Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Minnesota

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

65 26 3 4 28 3

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

39 8 3 4 22

Self Employed (3)

26 18 6

Sex

Men

63 26 3 3 27 3

Women

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

3 3

25-34

8 3

35-44

16 5 10

45-54

15 7 6

55-64

12 5 5

65 and older

10 4 3

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

62 25 3 4 26 3

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

Hispanic or Latino

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

Total

65 39 26 63

Contact with objects and equipment

26 8 18 26

Struck by object

15 6 9 15

Struck by falling object

12 5 7 12

Caught in equipment or object

9 7 9

Caught in running equipment or machinery

3 3 3

Falls

3 3 3

Fall to lower level

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

4 4 3

Contact with electric current

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

28 22 6 27

Highway transportation incident

14 11 3 14

Collision between vehicles

7 5 7

Non-collision highway incident

7 6 7

Non-highway transportation incident

4 3 4

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

Aircraft incident

8 8 7

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

3 3

Homicides

Homicides - shooting

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, Minnesota
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

65 26 3 4 28 3

Private industry

64 26 3 4 27 3

Goods Producing

40 19 16

Natural resources and mining

25 16 7

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

25 16 7

Mining

Construction

13 8

Manufacturing

Service providing

24 7 3 11

Trade, transportation, and utilities

12 3 7

Wholesale trade

3

Retail trade

Transportation and warehousing

8 6

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

4 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

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

4

Government (3)

Federal

State

Local

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, Minnesota
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

65 26 3 4 28 3

Management, professional, and related occupations

29 13 15

Management occupations

24 13 10

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

3

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

Sales and related occupations

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

16 7 4

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

6 4

Construction and extraction occupations

7 3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

16 4 9

Production occupations

Transportation and material moving occupations

16 4 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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