Fatal occupational injuries in Kentucky

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, Kentucky
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

106 22 9 8 46   19
 

Employee Status

 

Wage and Salary (2)

82 14 7 7 35   17

Self Employed (3)

24 8     11    
 

Sex

 

Men

94 22 9 7 40   14

Women

12       6   5
 

Age

 

Under 16

             

16-17

             

18-19

             

20-24

             

25-34

20 5   3 6   5

35-44

22 3     10   6

45-54

24 4     15    

55-64

20 3 3   10   3

65 and older

15 6     5    
 

Race or ethnic origin (4)

 

White, non-Hispanic

93 21 8 6 43   13

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

4       3    

Hispanic or Latino

7            

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

Total

106 82 24 94 12
 

Contact with objects and equipment

22 14 8 22  

Struck by object

14 11 3 14  

Struck by falling object

11 8 3 11  

Caught in equipment or object

6   4 6  

Caught in running equipment or machinery

4   3 4  

Falls

9 7   9  

Fall to lower level

7 6   7  

Fall from ladder

         

Fall from roof

         

Fall from scaffold

         

Harmful substances or environments

8 7   7  

Contact with electric current

4 4   4  

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

         

Oxygen deficiency

         

Transportation incident

46 35 11 40 6

Highway transportation incident

27 26   23 4

Collision between vehicles

14 14   12  

Non-collision highway incident

8 8   6  

Non-highway transportation incident

13 5 8 12  

Overturned, non-highway

9 3 6 8  

Struck by vehicle

5 3   4  

Aircraft incident

         

Fires and explosions

         

Assaults and violent acts

19 17   14 5

Homicides

11 9   8  

Homicides - shooting

10 8   7  

Self-inflicted injuries

8 8   6  

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, Kentucky
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

106 22 9 8 46   19
 

Private industry

95 22 9 7 42   13

Goods Producing

59 19 9 3 19   8

Natural resources and mining

31 14 4   12    

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

24 13 3   8    

Mining

7       4    

Construction

14   5   5    

Manufacturing

14 3         7

Service providing

36 3   4 23   5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

22       17   3

Wholesale trade

             

Retail trade

4            

Transportation and warehousing

17       14    

Utilities

             

Information

             

Financial activities

             

Finance and insurance

             

Real estate and rental and leasing

             

Professional and business services

7       3    

Professional, scientific, and technical services

             

Management of companies and enterprises

             

Administrative and waste services

6            

Education and health services

4            

Educational services

             

Health care and social assistance

4            

Leisure and hospitality

             

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

             

Accommodation and food services

             

Other services

             

Government (3)

11       4   6

Federal

             

State

4            

Local

5            

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, Kentucky
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

106 22 9 8 46   19
 

Management, professional, and related occupations

26 7     14    

Management occupations

17 7     8    

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

3            

Service occupations

9           4

Healthcare support occupations

             

Protective service occupations

4           3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

             

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

5            

Personal care and service occupations

             

Sales and office occupations

6           4

Sales and related occupations

4            

Office and administrative support occupations

             

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

27 8 7   8    

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

7 5          

Construction and extraction occupations

18 3 6   7    

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

             

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

37 6   3 21   6

Production occupations

10           6

Transportation and material moving occupations

27 5     21    

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.