Missouri, Kansas Release 2017 Workplace Fatality Census Data



The Missouri and Kansas Departments of Labor have released census data regarding the number of workplace fatalities in each state during 2017.

Below is the breakdown detailing each of the states’ numbers.  

Missouri

  • There was a total of 125 fatal work-related injuries
  • Transportation incidents were the leading event of fatal work injuries (transportation includes roadway, non-roadway, air, water, rail fatalities, and fatalities resulting from being struck by a vehicle)
  • Men were the victims in 115 of the 125 fatal work injuries (92%)
  • White, non-Hispanic workers accounted for 101 of the fatalities
  • 34 of the work-related fatalities occurred in workers 65 years and over, while the age category 35 to 44 years had 25 work-related fatalities
  • Private sector wage and salary workers accounted for 69 (55.2%) of the total work-related fatalities, self-employed workers accounted for 42 (33.6%), and government workers accounted for the remaining 14 (11.2%)
  • The highest percentage (17.4%) of the occupational fatalities of the private sector wage and salary workers occurred in the transportation and warehousing industry sector
  • The private industry sector with the most fatal work injuries was agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

Kansas

  • There was a total of 72 fatal work-related injuries
  • Transportation incidents in Kansas accounted for 58.3% of the fatal work-related injuries, with 42 fatalities
  • Of the 42 transportation-related fatal injuries, 25 fatalities (59.5%) were roadway incidents and non-roadway incidents accounted for 10 fatalities (23.8%)
  • Men accounted for 70 (97.2%) of the fatal work-related injuries
  • White, non-Hispanic workers accounted for 50 if the 72 fatal work-related injuries
  • Workers aged 55-64 accounted for 18 of the fatal work-related injuries, and workers aged 25-34 accounted for 13 fatalities  
  • 49 fatal work-related injuries occurred in the wage and salary workers category, while 23 fatalities were self-employed workers
  • Within the goods producing industry group, the natural resources and mining sector had the most fatal work-related injuries (25 fatalities or 34.7%) – this industry includes the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector
  • Within the service providing industry group, the trade, transportation and utilities sector had the most fatal work related injuries (17 fatalities or 23.6%) – this industry includes wholesale, retail trade, transportation and warehousing