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Fatal Occupational Injuries by Industry in Wisconsin 1997 - 1999

1997

1998

1999

Employed*

Fatalities

Employed*

Fatalities

Employed*

Fatalities

All Workers

2,655.7

114

2,718.0

97

2,783.9

105

Ag., Forestry & Fishing

-

31

-

20

-

22

Ag. production-livestock

-

29

-

20

-

20

Ag. services

-

1

-

-

-

-

Mining

2.6

-

2.8

-

2.7

1

Construction

108.3

14

113

14

121.4

18

Heavy, except buildings

10.8

3

12

5

11.9

3

Specialty trades

70.4

8

72.9

7

78.8

11

Manufacturing

608.8

22

618.6

12

617.6

16

Durable

371.1

14

378.9

7

376.9

5

Lumber & wood

30.9

3

31.4

4

32.3

1

Nondurable

237.6

8

239.7

5

240.7

11

Food & kindred

65.6

2

65.3

3

65.9

2

Transportation & Public Utilities

124.0

11

127.3

7

131.1

9

Trucking & courier

49.8

7

51.4

5

52.8

5

Wholesale Trade

132.9

3

135.7

7

137

5

Retail Trade

471.3

13

475.7

12

489.6

13

Grocery stores

64.5

3

64.4

2

64.6

1

Auto dealers & service

55.6

1

55.7

3

57.7

-

Eating & drinking places

165.7

2

166.4

1

170.4

4

Finance, Insurance & Real Estate

140.2

1

142.8

5

145.9

1

Services

681.0

8

708.9

7

739.2

14

Education & Social services

100.2

1

104.7

2

-

2

Government

386.7

11

393.2

13

398.8

6

Federal

29.6

2

29.7

1

30.1

1

State

95.6

1

97.9

3

99.4

-

Local

261.5

8

265.6

9

269.1

5

Unknown

-

-

-

-

-

-

Agriculture, forestry & fishing was again the industry group that recorded the highest number of fatalities at 22. Construction was next at 18. 

*Source: Labor Market Information Bureau, Current Employment Statistics, DWD.
Employment estimates are rounded to the hundreds for this publication.
Some employment figures are not ordinarily published.
**Includes some workers employed by government organizations in other industries as well as under government.
Indian owned operations are now included in local government.
-Indicates data is not available and/or publishable.
Industry breakout based on the Standard Industrial Classification manual, 1987.

 

Updated June 03, 2014
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