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Fatal occupational injuries in Kentucky

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, Kentucky
Selected
characteristics
2005
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

122 30 16 5 54   16
 

Employee Status

 

Wage and Salary (2)

96 26 14 3 43   10

Self Employed (3)

26 4     11   6
 

Sex

 

Men

115 29 16 5 49   15

Women

7       5    
 

Age

 

Under 16

             

16-17

             

18-19

             

20-24

11 4 3   3    

25-34

25 6     13   4

35-44

15 7 3        

45-54

31   5   18   5

55-64

24 7 4   9   3

65 and older

13       9    
 

Race or ethnic origin (4)

 

White, non-Hispanic

110 29 12 5 50   13

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

5            

Hispanic or Latino

6   3        

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) 2005
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

122 96 26 115 7
 

Contact with objects and equipment

30 26 4 29  

Struck by object

22 18 4 21  

Struck by falling object

11 10   10  

Caught in equipment or object

5 5   5  

Caught in running equipment or machinery

3 3   3  

Falls

16 14   16  

Fall to lower level

14 12   14  

Fall from ladder

3     3  

Fall from roof

3     3  

Fall from scaffold

         

Harmful substances or environments

5 3   5  

Contact with electric current

3     3  

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

         

Oxygen deficiency

         

Transportation incident

54 43 11 49 5

Highway transportation incident

31 27 4 26 5

Collision between vehicles

17 16   13 4

Non-collision highway incident

10 8   10  

Non-highway transportation incident

14 8 6 14  

Overturned, non-highway

10 6 4 10  

Struck by vehicle

7 6   7  

Aircraft incident

         

Fires and explosions

         

Assaults and violent acts

16 10 6 15  

Homicides

11 7 4 10  

Homicides - shooting

8 6   7  

Self-inflicted injuries

3     3  

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, Kentucky
Selected industries (1) 2005
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

122 30 16 5 54   16
 

Private industry

110 28 16 5 46   14

Goods Producing

64 25 13   20   3

Natural resources and mining

36 14     15   3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

24 8     11   3

Mining

12 6     4    

Construction

14   11        

Manufacturing

14 10     3    

Service providing

46 3 3 3 26   11

Trade, transportation, and utilities

31       21   5

Wholesale trade

             

Retail trade

5            

Transportation and warehousing

24       19    

Utilities

             

Information

             

Financial activities

             

Finance and insurance

             

Real estate and rental and leasing

             

Professional and business services

5       3    

Professional, scientific, and technical services

             

Management of companies and enterprises

             

Administrative and waste services

5       3    

Education and health services

             

Educational services

             

Health care and social assistance

             

Leisure and hospitality

             

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

             

Accommodation and food services

             

Other services

5           3

Government (3)

12       8    

Federal

             

State

4       3    

Local

6       4    

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, Kentucky
Selected occupations (1) 2005
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

122 30 16 5 54   16
 

Management, professional, and related occupations

16       11    

Management occupations

14       9    

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

16       8   5

Healthcare support occupations

             

Protective service occupations

7           4

Food preparation and serving related occupations

             

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

5       3    

Personal care and service occupations

             

Sales and office occupations

5           3

Sales and related occupations

3            

Office and administrative support occupations

             

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

46 14 12 4 11   5

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

12 5     5    

Construction and extraction occupations

23 6 11   3    

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

11 3     3    

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

37 11     21    

Production occupations

6 5          

Transportation and material moving occupations

31 6     20    

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.