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
2004
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

467 86 71 40 194 12 63

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

388 72 51 35 172 10 47

Self Employed (3)

79 14 20 5 22 16

Sex

Men

441 84 69 36 182 11 58

Women

26 4 12 5

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

19 5 10

20-24

38 4 5 20 7

25-34

81 13 7 6 38 15

35-44

121 26 20 13 44 13

45-54

103 19 13 12 40 4 15

55-64

71 14 17 29 9

65 and older

32 5 14 11

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

211 37 30 13 107 3 21

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

25 3 4 10 7

Hispanic or Latino

188 44 34 18 63 7 21

American Indian or Alaska Native

3

Asian

33 3 3 9 14

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

4

Multiple races

Other or not reported

3 3

Footnotes
(1) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification system.
(2) May include volunteers and workers receiving other types of compensation.
(3) Includes self-employed workers, owners of unincorporated businesses and farms, paid and unpaid family workers, members of partnerships, and may include owners of incorporated businesses.
(4) Persons identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. The individual racial categories shown exclude data for Hispanic and Latino 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) 2004
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

467 388 79 441 26

Contact with objects and equipment

86 72 14 84

Struck by object

68 56 12 67

Struck by falling object

38 32 6 38

Caught in equipment or object

15 14 14

Caught in running equipment or machinery

8 7 8

Falls

71 51 20 69

Fall to lower level

66 46 20 65

Fall from ladder

11 9 11

Fall from roof

22 14 8 22

Fall from scaffold

8 5 3 8

Harmful substances or environments

40 35 5 36 4

Contact with electric current

18 15 3 18

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

14 13 10 4

Oxygen deficiency

5 4 5

Transportation incident

194 172 22 182 12

Highway transportation incident

94 89 5 89 5

Collision between vehicles

48 45 3 46

Non-collision highway incident

27 27 26

Non-highway transportation incident

41 31 10 40

Overturned, non-highway

25 19 6 24

Struck by vehicle

32 32 28 4

Aircraft incident

19 15 4 17

Fires and explosions

12 10 11

Assaults and violent acts

63 47 16 58 5

Homicides

48 37 11 44 4

Homicides - shooting

38 31 7 35 3

Self-inflicted injuries

13 8 5 12

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

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) 2004
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

467 86 71 40 194 12 63

Private industry

Goods Producing

195 55 45 17 62 10 6

Natural resources and mining

53 14 4 31

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

51 12 4 31

Mining

Construction

108 24 38 15 20 7 4

Manufacturing

34 17 3 11

Service providing

216 28 24 20 97 46

Trade, transportation, and utilities

95 13 4 54 22

Wholesale trade

10 4

Retail trade

21 4 14

Transportation and warehousing

62 10 46 6

Utilities

Information

4

Financial activities

7

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

7

Professional and business services

54 8 11 9 18 7

Professional, scientific, and technical services

6 3

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

48 8 10 9 15 5

Education and health services

14 7

Educational services

3

Health care and social assistance

11 6

Leisure and hospitality

24 3 7 10

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

9 6

Accommodation and food services

15 9

Other services

18 3 3 7 4

Government (3)

56 3 3 35 11

Federal

24 18

State

7 4

Local

25 13 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) 2004
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

467 86 71 40 194 12 63

Management, professional, and related occupations

46 6 6 4 20 10

Management occupations

23 3 5 8 6

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

Legal occupations

Education, training, and library occupations

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

4 3

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

7

Service occupations

84 10 13 12 28 19

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

35 19 11

Food preparation and serving related occupations

6 5

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

35 8 11 7 7

Personal care and service occupations

7

Sales and office occupations

22 16

Sales and related occupations

21 16

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

164 38 45 19 50 8 4

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

36 8 3 21

Construction and extraction occupations

95 19 37 9 21 6 3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

33 11 5 8 8

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

129 29 5 3 77 3 12

Production occupations

19 9 3 3

Transportation and material moving occupations

110 20 3 3 75 9

Military specific occupations

21 17

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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