Fatal Occupational Injuries by Industry vs Event for 2001

Industry1

SIC code1

Total fatalities (number)

Event or exposure2
(percent)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transpor- tation incidents3

Assaults and violent acts4

Contact with objects and equipment

Falls

Exposure to harmful sub- stances or environ- ments

Fires and explosions

Total

 

110

51.8

7.3

19.1

13.6

4.5

3.6

Private Industry

 

107

52.3

7.5

17.8

14.0

4.7

3.7

Agriculture, forestry, and fishing

 

27

44.4

--

14.8

22.2

--

--

Agricultural production-crops

01

4

--

--

--

--

--

--

General farms, primarily crop

019

4

--

--

--

--

--

--

Agricultural production - livestock

02

19

42.1

--

15.8

21.1

--

--

Livestock, except dairy and poultry

021

4

--

--

--

--

--

--

General livestock, except dairy and poultry

0219

3

--

--

--

--

--

--

Dairy farms

024

14

35.7

--

--

28.6

--

--

Agricultural services

07

4

75.0

--

--

--

--

--

Construction

 

17

23.5

--

35.3

29.4

--

--

General building contractors

15

7

--

--

42.9

--

--

--

Residential building construction

152

3

--

--

--

--

--

--

Single-family homes

1521

3

--

--

--

--

--

--

Nonresidential building construction

154

3

--

--

100.0

--

--

--

Nonresidential buildings, other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

than industrial buildings and warehouses

1542

3

--

--

100.0

--

--

--

Heavy construction, except building

16

4

--

--

--

--

--

--

Special trade contractors

17

6

--

--

--

50.0

--

--

Manufacturing

 

19

52.6

--

31.6

--

--

--

Food and kindred products

20

3

--

--

--

--

--

--

Lumber and wood products

24

4

--

--

75.0

--

--

--

Logging

241

3

--

--

--

--

--

--

Chemicals and allied products

28

6

83.3

--

--

--

--

--

Plastics materials and synthetics

282

4

100.0

--

--

--

--

--

Transportation and public utilities

 

16

75.0

--

--

--

--

--

Trucking and warehousing

42

11

90.9

--

--

--

--

--

Trucking and courier services,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

except air

421

11

90.9

--

--

--

--

--

Local trucking without storage

4212

3

100.0

--

--

--

--

--

Trucking, except local

4213

7

85.7

--

--

--

--

--

Wholesale trade

 

7

71.4

--

--

--

--

--

Wholesale trade--durable goods

50

5

60.0

--

--

--

--

--

Machinery, equipment, and supplies

508

4

75.0

--

--

--

--

--

Retail trade

 

6

66.7

--

--

--

--

--

Services

 

13

53.8

--

--

--

--

--

Amusement and recreation services

79

4

--

--

--

--

--

--

Miscellaneous amusement, recreation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

services

799

4

--

--

--

--

--

--

Government5

 

3

--

--

--

--

--

--

Federal Government (including resident armed forces)

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

State Government

 

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Local Government

 

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

1 Classified according to the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, 1987.
2 Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.
3 Includes highway, nonhighway, air, water, and rail fatalities.
4 Includes violence by persons, self-inflicted injury, and assaults by animals.
5 Includes fatalities to workers employed by governmental organizations regardless of industry.

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Percentages may not add to totals because of rounding.

There were less than 5 fatalities for which there was insufficient information to determine a specific industry classification, though a distinction between private and government was made for each.

Dashes indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

n.e.c. means "not elsewhere classified."

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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