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Table 3: Fatal Occupational Injuries in Wyoming by Event or Exposure, 1998-2000
1998 Fatalities 1999 Fatalities 2000 Fatalities
Event*       Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
         
Total 33 100.0 32 100.0 36 100.0
         
Transportation Incidents 24 72.7 18 56.3 17 47.2
Highway 16 48.5 12 37.5 11 30.6
Collision between vehicles, mobile equipment 6 18.2 5 15.6 3 8.3
Moving in opposite directions, oncoming 4 12.1 3 9.4 - -
Noncollision 9 27.3 5 15.6 6 16.7
Jack-knifed or overturned - no collision 9 27.3 2 6.3 6 16.7
Nonhighway (farm, industrial premises) 3 9.1 - - - -
Worker struck by vehicle, mobile equipment 3 9.1 - - 4 11.1
Worker struck by vehicle, mobile equipment in - - - - 3 6.25
parking lot or non-road area
Aircraft - - 3 9.4 - -
         
Assaults and violent acts - - - - 3 8.3
         
Contact with objects and equipment 3 9.1 9 28.1 7 19.4
Struck by object 3 9.1 6 18.8 5 13.9
Struck by falling object 3 9.1 4 12.5 3 8.3
Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects - - 3 9.4 - -
         
Exposure to harmful substances or environments 3 9.1 - - - -
         
Falls - - 3 9.4 3 8.3
Fall to lower level - - 3 9.4 - -
Fall to lower level, not elsewhere classified - - 3 9.4 - -
         
Fires and explosions - - - - 3 8.3
* Based on the 1992 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.
Dashes indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.
NOTE: Totals for major industries may include subcategories not shown separately due to confidentiality. Percentages may not add to totals because of rounding.
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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