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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
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

87 13 19 10 40   4
 

Employee Status

 

Wage and Salary (2)

78 12 16 9 36   4

Self Employed (3)

9   3   4    
 

Sex

 

Men

81 13 18 9 38    

Women

6            
 

Age

 

Under 16

             

16-17

             

18-19

3            

20-24

9       5    

25-34

18 3 3   10    

35-44

18 3 5   8    

45-54

22   4 3 11    

55-64

14 3 6   4    

65 and older

             
 

Race or ethnic origin (4)

 

White, non-Hispanic

69 10 16 8 31   3

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

             

Hispanic or Latino

7            

American Indian or Alaska Native

             

Asian

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

Total

87 78 9 81 6
 

Contact with objects and equipment

13 12   13  

Struck by object

10 10   10  

Struck by falling object

6 6   6  

Caught in equipment or object

3     3  

Caught in running equipment or machinery

         

Falls

19 16 3 18  

Fall to lower level

16 13 3 16  

Fall from ladder

3     3  

Fall from roof

5 4   5  

Fall from scaffold

         

Harmful substances or environments

10 9   9  

Contact with electric current

5 4   5  

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

         

Oxygen deficiency

         

Transportation incident

40 36 4 38  

Highway transportation incident

15 14   14  

Collision between vehicles

7 7   7  

Non-collision highway incident

5 5   4  

Non-highway transportation incident

7 6   6  

Overturned, non-highway

         

Struck by vehicle

5 4   5  

Aircraft incident

7 7   7  

Fires and explosions

         

Assaults and violent acts

4 4      

Homicides

4 4      

Homicides - shooting

3 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) 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

87 13 19 10 40   4
 

Private industry

78 13 17 10 34   3

Goods Producing

40 9 11 6 13    

Natural resources and mining

9 4     4    

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

9 4     4    

Mining

             

Construction

24 3 9 4 7    

Manufacturing

7            

Service providing

38 4 6 4 21   3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

19       14    

Wholesale trade

             

Retail trade

3            

Transportation and warehousing

14       11    

Utilities

             

Information

3            

Financial activities

             

Finance and insurance

             

Real estate and rental and leasing

             

Professional and business services

8   4        

Professional, scientific, and technical services

             

Management of companies and enterprises

             

Administrative and waste services

8   4        

Education and health services

             

Educational services

             

Health care and social assistance

             

Leisure and hospitality

4       3    

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

             

Accommodation and food services

             

Other services

3            

Government (3)

9       6    

Federal

5            

State

             

Local

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, Washington
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

87 13 19 10 40   4
 

Management, professional, and related occupations

10     4 3    

Management occupations

3            

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

13   5   4    

Healthcare support occupations

             

Protective service occupations

4       3    

Food preparation and serving related occupations

             

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

6   4        

Personal care and service occupations

             

Sales and office occupations

             

Sales and related occupations

             

Office and administrative support occupations

             

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

28 7 9 4 7    

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

3            

Construction and extraction occupations

19   9 3 4    

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

6 3          

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

31 4 4   22    

Production occupations

5            

Transportation and material moving occupations

26       22    

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.