Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Nebraska

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

51 11 3 28 6

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

29 6 17

Self Employed (3)

22 5 11 4

Sex

Men

43 11 3 21 5

Women

8 7

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

3

25-34

11 3 6

35-44

9 5

45-54

8 6

55-64

8 5

65 and older

9 4 4

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

48 11 3 28 5

Black, non-Hispanic

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

Total

51 29 22 43 8

Contact with objects and equipment

11 6 5 11

Struck by object

9 5 4 9

Struck by falling object

4 4

Caught in equipment or object

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

Fall to lower level

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

3 3

Contact with electric current

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

28 17 11 21 7

Highway transportation incident

20 14 6 15 5

Collision between vehicles

16 11 5 11 5

Non-collision highway incident

Non-highway transportation incident

6 5 5

Overturned, non-highway

4 3 3

Struck by vehicle

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

6 4 5

Homicides

3

Homicides - shooting

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, Nebraska
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

51 11 3 28 6

Private industry

44 10 3 25 4

Goods Producing

19 6 8

Natural resources and mining

15 5 6

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

15 5 6

Mining

Construction

4

Manufacturing

Service providing

25 4 17

Trade, transportation, and utilities

19 14

Wholesale trade

Retail trade

5 4

Transportation and warehousing

12 10

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

5

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

4

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

Other services

Government (3)

7 3

Federal

State

Local

5

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, Nebraska
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

51 11 3 28 6

Management, professional, and related occupations

16 4 8

Management occupations

14 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 3

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

8 6

Sales and related occupations

7 5

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

6 3

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

Construction and extraction occupations

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

16 4 10

Production occupations

Transportation and material moving occupations

16 4 10

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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