Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Kentucky

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

143 30 11 6 79 13

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

110 23 9 5 60 10

Self Employed (3)

33 7 19 3

Sex

Men

128 29 10 5 71 9

Women

15 8 4

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

8 3

25-34

20 9 9

35-44

41 6 3 25 3

45-54

34 6 5 19

55-64

20 5 11

65 and older

18 3 11 3

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

133 29 11 6 73 10

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

7 4 3

Hispanic or Latino

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, Kentucky
Event or exposure (1) 2004
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

143 110 33 128 15

Contact with objects and equipment

30 23 7 29

Struck by object

18 15 3 17

Struck by falling object

14 11 3 14

Caught in equipment or object

5 4 5

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

11 9 10

Fall to lower level

9 8 8

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

4 4 4

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

6 5 5

Contact with electric current

3 3

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

79 60 19 71 8

Highway transportation incident

49 46 3 43 6

Collision between vehicles

24 22 22

Non-collision highway incident

14 14 13

Non-highway transportation incident

20 4 16 19

Overturned, non-highway

13 11 12

Struck by vehicle

3 3 3

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

13 10 3 9 4

Homicides

9 9 5 4

Homicides - shooting

9 9 5 4

Self-inflicted injuries

3 3

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, Kentucky
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

143 30 11 6 79 13

Private industry

Goods Producing

69 22 8 4 28 3

Natural resources and mining

37 15 17

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

25 8 16

Mining

12 7

Construction

22 5 5 3 7

Manufacturing

10 4

Service providing

64 6 3 46 8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

49 38 6

Wholesale trade

3 3

Retail trade

15 8 6

Transportation and warehousing

31 27

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

4 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

4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

3

Accommodation and food services

Other services

3

Government (3)

10 5

Federal

State

3

Local

5 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, Kentucky
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

143 30 11 6 79 13

Management, professional, and related occupations

34 5 3 21 3

Management occupations

27 5 18

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

3

Service occupations

12 5 5

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

4

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

6 3 3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

11 4 6

Sales and related occupations

10 4 5

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

38 16 6 3 8

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

3 3

Construction and extraction occupations

31 11 6 3 6

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

47 4 40

Production occupations

5

Transportation and material moving occupations

42 38

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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