Fatal occupational injuries in Washington

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, Washington
Selected
characteristics
2008
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

84 20 13 3 33   13
 

Employee Status

 

Wage and Salary (2)

71 17 11   31   8

Self Employed (3)

13 3         5
 

Sex

 

Men

75 20 12   29   11

Women

9       4    
 

Age

 

Under 16

             

16-17

             

18-19

             

20-24

6       4    

25-34

22 5 3   9   5

35-44

15 9          

45-54

25   5 3 11   4

55-64

12 5     4    

65 and older

4       3    
 

Race or ethnic origin (4)

 

White, non-Hispanic

65 17 12 3 24   8

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

3            

Hispanic or Latino

8       3    

American Indian or Alaska Native

5            

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, Washington
Event or exposure (1) 2008
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

84 71 13 75 9
 

Contact with objects and equipment

20 17 3 20  

Struck by object

12 10   12  

Struck by falling object

8 7   8  

Caught in equipment or object

7 6   7  

Caught in running equipment or machinery

         

Falls

13 11   12  

Fall to lower level

9 7   9  

Fall from ladder

3     3  

Fall from roof

         

Fall from scaffold

         

Harmful substances or environments

3        

Contact with electric current

3        

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

         

Oxygen deficiency

         

Transportation incident

33 31   29 4

Highway transportation incident

17 15   16  

Collision between vehicles

7 5   7  

Non-collision highway incident

4 4   4  

Non-highway transportation incident

8 8   7  

Overturned, non-highway

4 4   3  

Struck by vehicle

3 3      

Aircraft incident

         

Fires and explosions

         

Assaults and violent acts

13 8 5 11  

Homicides

8 4 4 6  

Homicides - shooting

7   4 5  

Self-inflicted injuries

3 3   3  

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, Washington
Selected industries (1) 2008
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

84 20 13 3 33   13
 

Private industry

68 19 11 3 24   9

Goods Producing

42 14 8 3 11   6

Natural resources and mining

14 6     4   3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

14 6     4   3

Mining

             

Construction

21 6 7   6    

Manufacturing

7            

Service providing

26 5 3   13   3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

12 3     7    

Wholesale trade

4            

Retail trade

             

Transportation and warehousing

7       5    

Utilities

             

Information

             

Financial activities

3       3    

Finance and insurance

             

Real estate and rental and leasing

3       3    

Professional and business services

3            

Professional, scientific, and technical services

             

Management of companies and enterprises

             

Administrative and waste services

             

Education and health services

4            

Educational services

             

Health care and social assistance

3            

Leisure and hospitality

             

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

             

Accommodation and food services

             

Other services

             

Government (3)

16       9   4

Federal

7       4   3

State

             

Local

7            

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, Washington
Selected occupations (1) 2008
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

84 20 13 3 33   13
 

Management, professional, and related occupations

15 3 3   5    

Management occupations

9   3        

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

8           4

Healthcare support occupations

             

Protective service occupations

5            

Food preparation and serving related occupations

             

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

             

Personal care and service occupations

             

Sales and office occupations

3       3    

Sales and related occupations

3       3    

Office and administrative support occupations

             

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

38 10 7   13   5

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

15 4     8   3

Construction and extraction occupations

16 3 5   5    

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

7 3          

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

17 7     7    

Production occupations

6 4          

Transportation and material moving occupations

11 3     7    

Military specific occupations

3       3    

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.