Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Massachusetts

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

66 10 16 13 16 10

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

57 5 15 11 15 10

Self Employed (3)

9 5

Sex

Men

62 10 14 13 15 9

Women

4

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

25-34

11 5

35-44

22 4 4 6 6

45-54

14 4 3 4

55-64

9 4 3

65 and older

6 3

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

57 10 12 10 16 9

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

Hispanic or Latino

7 4

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, Massachusetts
Event or exposure (1) 2006
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

66 57 9 62 4

Contact with objects and equipment

10 5 5 10

Struck by object

7 5 7

Struck by falling object

4 4 4

Caught in equipment or object

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

16 15 14

Fall to lower level

13 12 12

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

4 4 4

Fall from scaffold

4 4 4

Harmful substances or environments

13 11 13

Contact with electric current

5 5 5

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

4 3 4

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

16 15 15

Highway transportation incident

6 6 6

Collision between vehicles

3 3 3

Non-collision highway incident

Non-highway transportation incident

4 3 4

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

4 4 3

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

10 10 9

Homicides

7 7 6

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, Massachusetts
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

66 10 16 13 16 10

Private industry

61 10 15 13 13 9

Goods Producing

25 4 9 7

Natural resources and mining

4

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

4

Mining

Construction

18 3 8 4

Manufacturing

3

Service providing

36 6 6 6 11 6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

16 3 8

Wholesale trade

4

Retail trade

4 3

Transportation and warehousing

7 5

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

3

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

3

Professional and business services

6

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

5

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

8 6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

8 6

Other services

Government (3)

5 3

Federal

State

Local

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, Massachusetts
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

66 10 16 13 16 10

Management, professional, and related occupations

3

Management occupations

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

13 3 6

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

4 3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

6 3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

3

Sales and related occupations

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

32 6 9 11 3

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

4

Construction and extraction occupations

20 4 8 5

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

8 4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

15 10

Production occupations

Transportation and material moving occupations

15 10

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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