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
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

145 37 27 8 44 8 21

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

114 26 23 7 36 7 15

Self Employed (3)

31 11 4 8 6

Sex

Men

140 37 26 8 43 8 18

Women

5 3

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

10 3 3

25-34

25 8 5 6 5

35-44

27 5 7 9 4

45-54

33 11 6 9 4

55-64

26 5 11 4

65 and older

21 4 6 8

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

112 28 23 7 35 6 13

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

23 5 3 6 6

Hispanic or Latino

9 4 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, Tennessee
Event or exposure (1) 2004
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

145 114 31 140 5

Contact with objects and equipment

37 26 11 37

Struck by object

20 10 10 20

Struck by falling object

12 5 7 12

Caught in equipment or object

9 9 9

Caught in running equipment or machinery

5 5 5

Falls

27 23 4 26

Fall to lower level

22 18 4 22

Fall from ladder

3 3

Fall from roof

5 4 5

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

8 7 8

Contact with electric current

5 4 5

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

44 36 8 43

Highway transportation incident

23 23 23

Collision between vehicles

13 13 13

Non-collision highway incident

4 4 4

Non-highway transportation incident

8 6 8

Overturned, non-highway

4 3 4

Struck by vehicle

6 6 5

Aircraft incident

6 6

Fires and explosions

8 7 8

Assaults and violent acts

21 15 6 18 3

Homicides

17 13 4 14 3

Homicides - shooting

11 8 3 10

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, Tennessee
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

145 37 27 8 44 8 21

Private industry

Goods Producing

62 26 10 6 13 5

Natural resources and mining

17 7 8

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

16 7 7

Mining

Construction

32 14 10 5

Manufacturing

13 5 3 4

Service providing

65 10 12 25 15

Trade, transportation, and utilities

35 6 4 14 9

Wholesale trade

4

Retail trade

10 5

Transportation and warehousing

21 6 10 3

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

11 3 6

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

11 3 6

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

6 3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

3

Accommodation and food services

3 3

Other services

10 5

Government (3)

18 5 6 4

Federal

State

Local

17 4 6 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) 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

145 37 27 8 44 8 21

Management, professional, and related occupations

24 4 4 14

Management occupations

18 4 11

Business and financial operations occupations

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

Life, physical, and social science occupations

Community and social services occupations

4

Legal occupations

Education, training, and library occupations

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

Service occupations

24 3 6 7 3 5

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

13 5 3 4

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

10 3 5

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

10 3 6

Sales and related occupations

9 6

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

47 18 12 5 6 5

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

5 3

Construction and extraction occupations

33 14 10 3 3 3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

9

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

40 12 17 4 3

Production occupations

11 5 3

Transportation and material moving occupations

29 7 16 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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