Fatal occupational injuries in Massachusetts

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, Massachusetts
Selected
characteristics
2009
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

64 12 13 7 21   11
 

Employee Status

 

Wage and Salary (2)

57 10 10 6 21   10

Self Employed (3)

7   3        
 

Sex

 

Men

58 12 10 5 21   10

Women

6   3        
 

Age

 

Under 16

             

16-17

             

18-19

             

20-24

             

25-34

7       3    

35-44

21 4 3 4 8    

45-54

19 3 5   7   4

55-64

12       3   3

65 and older

4            
 

Race or ethnic origin (4)

 

White, non-Hispanic

51 11 10 6 18   6

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

5            

Hispanic or Latino

5            

American Indian or Alaska Native

             

Asian

3            

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, Massachusetts
Event or exposure (1) 2009
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

64 57 7 58 6
 

Contact with objects and equipment

12 10   12  

Struck by object

7 5   7  

Struck by falling object

3 3   3  

Caught in equipment or object

4 4   4  

Caught in running equipment or machinery

3 3   3  

Falls

13 10 3 10 3

Fall to lower level

10 8   8  

Fall from ladder

         

Fall from roof

         

Fall from scaffold

3     3  

Harmful substances or environments

7 6   5  

Contact with electric current

         

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

5 5   3  

Oxygen deficiency

         

Transportation incident

21 21   21  

Highway transportation incident

9 9   9  

Collision between vehicles

5 5   5  

Non-collision highway incident

         

Non-highway transportation incident

3 3   3  

Overturned, non-highway

         

Struck by vehicle

5 5   5  

Aircraft incident

         

Fires and explosions

         

Assaults and violent acts

11 10   10  

Homicides

6 5   5  

Homicides - shooting

5 4   4  

Self-inflicted injuries

5 5   5  

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, Massachusetts
Selected industries (1) 2009
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

64 12 13 7 21   11
 

Private industry

57 12 13 7 15   10

Goods Producing

22 4 7 4 6    

Natural resources and mining

7       4    

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

7       4    

Mining

             

Construction

13   7        

Manufacturing

             

Service providing

35 8 6 3 9   9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

16 5     5   4

Wholesale trade

9 3     3    

Retail trade

3            

Transportation and warehousing

4            

Utilities

             

Information

             

Financial activities

3            

Finance and insurance

             

Real estate and rental and leasing

             

Professional and business services

7       4    

Professional, scientific, and technical services

             

Management of companies and enterprises

             

Administrative and waste services

6       4    

Education and health services

3            

Educational services

             

Health care and social assistance

3            

Leisure and hospitality

4            

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

             

Accommodation and food services

3            

Other services

             

Government (3)

7       6    

Federal

             

State

             

Local

5       5    

Footnotes
(1) Industry data from 2003 to 2008 are classified using the 2002 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Industry data after 2008 are classified using the 2007 NAICS.
(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, Massachusetts
Selected occupations (1) 2009
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

64 12 13 7 21   11
 

Management, professional, and related occupations

7           3

Management occupations

             

Business and financial operations occupations

3            

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

10       3    

Healthcare support occupations

             

Protective service occupations

3       3    

Food preparation and serving related occupations

             

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

4            

Personal care and service occupations

             

Sales and office occupations

5            

Sales and related occupations

3            

Office and administrative support occupations

             

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

26 6 7 3 9    

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

7       4    

Construction and extraction occupations

10   7        

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

9 4     4    

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

16 3     7   4

Production occupations

             

Transportation and material moving occupations

14 3     6   3

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.