Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Kentucky

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

106 22 9 8 46 19

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

82 14 7 7 35 17

Self Employed (3)

24 8 11

Sex

Men

94 22 9 7 40 14

Women

12 6 5

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

25-34

20 5 3 6 5

35-44

22 3 10 6

45-54

24 4 15

55-64

20 3 3 10 3

65 and older

15 6 5

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

93 21 8 6 43 13

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

4 3

Hispanic or Latino

7

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

Total

106 82 24 94 12

Contact with objects and equipment

22 14 8 22

Struck by object

14 11 3 14

Struck by falling object

11 8 3 11

Caught in equipment or object

6 4 6

Caught in running equipment or machinery

4 3 4

Falls

9 7 9

Fall to lower level

7 6 7

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

8 7 7

Contact with electric current

4 4 4

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

46 35 11 40 6

Highway transportation incident

27 26 23 4

Collision between vehicles

14 14 12

Non-collision highway incident

8 8 6

Non-highway transportation incident

13 5 8 12

Overturned, non-highway

9 3 6 8

Struck by vehicle

5 3 4

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

19 17 14 5

Homicides

11 9 8

Homicides - shooting

10 8 7

Self-inflicted injuries

8 8 6

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, Kentucky
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

106 22 9 8 46 19

Private industry

95 22 9 7 42 13

Goods Producing

59 19 9 3 19 8

Natural resources and mining

31 14 4 12

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

24 13 3 8

Mining

7 4

Construction

14 5 5

Manufacturing

14 3 7

Service providing

36 3 4 23 5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

22 17 3

Wholesale trade

Retail trade

4

Transportation and warehousing

17 14

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

6

Education and health services

4

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

4

Leisure and hospitality

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

Other services

Government (3)

11 4 6

Federal

State

4

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, Kentucky
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

106 22 9 8 46 19

Management, professional, and related occupations

26 7 14

Management occupations

17 7 8

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

9 4

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

4 3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

5

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

6 4

Sales and related occupations

4

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

27 8 7 8

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

7 5

Construction and extraction occupations

18 3 6 7

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

37 6 3 21 6

Production occupations

10 6

Transportation and material moving occupations

27 5 21

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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