Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in California

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, California
Selected
characteristics
2003
Total Event or exposure (1)
Contact
with objects
and
equipment
Falls Exposure to
harmful
substances or
environments
Transpor-
tation
incidents
Fires
or
explosions
Assaults
and
violent
acts

Total

459 77 71 36 175 13 83

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

386 69 58 30 151 10 64

Self Employed (3)

73 8 13 6 24 3 19

Sex

Men

424 73 70 35 155 13 74

Women

35 4 20 9

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

6 4

20-24

49 8 5 5 15 14

25-34

103 20 12 8 42 3 17

35-44

110 22 14 7 42 5 19

45-54

112 14 21 8 46 21

55-64

56 11 12 7 17 7

65 and older

21 7 8 4

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

237 35 36 20 98 7 37

Black, non-Hispanic

20 12 3

Hispanic

164 40 28 12 52 5 27

American Indian, Aleut, Eskimo

Asian

31 4 10 14

Pacific Islander

Multiple

Other or not reported

5

Footnotes:
(1) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification system.
(2) May include volunteers and other workers receiving compensation.
(3) Includes paid and unpaid family workers, and may include owners of incorporated businesses, or members of partnerships.
(4) Persons identified as Hispanic may be of any race. The individual racial categories shown exclude data for Hispanic workers.

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with state and federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

Fatal occupational injuries by selected events and employee status and sex, California
Event or exposure (1) 2003
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

459 386 73 424 35

Contact with objects and equipment

77 69 8 73 4

Struck by object

46 38 8 45

Struck by falling object

23 19 4 22

Caught in equipment or object

20 20 20

Caught in running equipment or machinery

12 12 12

Falls

71 58 13 70

Fall to lower level

62 52 10 62

Fall from ladder

10 9 10

Fall from roof

16 13 3 16

Fall from scaffold

5 5 5

Harmful substances or environments

36 30 6 35

Contact with electric current

17 15 17

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

11 9 11

Oxygen deficiency

7 5 6

Transportation incident

175 151 24 155 20

Highway transportation incident

90 80 10 76 14

Collision between vehicles

48 42 6 40 8

Non-collision highway incident

23 20 3 18 5

Non-highway transportation incident

23 22 22

Overturned, non-highway

12 12 12

Struck by vehicle

33 29 4 31

Aircraft incident

23 17 6 20

Fires and explosions

13 10 3 13

Assaults and violent acts

83 64 19 74 9

Homicides

63 52 11 54 9

Homicides - shooting

46 36 10 40 6

Self-inflicted injuries

20 12 8 20

Footnotes:
(1) Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.
(2) May include volunteers and other workers receiving compensation.
(3) Includes paid and unpaid family workers, and may include owners of incorporated businesses, or members of partnerships.

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with state and federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

Fatal occupational injuries by selected industries and major events or exposures, California
Selected industries (1) 2003
Total Event or exposure (2)
Contact
with objects
and
equipment
Falls Exposure to
harmful
substances or
environments
Transpor-
tation
incidents
Fires
or
explosions
Assaults
and
violent
acts

Total

459 77 71 36 175 13 83

Private industry

412 75 67 35 151 12 70

Goods Producing

168 38 42 19 52 6 11

Natural resources and mining

37 6 3 23 3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

32 3 3 23 3

Mining

5 3

Construction

102 20 40 13 22 5

Manufacturing

29 12 3 7 3 3

Service providing

244 37 25 16 99 6 59

Trade, transportation, and utilities

115 17 7 4 52 32

Wholesale trade

13 3 7

Retail trade

29 4 3 3 18

Transportation and warehousing

71 10 3 3 42 12

Utilities

Information

8 4 3

Financial activities

9 3 4

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

7 3 3

Professional and business services

57 12 7 9 18 9

Professional, scientific, and technical services

16 9 5

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

41 12 7 8 9 4

Education and health services

13 11

Educational services

7 6

Health care and social assistance

6 5

Leisure and hospitality

21 3 8 8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

9 3 4

Accommodation and food services

12 4 7

Other services

19 4 3 5 3 4

Government (3)

47 4 24 13

Federal

15 9 4

State

6 3

Local

25 3 11 8

Footnotes:
(1) Classified according to the North American Industry Classification System, 2002.
(2) Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.
(3) Includes fatalities to workers employed by governmental organizations regardless of industry.

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with state and federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

Fatal occupational injuries by selected occupations and major events or exposures, California
Selected occupations (1) 2003
Total Event or exposure (2)
Contact
with objects
and
equipment
Falls Exposure to
harmful
substances or
environments
Transpor-
tation
incidents
Fires
or
explosions
Assaults
and
violent
acts

Total

459 77 71 36 175 13 83

Management, professional, and related occupations

54 9 3 26 13

Management occupations

19 3 8 4

Business and financial operations occupations

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

5 3

Life, physical, and social science occupations

Community and social services occupations

7 5

Legal occupations

Education, training, and library occupations

5

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

7 3 3

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

6 4

Service occupations

68 10 9 3 26 18

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

33 17 11

Food preparation and serving related occupations

7 3

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

25 8 6 3 4 4

Personal care and service occupations

3

Sales and office occupations

38 3 3 10 19

Sales and related occupations

22 3 16

Office and administrative support occupations

16 3 7 3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

166 37 44 21 43 7 14

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

26 3 3 17 3

Construction and extraction occupations

89 22 34 8 17 3 5

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

51 12 10 10 9 4 6

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

121 25 6 5 64 5 15

Production occupations

20 8 4 4

Transportation and material moving occupations

101 17 6 62 13

Military specific occupations

12 6 4

Footnotes:
(1) Based on the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification System.
(2) Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification system.

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.
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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