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Fatal occupational injuries in Massachusetts

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, Massachusetts
Selected
characteristics
2007
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

75 5 18 7 28 6 11
 

Employee Status

 

Wage and Salary (2)

64 4 15 7 24 6 8

Self Employed (3)

11   3   4   3
 

Sex

 

Men

68 5 17 7 24 6 9

Women

7       4    
 

Age

 

Under 16

             

16-17

             

18-19

             

20-24

8           3

25-34

8           3

35-44

13   6   4    

45-54

25   6 3 12    

55-64

17       8 4  

65 and older

             
 

Race or ethnic origin (4)

 

White, non-Hispanic

61 4 14 6 25 4 8

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

             

Hispanic or Latino

11   3   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, Massachusetts
Event or exposure (1) 2007
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

75 64 11 68 7
 

Contact with objects and equipment

5 4   5  

Struck by object

         

Struck by falling object

         

Caught in equipment or object

3     3  

Caught in running equipment or machinery

         

Falls

18 15 3 17  

Fall to lower level

15 12 3 14  

Fall from ladder

         

Fall from roof

5 5   5  

Fall from scaffold

3     3  

Harmful substances or environments

7 7   7  

Contact with electric current

4 4   4  

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

3 3   3  

Oxygen deficiency

         

Transportation incident

28 24 4 24 4

Highway transportation incident

7 7   5  

Collision between vehicles

4 4   3  

Non-collision highway incident

         

Non-highway transportation incident

3        

Overturned, non-highway

         

Struck by vehicle

9 8   8  

Aircraft incident

         

Fires and explosions

6 6   6  

Assaults and violent acts

11 8 3 9  

Homicides

6 4   4  

Homicides - shooting

3     3  

Self-inflicted injuries

5 4   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) 2007
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

75 5 18 7 28 6 11
 

Private industry

69 5 18 6 26   10

Goods Producing

30 3 14 3 9    

Natural resources and mining

5       5    

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

5       5    

Mining

             

Construction

24   14 3 4    

Manufacturing

             

Service providing

39   4 3 17   9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

20       10    

Wholesale trade

4            

Retail trade

3            

Transportation and warehousing

10       9    

Utilities

             

Information

             

Financial activities

             

Finance and insurance

             

Real estate and rental and leasing

             

Professional and business services

4            

Professional, scientific, and technical services

             

Management of companies and enterprises

             

Administrative and waste services

             

Education and health services

6            

Educational services

             

Health care and social assistance

4            

Leisure and hospitality

6           3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

3            

Accommodation and food services

3           3

Other services

             

Government (3)

6            

Federal

             

State

             

Local

4            

Footnotes
(1) Classified according to the North American Industry Classification System, 2002.
(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) 2007
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

75 5 18 7 28 6 11
 

Management, professional, and related occupations

5       4    

Management occupations

             

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           4

Healthcare support occupations

             

Protective service occupations

7           3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

             

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

             

Personal care and service occupations

             

Sales and office occupations

4           3

Sales and related occupations

             

Office and administrative support occupations

             

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

38 4 16 4 10    

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

5       5    

Construction and extraction occupations

21   12 3      

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

12   4   3    

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

17       11    

Production occupations

             

Transportation and material moving occupations

14       11    

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.