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
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

111 24 12 6 48 3 18

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

81 16 10 6 36 3 10

Self Employed (3)

30 8 12 8

Sex

Men

104 24 9 6 46 3 16

Women

7 3

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

4

20-24

3

25-34

12 5 3

35-44

21 4 8 5

45-54

30 6 6 13

55-64

25 7 11 5

65 and older

16 3 8 3

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

89 21 9 3 40 3 13

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

12 4 3

Hispanic or Latino

8

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) 2009
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

111 81 30 104 7

Contact with objects and equipment

24 16 8 24

Struck by object

16 10 6 16

Struck by falling object

13 8 5 13

Caught in equipment or object

6 4 6

Caught in running equipment or machinery

3 3 3

Falls

12 10 9 3

Fall to lower level

10 8 9

Fall from ladder

4 3 3

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

6 6 6

Contact with electric current

3 3 3

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

48 36 12 46

Highway transportation incident

33 25 8 32

Collision between vehicles

13 10 3 13

Non-collision highway incident

7 4 3 6

Non-highway transportation incident

9 5 4 9

Overturned, non-highway

6 3 3 6

Struck by vehicle

5 5 4

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

3 3 3

Assaults and violent acts

18 10 8 16

Homicides

13 8 5 11

Homicides - shooting

10 6 4 9

Self-inflicted injuries

4 4

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) 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

111 24 12 6 48 3 18

Private industry

103 24 11 5 44 3 16

Goods Producing

47 14 8 3 18

Natural resources and mining

16 7 8

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

15 6 8

Mining

Construction

19 4 5 8

Manufacturing

12 3 3

Service providing

56 10 3 26 14

Trade, transportation, and utilities

37 5 21 9

Wholesale trade

5 3

Retail trade

11 7

Transportation and warehousing

21 17

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

10 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

8

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

4 3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

Other services

Government (3)

8 4

Federal

State

Local

6 4

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, Tennessee
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

111 24 12 6 48 3 18

Management, professional, and related occupations

19 3 9 5

Management occupations

15 3 7 4

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

10 3

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

6

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

12 8

Sales and related occupations

11 7

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

36 12 7 4 12

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

7 4 3

Construction and extraction occupations

24 6 6 3 9

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

5

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

34 6 23

Production occupations

5 3

Transportation and material moving occupations

29 3 22

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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