Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Texas

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

495 80 54 63 200 31 67

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

387 61 30 43 177 30 46

Self Employed (3)

108 19 24 20 23 21

Sex

Men

469 80 53 63 190 27 56

Women

26 10 11

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

14 6 3 3

20-24

49 8 6 12 18 3

25-34

113 16 13 16 44 9 15

35-44

110 19 11 13 49 4 14

45-54

106 19 7 17 37 7 19

55-64

70 5 12 33 8 11

65 and older

32 7 5 3 15

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

243 32 18 32 113 18 30

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

36 4 5 20 7

Hispanic or Latino

200 44 35 25 65 13 18

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

15 12

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

Total

495 387 108 469 26

Contact with objects and equipment

80 61 19 80

Struck by object

52 38 14 52

Struck by falling object

39 29 10 39

Caught in equipment or object

19 14 5 19

Caught in running equipment or machinery

7 5 7

Falls

54 30 24 53

Fall to lower level

50 26 24 50

Fall from ladder

11 7 4 11

Fall from roof

9 7 9

Fall from scaffold

9 3 6 9

Harmful substances or environments

63 43 20 63

Contact with electric current

38 27 11 38

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

18 10 8 18

Oxygen deficiency

5 5 5

Transportation incident

200 177 23 190 10

Highway transportation incident

132 118 14 127 5

Collision between vehicles

54 45 9 50 4

Non-collision highway incident

44 42 44

Non-highway transportation incident

12 8 4 11

Overturned, non-highway

4 3 3

Struck by vehicle

38 36 34 4

Aircraft incident

7 5 7

Fires and explosions

31 30 27

Assaults and violent acts

67 46 21 56 11

Homicides

46 29 17 39 7

Homicides - shooting

39 26 13 34 5

Self-inflicted injuries

18 14 4 14 4

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, Texas
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

495 80 54 63 200 31 67

Private industry

459 77 53 61 182 29 57

Goods Producing

234 51 39 40 68 25 11

Natural resources and mining

69 17 8 8 24 9 3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

28 5 4 13 3

Mining

41 12 4 6 11 8

Construction

134 22 28 29 37 15 3

Manufacturing

31 12 3 3 7 5

Service providing

225 26 14 21 114 4 46

Trade, transportation, and utilities

122 16 4 8 73 19

Wholesale trade

12 6 4

Retail trade

30 11 18

Transportation and warehousing

75 9 3 4 57

Utilities

5

Information

4

Financial activities

8 3

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

6 3

Professional and business services

48 5 6 9 20 7

Professional, scientific, and technical services

9 6

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

39 5 5 9 14 6

Education and health services

7 5

Educational services

3 3

Health care and social assistance

4

Leisure and hospitality

18 4 12

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

4

Accommodation and food services

14 11

Other services

18 3 7 4

Government (3)

36 3 18 10

Federal

7 4

State

5

Local

24 12 6

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, Texas
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

495 80 54 63 200 31 67

Management, professional, and related occupations

42 3 4 5 9 8 13

Management occupations

21 3 4 6

Business and financial operations occupations

3

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

7 3

Life, physical, and social science occupations

Community and social services occupations

Legal occupations

Education, training, and library occupations

4

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

Service occupations

61 7 6 6 21 20

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

24 10 9

Food preparation and serving related occupations

5 5

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

29 5 6 4 10 4

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

41 4 14 22

Sales and related occupations

33 3 10 20

Office and administrative support occupations

8 4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

190 37 36 41 55 14 7

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

16 11

Construction and extraction occupations

137 26 31 32 33 12 3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

37 10 3 9 11 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

157 29 8 10 99 7 4

Production occupations

22 10 4 3

Transportation and material moving occupations

135 19 4 9 96 5

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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