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Fatal Occupational Injuries by Event or Exposure in Wisconsin:  1998 - 2000
 

Year

1998

1999

2000

Total Fatal Injuries

97

105

107

Transportation accidents

49

47

49

Highway accidents

29

34

27

Non-highway Accidents (farms, industrial premises)

9

7

6

Worker struck by vehicle

4

4

4

Aircraft accident

7

2

8

Railway accident

-

-

4

Assaults & Violent acts

17

12

14

Homicides

8

7

5

Self-inflicted injury

7

4

5

Assaults by animals

2

1

4

Contacts with objects/equipment

19

23

25

Struck by object

6

13

8

Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects

9

8

12

Caught in or crushed by collapsing materials

4

2

4

Falls

6

10

9

Fall to lower level

6

8

7

Fall on same level

-

2

2

Exposure to harmful substances or environments

5

10

8

Contact with electric current

4

7

3

Oxygen deficiency

-

-

3

Fires & Explosions

1

3

2

Other

-

-

-

In all three years, transportation accidents have accounted for the most deaths, followed by contact with objects or equipment.

-Indicates data is not available and/or publishable.

Based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics Classification Structure.

 

Updated November 20, 2008
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