Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Washington

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

98 26 15 7 35 14

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

70 16 12 7 29 5

Self Employed (3)

28 10 3 6 9

Sex

Men

89 25 14 7 31 12

Women

9 4

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

12 4 8

25-34

15 5 3 4

35-44

23 6 3 7 6

45-54

20 7 6 3

55-64

15 4 6

65 and older

11 4 3 3

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

75 20 14 7 25 8

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

Hispanic or Latino

14 4 9

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

6

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

Total

98 70 28 89 9

Contact with objects and equipment

26 16 10 25

Struck by object

17 9 8 17

Struck by falling object

11 7 4 11

Caught in equipment or object

8 7 8

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

15 12 3 14

Fall to lower level

14 11 3 14

Fall from ladder

4 3 4

Fall from roof

3 3

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

7 7 7

Contact with electric current

3 3 3

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

35 29 6 31 4

Highway transportation incident

22 18 18 4

Collision between vehicles

17 13 13 4

Non-collision highway incident

Non-highway transportation incident

5 3 5

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

5 5 5

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

14 5 9 12

Homicides

12 4 8 10

Homicides - shooting

4 4 3

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, Washington
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

98 26 15 7 35 14

Private industry

Goods Producing

44 16 9 15

Natural resources and mining

17 5 10

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

17 5 10

Mining

Construction

17 6 7 3

Manufacturing

10 5

Service providing

43 9 4 5 16 9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

21 5 9 3

Wholesale trade

Retail trade

6

Transportation and warehousing

13 5 7

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

11 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

9

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

5

Other services

Government (3)

11 4 3

Federal

3

State

Local

6 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, Washington
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

98 26 15 7 35 14

Management, professional, and related occupations

13 3 6

Management occupations

8 4

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

11 3 4

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

4

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

5

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

6

Sales and related occupations

4

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

36 9 8 14 3

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

16 4 11

Construction and extraction occupations

16 4 7 3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

31 12 3 12

Production occupations

5 4

Transportation and material moving occupations

26 8 3 11

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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