Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Minnesota

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, Minnesota
Selected
characteristics
2010
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

70 17 10 4 26 13

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

46 8 8 4 15 11

Self Employed (3)

24 9 11

Sex

Men

64 15 9 4 25 11

Women

6

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

25-34

12 3 6

35-44

10 4

45-54

20 6 4 8

55-64

15 4 4 5

65 and older

10 7

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

61 15 9 25 10

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

3

Hispanic or Latino

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, Minnesota
Event or exposure (1) 2010
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

70 46 24 64 6

Contact with objects and equipment

17 8 9 15

Struck by object

8 3 5 6

Struck by falling object

6 3 3 6

Caught in equipment or object

3 3 3

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

10 8 9

Fall to lower level

7 5 7

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

4 4 4

Contact with electric current

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

26 15 11 25

Highway transportation incident

15 11 4 14

Collision between vehicles

7 6 6

Non-collision highway incident

7 4 3 7

Non-highway transportation incident

8 6 8

Overturned, non-highway

7 6 7

Struck by vehicle

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

13 11 11

Homicides

6 5 5

Homicides - shooting

4 4 4

Self-inflicted injuries

5 5 5

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, Minnesota
Selected industries (1) 2010
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

70 17 10 4 26 13

Private industry

67 17 9 4 26 11

Goods Producing

38 12 5 17

Natural resources and mining

29 10 14

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

28 10 14

Mining

Construction

9 3 3

Manufacturing

Service providing

29 5 4 9 9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

17 4 7

Wholesale trade

4

Retail trade

7

Transportation and warehousing

5 3

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

3

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

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

3

Accommodation and food services

Other services

Government (3)

3

Federal

State

Local

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, Minnesota
Selected occupations (1) 2010
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

70 17 10 4 26 13

Management, professional, and related occupations

21 7 10

Management occupations

17 7 9

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

6 4

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

5

Sales and related occupations

5

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

25 7 4 3 9

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

10 3 4

Construction and extraction occupations

9 4

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

6 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

13 3 7

Production occupations

Transportation and material moving occupations

11 7

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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