Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Texas

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

463 69 57 32 206 23 76

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

390 58 43 26 190 21 52

Self Employed (3)

73 11 14 6 16 24

Sex

Men

437 68 55 31 195 21 67

Women

26 11 9

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

3

20-24

36 6 6 6 12 4

25-34

92 17 10 7 44 12

35-44

128 21 15 11 56 5 20

45-54

117 13 13 6 53 7 25

55-64

64 8 9 30 6 11

65 and older

20 3 3 8 4

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

262 27 24 17 142 14 38

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

38 6 17 11

Hispanic or Latino

148 36 31 12 43 8 18

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

15 4 9

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

Total

463 390 73 437 26

Contact with objects and equipment

69 58 11 68

Struck by object

42 35 7 41

Struck by falling object

32 27 5 32

Caught in equipment or object

20 17 3 20

Caught in running equipment or machinery

9 7 9

Falls

57 43 14 55

Fall to lower level

53 40 13 51

Fall from ladder

9 6 3 9

Fall from roof

15 10 5 14

Fall from scaffold

5 4 4

Harmful substances or environments

32 26 6 31

Contact with electric current

14 10 4 13

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

6 6 6

Oxygen deficiency

8 7 8

Transportation incident

206 190 16 195 11

Highway transportation incident

142 132 10 133 9

Collision between vehicles

61 58 3 57 4

Non-collision highway incident

36 34 34

Non-highway transportation incident

7 7 7

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

32 26 6 32

Aircraft incident

16 16 14

Fires and explosions

23 21 21

Assaults and violent acts

76 52 24 67 9

Homicides

55 36 19 46 9

Homicides - shooting

47 31 16 38 9

Self-inflicted injuries

19 14 5 19

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, Texas
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

463 69 57 32 206 23 76

Private industry

435 67 57 31 187 22 71

Goods Producing

217 47 47 18 78 17 10

Natural resources and mining

61 16 5 5 28 4 3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

17 6 7

Mining

44 10 5 21 4

Construction

121 22 36 11 40 7 5

Manufacturing

35 9 6 10 6

Service providing

218 20 10 13 109 5 61

Trade, transportation, and utilities

134 14 4 5 81 28

Wholesale trade

17 5 9 3

Retail trade

28 8 18

Transportation and warehousing

86 8 4 64 7

Utilities

3

Information

6 4

Financial activities

11 4 6

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

9 3 5

Professional and business services

31 4 3 8 10 5

Professional, scientific, and technical services

9 3

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

22 7 7 4

Education and health services

14 8 5

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

13 8 4

Leisure and hospitality

12 10

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

3

Accommodation and food services

9 9

Other services

10 4 3

Government (3)

28 19 5

Federal

State

5 3

Local

20 13 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, Texas
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

463 69 57 32 206 23 76

Management, professional, and related occupations

33 16 14

Management occupations

15 3 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

6 4

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

3

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

7 5

Service occupations

44 3 3 7 14 16

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

21 10 9

Food preparation and serving related occupations

3 3

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

16 3 7 3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

35 8 25

Sales and related occupations

29 7 20

Office and administrative support occupations

6 5

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

166 31 45 18 58 6 8

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

12 6

Construction and extraction occupations

123 26 37 10 41 6 3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

31 3 8 5 11 4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

183 32 8 7 108 15 13

Production occupations

28 10 3 9 4

Transportation and material moving occupations

155 22 5 6 107 6 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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