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
2007
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

154 33 25 4 72 18

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

113 27 20 4 52 8

Self Employed (3)

41 6 5 20 10

Sex

Men

141 32 22 4 66 15

Women

13 3 6 3

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

4

20-24

8 3

25-34

23 5 11 5

35-44

26 5 7 12

45-54

36 12 5 12 5

55-64

27 7 4 13

65 and older

30 6 19

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

124 28 18 4 60 12

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

18 3 10 3

Hispanic or Latino

8 5

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

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) 2007
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

154 113 41 141 13

Contact with objects and equipment

33 27 6 32

Struck by object

20 17 3 19

Struck by falling object

13 13 13

Caught in equipment or object

10 7 3 10

Caught in running equipment or machinery

4 3 4

Falls

25 20 5 22 3

Fall to lower level

21 16 5 20

Fall from ladder

3 3

Fall from roof

6 5 6

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

4 4 4

Contact with electric current

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

72 52 20 66 6

Highway transportation incident

44 35 9 39 5

Collision between vehicles

18 12 6 17

Non-collision highway incident

13 12 12

Non-highway transportation incident

13 6 7 13

Overturned, non-highway

6 4 6

Struck by vehicle

6 5 5

Aircraft incident

8 5 8

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

18 8 10 15 3

Homicides

15 8 7 12 3

Homicides - shooting

13 8 5 11

Self-inflicted injuries

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.

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) 2007
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

154 33 25 4 72 18

Private industry

145 33 23 69 17

Goods Producing

76 29 17 27

Natural resources and mining

28 13 13

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

28 13 13

Mining

Construction

33 9 14 10

Manufacturing

15 7 4

Service providing

69 4 6 42 15

Trade, transportation, and utilities

39 3 29 6

Wholesale trade

5 5

Retail trade

5 4

Transportation and warehousing

29 24

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

7 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

7 3

Education and health services

3

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

3

Leisure and hospitality

10 3 5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

3

Accommodation and food services

7 5

Other services

6

Government (3)

9 3

Federal

State

Local

5

Footnotes
(1) Classified according to the North American Industry Classification System, 2002.
(2) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification system.
(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) 2007
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

154 33 25 4 72 18

Management, professional, and related occupations

27 6 17

Management occupations

20 6 12

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

3

Service occupations

17 4 3 7

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

5

Food preparation and serving related occupations

4 4

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

4 3

Personal care and service occupations

4

Sales and office occupations

13 5 6

Sales and related occupations

11 3 6

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

48 20 17 10

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

11 9

Construction and extraction occupations

32 8 15 9

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

5 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

49 6 37 3

Production occupations

6 3

Transportation and material moving occupations

43 3 37

Military specific occupations

Footnotes
(1) Based on the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification System.
(2) Based on the 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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