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Fatal work Injuries by Standard Industry Code (SIC) in Wisconsin - 1999

 

SIC

INDUSTRY

OCCUPATION

GENDER

DESCRIPTION

Employer Size

0161

Vegetable Farm

Nursery Worker

Male

DRIVING PICK-UP WHEN LOST CONTROL AND ROLLED - TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

20-49

0175

Deciduous Tree Farm

Farmer

Male

WHILE PULLING UP TREE WITH TRACTOR, TRACTOR OVERTURNED - CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA

1-10

0241

Dairy Farm

Farmer

Male

DRIVING SKID STEER WHEN BAGS BECAME ENTANGLED IN WHEELS, LEANED OVER WHEN HAND BECAME ENTANGLED CAUSING HIS HEAD TO STRIKE AGAINST BOLT STICKING OUT OF BUCKET PUNCTURING HIS TEMPLE & CAUSING MASSIVE HEAD TRAUMA

1-10

0241

Dairy Farm

Farmer

Male

APPARENTLY REACHED OVER POWER TAKE-OFF ON TRACTOR & MANURE SPREADER WHEN COAT BECAME CAUGHT - TRAUMATIC ASPHYXIATION

1-10

0241

Dairy Farm

Farm Worker

Male

DRIVING TRACTOR, TURNED LEFT INTO PATH OF PASSING SEMI - MASSIVE CRUSHING CHEST INJURIES

1-10

0241

Dairy Farm

Farm Worker

Male

RAKING HAY, DRIVING TRACTOR, TRACTOR OVERTURNED - CRUSHING CHEST INJURIES

1-10

0241

Dairy Farm

Farmer

Male

DUG TRENCH WITH BACKHOE WHEN NOTICED SOMETHING IN TRENCH, JUMP IN AND THE TRENCH CAVED IN ON HIM - SUFFOCATED

1-10

0241

Dairy Farm

Farmer

Male

OPENING TOP SILO HATCH WHEN OVERCOME BY NITROGEN DIOXIDE

1-10

0241

Dairy Farm

Farmer

Male

PULLING CATTLE TRAILER, LOST CONTROL ON ICE & JACKKNIFED - AORTA DISECTION

1-10

0241

Dairy Farm

Farmer

Male

DOING ELECTRICAL WORK ON A VACUUM PUMP WHEN ELECTROCUTED

1-10

0241

Dairy Farm

Farmer

Male

WORKING ON TRACTOR, STANDING WHEN TRACTOR MOVED FORWARD RUNNING OVER HIM - MULTI TRAUMATIC INJURIES TO CHEST

1-10

0241

Dairy Farm

Farmer

Male

CHECKING ON CALF IN COW YARD WHEN MAULED BY BULL - MASSIVE UPPER BODY TRAUMA

1-10

0241

Dairy Farm

Farmer

Male

REMOVED MOTOR ON FEED MIXER WHEN DRUM ROTATED CRUSHING HEAD BETWEEN DRUM & FARM OF MIXER - SEVERE HEAD TRAUMA

1-10

0241

Dairy Farm

Farmer

Male

TRYING TO CLIMB FROM STOPPED TRACTOR TO MOVING TRACTOR WHEN SLIPPED AND WAS RUN OVER BY TRACTOR AND THEN WAGON - MASSIVE CRANIUM TRAUMA

1-10

0241

Dairy Farm

Farmer

Male

WELDING WITH ELECTRIC WELDER ON HAY BINDER WHEN ELECTROCUTED

1-10

0241

Dairy Farm

Farmer

Male

UNDER LOADER MAKING REPAIRS WHEN JACK SLIPPED AND LOADER FELL CRUSHING HIM

1-10

0241

Dairy Farm

Farmer

Male

STANDING IN FRONT OF REAR TIRE JUMP STARTING TRACTOR, FORGOT TRACTOR WAS IN GEAR, RUN OVER - MASSIVE HEAD TRAUMA

1-10

0241

Dairy Farm

Farmer

Male

DAIRY FARMER CRUSHED BY CORN STALK SHREDDER

1-10

0291

General Farms Primary Livestock & Animal Specialties

Farmer

Male

DRIVING TRACTOR, BACKING UP WHEN REAR TIRE WENT OFF EMBANKMENT CAUSING TRACTOR TO ROLL, PINNING HIM UNDER IT - MULTI TRAUMA

1-10

0291

General Farms Primary Livestock & Animal Specialties

Farm Worker

Male

DRIVING TRACTOR PICKING UP HAY BALES WHEN IT OVERTURNED ON HIM - CRUSHING CHEST

1-10

0291

General Farms Primary Livestock & Animal Specialties

Farmer

Male

DRIVING TRACTOR UP STEEP INCLINE, TRACTOR SLID BACKWARD & OVERTURNED - MASSIVE INTERNAL INJURIES

1-10

0291

General Farms Primary Livestock & Animal Specialties

Farmer

Male

TRACTOR LEFT ROAD, HE WAS THROWN AND STRUCK BY BALER - RUPTURED THORACIC AORTA

1-10

1442

Construction Sand & Gravel

Heavy Equipment Operator

Male

OPERATING FRONT-END LOADER WHEN IT SLID DOWN 30' EMBANKMENT AND OVERTURNED, PINNING HIM - MECHANICAL ASPHYXIATION

1-10

1521

General Contractors - single Family Houses

Carpenter

Male

DRIVING VAN WHEN STRUCK BROADSIDE BY TURNING CAR - CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA

11-19

SIC

INDUSTRY

OCCUPATION

GENDER

DESCRIPTION

Employer Size

1521

General Contractors - single Family Houses

Carpenter

Male

FELL APPROX. 20' FROM ROOF - MULTI HEAD INJURIES

1-10

1521

General Contractors - single Family Houses

Carpenter

Male

FELL 14' OFF SCAFFOLDING ONTO CONCRETE STAIRS WHEN WORKING ON A GARAGE - BRAIN TRAUMA

1-10

1541

General Contractors - Industrial Building & Warehouses

Mason

Male

RAISING STEEL REINFORCEMENT ROD WHEN IT CAME IN CONTACT WITH OVERHEAD POWER LINE THAT CARRIES AT LEAST 7200 VOLTS - ELECTROCUTION

100+

1611

Hwy & Street Construction, ex Elevated Hwy

Laborer

Female

FLAGGING TRAFFIC WHEN STOPPED TRUCK WAS REAR-ENDED BY SEMI CAUSING 1ST TRUCK TO HIT HER - MASSIVE INTERNAL TRAUMA

100+

1623

Water, Sewer, Pipeline & Communications & Power Line Construction

Heavy Equipment Operator

Male

DRIVING SEMI WHEN STRUCK STOPPED CAR IN ROADWAY & OVERTURNED - MECHANICAL ASPHYXIA

50-99

1623

Water, Sewer, Pipeline & Communications & Power Line Construction

Pipe Layer

Male

STRUCK BY CAR WHILE WORKING AS FLAG PERSON AT CONSTRUCTION SITE - CLOSED HEAD INJURY, DEVELOPED SEPSIS & PNEUMONIA

N/A

1711

Plumbing, Heating & air-conditioning

Metal Worker

Male

STANDING ON BEAM APPROX. 50' IN AIR REMOVING WALL PANEL WHEN FELL TO CONCRETE FLOOR BELOW - MULTI SKELETAL & VISCERAL INJURIES

100+

1731

Electrical Work

Electrician

Male

PULLING WIRE AT JOB SITE WHEN RECEIVED HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL SHOCK, DIED WEEKS LATER AT ANOTHER JOB SITE FROM PULMONARY THROMBOSIS CAUSED BY THE ELECTRICAL SHOCK

100+

1752

Floor Laying & Other Floor Work, NEC

Flooring Contractor

Male

APPLYING FINISH TO WOOD FLOOR WHEN FUMES IGNITED FROM FIREPLACE PILOT LIGHT - BURNS OVER 90% OF BODY

11-19

1761

Roofing, siding & sheet Metal Work

Roofer

Male

FELL APPROX. 70' FROM ROOF TO GROUND BELOW - MULTI SKULL FX

1-10

1771

Concrete Work

General Contractor

Male

INFLATING TIRE WHEN IT EXPLODED AND HE WAS STRUCK BY THE METAL RING FROM THE TIRE - MULTI INJURIES

1-10

1771

Concrete Work

Laborer

Male

TAKING DOWN ALUMINUM LADDER AT CONSTRUCTION SITE WHEN WIND CAUGHT IT AND IT CAME IN CONTACT WITH POWER LINES - ELECTROCUTION

1-10

1791

Structural Steel Erection

Structural Metal Worker

Male

RIDING IN MANBASKET OF CRANE WHEN ANOTHER CRANE COLLAPSED & FELL CRUSHING HIM, THE WIND CAUSED THE 1ST CRANE TO TOPPLE - MULTI TRAUMATIC INJURIES

11-19

1791

Structural Steel Erection

Structural Metal Worker

Male

RIDING IN MANBASKET OF CRANE WHEN ANOTHER CRANE COLLAPSED & FELL CRUSHING HIM, THE WIND CAUSED THE 1ST CRANE TO TOPPLE - MULTI TRAUMATIC INJURIES

11-19

1791

Structural Steel Erection

Structural Metal Worker

Male

RIDING IN MANBASKET OF CRANE WHEN ANOTHER CRANE COLLAPSED & FELL CRUSHING HIM, WIND CAUSED CRANE TO TOPPLE - MULTI TRAUMATIC INJURIES

11-19

1794

Excavation Work

Truck Driver

Male

GREASING DUMP TRUCK WITH BOX RAISED, BOX LOWERED PINNING HIM BETWEEN BOX & TRUCK FRAME - TRAUMATIC COMPRESSION OF HEAD, NECK & CHEST

20-49

1795

Wrecking & Demolition Work

Heavy Equipment Operator

Male

DRIVING BULLDOZER ONTO TRAILER ON SIDE OF ROAD WHEN IT SLID OFF OVERTURNING ON HIM - CRUSHING CHEST INJURIES

1-10

2051

Bread & Other Bakery Products, ex Cookies & Crackers

Supervisor

Male

DRIVING VAN WHEN LOST CONTROL AND ROLLED - HEAD & INTERNAL INJURIES

20-49

2096

Potato Chips, Corn Chips & Similar Snacks

Truck Driver

Male

WENT IN THE BACK OF HIS ROUTE TRUCK AND SHOT HIMSELF IN THE HEAD

100+

SIC

INDUSTRY

OCCUPATION

GENDER

DESCRIPTION

Employer Size

2421

Sawmills & Planing Mills, General

Laborer

Male

PILING LUMBER WHEN A LARGE STACK FELL ON HIM - CRUSHING INJURIES

50-99

2621

Paper Mills

Industrial Machine Repairer

Male

WHILE REPLACING WIRE ROPE IN BLOCK OF HOIST, SPREADER BEAM FELL FROM PAPER ROLL STANDS STRIKING HIM IN THE HEAD - MASSIVE HEAD TRAUMA

100+

2672

Coated & Laminated Paper, NEC

Machine Operator

Male

INSIDE INDUSTRIAL OVEN CLEANING IT WHEN ANOTHER EE ACCIDENTALLY HIT SWITCH CLOSING IT, CRUSHED BETWEEN 2 METAL PLATES - CRUSHING INJURY TO UPPER BODY

11-19

2711

Newspapers: Publishing or Publishing & Printing

Newspaper Carrier

Male

PASSENGER IN CAR DELIVERING NEWSPAPERS WHEN STRUCK BY ONCOMING CAR - CHEST & ABDOMINAL TRAUMA

100+

2741

Miscellaneous Publishing

Driver/Sales

Male

DELIVERING NEWSPAPERS WHEN HE CROSSED CENTER LINE AND WAS STRUCK BY ONCOMING SEMI - MASSIVE HEAD AND CHEST TRAUMA

11-19

2741

Miscellaneous Publishing

Newspaper Carrier

Male

DRIVER OF PICK-UP THAT PULLED OUT AND WAS STRUCK BY ANOTHER TRUCK

20-49

2851

Paints, Varnishes, Lacquers, Enamels & Allied Products

Machine Operator

Male

ON ROOF REMOVING SNOW WHEN FELL THROUGH SKYLIGHT ONTO CONCRETE FLOOR BELOW - MULTI BODY INJURIES

50-99

3089

Plastics Products, NEC

Technician

Female

CLEANING PAINT BOOTH WHEN SUBSTANCE IGNITED CAUSING EXTENSIVE BURNS OVER 90% OF HER BODY

50-99

3089

Plastics Products, NEC

Molding Supervisor

Male

INSPECTING MOLDING PRESS WHEN STRUCK IN HEAD BY PLATEN TIE BARS WHEN MACHINE CYCLED - TRAUMATIC HEAD INJURY

50-99

3271

Concrete Block & Brick

Industrial Machine Repairer

Male

JACKET CAUGHT IN ROTATING MACHINERY AMPUTATING ARM AT THE SHOULDER - EXSANGUINATION

20-49

3365

Aluminum Foundries

Supervisor

Male

UN-JAMMING SILO HOPPER WHEN SOMEHOW FELL INTO HOPPER AND WAS BURIED IN SAND - SUFFOCATION

50-99

3479

Coating, Engraving & Allied Services, NEC

Manager

Male

HEAT TREATING METAL CYLINDERS WITH HEATED SALT BATH WHEN 1200 DEGREE SALT SOLUTION ERUPTED BURNING HIM - SEVERE CHEMICAL BURNS

1-10

3531

Construction Machinery & Equipment

Technician

Male

INSTALLING CLUTCH ASS'Y ON HOOK WHILE ON FORKS OF FORKLIFT, 4000# LOAD BOX BECAME UNSTABLE AND FELL OFF FORKS ON HIM - CRUSHING PELVIC INJURIES, DEVELOPED PULMONARY THROMBOEMBOLI

20-49

3714

Motor Vehicle Parts & Accessories

Assembler

Male

DRIVING SUBURBAN WHEN LOST CONTROL, STRUCK GUARDRAIL & OVERTURNED - BLUNT FORCE INJURIES TO CHEST THEN MI

11-19

4212

Local Trucking Without Storage

Truck Driver

Male

DRIVING TRUCK THROUGH INTERSECTION WHEN STRUCK BY CAR - MASSIVE UPPER BODY & HEAD TRAUMA

1-10

4213

Trucking, Except Local

Truck Driver

Male

UNLOADING LARGE TIRES (9' DIAMETER) WHEN THEY FELL ON HIM - MULTI INJURIES

50-99

4213

Trucking, Except Local

Truck Driver

Male

PASSENGER IN SEMI WHEN IT WAS SIDESWIPED BY ANOTHER TRUCK AND ROLLED - MASSIVE CHEST TRAUMA

N/A

4215

Courier Services, Except by Air

Truck Driver

Male

DRIVING TRUCK WHEN LOST CONTROL AND STRUCK ONCOMING GARBAGE TRUCK - EXSANGUINATION

100+

4215

Courier Services, Except by Air

Truck Driver

Male

DRIVING DELIVERY VAN WHEN RAN INTO BACK OF SEMI THAT WAS STOPPED FOR ANOTHER ACCIDENT - MULTI INTERNAL CHEST INJURIES

50-99

4311

United States Postal Service

Postal Inspector

Male

SELF-INFLICTED GUNSHOT WOUND TO HEAD WHILE IN VAN IN COMPANY PARKING LOT

100+

4522

Air Transportation, Nonscheduled

Pilot

Male

TAKING OFF IN PLANE WHEN AT APPROX. 200', PLANE APPEARED TO STALL AND CRASHED TO GROUND - MULTI TRAUMA

1-10

4911

Electric Services

Meter Reader

Male

DRIVING CAR THROUGH INTERSECTION WHEN BROADSIDE BY ANOTHER CAR - MULTI INTERNAL INJURIES

20-49

4931

Electric & Other Services Combined

Installer/Repairer

Male

REPAIRING TRANSFORMER WHEN CONTACTED 7200 VOLT CONDUCTOR - ELECTRO-THERMAL INJURY

11-19

4959

Sanitary Services, NEC

Groundskeeper

Male

MOWING ON HILLSIDE WHEN MOWER OVERTURNED ON HIM - MECHANICAL ASPHYXIA

20-49

SIC

INDUSTRY

OCCUPATION

GENDER

DESCRIPTION

Employer Size

4959

Sanitary Services, NEC

Truck Driver

Male

DRIVING TRUCK WHEN LOST CONTROL, STRUCK EMBANKMENT AND ROLLED - BLUNT FORCE HEAD & CHEST INJURIES

1-10

5047

Medical, Dental & Hospital Equipment & Supplies

Owner

Male

INHALATION OF NITROUS OXIDE

1-10

5083

Farm & Garden Machinery & Equipment

Owner

Male

REPAIRING BALER WHEN PLUNGER/FLYWHEEL STRUCK HIM IN THE HEAD - CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA

1-10

5148

Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

Truck Driver

Male

SHOT WHILE GETTING OUT OF HIS TRUCK AT THE LOADING DOCK

100+

5192

Books, Periodicals & Newspapers

Owner

Male

ASSAULTED BY ANOTHER PERSON WITH A BLUNT OBJECT DURING ROBBERY - CRANIOCEREBRAL INJURIES

1-10

5192

Books, Periodicals & Newspapers

Truck Driver

Male

CHECKING LOAD IN SEMI WHEN TRUCK ROLLED BACK CRUSHING HIM AGAINST LOADING DOCK - CRUSHING CHEST INJURIES

50-99

5411

Grocery Stores

Security Guard

Male

WORKING AT GROCERY STORE WHEN SHOT IN HEAD BY ROBBER - CEREBRAL LACERATIONS

1-10

5810

Eating & Drinking Places

Owner

Male

FELL WHILE TENDING BAR, FX HIP, DEVELOPED ISCHEMIC INFARCTED BOWEL

1-10

5810

Eating & Drinking Places

Cashier

Female

WORKING AT CASH REGISTER IN FAMILY RESTAURANT WHEN SHOT IN HEAD BY ROBBER

1-10

5810

Eating & Drinking Places

Clerk

Male

WORKING AT RESTAURANT, PLAYING WITH HANDGUN WHEN SHOT SELF IN HEAD

11-19

5810

Eating & Drinking Places

Manager

Female

FELL DOWN 17 STAIRS TO CEMENT FLOOR - TRAUMATIC HEAD INJURIES

1-10

5963

Direct Selling Establishments

Sales

Male

RIDING IN VAN WHEN WENT OUT OF CONTROL AND ROLLED - SEVERE HEAD INJURY

N/A

5963

Direct Selling Establishments

Sales

Male

RIDING IN VAN WHEN WENT OUT OF CONTROL & ROLLED - SKULL FX & CEREBRAL LACERATIONS & HEMORRHAGE

N/A

5963

Direct Selling Establishments

Sales

Female

RIDING IN VAN WHEN WENT OUT OF CONTROL & OVERTURNED - COMPOUND SKULL FX WITH CEREBRAL LACERATION & HEMORRHAGE

N/A

5963

Direct Selling Establishments

Sales

Female

RIDING IN VAN WHEN WENT OUT OF CONTROL & ROLLED - MULTI INTERNAL INJURIES WITH SKULL FX

N/A

5963

Direct Selling Establishments

Sales

Male

RIDING IN VAN WHEN WENT OUT OF CONTROL & ROLLED - SKULL FX

N/A

5963

Direct Selling Establishments

Sales

Female

RIDING IN VAN WHEN IT WENT OUT OF CONTROL & ROLLED - EXTENSIVE SKULL FX

N/A

5963

Direct Selling Establishments

Sales

Male

RIDING IN VAN WHEN IT WENT OUT OF CONTROL & ROLLED - HEAD INJURY WITH SKULL FX

N/A

5992

Florists

Sales

Male

UNLOADING SEMI, STANDING BETWEEN FORKLIFT AND SEMI WHEN FORKLIFT "LURCHED" FORWARD PINNING HIM - MASSIVE INTERNAL INJURIES

1-10

6022

State Commercial Banks

Courier

Male

DRIVER OF AUTO WHICH LOST CONTROL AND STRUCK TREES - MULTI INTERNAL INJURIES

N/A

7335

Commercial Photography

Owner

Male

ON WAY TO PHOTOGRAPH A WEDDING WHEN PICK-UP ROLLED - MASSIVE CRANIAL & FACIAL INJURIES

1-10

7359

Equipment Rental & Leasing, NEC

Manager

Male

SHOT BY ROBBER AT STORE - EXSANGUINATION - FACE

1-10

7389

Business Services, NEC

Sales

Male

DRIVING CAR WHICH CHANGED LANES AND REAR-ENDED BY VAN, THEN STRUCK SEMI - MULTI TRAUMATIC INJURIES

1-10

7538

General Automotive Repair Shops

Manager

Male

LOADING TIRES IN BACK OF TRUCK WHEN TRUCK MOVED IN REVERSE CRUSHING HIM AGAINST A WALL - CRUSHING CHEST & ABDOMEN

1-10

7622

Radio & Television Repair Shops

Manager

Male

REPAIRING ANTENNA ON TOP OF 35' POLE, FELL TO GROUND - MULTI HEAD, CHEST & NECK INJURIES

1-10

SIC

INDUSTRY

OCCUPATION

GENDER

DESCRIPTION

Employer Size

7922

Theatrical Producers (ex Motion Picture) & Miscellaneous Theatrical Services

Technician

Male

DISMANTLING STAGE & LOADING IN SEMI WHEN PLATFORMS FELL ON HIM - BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA TO HEAD

1-10

7948

Racing, Including Track Operations

Animal Caretaker

Male

RIDING IN COMPANY VEHICLE WHEN VEHICLE SLID AND WAS BROADSIDE BY A CAR - SEVERE BRAIN DAMAGE - PNEUMONIA

1-10

7999

Amusement & Recreation Services, NEC

Attendant

Male

OPERATING AMUSEMENT RIDE WHEN MADE CONTACT WITH LIVE PART IN BREAKER DISTRIBUTION BOX - ELECTRICAL SHOCK

11-19

8011

Offices & Clinics of Doctors of Medicine

Physician

Female

DRIVING CAR FROM HOSPITAL TO OFFICE WHEN BROADSIDED BY DUMP TRUCK - MASSIVE HEAD & CHEST TRAUMA

20-49

8211

Elementary & Secondary Schools

Administrator

Male

INVESTIGATING TRESPASSERS IN SCHOOL FOREST WHEN SLIPPED ON ICE & FELL STRIKING HEAD - MASSIVE SUBDURAL HEMOTOMA

100+

8299

Schools & Educational Services, NEC

Flight Instructor

Male

FLYING INSTRUCTOR GIVING A LESSON WHEN THEY CRASHED - MULTI TRAUMATIC INJURIES

N/A

8322

Individual & Family Social Services

Counselor

Male

SHOT WHILE WALKING TO HIS CAR - MULTI GUNSHOT WOUNDS

100+

8641

Civic, Social & Fraternal Associations

Security Guard

Male

SHOT SELF IN HEAD IN PARKING LOT AT WORK

100+

8661

Religious Organizations

Janitor

Male

FELL DOWN APPROX. 8-10 STEPS INJURING BACK, DIED OF PNEUMONIA AS A COMPLICATION FROM INJURY

1-10

8811

Private Households

Child Care Worker

Female

BABYSITTING WHEN LOOKED OUT WINDOW AND WAS SHOT IN CHEST

1-10

9131

Executive & Legislative Offices Combined

Machine Operator

Male

CHECKING GATES ON WATER WHEEL WHEN SAFETY ROPES AND HARNESS BECAME ENTANGLED IN TURBINE HYDRO SHAFT - TRAUMATIC ASPHYXIA, CHEST & NECK

50-99

9221

Police Protection

Community Relations Specialist

Female

RETURNING TO OFFICE FROM TRAINING WHEN STRUCK BY ONCOMING CAR - EXSANGUINATION

100+

9221

Police Protection

Bus Driver

Male

DRIVING VAN TRANSPORTING INMATES TO JOB SITE WHEN STRUCK BY ONCOMING PICK-UP - TRANSECTION OF AORTA

100+

 

Updated February 06, 2012
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