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
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

90 25 11 4 38 6

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

80 24 8 4 34 4

Self Employed (3)

10 3

Sex

Men

81 25 10 4 34 4

Women

9 4

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

5

25-34

23 8 3 5 3

35-44

19 5 11

45-54

22 8 4 10

55-64

11 5

65 and older

7 3

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

65 19 9 3 24 4

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

Hispanic or Latino

10 4 3

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

10 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, Washington
Event or exposure (1) 2007
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

90 80 10 81 9

Contact with objects and equipment

25 24 25

Struck by object

14 14 14

Struck by falling object

8 8 8

Caught in equipment or object

11 10 11

Caught in running equipment or machinery

4 4 4

Falls

11 8 3 10

Fall to lower level

11 8 3 10

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

4 4 4

Contact with electric current

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

38 34 34 4

Highway transportation incident

16 15 14

Collision between vehicles

5 4 4

Non-collision highway incident

3 3 3

Non-highway transportation incident

4 4 4

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

6 6 6

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

6 4 4

Homicides

4

Homicides - shooting

3

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, Washington
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

90 25 11 4 38 6

Private industry

80 22 10 4 34 5

Goods Producing

40 13 6 3 13

Natural resources and mining

14 7 7

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

12 6 6

Mining

Construction

19 4 5 5

Manufacturing

7

Service providing

40 9 4 21 3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

26 4 17

Wholesale trade

5

Retail trade

Transportation and warehousing

18 13

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

5

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

5

Education and health services

3

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

3

Leisure and hospitality

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

Other services

Government (3)

10 3 4

Federal

State

3

Local

6 3

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, Washington
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

90 25 11 4 38 6

Management, professional, and related occupations

8 3

Management occupations

3

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

10 5

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

5 4

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

5

Sales and related occupations

3

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

38 15 6 12

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

9 5 4

Construction and extraction occupations

16 4 4 4

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

13 6 4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

28 7 16

Production occupations

4 3

Transportation and material moving occupations

24 4 16

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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