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Southeast - Workplace Fatal Injuries - Annual

Table 1. Fatal occupational injuries by detailed event or exposure in the United States and Southeast, 2010 (p)
Event or exposure (1) United States Alabama Florida Georgia Kentucky Mississippi North Carolina South Carolina Tennessee

Total

4,547 86 215 82 68 68 134 65 137

Transportation incidents

1,766 30 88 18 30 35 43 29 50

Highway

968 13 55 6 12 17 18 20 33

Nonhighway

272 4 8 4 7 4 7 8

Pedestrian, nonpassenger struck by vehicle, mobile equipment

277 10 12 6 6 9 13 4 4

Aircraft

151 6

Assaults and violent acts

808 20 46 23 3 9 31 12 15

Self-inflicted injuries

258 3 9 10 4 4

Homicides

506 16 35 22 7 20 8 8

Contact with objects and equipment

732 16 19 16 20 7 23 4 31

Struck by object or equipment

402 7 13 6 16 5 13 23

Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects

224 7 5 8 3 8 8

Falls

635 13 32 15 7 10 22 11 21

Fall to lower level

515 13 21 13 4 10 21 7 19

Exposure to harmful substances or environments

409 4 28 6 4 6 15 6 13

Contact with electric current

163 12 4 4 6 4

Exposure to caustic, noxious, or allergenic substances

139 6 7 3 6

Oxygen deficiency

60 6

Fires and explosions

187 4 4 3 5

Footnotes
(1) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System. (p) preliminary

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.