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Fatal occupational injuries in Tennessee

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, Tennessee
Selected
characteristics
2006
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

153 29 14 9 59 5 37
 

Employee Status

 

Wage and Salary (2)

110 20 12 7 43 5 23

Self Employed (3)

43 9     16   14
 

Sex

 

Men

141 28 14 9 55 5 30

Women

12       4   7
 

Age

 

Under 16

             

16-17

             

18-19

3            

20-24

8            

25-34

27 4 3 5 11    

35-44

31 8     9   9

45-54

29 6     11   9

55-64

33 4 4   14   9

65 and older

21 3     12   4
 

Race or ethnic origin (4)

 

White, non-Hispanic

110 20 7 7 46 4 26

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

22   4   9   4

Hispanic or Latino

14 6 3   4    

American Indian or Alaska Native

             

Asian

4           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, Tennessee
Event or exposure (1) 2006
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

153 110 43 141 12
 

Contact with objects and equipment

29 20 9 28  

Struck by object

20 13 7 20  

Struck by falling object

15 11 4 15  

Caught in equipment or object

6 5   5  

Caught in running equipment or machinery

3        

Falls

14 12   14  

Fall to lower level

12 10   12  

Fall from ladder

         

Fall from roof

5 3   5  

Fall from scaffold

         

Harmful substances or environments

9 7   9  

Contact with electric current

6 5   6  

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

         

Oxygen deficiency

3     3  

Transportation incident

59 43 16 55 4

Highway transportation incident

40 34 6 36 4

Collision between vehicles

16 16   12 4

Non-collision highway incident

8 5 3 8  

Non-highway transportation incident

16 6 10 16  

Overturned, non-highway

9   7 9  

Struck by vehicle

         

Aircraft incident

         

Fires and explosions

5 5   5  

Assaults and violent acts

37 23 14 30 7

Homicides

26 19 7 20 6

Homicides - shooting

22 17 5 17 5

Self-inflicted injuries

6 3 3 6  

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, Tennessee
Selected industries (1) 2006
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

153 29 14 9 59 5 37
 

Private industry

139 27 13 8 52 4 35

Goods Producing

60 16 9 6 21 3 5

Natural resources and mining

28 8     13   3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

25 8     12   3

Mining

3            

Construction

22 6 7 4 4    

Manufacturing

10       4    

Service providing

79 11 4   31   30

Trade, transportation, and utilities

45 5 3   20   16

Wholesale trade

3            

Retail trade

20       5   14

Transportation and warehousing

22   3   14    

Utilities

             

Information

             

Financial activities

5           3

Finance and insurance

             

Real estate and rental and leasing

3            

Professional and business services

17 4     6   4

Professional, scientific, and technical services

4           3

Management of companies and enterprises

             

Administrative and waste services

13 4     6    

Education and health services

3       3    

Educational services

             

Health care and social assistance

             

Leisure and hospitality

4           4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

             

Accommodation and food services

3           3

Other services

5           3

Government (3)

14       7    

Federal

             

State

             

Local

10       5    

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, Tennessee
Selected occupations (1) 2006
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

153 29 14 9 59 5 37
 

Management, professional, and related occupations

28 5     11   10

Management occupations

23 4     8   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

19 4     8   5

Healthcare support occupations

             

Protective service occupations

6       3    

Food preparation and serving related occupations

             

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

9 4     3    

Personal care and service occupations

             

Sales and office occupations

18           15

Sales and related occupations

15           13

Office and administrative support occupations

3            

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

39 11 9 4 11    

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

9 4     4    

Construction and extraction occupations

18 4 4 3 6    

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

12 3 4        

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

48 7 3 3 27 3 5

Production occupations

10 3          

Transportation and material moving occupations

38 4 3   26   3

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.