Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Iowa

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, Iowa
Selected
characteristics
2004
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

82 26 14 33 5

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

48 11 11 23

Self Employed (3)

34 15 3 10 4

Sex

Men

77 25 14 31 3

Women

5

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

6

25-34

10 7

35-44

16 6 6

45-54

25 8 6 8

55-64

13 4 7

65 and older

11 4 3 4

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

72 24 9 31 5

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

Hispanic or Latino

7 3

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Multiple races

Other or not reported

Footnotes
(1) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification system.
(2) May include volunteers and workers receiving other types of compensation.
(3) Includes self-employed workers, owners of unincorporated businesses and farms, paid and unpaid family workers, members of partnerships, and may include owners of incorporated businesses.
(4) Persons identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. The individual racial categories shown exclude data for Hispanic and Latino 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, Iowa
Event or exposure (1) 2004
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

82 48 34 77 5

Contact with objects and equipment

26 11 15 25

Struck by object

11 3 8 10

Struck by falling object

5 4 5

Caught in equipment or object

8 4 4 8

Caught in running equipment or machinery

6 4 6

Falls

14 11 3 14

Fall to lower level

14 11 3 14

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

4 3 4

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

Contact with electric current

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

33 23 10 31

Highway transportation incident

13 13 12

Collision between vehicles

5 5 4

Non-collision highway incident

Non-highway transportation incident

13 4 9 12

Overturned, non-highway

10 8 9

Struck by vehicle

4 4 4

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

5 4 3

Homicides

Homicides - shooting

Self-inflicted injuries

Footnotes
(1) Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.
(2) May include volunteers and workers receiving other types of compensation.
(3) Includes self-employed workers, owners of unincorporated businesses and farms, paid and unpaid family workers, members of partnerships, and may include owners of incorporated businesses.

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, Iowa
Selected industries (1) 2004
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

82 26 14 33 5

Private industry

Goods Producing

53 22 9 18

Natural resources and mining

28 14 12

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

27 14 11

Mining

Construction

14 5 7

Manufacturing

11 3 5

Service providing

20 4 4 7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

12 4 7

Wholesale trade

3

Retail trade

Transportation and warehousing

7 4 3

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

Other services

3

Government (3)

9 8

Federal

State

3 3

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, Iowa
Selected occupations (1) 2004
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

82 26 14 33 5

Management, professional, and related occupations

31 15 10 4

Management occupations

27 14 9

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

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

3

Sales and related occupations

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

25 7 11 4

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

Construction and extraction occupations

13 3 8

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

10 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

19 4 13

Production occupations

Transportation and material moving occupations

17 3 13

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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