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Fatal occupational injuries in Washington

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, Washington
Selected
characteristics
2004
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

98 26 15 7 35   14
 

Employee Status

             

Wage and Salary (2)

70 16 12 7 29   5

Self Employed (3)

28 10 3   6   9
 

Sex

             

Men

89 25 14 7 31   12

Women

9       4    
 

Age

             

Under 16

             

16-17

             

18-19

             

20-24

12 4     8    

25-34

15 5   3 4    

35-44

23 6 3   7   6

45-54

20   7   6   3

55-64

15 4     6    

65 and older

11 4 3   3    
 

Race or ethnic origin (4)

             

White, non-Hispanic

75 20 14 7 25   8

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

             

Hispanic or Latino

14 4     9    

American Indian or Alaska Native

             

Asian

6            

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, Washington
Event or exposure (1) 2004
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

98 70 28 89 9
 

Contact with objects and equipment

26 16 10 25  

Struck by object

17 9 8 17  

Struck by falling object

11 7 4 11  

Caught in equipment or object

8 7   8  

Caught in running equipment or machinery

         

Falls

15 12 3 14  

Fall to lower level

14 11 3 14  

Fall from ladder

4 3   4  

Fall from roof

3     3  

Fall from scaffold

         

Harmful substances or environments

7 7   7  

Contact with electric current

3 3   3  

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

         

Oxygen deficiency

         

Transportation incident

35 29 6 31 4

Highway transportation incident

22 18   18 4

Collision between vehicles

17 13   13 4

Non-collision highway incident

         

Non-highway transportation incident

5 3   5  

Overturned, non-highway

         

Struck by vehicle

5 5   5  

Aircraft incident

         

Fires and explosions

         

Assaults and violent acts

14 5 9 12  

Homicides

12 4 8 10  

Homicides - shooting

4   4 3  

Self-inflicted injuries

         

Footnotes
(1) Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.
(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, Washington
Selected industries (1) 2004
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

98 26 15 7 35   14
 

Private industry

             

Goods Producing

44 16 9   15    

Natural resources and mining

17 5     10    

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

17 5     10    

Mining

             

Construction

17 6 7   3    

Manufacturing

10 5          

Service providing

43 9 4 5 16   9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

21 5     9   3

Wholesale trade

             

Retail trade

6            

Transportation and warehousing

13 5     7    

Utilities

             

Information

             

Financial activities

             

Finance and insurance

             

Real estate and rental and leasing

             

Professional and business services

11       3    

Professional, scientific, and technical services

             

Management of companies and enterprises

             

Administrative and waste services

9            

Education and health services

             

Educational services

             

Health care and social assistance

             

Leisure and hospitality

7            

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

             

Accommodation and food services

5            

Other services

             

Government (3)

11       4   3

Federal

3            

State

             

Local

6           3

Footnotes
(1) Classified according to the North American Industry Classification System, 2002.
(2) Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.
(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, Washington
Selected occupations (1) 2004
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

98 26 15 7 35   14
 

Management, professional, and related occupations

13       3   6

Management occupations

8           4

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

11   3   4    

Healthcare support occupations

             

Protective service occupations

4            

Food preparation and serving related occupations

             

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

5            

Personal care and service occupations

             

Sales and office occupations

6            

Sales and related occupations

4            

Office and administrative support occupations

             

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

36 9 8   14   3

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

16 4     11    

Construction and extraction occupations

16 4 7   3    

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4            

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

31 12 3   12    

Production occupations

5 4          

Transportation and material moving occupations

26 8 3   11    

Military specific occupations

             

Footnotes
(1) Based on the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification System.
(2) Based on the 1992 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.