Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Washington

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

84 20 13 3 33 13

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

71 17 11 31 8

Self Employed (3)

13 3 5

Sex

Men

75 20 12 29 11

Women

9 4

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

6 4

25-34

22 5 3 9 5

35-44

15 9

45-54

25 5 3 11 4

55-64

12 5 4

65 and older

4 3

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

65 17 12 3 24 8

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

3

Hispanic or Latino

8 3

American Indian or Alaska Native

5

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

Total

84 71 13 75 9

Contact with objects and equipment

20 17 3 20

Struck by object

12 10 12

Struck by falling object

8 7 8

Caught in equipment or object

7 6 7

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

13 11 12

Fall to lower level

9 7 9

Fall from ladder

3 3

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

3

Contact with electric current

3

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

33 31 29 4

Highway transportation incident

17 15 16

Collision between vehicles

7 5 7

Non-collision highway incident

4 4 4

Non-highway transportation incident

8 8 7

Overturned, non-highway

4 4 3

Struck by vehicle

3 3

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

13 8 5 11

Homicides

8 4 4 6

Homicides - shooting

7 4 5

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, Washington
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

84 20 13 3 33 13

Private industry

68 19 11 3 24 9

Goods Producing

42 14 8 3 11 6

Natural resources and mining

14 6 4 3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

14 6 4 3

Mining

Construction

21 6 7 6

Manufacturing

7

Service providing

26 5 3 13 3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

12 3 7

Wholesale trade

4

Retail trade

Transportation and warehousing

7 5

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

3 3

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

3 3

Professional and business services

3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

Education and health services

4

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

3

Leisure and hospitality

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

Other services

Government (3)

16 9 4

Federal

7 4 3

State

Local

7

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, Washington
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

84 20 13 3 33 13

Management, professional, and related occupations

15 3 3 5

Management occupations

9 3

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

8 4

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

5

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

3 3

Sales and related occupations

3 3

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

38 10 7 13 5

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

15 4 8 3

Construction and extraction occupations

16 3 5 5

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

7 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

17 7 7

Production occupations

6 4

Transportation and material moving occupations

11 3 7

Military specific occupations

3 3

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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