Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Tennessee

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

135 27 24 6 52 4 22

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

100 16 22 5 39 17

Self Employed (3)

35 11 13 3 5

Sex

Men

131 26 24 6 49 4 22

Women

4 3

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

10 5

25-34

19 3 5 7 4

35-44

22 4 3 9 5

45-54

25 5 9 6

55-64

31 6 7 14

65 and older

27 7 3 11 3

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

109 21 17 4 48 3 16

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

14 3 4

Hispanic or Latino

9 3 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, Tennessee
Event or exposure (1) 2008
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

135 100 35 131 4

Contact with objects and equipment

27 16 11 26

Struck by object

19 10 9 19

Struck by falling object

13 6 7 13

Caught in equipment or object

5 3 5

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

24 22 24

Fall to lower level

24 22 24

Fall from ladder

4 3 4

Fall from roof

7 7 7

Fall from scaffold

3 3 3

Harmful substances or environments

6 5 6

Contact with electric current

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

4 4

Transportation incident

52 39 13 49 3

Highway transportation incident

33 30 3 30 3

Collision between vehicles

16 13 3 15

Non-collision highway incident

5 5 5

Non-highway transportation incident

11 5 6 11

Overturned, non-highway

6 4 6

Struck by vehicle

4 4 4

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

4 3 4

Assaults and violent acts

22 17 5 22

Homicides

16 13 3 16

Homicides - shooting

15 12 3 15

Self-inflicted injuries

6 4 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, Tennessee
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

135 27 24 6 52 4 22

Private industry

124 26 23 4 48 4 19

Goods Producing

58 19 18 15 3

Natural resources and mining

25 13 8 3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

24 13 8

Mining

Construction

27 5 14 6

Manufacturing

6 4

Service providing

66 7 5 33 18

Trade, transportation, and utilities

41 23 10

Wholesale trade

5 5

Retail trade

12 8

Transportation and warehousing

24 16

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

7 3

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

8 3 5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

6 5

Other services

5

Government (3)

11 4 3

Federal

State

Local

10 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, Tennessee
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

135 27 24 6 52 4 22

Management, professional, and related occupations

25 7 11 4

Management occupations

21 7 9

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

18 8 5

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

4 3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

3

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

11 6

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

11 7

Sales and related occupations

10 7

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

41 14 16 6

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

8 7

Construction and extraction occupations

22 4 11 5

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

11 3 5

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

40 5 25 4

Production occupations

3

Transportation and material moving occupations

37 4 25 3

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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