Fatal occupational injuries in Puerto Rico

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, Puerto Rico
Selected
characteristics
2008
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

45 6 9 6 9   14
 

Employee Status

 

Wage and Salary (2)

40 6 9 5 9   10

Self Employed (3)

5           4
 

Sex

 

Men

40 5 8 6 8   12

Women

5            
 

Age

 

Under 16

             

16-17

             

18-19

             

20-24

3            

25-34

9       4   4

35-44

12       3   5

45-54

12   4 3     3

55-64

6   3        

65 and older

             
 

Race or ethnic origin (4)

 

White, non-Hispanic

             

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

             

Hispanic or Latino

44 5 9 6 9   14

American Indian or Alaska Native

             

Asian

             

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, Puerto Rico
Event or exposure (1) 2008
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

45 40 5 40 5
 

Contact with objects and equipment

6 6   5  

Struck by object

3 3   3  

Struck by falling object

         

Caught in equipment or object

         

Caught in running equipment or machinery

         

Falls

9 9   8  

Fall to lower level

8 8   8  

Fall from ladder

3 3   3  

Fall from roof

         

Fall from scaffold

         

Harmful substances or environments

6 5   6  

Contact with electric current

6 5   6  

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

         

Oxygen deficiency

         

Transportation incident

9 9   8  

Highway transportation incident

4 4   4  

Collision between vehicles

         

Non-collision highway incident

         

Non-highway transportation incident

         

Overturned, non-highway

         

Struck by vehicle

4 4   3  

Aircraft incident

         

Fires and explosions

         

Assaults and violent acts

14 10 4 12  

Homicides

12 8 4 10  

Homicides - shooting

10 6 4 9  

Self-inflicted injuries

         

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, Puerto Rico
Selected industries (1) 2008
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

45 6 9 6 9   14
 

Private industry

38 6 7 4 7   13

Goods Producing

16   5 4 3    

Natural resources and mining

             

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

             

Mining

             

Construction

14   5 4      

Manufacturing

             

Service providing

22 4     4   11

Trade, transportation, and utilities

9       3   4

Wholesale trade

             

Retail trade

4           4

Transportation and warehousing

3            

Utilities

             

Information

             

Financial activities

             

Finance and insurance

             

Real estate and rental and leasing

             

Professional and business services

3            

Professional, scientific, and technical services

             

Management of companies and enterprises

             

Administrative and waste services

3            

Education and health services

             

Educational services

             

Health care and social assistance

             

Leisure and hospitality

5           4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

             

Accommodation and food services

4           4

Other services

             

Government (3)

7            

Federal

             

State

7            

Local

             

Footnotes
(1) Classified according to the North American Industry Classification System, 2002.
(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, Puerto Rico
Selected occupations (1) 2008
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

45 6 9 6 9   14
 

Management, professional, and related occupations

5            

Management occupations

             

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

             

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

             

Service occupations

9           6

Healthcare support occupations

             

Protective service occupations

4            

Food preparation and serving related occupations

3           3

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

             

Personal care and service occupations

             

Sales and office occupations

6           4

Sales and related occupations

3           3

Office and administrative support occupations

3            

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

14   6 4      

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

             

Construction and extraction occupations

12   5        

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

             

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

11       5    

Production occupations

4            

Transportation and material moving occupations

7       4    

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.