Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Iowa

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, Iowa
Selected
characteristics
2008
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

93 23 10 5 47 6

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

56 13 7 31 3

Self Employed (3)

37 10 3 3 16 3

Sex

Men

90 23 10 5 45 5

Women

3

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

5 3

25-34

9 3

35-44

13 3 3 5

45-54

29 4 3 19

55-64

19 6 10

65 and older

16 4 9

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

83 20 9 4 45 3

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

4

Hispanic or Latino

6

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, Iowa
Event or exposure (1) 2008
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

93 56 37 90 3

Contact with objects and equipment

23 13 10 23

Struck by object

14 7 7 14

Struck by falling object

7 6 7

Caught in equipment or object

7 4 3 7

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

10 7 3 10

Fall to lower level

10 7 3 10

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

4 3 4

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

5 3 5

Contact with electric current

3 3

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

47 31 16 45

Highway transportation incident

29 23 6 29

Collision between vehicles

13 12 13

Non-collision highway incident

11 6 5 11

Non-highway transportation incident

10 9 9

Overturned, non-highway

8 7 7

Struck by vehicle

7 6 6

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

6 3 3 5

Homicides

3 3

Homicides - shooting

Self-inflicted injuries

3 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, Iowa
Selected industries (1) 2008
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

93 23 10 5 47 6

Private industry

87 22 10 5 42 6

Goods Producing

53 15 8 3 24

Natural resources and mining

29 7 17

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

27 7 15

Mining

Construction

18 7 7 3

Manufacturing

6 4

Service providing

34 7 18 4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

18 14

Wholesale trade

5 4

Retail trade

4 3

Transportation and warehousing

8 7

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

4

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

4

Professional and business services

4 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

3 3

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

3

Accommodation and food services

Other services

3

Government (3)

6 5

Federal

3

State

Local

3 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, Iowa
Selected occupations (1) 2008
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

93 23 10 5 47 6

Management, professional, and related occupations

36 9 3 19 3

Management occupations

32 9 3 16

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

4

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

5 4

Sales and related occupations

4 3

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

27 8 7 8

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

Construction and extraction occupations

18 5 6 5

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

7 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

21 5 15

Production occupations

Transportation and material moving occupations

20 4 15

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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