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
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

94 21 14 7 32 18

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

58 12 5 7 21 11

Self Employed (3)

36 9 9 11 7

Sex

Men

86 21 14 5 27 17

Women

8 5

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

5 3

25-34

11 5

35-44

14 4 3 6

45-54

27 5 5 10 5

55-64

21 7 3 6 3

65 and older

11 3 4

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

84 18 14 7 27 16

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

4

Hispanic or Latino

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

Total

94 58 36 86 8

Contact with objects and equipment

21 12 9 21

Struck by object

12 6 6 12

Struck by falling object

8 4 4 8

Caught in equipment or object

7 5 7

Caught in running equipment or machinery

4 3 4

Falls

14 5 9 14

Fall to lower level

11 4 7 11

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

7 7 5

Contact with electric current

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

32 21 11 27 5

Highway transportation incident

18 12 6 15 3

Collision between vehicles

8 5 3 6

Non-collision highway incident

6 4 6

Non-highway transportation incident

8 4 4 7

Overturned, non-highway

4 4

Struck by vehicle

5 4 4

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

18 11 7 17

Homicides

6 3 3 5

Homicides - shooting

6 3 3 5

Self-inflicted injuries

10 8 10

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) 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

94 21 14 7 32 18

Private industry

86 21 14 6 28 16

Goods Producing

47 17 11 13 3

Natural resources and mining

23 7 5 9

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

23 7 5 9

Mining

Construction

13 4 5

Manufacturing

11 6

Service providing

39 4 3 4 15 13

Trade, transportation, and utilities

14 5 6

Wholesale trade

3

Retail trade

7 5

Transportation and warehousing

3

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

3 3

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

3 3

Professional and business services

5

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

5

Education and health services

8 4

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

7 3

Leisure and hospitality

5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

3

Accommodation and food services

Other services

4

Government (3)

8 4

Federal

State

4

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, Wisconsin
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

94 21 14 7 32 18

Management, professional, and related occupations

28 5 6 10 7

Management occupations

22 5 6 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

17 3 4 5 3

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

9 3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

10 4 5

Sales and related occupations

9 3 5

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

25 7 4 3 8

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

9 3 5

Construction and extraction occupations

11 3 3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

5

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

14 7 5

Production occupations

6 4

Transportation and material moving occupations

8 3 4

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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