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
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

138 31 21 13 51 5 15

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

95 16 15 10 39 4 9

Self Employed (3)

43 15 6 3 12 6

Sex

Men

123 29 20 12 45 5 10

Women

15 6 5

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

25-34

16 3 3 6 3

35-44

31 9 5 4 7 4

45-54

36 10 5 5 13

55-64

30 4 4 15 3

65 and older

21 4 4 8

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

106 22 17 9 43 4 10

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

19 6 5 4

Hispanic or Latino

8 3

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

4

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) 2010
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

138 95 43 123 15

Contact with objects and equipment

31 16 15 29

Struck by object

23 11 12 21

Struck by falling object

15 8 7 15

Caught in equipment or object

8 5 3 8

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

21 15 6 20

Fall to lower level

19 13 6 19

Fall from ladder

3 3

Fall from roof

7 3 4 7

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

13 10 3 12

Contact with electric current

4 4 4

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

6 4 5

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

51 39 12 45 6

Highway transportation incident

34 28 6 31 3

Collision between vehicles

18 15 3 16

Non-collision highway incident

7 5 7

Non-highway transportation incident

8 3 5 8

Overturned, non-highway

6 3 3 6

Struck by vehicle

4 4 3

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

5 4 5

Assaults and violent acts

15 9 6 10 5

Homicides

8 8 4 4

Homicides - shooting

8 8 4 4

Self-inflicted injuries

4 3 3

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) 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

138 31 21 13 51 5 15

Private industry

127 29 19 11 48 5 13

Goods Producing

68 19 15 5 21 3 5

Natural resources and mining

26 13 8 4

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

25 12 8 4

Mining

Construction

30 14 4 9

Manufacturing

12 4 4

Service providing

59 10 4 6 27 8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

34 5 4 17 4

Wholesale trade

4 3

Retail trade

10 3 4

Transportation and warehousing

20 3 13

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

6 4

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

4 3

Education and health services

6

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

6

Leisure and hospitality

7 4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

6 3

Other services

5

Government (3)

11 3

Federal

State

Local

8 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, Tennessee
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

138 31 21 13 51 5 15

Management, professional, and related occupations

20 3 8 7

Management occupations

14 3 6 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

4

Service occupations

12 3 5

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

6 3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

3 3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

12 3 6

Sales and related occupations

9 3 4

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

49 15 15 8 9

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

13 10 3

Construction and extraction occupations

26 3 14 3 5

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

10 5

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

45 9 3 26 3

Production occupations

6

Transportation and material moving occupations

39 7 25

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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