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Fatal occupational injuries in Kentucky

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected characteristics, by major event or exposure, Kentucky
Characteristic 2019
Total fatal injuries Event or exposure(1)
and other
injuries by
persons or
Exposure to
substances or
with objects


78 10 34 2 9 8 15

Employee status

Wage and salary(2)

55 6 25 2 7 5 10


23 4 9     3 5



4   2        


74   32 2 9 8  


Under 16 years


16 to 17 years


18 to 19 years


20 to 24 years


25 to 34 years

10           3

35 to 44 years

17 1 11   3    

45 to 54 years

16   5       4

55 to 64 years

20   7   4   5

65 years and over

10   6        

Race or ethnic origin(4)

White (non-Hispanic)

60 6 29   7 5 11

Black or African-American (non-Hispanic)


Hispanic or Latino


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

16   10        

Management occupations

11 3 6        

Business and financial operations occupations


Computer and mathematical occupations


Architecture and engineering occupations

2   2        

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

3   1        

Food preparation and serving related occupations


Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

4   2        

Personal care and service occupations


Sales and office occupations

5 3          

Sales and related occupations

5 3          

Office and administrative support occupations


Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

24   8     3 5

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

4           2

Construction and extraction occupations

16   6   6 3 1

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations


Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

24   10       6

Production occupations

7   1       3

Transportation and material moving occupations

17   9     3 3

Military occupations(6)


Industry (NAICS)(7)

Private industry(8)

73 9 31 2 9 8 14

Goods producing


Natural resources and mining


Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting


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

3   2       1


14   3     3 1



Service providing(10)


Trade, transportation, and utilities

21 5       3  

Wholesale trade

5   3        

Retail trade


Transportation and warehousing

12   6     3 1





Financial activities

1           1

Finance and insurance


Real estate and rental and leasing

1           1

Professional and business services


Professional, scientific, and technical services


Management of companies and enterprises


Administrative and waste services

8   5        

Educational and health services

1   1        

Educational services


Health care and social assistance

1   1        

Leisure and hospitality


Arts, entertainment, and recreation


Accommodation and food services


Other services, except public administration



5 1 3       1

Federal government


State government

1   1        

Local government

4   2        

(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 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.