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
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

122 30 16 5 54 16

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

96 26 14 3 43 10

Self Employed (3)

26 4 11 6

Sex

Men

115 29 16 5 49 15

Women

7 5

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

11 4 3 3

25-34

25 6 13 4

35-44

15 7 3

45-54

31 5 18 5

55-64

24 7 4 9 3

65 and older

13 9

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

110 29 12 5 50 13

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

5

Hispanic or Latino

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

Total

122 96 26 115 7

Contact with objects and equipment

30 26 4 29

Struck by object

22 18 4 21

Struck by falling object

11 10 10

Caught in equipment or object

5 5 5

Caught in running equipment or machinery

3 3 3

Falls

16 14 16

Fall to lower level

14 12 14

Fall from ladder

3 3

Fall from roof

3 3

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

5 3 5

Contact with electric current

3 3

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

54 43 11 49 5

Highway transportation incident

31 27 4 26 5

Collision between vehicles

17 16 13 4

Non-collision highway incident

10 8 10

Non-highway transportation incident

14 8 6 14

Overturned, non-highway

10 6 4 10

Struck by vehicle

7 6 7

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

16 10 6 15

Homicides

11 7 4 10

Homicides - shooting

8 6 7

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) 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

122 30 16 5 54 16

Private industry

110 28 16 5 46 14

Goods Producing

64 25 13 20 3

Natural resources and mining

36 14 15 3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

24 8 11 3

Mining

12 6 4

Construction

14 11

Manufacturing

14 10 3

Service providing

46 3 3 3 26 11

Trade, transportation, and utilities

31 21 5

Wholesale trade

Retail trade

5

Transportation and warehousing

24 19

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

5 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

5 3

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

Other services

5 3

Government (3)

12 8

Federal

State

4 3

Local

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, Kentucky
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

122 30 16 5 54 16

Management, professional, and related occupations

16 11

Management occupations

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

16 8 5

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

7 4

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

5 3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

5 3

Sales and related occupations

3

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

46 14 12 4 11 5

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

12 5 5

Construction and extraction occupations

23 6 11 3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

11 3 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

37 11 21

Production occupations

6 5

Transportation and material moving occupations

31 6 20

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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