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
2006
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

147 27 13 6 77 9 15

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

117 22 11 5 62 7 10

Self Employed (3)

30 5 15 5

Sex

Men

133 26 12 6 66 9 14

Women

14 11

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

6

25-34

28 8 14

35-44

30 6 4 16

45-54

45 7 3 3 24 4

55-64

23 3 11 5

65 and older

14 10

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

134 26 11 6 71 7 13

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

4 4

Hispanic or Latino

7

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) 2006
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

147 117 30 133 14

Contact with objects and equipment

27 22 5 26

Struck by object

12 7 5 12

Struck by falling object

6 4 6

Caught in equipment or object

7 7 7

Caught in running equipment or machinery

4 4 4

Falls

13 11 12

Fall to lower level

13 11 12

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

4 4 4

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

6 5 6

Contact with electric current

4 4 4

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

77 62 15 66 11

Highway transportation incident

32 29 3 29 3

Collision between vehicles

15 12 3 13

Non-collision highway incident

5 5 5

Non-highway transportation incident

14 8 6 13

Overturned, non-highway

6 3 3 6

Struck by vehicle

5 4 4

Aircraft incident

24 19 5 19 5

Fires and explosions

9 7 9

Assaults and violent acts

15 10 5 14

Homicides

6 3 3 5

Homicides - shooting

3 3 3

Self-inflicted injuries

7 6 7

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) 2006
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

147 27 13 6 77 9 15

Private industry

135 27 13 6 69 9 11

Goods Producing

67 23 9 5 21 7

Natural resources and mining

33 12 12 6

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

18 4 10

Mining

15 8 5

Construction

27 7 8 3 8

Manufacturing

7 4

Service providing

68 4 4 48 9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

40 32 4

Wholesale trade

3 3

Retail trade

11 6 4

Transportation and warehousing

26 23

Utilities

Information

3

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

10 5 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

7 5

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

3

Education and health services

5

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

4

Leisure and hospitality

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

Other services

Government (3)

12 8 4

Federal

State

5 3

Local

4 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, Kentucky
Selected occupations (1) 2006
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

147 27 13 6 77 9 15

Management, professional, and related occupations

32 4 21 6

Management occupations

23 3 17

Business and financial operations occupations

3

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

17 9 5

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

8 5 3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

Personal care and service occupations

5

Sales and office occupations

14 9 4

Sales and related occupations

13 9 4

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

47 16 8 5 11 7

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

3

Construction and extraction occupations

41 14 7 4 10 6

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

37 7 27

Production occupations

5 3

Transportation and material moving occupations

32 4 27

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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