Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Wisconsin

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

104 20 12 10 46 14

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

69 10 6 6 34 11

Self Employed (3)

35 10 6 12 3

Sex

Men

94 19 11 10 41 11

Women

10 5 3

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

5 4

25-34

14 3 6

35-44

18 3 8 3

45-54

19 5 3 4 4

55-64

21 7 10

65 and older

24 4 13 3

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

93 19 10 9 44 10

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

4

Hispanic or Latino

5

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

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

Total

104 69 35 94 10

Contact with objects and equipment

20 10 10 19

Struck by object

12 6 6 11

Struck by falling object

8 3 5 8

Caught in equipment or object

6 3 3 6

Caught in running equipment or machinery

4 4

Falls

12 6 6 11

Fall to lower level

11 6 5 10

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

10 6 10

Contact with electric current

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

6 6

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

46 34 12 41 5

Highway transportation incident

29 23 6 24 5

Collision between vehicles

16 13 3 12 4

Non-collision highway incident

8 6 7

Non-highway transportation incident

7 6 7

Overturned, non-highway

4 4 4

Struck by vehicle

3 3 3

Aircraft incident

7 7 7

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

14 11 3 11 3

Homicides

9 8 6 3

Homicides - shooting

8 7 6

Self-inflicted injuries

3 3

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, Wisconsin
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

104 20 12 10 46 14

Private industry

95 18 12 9 41 13

Goods Producing

52 14 10 8 16 3

Natural resources and mining

20 6 3 8

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

20 6 3 8

Mining

Construction

19 5 6 6

Manufacturing

13 6

Service providing

43 4 25 10

Trade, transportation, and utilities

25 3 16 5

Wholesale trade

9 6

Retail trade

8 4 3

Transportation and warehousing

8 6

Utilities

Information

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

3

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

3

Leisure and hospitality

3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

Other services

Government (3)

9 5

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, Wisconsin
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

104 20 12 10 46 14

Management, professional, and related occupations

27 4 4 11 4

Management occupations

21 4 4 6 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

8 3

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

5

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

13 6 4

Sales and related occupations

9 4 3

Office and administrative support occupations

4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

25 7 4 4 9

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

7 4

Construction and extraction occupations

12 3 3 4

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

6 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

31 5 3 17 4

Production occupations

7 3 3

Transportation and material moving occupations

24 17 4

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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