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
2005
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

90 26 8 46 4 3

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

46 10 5 26 3

Self Employed (3)

44 16 3 20

Sex

Men

80 24 8 39 4

Women

10 7

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

3

25-34

9 3 6

35-44

20 8 3 8

45-54

27 6 15

55-64

14 5 6

65 and older

15 3 8

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

88 26 8 44 4 3

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

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, Iowa
Event or exposure (1) 2005
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

90 46 44 80 10

Contact with objects and equipment

26 10 16 24

Struck by object

12 4 8 11

Struck by falling object

8 3 5 8

Caught in equipment or object

8 4 4 8

Caught in running equipment or machinery

3 3

Falls

8 5 3 8

Fall to lower level

7 4 3 7

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

Contact with electric current

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

46 26 20 39 7

Highway transportation incident

16 14 12 4

Collision between vehicles

11 9 7 4

Non-collision highway incident

3 3 3

Non-highway transportation incident

18 4 14 18

Overturned, non-highway

14 3 11 14

Struck by vehicle

4 3

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

4 3 4

Assaults and violent acts

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) 2005
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

90 26 8 46 4 3

Private industry

87 26 8 44 4

Goods Producing

59 19 6 27 3

Natural resources and mining

41 14 22

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

41 14 22

Mining

Construction

10 4 3

Manufacturing

8 3

Service providing

28 7 17

Trade, transportation, and utilities

22 6 13

Wholesale trade

7 4 3

Retail trade

Transportation and warehousing

13 8

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

4 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

3

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

Government (3)

3

Federal

State

Local

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) 2005
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

90 26 8 46 4 3

Management, professional, and related occupations

43 14 22

Management occupations

39 14 20

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

5 3

Sales and related occupations

Office and administrative support occupations

3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

21 6 3 7 3

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

7 4

Construction and extraction occupations

9 3 3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

5 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

20 5 13

Production occupations

4 3

Transportation and material moving occupations

16 12

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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