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Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities
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Fatal occupational injuries in Wisconsin

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected characteristics, by major event or exposure, Wisconsin
Characteristic 2019
Total fatal injuries Event or exposure(1)
Violence
and other
injuries by
persons or
animals
Transpor-
tation
incidents
Fires
and
explosions
Falls,
slips,
trips
Exposure to
harmful
substances or
environments
Contact
with objects
and
equipment

Total

113 15 41   23 14 17

Employee status

Wage and salary(2)

77 8 31   15 10 11

Self-employed(3)

36 7 10   8 4 6

Gender

Women

13 3     3 4  

Men

100 12   3 20 10  

Age

Under 16 years

4            

16 to 17 years

             

18 to 19 years

             

20 to 24 years

5            

25 to 34 years

13 3 5       3

35 to 44 years

19 3 7     7  

45 to 54 years

29 6 11   4 3 5

55 to 64 years

23   9 3 4   4

65 years and over

18   4   10    

Race or ethnic origin(4)

White (non-Hispanic)

92   30   20    

Black or African-American (non-Hispanic)

             

Hispanic or Latino

11   4        

American Indian or Alaska Native (non-Hispanic)

             

Asian (non-Hispanic)

             

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (non-Hispanic)

             

Multiple races (non-Hispanic)

             

Other races or not reported (non-Hispanic)

             

Occupation (SOC)(5)

Management, business, science, and arts occupations

            5

Management occupations

17 5     4   5

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

             

Educational instruction and library occupations

             

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

             

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

             

Service occupations

             

Healthcare support occupations

             

Protective service occupations

4            

Food preparation and serving related occupations

3            

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

4            

Personal care and service occupations

             

Sales and office occupations

4            

Sales and related occupations

4            

Office and administrative support occupations

             

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

45         7 6

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

12   5       3

Construction and extraction occupations

20   6   6 3  

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

13       5 4  

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

32            

Production occupations

7           4

Transportation and material moving occupations

25   21        

Military occupations(6)

             

Industry (NAICS)(7)

Private industry(8)

103 12 37       17

Goods producing

             

Natural resources and mining

25 5         7

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

25 5         7

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction(9)

             

Construction

             

Manufacturing

             

Service providing(10)

             

Trade, transportation, and utilities

23   14        

Wholesale trade

5            

Retail trade

6            

Transportation and warehousing

12            

Utilities

             

Information

             

Financial activities

4            

Finance and insurance

             

Real estate and rental and leasing

4            

Professional and business services

9   4        

Professional, scientific, and technical services

             

Management of companies and enterprises

             

Administrative and waste services

9   4        

Educational and health services

             

Educational services

             

Health care and social assistance

             

Leisure and hospitality

             

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

             

Accommodation and food services

6            

Other services, except public administration

3            

Government(8)

10 3 4        

Federal government

             

State government

             

Local government

8   4        

Footnotes
(1) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) 2.01 implemented for 2011 data forward.
(2) May include volunteers and workers receiving other types of compensation. Cases where employee status is unknown are included in the counts of wage and salary workers.
(3) Includes self-employed workers, owners of unincorporated businesses and farms, paid and unpaid family workers, and may include some owners of incorporated businesses or members of partnerships.
(4) Persons identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. The race categories shown exclude data for Hispanics and Latinos. Cases where ethnicity is unknown are included in counts of non-Hispanic workers.
(5) CFOI has used several versions of the Standard Occupation Classification (SOC) system since 2003 to define occupation. For complete information on the version of SOC used in this year, see our definitions page. Cases where occupation is unknown are included in the total.
(6) Includes fatal injuries to persons identified as resident armed forces regardless of individual occupation listed.
(7) CFOI has used several versions of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) since 2003 to define industry. For complete information on the version of NAICS used in this year, see our definitions page. Cases where ownership is unknown are included in private industry counts. Cases where industry is unknown are included in the service sector counts.
(8) Includes all fatal occupational injuries meeting this ownership criterion across all specified years, regardless of industry classification system. Cases where ownership is unknown are included in private industry counts. Cases classified as foreign government and other government are included in all government counts, but not displayed separately.
(9) Includes fatal injuries at all establishments categorized as Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (Sector 21) in the North American Industry Classification System, including establishments not governed by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) rules and reporting, such as those in Oil and Gas Extraction.
(10) Cases where industry is unknown are included in the service sector counts.

Note: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. For complete information on how the data are coded and presented see our definitions page at http://www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfdef.htm. Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria. CFOI fatality counts exclude illness-related deaths unless precipitated by an injury event.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with state, New York City, District of Columbia, and federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.