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
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 19 5 3 24 22

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

56 13 3 3 18 16

Self Employed (3)

20 6 6 6

Sex

Men

67 19 5 3 20 17

Women

9 4 5

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

8 3 3

25-34

13 6 3

35-44

20 5 4 8

45-54

15 3 5 5

55-64

10 5

65 and older

9 5 3

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

61 15 4 20 17

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

3

Hispanic or Latino

7 4

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

3

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

Total

76 56 20 67 9

Contact with objects and equipment

19 13 6 19

Struck by object

12 6 6 12

Struck by falling object

8 4 4 8

Caught in equipment or object

6 6 6

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

5 3 5

Fall to lower level

5 3 5

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

3 3 3

Contact with electric current

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

24 18 6 20 4

Highway transportation incident

14 13 10 4

Collision between vehicles

4 4

Non-collision highway incident

4 3 4

Non-highway transportation incident

3 3

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

3 3

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

22 16 6 17 5

Homicides

14 9 5 10 4

Homicides - shooting

11 9 8 3

Self-inflicted injuries

8 7 7

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) 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 19 5 3 24 22

Private industry

61 17 5 22 13

Goods Producing

30 9 4 11 4

Natural resources and mining

18 7 8

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

18 7 8

Mining

Construction

9 4 3

Manufacturing

3 3

Service providing

31 8 11 9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

19 6 6 6

Wholesale trade

5 3

Retail trade

5 3

Transportation and warehousing

9 5

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

7 5

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

5 3

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

Other services

Government (3)

15 9

Federal

3

State

4

Local

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, Washington
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 19 5 3 24 22

Management, professional, and related occupations

12 4 4 3

Management occupations

6 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

12 8

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

9 8

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

6 4

Sales and related occupations

4 3

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

26 10 4 7

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

13 4 5

Construction and extraction occupations

10 4 4

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

18 4 10 4

Production occupations

Transportation and material moving occupations

16 3 10 3

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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