Occupational injuries in Texas

Fatal Occupational Injuries in the State of Texas totaled 527 in 2015, 545 in 2016 and, 534 total occupational injuries in 2017 (“Fatal occupational injuries in Texas”).  The majority of total fatal injuries stem from Transportation incidents being the highest, next, slips and falls, violence and other injuries by persons or animals, contacts with objects, exposure to harmful substances or environments, and the least, fires and explosions from 2015 to 2017 (“Fatal occupational injuries in Texas”).

Men were the leading fatal injury deaths all three years with 505 in 2015, 509 in 2016 and, 496 in 2017 (“Fatal occupational injuries in Texas”). Out of the nine age brackets, ages 45 to 54 years and ages 55 to 64 years had the highest total fatal injuries occur, with the top two causes being transportation accidents and violence and other injuries by persons or animals (“Fatal occupational injuries in Texas”) .

The industries with the top rates and also double digit numbers are Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting with the highest rate at 15.3% in 2015, 19.2% in 2016 and 29.8% in 2017 (“Fatal occupational injuries in Texas”). Next followed by, Transportation and utilities, Construction, Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction. Educational and health services was the lowest at 0.8% in 2015, 0.9% in 2016 and, 0.9% in 2017 (“Fatal occupational injuries in Texas”).

Race or ethnic group origin was also examined. White (non-Hispanic) had the highest rate all three years with 244 total fatal injuries in 2015, 259 total fatal injuries in 2016 and, 241 total fatal injuries in 2017 (“Fatal occupational injuries in Texas”). Hispanic or Latino was second with 220 total injuries in 2015, 211 total injuries in 2016 and, 219 total injuries in 2017, followed by Black or African-American (non-Hispanic), Asian (non-Hispanic), and other races who were not reported (“Fatal occupational injuries in Texas”).

The rates each years were not steady and always jumping up and down. When examining the data, starting from 2015 where the total was 527, the total fatal injuries increased by 18 in 2016 to 545 and then dropped by 11 injuries to 534 in 2017 (“Fatal occupational injuries in Texas”).

 

 

 

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