Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Colorado

Create Customized Tables (one screen)Get detailed statistics for occupational fatalities.

Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, Colorado
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

102 14 19 4 39 23

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

78 13 17 4 32 9

Self Employed (3)

24 7 14

Sex

Men

86 14 17 35 16

Women

16 4 7

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

5

25-34

13 5 5

35-44

29 7 3 3 7 8

45-54

27 7 13 4

55-64

19 3 9 5

65 and older

9 4

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

70 8 15 3 26 16

Black, non-Hispanic

5

Hispanic

25 6 3 10 5

American Indian, Aleut, Eskimo

Asian

Pacific Islander

Multiple

Other or not reported

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, Colorado
Event or exposure (1) 2003
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

102 78 24 86 16

Contact with objects and equipment

14 13 14

Struck by object

7 6 7

Struck by falling object

5 4 5

Caught in equipment or object

5 5 5

Caught in running equipment or machinery

4 4 4

Falls

19 17 17

Fall to lower level

16 14 15

Fall from ladder

5 4 5

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

4 4

Contact with electric current

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

4 4

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

39 32 7 35 4

Highway transportation incident

25 23 22 3

Collision between vehicles

16 14 14

Non-collision highway incident

Non-highway transportation incident

3 3

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

5 4 4

Aircraft incident

5 5

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

23 9 14 16 7

Homicides

10 5 5 6 4

Homicides - shooting

9 4 5 6 3

Self-inflicted injuries

11 4 7 9

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, Colorado
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

102 14 19 4 39 23

Private industry

94 14 16 3 37 22

Goods Producing

41 11 5 19 4

Natural resources and mining

16 5 7

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

10 4 4

Mining

6 3

Construction

23 5 4 11

Manufacturing

Service providing

53 3 11 3 18 18

Trade, transportation, and utilities

18 3 11

Wholesale trade

7 4

Retail trade

6

Transportation and warehousing

5 5

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

6 4

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

5 3

Education and health services

4

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

3

Leisure and hospitality

13 7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

8 3

Accommodation and food services

5 4

Other services

11 7

Government (3)

8 3

Federal

State

Local

4

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, Colorado
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

102 14 19 4 39 23

Management, professional, and related occupations

22 4 6 9

Management occupations

11 4 5

Business and financial operations occupations

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

Life, physical, and social science occupations

Community and social services occupations

Legal occupations

Education, training, and library occupations

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

4

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

Service occupations

13 4 4

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

4

Personal care and service occupations

3

Sales and office occupations

9 4

Sales and related occupations

7 4

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

39 9 8 13 8

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

7 4

Construction and extraction occupations

21 4 5 10

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

11 3 7

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

18 14

Production occupations

Transportation and material moving occupations

17 14

Military specific occupations

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.

Recommend this page using: