Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Kentucky

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, Kentucky
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

145 25 11 10 77 9 12

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

111 19 11 8 53 9 10

Self Employed (3)

34 6 24

Sex

Men

136 25 10 9 73 9 10

Women

9 4

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

9 5

25-34

18 3 10 3

35-44

38 7 7 14 6 3

45-54

32 5 4 19

55-64

28 8 14

65 and older

18 14

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

138 24 10 10 72 9 12

Black, non-Hispanic

3

Hispanic

3

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, Kentucky
Event or exposure (1) 2003
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

145 111 34 136 9

Contact with objects and equipment

25 19 6 25

Struck by object

19 15 4 19

Struck by falling object

10 9 10

Caught in equipment or object

4 4

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

11 11 10

Fall to lower level

10 10 9

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

4 4 3

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

10 8 9

Contact with electric current

5 4 5

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

77 53 24 73 4

Highway transportation incident

36 32 4 33 3

Collision between vehicles

12 12 10

Non-collision highway incident

14 13 14

Non-highway transportation incident

26 7 19 26

Overturned, non-highway

15 3 12 15

Struck by vehicle

11 10 10

Aircraft incident

4 4 4

Fires and explosions

9 9 9

Assaults and violent acts

12 10 10

Homicides

6 5 5

Homicides - shooting

3 3 3

Self-inflicted injuries

5 4 5

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, Kentucky
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

145 25 11 10 77 9 12

Private industry

124 24 11 9 60 9 10

Goods Producing

78 21 10 6 29 9 3

Natural resources and mining

41 13 3 21

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

29 10 16

Mining

12 3 5

Construction

26 5 7 5 8

Manufacturing

11 3 8

Service providing

46 3 3 31 7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

29 3 23

Wholesale trade

Retail trade

3

Transportation and warehousing

22 19

Utilities

3

Information

Financial activities

3

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

4 3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

3 3

Other services

4 3

Government (3)

21 17

Federal

State

11 9

Local

8 8

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, Kentucky
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

145 25 11 10 77 9 12

Management, professional, and related occupations

26 4 20

Management occupations

20 4 15

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

12 7 4

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

9 6 3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

6 4

Sales and related occupations

6 4

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

55 16 10 8 16 4

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

12 6 3

Construction and extraction occupations

33 7 8 5 10

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

10 3 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

44 4 30 8

Production occupations

11 8

Transportation and material moving occupations

33 30

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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