Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Minnesota

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

72 18 11 30 9

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

55 12 8 25 8

Self Employed (3)

17 6 3 5

Sex

Men

65 17 10 26 8

Women

7 4

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

9 5

25-34

4

35-44

15 5 7

45-54

22 9 4 8

55-64

3

65 and older

17 3 3 6

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

63 16 9 28 6

Black, non-Hispanic

3

Hispanic

5

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

Total

72 55 17 65 7

Contact with objects and equipment

18 12 6 17

Struck by object

12 7 5 12

Struck by falling object

11 6 5 11

Caught in equipment or object

4 4 4

Caught in running equipment or machinery

3 3 3

Falls

11 8 3 10

Fall to lower level

9 6 3 9

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

Contact with electric current

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

30 25 5 26 4

Highway transportation incident

18 16 15 3

Collision between vehicles

7 7 6

Non-collision highway incident

8 6 7

Non-highway transportation incident

5 3 5

Overturned, non-highway

3 3

Struck by vehicle

5 5 5

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

9 8 8

Homicides

7 7 6

Homicides - shooting

5 5 5

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, Minnesota
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

72 18 11 30 9

Private industry

69 18 10 28 9

Goods Producing

34 11 5 14

Natural resources and mining

19 8 4 4

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

19 8 4 4

Mining

Construction

10 9

Manufacturing

5

Service providing

35 7 5 14 8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

22 4 4 7 6

Wholesale trade

7 3

Retail trade

5

Transportation and warehousing

10 5 3

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

7 3 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

6 3

Education and health services

3 3

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

Other services

Government (3)

3

Federal

State

Local

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, Minnesota
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

72 18 11 30 9

Management, professional, and related occupations

23 7 5 8

Management occupations

21 7 4 7

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

4

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

5 5

Sales and related occupations

3 3

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

13 4 7

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

Construction and extraction occupations

9 6

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

27 5 3 14 3

Production occupations

4

Transportation and material moving occupations

23 3 3 14 3

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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