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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)
and other
injuries by
persons or
Exposure to
substances or
with objects


142 29 57   20 20 16

Employee status

Wage and salary(2)

123 23 50   17    


19 6 7   3    



19 8 6   3   2


123 21 51   17 20 14


Under 16 years


16 to 17 years


18 to 19 years

1 1          

20 to 24 years


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)


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


Personal care and service occupations

3           1

Sales and office occupations


Sales and related occupations


Office and administrative support occupations

2 2          

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

47       12 10 7

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations


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)



38 6 8   12 8 4


12       3 4  

Service providing(10)


Trade, transportation, and utilities


Wholesale trade

5 1 1        

Retail trade

15 10          

Transportation and warehousing

30   25       3





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


Arts, entertainment, and recreation


Accommodation and food services

7 5          

Other services, except public administration

8 3       1 2


5   5        

Federal government


State government


Local government

5   5        

(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.