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Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities
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Fatal occupational injuries in Tennessee

Fatal occupational injuries by selected characteristics, by major event or exposure, Tennessee
Characteristic 2020
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

142 29 57   20 20 16

Employee status

Wage and salary(2)

123 23 50   17    

Self-employed(3)

19 6 7   3    

Gender

Women

19 8 6   3   2

Men

123 21 51   17 20 14

Age

Under 16 years

             

16 to 17 years

1            

18 to 19 years

1 1          

20 to 24 years

14            

25 to 34 years

28 7       7 5

35 to 44 years

32 8 12   3 6 3

45 to 54 years

30 8 12   4 3 3

55 to 64 years

22 3 14        

65 years and over

14   9        

Race or ethnic origin(4)

White (non-Hispanic)

96 17 42     15  

Black or African-American (non-Hispanic)

19            

Hispanic or Latino

23   5   10    

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

             

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

             

Educational instruction and library occupations

             

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

             

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

             

Service occupations

24   6        

Healthcare support occupations

2 1 1        

Protective service occupations

5           1

Food preparation and serving related occupations

8 6          

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

6            

Personal care and service occupations

3           1

Sales and office occupations

11            

Sales and related occupations

9            

Office and administrative support occupations

2 2          

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

47       12 10 7

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

4            

Construction and extraction occupations

32   7   12 7  

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

11 4 3     3 1

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

56 4 37     7  

Production occupations

9         4  

Transportation and material moving occupations

47 4 37     3  

Military occupations(6)

             

Industry (NAICS)(7)

Private industry(8)

137 29 52   20 20 16

Goods producing

             

Natural resources and mining

7   4       3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

7   4       3

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

             

Construction

38 6 8   12 8 4

Manufacturing

12       3 4  

Service providing(10)

             

Trade, transportation, and utilities

50            

Wholesale trade

5 1 1        

Retail trade

15 10          

Transportation and warehousing

30   25       3

Utilities

             

Information

             

Financial activities

             

Finance and insurance

             

Real estate and rental and leasing

             

Professional and business services

11   4   3    

Professional, scientific, and technical services

             

Management of companies and enterprises

             

Administrative and waste services

11   4   3    

Educational and health services

2 1 1        

Educational services

             

Health care and social assistance

2 1 1        

Leisure and hospitality

  5          

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

             

Accommodation and food services

7 5          

Other services, except public administration

8 3       1 2

Government(8)

5   5        

Federal government

             

State government

             

Local government

5   5        

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.