervisors of law enforcement workers

1 1 2

First-line supervisors of fire fighting and prevention workers

- 1 2

Food preparation and serving related occupations

- 1 2

Supervisors of food preparation and serving workers

- 1 2

First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers

- 1 2

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

4 5 8

Supervisors of building and grounds cleaning and maintenance workers

- 1 2

First-line supervisors of building and grounds cleaning and maintenance workers

- 1 2

Building cleaning and pest control workers

- 1 2

Pest control workers

- 1 2

Grounds maintenance workers

4 3 5

Grounds maintenance workers

4 3 5

Sales and related occupations

- 2 3

Other sales and related workers

- 2 3

Miscellaneous sales and related workers

- 2 3

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

6 6 10

Forest, conservation, and logging workers

4 4 7

Logging workers

4 4 7

Construction and extraction occupations

10 11 18

Construction trades workers

5 5 8

Insulation workers

- 1 2

Roofers

- 1 2

Extraction workers

4 4 7

Derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining

- 3 5

Roof bolters, mining

- 1 2

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

7 5 8

Other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

6 3 5

Industrial machinery installation, repair, and maintenance workers

- 2 3

Production occupations

- - -

Metal workers and plastic workers

- 1 2

Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

- 1 2

Transportation and material moving occupations

9 19 32

Motor vehicle operators

6 14 23

Driver/sales workers and truck drivers

6 14 23

Material moving workers

1 5 8

Mine shuttle car operators

1 2 3
* For full table detail, see www.bls.gov/ro3/cfoiwvtables.htm#occupation

Footnotes:
(1) Occupation data are based on the Standard Occupational Classification system, 2010. Total may include occupations not shown.
(2) Data for 2012 are revised and final.
(p) Data for 2013 are preliminary. Revised and final 2013 data are scheduled to be released in spring 2015.
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, 2012-2013
Worker characteristics 2012(1) 2013(p)
Number Number Percent

Total

49 60 100
Employee status      

Wage and salary workers(2)

44 47 78

Self-employed(3)

5 13 22
Gender      

Men

46 59 98
Age(4)      

18-19 years

- 1 2

20 to 24 years

3 4 7

25 to 34 years

16 9 15

35 to 44 years

8 17 28

45 to 54 years

10 12 20

55 to 64 years

11 12 20

65 years and older

1 5 8
Race or ethnic origin(5)      

White (non-Hispanic)

48 58 97

Footnotes:
(1) Data for 2012 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 2013 are preliminary. Revised and final 2013 data are scheduled to be released in spring 2015.
 

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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