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
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

482 65 82 61 164 15 94

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

370 57 50 42 137 13 70

Self Employed (3)

112 8 32 19 27 24

Sex

Men

457 65 77 61 153 15 85

Women

25 5 11 9

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

7

20-24

39 8 10 7 6 6

25-34

89 10 16 17 23 22

35-44

108 14 16 13 41 4 19

45-54

118 20 19 17 31 6 25

55-64

83 10 10 5 42 15

65 and older

37 10 18 5

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

239 26 29 31 96 9 48

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

43 3 4 3 20 12

Hispanic or Latino

185 34 49 26 46 5 24

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

14 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) 2009
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

482 370 112 457 25

Contact with objects and equipment

65 57 8 65

Struck by object

36 31 5 36

Struck by falling object

25 22 3 25

Caught in equipment or object

18 16 18

Caught in running equipment or machinery

11 10 11

Falls

82 50 32 77 5

Fall to lower level

75 44 31 73

Fall from ladder

24 11 13 22

Fall from roof

21 9 12 21

Fall from scaffold

9 8 9

Harmful substances or environments

61 42 19 61

Contact with electric current

26 17 9 26

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

12 11 12

Oxygen deficiency

12 9 3 12

Transportation incident

164 137 27 153 11

Highway transportation incident

106 94 12 98 8

Collision between vehicles

53 46 7 47 6

Non-collision highway incident

30 29 30

Non-highway transportation incident

22 12 10 21

Overturned, non-highway

8 3 5 8

Struck by vehicle

21 18 3 19

Aircraft incident

6 5 6

Fires and explosions

15 13 15

Assaults and violent acts

94 70 24 85 9

Homicides

69 54 15 62 7

Homicides - shooting

57 43 14 52 5

Self-inflicted injuries

23 14 9 21

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) 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

482 65 82 61 164 15 94

Private industry

427 62 75 56 148 12 73

Goods Producing

216 40 60 39 57 7 13

Natural resources and mining

49 11 6 22 4 4

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

21 3 3 10 4

Mining

28 8 3 12 4

Construction

138 19 55 31 26 6

Manufacturing

29 10 3 9 3

Service providing

211 22 15 17 91 5 60

Trade, transportation, and utilities

120 12 4 6 70 27

Wholesale trade

12 3 7

Retail trade

31 4 3 6 17

Transportation and warehousing

77 5 4 57 9

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

11 4 7

Finance and insurance

8 6

Real estate and rental and leasing

3

Professional and business services

42 7 10 6 13 4

Professional, scientific, and technical services

8 5

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

34 6 10 6 8

Education and health services

5

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

5

Leisure and hospitality

19 18

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

3

Accommodation and food services

16 16

Other services

13 3 3 4

Government (3)

55 3 7 5 16 21

Federal

19 5 13

State

7 3 3

Local

29 3 4 4 8 7

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, Texas
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

482 65 82 61 164 15 94

Management, professional, and related occupations

38 6 4 17 10

Management occupations

19 9 7

Business and financial operations occupations

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

3 3

Life, physical, and social science occupations

Community and social services occupations

4

Legal occupations

Education, training, and library occupations

3

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

5

Service occupations

58 4 12 7 10 22

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

24 5 13

Food preparation and serving related occupations

7 6

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

25 4 9 5 5

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

44 4 4 9 26

Sales and related occupations

35 4 3 6 21

Office and administrative support occupations

9 3 5

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

182 30 53 41 38 8 12

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

15 3 3 7

Construction and extraction occupations

133 21 48 29 24 5 6

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

34 6 5 9 7 3 4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

141 26 7 7 85 4 11

Production occupations

25 10 4 3 3 3

Transportation and material moving occupations

116 16 3 4 83 8

Military specific occupations

19 5 13

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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