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
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

528 86 77 66 193 17 86

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

412 66 51 53 165 16 58

Self Employed (3)

116 20 26 13 28 28

Sex

Men

494 85 75 66 179 17 70

Women

34 14 16

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

14 4 4

20-24

66 14 10 9 25 7

25-34

109 16 15 15 40 5 17

35-44

107 18 14 15 39 19

45-54

125 22 19 16 44 4 18

55-64

74 9 10 4 28 4 19

65 and older

33 5 8 3 13 4

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

244 33 33 38 95 6 38

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

59 6 3 4 25 18

Hispanic or Latino

211 45 41 22 71 9 22

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

11 8

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

Total

528 412 116 494 34

Contact with objects and equipment

86 66 20 85

Struck by object

47 33 14 47

Struck by falling object

33 22 11 33

Caught in equipment or object

31 25 6 30

Caught in running equipment or machinery

20 18 19

Falls

77 51 26 75

Fall to lower level

72 47 25 71

Fall from ladder

12 6 6 12

Fall from roof

14 10 4 14

Fall from scaffold

15 9 6 14

Harmful substances or environments

66 53 13 66

Contact with electric current

39 30 9 39

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

16 14 16

Oxygen deficiency

8 7 8

Transportation incident

193 165 28 179 14

Highway transportation incident

133 115 18 122 11

Collision between vehicles

79 65 14 72 7

Non-collision highway incident

24 22 22

Non-highway transportation incident

16 14 15

Overturned, non-highway

8 7 7

Struck by vehicle

32 29 3 30

Aircraft incident

5 3 5

Fires and explosions

17 16 17

Assaults and violent acts

86 58 28 70 16

Homicides

70 48 22 55 15

Homicides - shooting

57 39 18 48 9

Self-inflicted injuries

13 9 4 12

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, Texas
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

528 86 77 66 193 17 86

Private industry

479 82 77 62 170 15 70

Goods Producing

248 58 58 41 68 11 10

Natural resources and mining

68 22 6 8 20 6 6

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

19 5 3 4 5

Mining

49 17 3 6 16 6

Construction

142 23 48 27 37 3

Manufacturing

38 13 4 6 11 3

Service providing

231 24 19 21 102 4 60

Trade, transportation, and utilities

115 12 5 9 62 26

Wholesale trade

16 4 8

Retail trade

24 5 17

Transportation and warehousing

72 7 4 5 48 8

Utilities

3

Information

3

Financial activities

11 5 4

Finance and insurance

4

Real estate and rental and leasing

7 3

Professional and business services

46 4 8 8 19 7

Professional, scientific, and technical services

7 5

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

39 4 7 8 14 6

Education and health services

11 8

Educational services

3 3

Health care and social assistance

8 5

Leisure and hospitality

29 6 19

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

13 6 5

Accommodation and food services

16 14

Other services

16 8 3 3

Government (3)

49 4 4 23 16

Federal

7 5

State

10 5 4

Local

32 4 13 11

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, Texas
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

528 86 77 66 193 17 86

Management, professional, and related occupations

46 4 4 3 17 17

Management occupations

20 3 3 10

Business and financial operations occupations

3

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

5

Life, physical, and social science occupations

3

Community and social services occupations

Legal occupations

Education, training, and library occupations

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

6

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

5 3

Service occupations

96 6 8 10 36 33

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

54 26 21

Food preparation and serving related occupations

8 8

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

28 5 7 8 6

Personal care and service occupations

6 4

Sales and office occupations

39 3 13 20

Sales and related occupations

30 8 20

Office and administrative support occupations

9 5

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

205 48 54 38 49 7 7

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

14 3 5 3

Construction and extraction occupations

153 35 45 28 35 5 3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

38 10 7 9 9

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

140 25 8 14 77 7 9

Production occupations

31 12 4 3 6 6

Transportation and material moving occupations

109 13 4 11 71 9

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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