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
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

91 26 12 8 28 5 12

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

57 15 10 5 18 8

Self Employed (3)

34 11 3 10 4 4

Sex

Men

84 26 9 8 24 5 12

Women

7 3 4

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

5

20-24

3

25-34

12 3 5

35-44

17 5 3 6

45-54

16 5 6

55-64

21 8 5 3

65 and older

16 5 8

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

82 26 9 5 27 5 10

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

3

Hispanic or Latino

4

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

Total

91 57 34 84 7

Contact with objects and equipment

26 15 11 26

Struck by object

9 5 4 9

Struck by falling object

8 5 3 8

Caught in equipment or object

12 7 5 12

Caught in running equipment or machinery

7 4 3 7

Falls

12 10 9 3

Fall to lower level

8 6 7

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

8 5 3 8

Contact with electric current

3 3

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

4 3 4

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

28 18 10 24 4

Highway transportation incident

14 13 10 4

Collision between vehicles

10 10 7

Non-collision highway incident

Non-highway transportation incident

8 6 8

Overturned, non-highway

3 3 3

Struck by vehicle

5 3 5

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

5 4 5

Assaults and violent acts

12 8 4 12

Homicides

Homicides - shooting

Self-inflicted injuries

8 6 8

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) 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

91 26 12 8 28 5 12

Private industry

84 25 11 8 26 5 9

Goods Producing

53 19 5 4 13 5 7

Natural resources and mining

32 11 11 4 3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

32 11 11 4 3

Mining

Construction

10 3 4

Manufacturing

11 5 4

Service providing

31 6 6 4 13

Trade, transportation, and utilities

17 5 3 7

Wholesale trade

3

Retail trade

5 3

Transportation and warehousing

8 4

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

4

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

Education and health services

5

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

5

Leisure and hospitality

3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

3

Other services

Government (3)

7 3

Federal

State

Local

5

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) 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

91 26 12 8 28 5 12

Management, professional, and related occupations

35 10 3 13 4 3

Management occupations

30 10 11 4 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

9 4

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

4

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

4

Sales and related occupations

3

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

22 9 5 3 3

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

6

Construction and extraction occupations

12 4 4 3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

20 6 6 3

Production occupations

5

Transportation and material moving occupations

15 6 5

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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