Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Washington

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

87 13 19 10 40 4

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

78 12 16 9 36 4

Self Employed (3)

9 3 4

Sex

Men

81 13 18 9 38

Women

6

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

3

20-24

9 5

25-34

18 3 3 10

35-44

18 3 5 8

45-54

22 4 3 11

55-64

14 3 6 4

65 and older

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

69 10 16 8 31 3

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

Hispanic or Latino

7

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

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

Total

87 78 9 81 6

Contact with objects and equipment

13 12 13

Struck by object

10 10 10

Struck by falling object

6 6 6

Caught in equipment or object

3 3

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

19 16 3 18

Fall to lower level

16 13 3 16

Fall from ladder

3 3

Fall from roof

5 4 5

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

10 9 9

Contact with electric current

5 4 5

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

40 36 4 38

Highway transportation incident

15 14 14

Collision between vehicles

7 7 7

Non-collision highway incident

5 5 4

Non-highway transportation incident

7 6 6

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

5 4 5

Aircraft incident

7 7 7

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

4 4

Homicides

4 4

Homicides - shooting

3 3

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, Washington
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

87 13 19 10 40 4

Private industry

78 13 17 10 34 3

Goods Producing

40 9 11 6 13

Natural resources and mining

9 4 4

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

9 4 4

Mining

Construction

24 3 9 4 7

Manufacturing

7

Service providing

38 4 6 4 21 3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

19 14

Wholesale trade

Retail trade

3

Transportation and warehousing

14 11

Utilities

Information

3

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

8 4

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

8 4

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

4 3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

Other services

3

Government (3)

9 6

Federal

5

State

Local

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, Washington
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

87 13 19 10 40 4

Management, professional, and related occupations

10 4 3

Management occupations

3

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

13 5 4

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

4 3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

6 4

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

Sales and related occupations

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

28 7 9 4 7

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

3

Construction and extraction occupations

19 9 3 4

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

6 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

31 4 4 22

Production occupations

5

Transportation and material moving occupations

26 22

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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