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
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

153 29 14 9 59 5 37

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

110 20 12 7 43 5 23

Self Employed (3)

43 9 16 14

Sex

Men

141 28 14 9 55 5 30

Women

12 4 7

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

3

20-24

8

25-34

27 4 3 5 11

35-44

31 8 9 9

45-54

29 6 11 9

55-64

33 4 4 14 9

65 and older

21 3 12 4

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

110 20 7 7 46 4 26

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

22 4 9 4

Hispanic or Latino

14 6 3 4

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

4 3

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

Total

153 110 43 141 12

Contact with objects and equipment

29 20 9 28

Struck by object

20 13 7 20

Struck by falling object

15 11 4 15

Caught in equipment or object

6 5 5

Caught in running equipment or machinery

3

Falls

14 12 14

Fall to lower level

12 10 12

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

5 3 5

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

9 7 9

Contact with electric current

6 5 6

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

3 3

Transportation incident

59 43 16 55 4

Highway transportation incident

40 34 6 36 4

Collision between vehicles

16 16 12 4

Non-collision highway incident

8 5 3 8

Non-highway transportation incident

16 6 10 16

Overturned, non-highway

9 7 9

Struck by vehicle

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

5 5 5

Assaults and violent acts

37 23 14 30 7

Homicides

26 19 7 20 6

Homicides - shooting

22 17 5 17 5

Self-inflicted injuries

6 3 3 6

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) 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

153 29 14 9 59 5 37

Private industry

139 27 13 8 52 4 35

Goods Producing

60 16 9 6 21 3 5

Natural resources and mining

28 8 13 3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

25 8 12 3

Mining

3

Construction

22 6 7 4 4

Manufacturing

10 4

Service providing

79 11 4 31 30

Trade, transportation, and utilities

45 5 3 20 16

Wholesale trade

3

Retail trade

20 5 14

Transportation and warehousing

22 3 14

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

5 3

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

3

Professional and business services

17 4 6 4

Professional, scientific, and technical services

4 3

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

13 4 6

Education and health services

3 3

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

4 4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

3 3

Other services

5 3

Government (3)

14 7

Federal

State

Local

10 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) 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

153 29 14 9 59 5 37

Management, professional, and related occupations

28 5 11 10

Management occupations

23 4 8 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

19 4 8 5

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

6 3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

9 4 3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

18 15

Sales and related occupations

15 13

Office and administrative support occupations

3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

39 11 9 4 11

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

9 4 4

Construction and extraction occupations

18 4 4 3 6

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

12 3 4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

48 7 3 3 27 3 5

Production occupations

10 3

Transportation and material moving occupations

38 4 3 26 3

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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