Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Wisconsin

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

77 18 11 3 33 5 6

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

56 11 8 23 5 6

Self Employed (3)

21 7 3 10

Sex

Men

69 16 9 3 32 5 3

Women

8 3

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

3

25-34

9 6

35-44

12 3 6

45-54

14 3 3 5

55-64

25 8 4 11

65 and older

13 4 3

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

75 18 11 3 32 6

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

Total

77 56 21 69 8

Contact with objects and equipment

18 11 7 16

Struck by object

12 8 4 10

Struck by falling object

8 5 3 7

Caught in equipment or object

6 3 3 6

Caught in running equipment or machinery

3 3

Falls

11 8 3 9

Fall to lower level

7 5 6

Fall from ladder

3 3

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

3 3

Contact with electric current

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

33 23 10 32

Highway transportation incident

15 11 4 14

Collision between vehicles

9 8 8

Non-collision highway incident

4 4

Non-highway transportation incident

6 4 6

Overturned, non-highway

5 3 5

Struck by vehicle

6 5 6

Aircraft incident

5 5

Fires and explosions

5 5 5

Assaults and violent acts

6 6 3 3

Homicides

3 3 3

Homicides - shooting

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, Wisconsin
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

77 18 11 3 33 5 6

Private industry

71 18 11 3 28 5 6

Goods Producing

42 13 8 3 12

Natural resources and mining

25 10 3 10

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

24 10 3 9

Mining

Construction

7

Manufacturing

10 3

Service providing

29 5 3 16 4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

16 4 10

Wholesale trade

6 4

Retail trade

3

Transportation and warehousing

7 5

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

3

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

3

Professional and business services

3 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

Government (3)

6 5

Federal

State

Local

4 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, Wisconsin
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

77 18 11 3 33 5 6

Management, professional, and related occupations

24 6 4 11

Management occupations

19 6 4 7

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

7 5

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

3 3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

4 3

Sales and related occupations

4 3

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

18 10 3

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

4 3

Construction and extraction occupations

6

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

8 5

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

24 4 11

Production occupations

5

Transportation and material moving occupations

19 3 11

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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