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
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

139 29 14 5 70 3 18

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

101 16 13 51 3 15

Self Employed (3)

38 13 19 3

Sex

Men

129 29 13 4 65 3 15

Women

10 5 3

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

3

25-34

17 3 8 3

35-44

23 3 13 5

45-54

45 12 9 16 6

55-64

21 4 12 3

65 and older

26 5 18

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

114 24 11 3 61 3 12

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

18 8 4

Hispanic or Latino

5 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) 2005
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

139 101 38 129 10

Contact with objects and equipment

29 16 13 29

Struck by object

23 11 12 23

Struck by falling object

14 6 8 14

Caught in equipment or object

5 4 5

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

14 13 13

Fall to lower level

13 12 13

Fall from ladder

3 3 3

Fall from roof

3 3

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

5 4

Contact with electric current

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

3 3

Transportation incident

70 51 19 65 5

Highway transportation incident

37 34 3 33 4

Collision between vehicles

17 16 14 3

Non-collision highway incident

4 3 4

Non-highway transportation incident

19 4 15 19

Overturned, non-highway

17 3 14 17

Struck by vehicle

7 6 6

Aircraft incident

4 4 4

Fires and explosions

3 3 3

Assaults and violent acts

18 15 3 15 3

Homicides

16 13 3 14

Homicides - shooting

16 13 3 14

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, Tennessee
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

139 29 14 5 70 3 18

Private industry

125 29 12 5 63 3 13

Goods Producing

59 21 8 27

Natural resources and mining

32 13 18

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

30 12 18

Mining

Construction

20 5 7 6

Manufacturing

7 3 3

Service providing

66 8 4 4 36 13

Trade, transportation, and utilities

38 7 21 8

Wholesale trade

6 4

Retail trade

12 4 7

Transportation and warehousing

20 3 17

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

3

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

9 5

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

6 3

Education and health services

4 4

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

4 4

Leisure and hospitality

9 3 3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

5 3

Accommodation and food services

4 3

Other services

3

Government (3)

14 7 5

Federal

State

6

Local

7 5

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) 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

139 29 14 5 70 3 18

Management, professional, and related occupations

33 5 25

Management occupations

24 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

Service occupations

16 8 3

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

7 5

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

7 3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

15 3 10

Sales and related occupations

9 6

Office and administrative support occupations

6 4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

40 14 11 10 3

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

12 8 4

Construction and extraction occupations

21 4 9 6

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

7

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

35 9 24

Production occupations

3

Transportation and material moving occupations

32 7 23

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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