Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Tennessee

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

137 32 14 5 55 4 27

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

92 14 12 4 41 18

Self Employed (3)

45 18 14 9

Sex

Men

130 32 14 5 50 4 25

Women

7 5

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

8 3

25-34

25 3 12 6

35-44

36 8 5 14 6

45-54

31 12 3 7 7

55-64

19 6 8 4

65 and older

16 3 10

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

119 27 11 3 50 4 24

Black, non-Hispanic

8 3 3

Hispanic

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

Total

137 92 45 130 7

Contact with objects and equipment

32 14 18 32

Struck by object

26 11 15 26

Struck by falling object

19 7 12 19

Caught in equipment or object

5 3 5

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

14 12 14

Fall to lower level

13 11 13

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

3 3

Fall from scaffold

4 4 4

Harmful substances or environments

5 4 5

Contact with electric current

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

55 41 14 50 5

Highway transportation incident

30 27 3 28

Collision between vehicles

11 10 9

Non-collision highway incident

6 4 6

Non-highway transportation incident

13 4 9 11

Overturned, non-highway

9 4 5 8

Struck by vehicle

Aircraft incident

8 7 7

Fires and explosions

4 4

Assaults and violent acts

27 18 9 25

Homicides

20 14 6 19

Homicides - shooting

16 11 5 15

Self-inflicted injuries

4 3 3

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, Tennessee
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

137 32 14 5 55 4 27

Private industry

122 30 14 4 50 22

Goods Producing

58 21 13 17 4

Natural resources and mining

32 18 11

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

31 18 10

Mining

Construction

21 3 11 4

Manufacturing

5

Service providing

64 9 3 33 18

Trade, transportation, and utilities

40 5 24 9

Wholesale trade

7 4

Retail trade

10 4 5

Transportation and warehousing

22 4 16

Utilities

Information

4

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

11 6

Professional, scientific, and technical services

7 5

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

4

Government (3)

15 5 5

Federal

State

Local

13 4 4

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, Tennessee
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

137 32 14 5 55 4 27

Management, professional, and related occupations

26 7 13 5

Management occupations

21 7 10 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

16 3 7

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

11 3 5

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

19 7 11

Sales and related occupations

16 6 9

Office and administrative support occupations

3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

38 18 11 3 4

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

12 12

Construction and extraction occupations

20 3 11 4

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

6 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

38 5 28

Production occupations

Transportation and material moving occupations

36 5 28

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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