Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Kansas

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, Kansas
Selected
characteristics
2003
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

78 11 9 4 41 12

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

56 8 7 3 31 6

Self Employed (3)

22 3 10 6

Sex

Men

70 11 8 3 36 11

Women

8 5

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

7 3 3

25-34

11 3 4

35-44

11 3 5

45-54

20 4 11 3

55-64

19 13

65 and older

8 4 3

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

71 8 9 4 40 9

Black, non-Hispanic

Hispanic

4

American Indian, Aleut, Eskimo

Asian

Pacific Islander

Multiple

Other or not reported

Footnotes:
(1) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification system.
(2) May include volunteers and other workers receiving compensation.
(3) Includes paid and unpaid family workers, and may include owners of incorporated businesses, or members of partnerships.
(4) Persons identified as Hispanic may be of any race. The individual racial categories shown exclude data for Hispanic 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, Kansas
Event or exposure (1) 2003
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

78 56 22 70 8

Contact with objects and equipment

11 8 3 11

Struck by object

4 4

Struck by falling object

3 3

Caught in equipment or object

4 3 4

Caught in running equipment or machinery

3 3

Falls

9 7 8

Fall to lower level

8 6 8

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

4 3 3

Contact with electric current

3 3

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

41 31 10 36 5

Highway transportation incident

28 24 4 26

Collision between vehicles

18 15 3 18

Non-collision highway incident

4 3 3

Non-highway transportation incident

4 3 4

Overturned, non-highway

3 3 3

Struck by vehicle

6 6 3 3

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

12 6 6 11

Homicides

3 3

Homicides - shooting

3 3

Self-inflicted injuries

Footnotes:
(1) Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.
(2) May include volunteers and other workers receiving compensation.
(3) Includes paid and unpaid family workers, and may include owners of incorporated businesses, or members of partnerships.

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, Kansas
Selected industries (1) 2003
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

78 11 9 4 41 12

Private industry

72 10 8 4 38 11

Goods Producing

35 5 6 3 17 4

Natural resources and mining

19 10 4

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

13 6 4

Mining

6 4

Construction

13 5 5

Manufacturing

3

Service providing

37 5 21 7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

18 12 3

Wholesale trade

6 5

Retail trade

3

Transportation and warehousing

9 6

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

5 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

4

Education and health services

5

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

5

Leisure and hospitality

5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

4

Accommodation and food services

Other services

3

Government (3)

6 3

Federal

State

Local

4 3

Footnotes:
(1) Classified according to the North American Industry Classification System, 2002.
(2) Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.
(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, Kansas
Selected occupations (1) 2003
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

78 11 9 4 41 12

Management, professional, and related occupations

23 12 7

Management occupations

17 9 4

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

3

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

Service occupations

8 5

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

4 3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

10 5 3

Sales and related occupations

7 3 3

Office and administrative support occupations

3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

24 6 6 9

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

Construction and extraction occupations

17 4 5 6

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

7 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

12 10

Production occupations

Transportation and material moving occupations

11 9

Military specific occupations

Footnotes:
(1) Based on the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification System.
(2) Based on the 1992 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.

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