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
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

489 88 60 54 202 23 59

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

392 77 47 38 173 16 39

Self Employed (3)

97 11 13 16 29 7 20

Sex

Men

460 88 58 51 191 23 46

Women

29 3 11 13

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

12 6

20-24

47 6 11 22 6

25-34

105 21 11 8 45 4 16

35-44

118 14 17 21 44 7 13

45-54

112 25 16 8 39 7 16

55-64

63 13 12 4 28 5

65 and older

31 6 3 18 3

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

257 38 38 25 117 12 27

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

39 5 4 3 19 7

Hispanic or Latino

174 40 18 25 66 10 13

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

18 4 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) 2006
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

489 392 97 460 29

Contact with objects and equipment

88 77 11 88

Struck by object

52 45 7 52

Struck by falling object

43 38 5 43

Caught in equipment or object

28 26 28

Caught in running equipment or machinery

18 17 18

Falls

60 47 13 58

Fall to lower level

54 41 13 54

Fall from ladder

13 7 6 13

Fall from roof

9 5 4 9

Fall from scaffold

6 4 6

Harmful substances or environments

54 38 16 51 3

Contact with electric current

35 27 8 35

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

13 8 5 11

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

202 173 29 191 11

Highway transportation incident

129 111 18 122 7

Collision between vehicles

59 51 8 54 5

Non-collision highway incident

41 34 7 39

Non-highway transportation incident

18 13 5 18

Overturned, non-highway

10 8 10

Struck by vehicle

42 39 3 40

Aircraft incident

6 5 5

Fires and explosions

23 16 7 23

Assaults and violent acts

59 39 20 46 13

Homicides

45 32 13 32 13

Homicides - shooting

35 25 10 26 9

Self-inflicted injuries

13 6 7 13

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) 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

489 88 60 54 202 23 59

Private industry

451 85 56 53 179 22 54

Goods Producing

245 54 46 38 79 14 13

Natural resources and mining

68 14 4 10 30 8

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

21 6 3 10

Mining

47 8 3 7 20 8

Construction

131 24 36 27 35 3 5

Manufacturing

46 16 6 14 3 6

Service providing

206 31 10 15 100 8 41

Trade, transportation, and utilities

122 23 4 3 67 3 21

Wholesale trade

20 5 12

Retail trade

34 4 9 19

Transportation and warehousing

67 14 3 46

Utilities

Information

5

Financial activities

13 3 5

Finance and insurance

3

Real estate and rental and leasing

10

Professional and business services

27 3 4 16

Professional, scientific, and technical services

3 3

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

24 3 4 13

Education and health services

7 4

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

5 3

Leisure and hospitality

17 5 8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

7 4

Accommodation and food services

10 7

Other services

15 5 3 3

Government (3)

38 3 4 23 5

Federal

10 8

State

5 3

Local

23 3 3 12 4

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) 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

489 88 60 54 202 23 59

Management, professional, and related occupations

50 6 4 27 10

Management occupations

28 13 8

Business and financial operations occupations

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

7 6

Life, physical, and social science occupations

Community and social services occupations

3

Legal occupations

Education, training, and library occupations

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

4

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

3

Service occupations

38 4 3 15 12

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

16 9 6

Food preparation and serving related occupations

6 4

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

13 4 6

Personal care and service occupations

3

Sales and office occupations

42 3 15 22

Sales and related occupations

36 3 10 22

Office and administrative support occupations

6 5

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

193 47 45 37 49 8 6

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

8 3

Construction and extraction occupations

140 27 34 29 40 6 3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

45 17 10 7 7

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

158 32 7 9 90 11 9

Production occupations

34 11 3 4 7 6

Transportation and material moving occupations

124 21 4 6 86 4 3

Military specific occupations

8 6

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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