Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Wisconsin

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

103 26 20 8 33 14

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

67 12 13 7 26 9

Self Employed (3)

36 14 7 7 5

Sex

Men

98 25 19 7 32 13

Women

5

Age

Under 16

3

16-17

18-19

3

20-24

4

25-34

17 8 3

35-44

25 7 3 3 8 4

45-54

24 5 5 8 3

55-64

12 3 6

65 and older

15 5 6 3

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

93 24 17 8 30 12

Black, non-Hispanic

4

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

Total

103 67 36 98 5

Contact with objects and equipment

26 12 14 25

Struck by object

17 8 9 17

Struck by falling object

10 5 5 10

Caught in equipment or object

6 4 5

Caught in running equipment or machinery

3 3

Falls

20 13 7 19

Fall to lower level

16 11 5 15

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

4 3 4

Harmful substances or environments

8 7 7

Contact with electric current

5 5 5

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

33 26 7 32

Highway transportation incident

22 21 21

Collision between vehicles

12 12 12

Non-collision highway incident

7 6 6

Non-highway transportation incident

7 6 7

Overturned, non-highway

5 5 5

Struck by vehicle

4 4 4

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

14 9 5 13

Homicides

8 7 7

Homicides - shooting

7 6 7

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, Wisconsin
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

103 26 20 8 33 14

Private industry

95 24 19 8 30 12

Goods Producing

54 21 13 6 9 4

Natural resources and mining

30 15 4 6 3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

30 15 4 6 3

Mining

Construction

16 4 6 3 3

Manufacturing

8 3

Service providing

41 3 6 21 8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

23 14 4

Wholesale trade

3

Retail trade

Transportation and warehousing

17 12

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

5 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

4 3

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

3 3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

Other services

4

Government (3)

8 3

Federal

State

Local

8 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, Wisconsin
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

103 26 20 8 33 14

Management, professional, and related occupations

30 9 6 9 5

Management occupations

26 9 5 6 5

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

10 4 4

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

5 3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

4

Sales and related occupations

4

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

37 13 8 7 9

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

11 8

Construction and extraction occupations

18 4 6 3 5

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

8 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

22 4 12 3

Production occupations

Transportation and material moving occupations

20 12 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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