Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Kansas

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, Kansas
Selected
characteristics
2009
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

76 16 11 5 33 3 8

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

45 6 8 4 21 4

Self Employed (3)

31 10 3 12 4

Sex

Men

72 16 11 5 31 3 6

Women

4

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

3

25-34

14 7

35-44

8 3

45-54

18 3 3 8 3

55-64

10 6

65 and older

22 4 3 12

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

66 15 10 4 29 6

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

Hispanic or Latino

8 3

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, Kansas
Event or exposure (1) 2009
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

76 45 31 72 4

Contact with objects and equipment

16 6 10 16

Struck by object

11 9 11

Struck by falling object

7 5 7

Caught in equipment or object

3 3

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

11 8 3 11

Fall to lower level

11 8 3 11

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

5 4 5

Contact with electric current

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

33 21 12 31

Highway transportation incident

23 18 5 21

Collision between vehicles

10 8 9

Non-collision highway incident

8 6 7

Non-highway transportation incident

7 7 7

Overturned, non-highway

5 5 5

Struck by vehicle

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

3 3

Assaults and violent acts

8 4 4 6

Homicides

6 3 4

Homicides - shooting

5 3

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, Kansas
Selected industries (1) 2009
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

76 16 11 5 33 3 8

Private industry

72 15 11 4 32 3 7

Goods Producing

52 13 6 4 23 4

Natural resources and mining

35 10 17 3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

30 10 13

Mining

5 4

Construction

12 4 5

Manufacturing

5

Service providing

20 5 9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

9 3 4

Wholesale trade

3

Retail trade

4

Transportation and warehousing

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

Education and health services

5 3

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

5 3

Leisure and hospitality

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

Other services

Government (3)

4

Federal

State

Local

3

Footnotes
(1) Industry data from 2003 to 2008 are classified using the 2002 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Industry data after 2008 are classified using the 2007 NAICS.
(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, Kansas
Selected occupations (1) 2009
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

76 16 11 5 33 3 8

Management, professional, and related occupations

30 10 3 13 3

Management occupations

25 9 11

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

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

Sales and related occupations

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

26 4 5 3 12

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

6

Construction and extraction occupations

14 4 7

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

6

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

11 5

Production occupations

Transportation and material moving occupations

10 5

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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