Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Texas

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

491 70 52 51 201 27 90

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

375 53 38 36 168 24 56

Self Employed (3)

116 17 14 15 33 3 34

Sex

Men

450 68 51 51 185 25 70

Women

41 16 20

Age

Under 16

3

16-17

18-19

5

20-24

46 8 4 10 8 4 12

25-34

89 10 9 9 36 5 20

35-44

136 19 12 17 58 5 25

45-54

113 12 15 9 53 8 16

55-64

63 10 8 3 27 3 12

65 and older

34 8 4 16 4

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

252 25 30 23 114 15 45

Black, non-Hispanic

54 9 30 11

Hispanic

163 33 20 25 50 11 24

American Indian, Aleut, Eskimo

Asian

20 6 10

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

Total

491 375 116 450 41

Contact with objects and equipment

70 53 17 68

Struck by object

44 33 11 43

Struck by falling object

29 20 9 28

Caught in equipment or object

13 10 3 12

Caught in running equipment or machinery

5 5 4

Falls

52 38 14 51

Fall to lower level

47 34 13 46

Fall from ladder

12 8 4 12

Fall from roof

12 8 4 12

Fall from scaffold

5 4 5

Harmful substances or environments

51 36 15 51

Contact with electric current

36 27 9 36

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

9 5 4 9

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

201 168 33 185 16

Highway transportation incident

118 97 21 106 12

Collision between vehicles

61 51 10 54 7

Non-collision highway incident

23 22 21

Non-highway transportation incident

8 6 8

Overturned, non-highway

3 3 3

Struck by vehicle

32 24 8 30

Aircraft incident

29 29 27

Fires and explosions

27 24 3 25

Assaults and violent acts

90 56 34 70 20

Homicides

69 41 28 52 17

Homicides - shooting

53 29 24 40 13

Self-inflicted injuries

18 13 5 17

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, Texas
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

491 70 52 51 201 27 90

Private industry

447 68 51 50 169 26 83

Goods Producing

200 47 37 37 55 16 8

Natural resources and mining

58 17 5 24 9

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

23 7 13

Mining

35 10 4 11 9

Construction

106 21 32 26 21 5

Manufacturing

36 9 4 6 10 5

Service providing

247 21 14 13 114 10 75

Trade, transportation, and utilities

142 13 5 3 88 4 29

Wholesale trade

21 6 10 3

Retail trade

34 8 21

Transportation and warehousing

84 5 4 69 5

Utilities

3

Information

5

Financial activities

15 3 11

Finance and insurance

3

Real estate and rental and leasing

12 9

Professional and business services

36 3 8 12 8

Professional, scientific, and technical services

8 4

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

28 3 8 8 6

Education and health services

8 5

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

6 3

Leisure and hospitality

29 4 19

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

7

Accommodation and food services

22 3 18

Other services

12 3 4

Government (3)

44 32 7

Federal

16 15

State

6 4

Local

22 13 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, Texas
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

491 70 52 51 201 27 90

Management, professional, and related occupations

38 7 3 17 10

Management occupations

22 5 7 9

Business and financial operations occupations

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

6

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

4

Service occupations

55 3 6 6 15 23

Healthcare support occupations

3

Protective service occupations

24 11 11

Food preparation and serving related occupations

11 3 8

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

12 3 4

Personal care and service occupations

5 3

Sales and office occupations

62 4 12 44

Sales and related occupations

52 3 8 39

Office and administrative support occupations

10 4 5

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

151 34 33 35 36 9 4

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

15 4 10

Construction and extraction occupations

106 22 29 26 21 7

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

30 8 4 9 5

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

173 22 9 9 110 15 8

Production occupations

25 6 3 3 8

Transportation and material moving occupations

148 16 6 7 107 7 5

Military specific occupations

12 11

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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