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
2005
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

465 81 61 51 167 14 89

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

393 67 53 41 148 11 71

Self Employed (3)

72 14 8 10 19 3 18

Sex

Men

440 78 57 50 154 14 86

Women

25 3 4 13 3

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

8 4

20-24

36 5 5 6 14 5

25-34

86 15 5 12 34 18

35-44

113 23 10 14 42 22

45-54

110 18 12 15 38 6 21

55-64

76 9 18 3 27 3 15

65 and older

32 10 9 6 6

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

212 28 34 18 88 7 36

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

27 5 8 10

Hispanic or Latino

190 43 25 28 61 4 29

American Indian or Alaska Native

3 3

Asian

32 5 3 7 14

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Multiple races

Other or not reported

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) 2005
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

465 393 72 440 25

Contact with objects and equipment

81 67 14 78 3

Struck by object

51 40 11 50

Struck by falling object

25 19 6 25

Caught in equipment or object

20 17 3 18

Caught in running equipment or machinery

6 6 5

Falls

61 53 8 57 4

Fall to lower level

49 41 8 48

Fall from ladder

12 10 12

Fall from roof

13 11 13

Fall from scaffold

4 4 4

Harmful substances or environments

51 41 10 50

Contact with electric current

24 17 7 23

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

11 8 3 11

Oxygen deficiency

4 4 4

Transportation incident

167 148 19 154 13

Highway transportation incident

78 70 8 70 8

Collision between vehicles

40 37 3 36 4

Non-collision highway incident

26 22 4 23 3

Non-highway transportation incident

24 18 6 21 3

Overturned, non-highway

17 14 3 14 3

Struck by vehicle

38 35 3 36

Aircraft incident

23 22 23

Fires and explosions

14 11 3 14

Assaults and violent acts

89 71 18 86 3

Homicides

68 54 14 65 3

Homicides - shooting

49 40 9 47

Self-inflicted injuries

21 17 4 21

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) 2005
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

465 81 61 51 167 14 89

Private industry

421 78 60 47 147 14 74

Goods Producing

178 32 35 27 64 8 12

Natural resources and mining

56 8 11 30 3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

49 7 9 28

Mining

7

Construction

103 18 31 16 30 3 5

Manufacturing

19 6 4 5

Service providing

243 46 25 20 83 6 62

Trade, transportation, and utilities

122 21 8 7 52 32

Wholesale trade

18 3 11

Retail trade

39 3 8 25

Transportation and warehousing

65 15 4 5 33 6

Utilities

Information

11 6

Financial activities

11 4

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

9 4

Professional and business services

47 11 6 8 10 10

Professional, scientific, and technical services

8 3

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

39 11 5 7 7 8

Education and health services

15 9 5

Educational services

8 8

Health care and social assistance

7 5

Leisure and hospitality

19 3 5 7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

8 3

Accommodation and food services

11 3 6

Other services

18 9 4

Government (3)

44 3 4 20 15

Federal

11 4

State

8 6

Local

23 9 10

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) 2005
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

465 81 61 51 167 14 89

Management, professional, and related occupations

45 4 7 4 17 12

Management occupations

21 3 3 11

Business and financial operations occupations

4

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

6

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

6

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

3 3

Service occupations

65 8 5 10 18 23

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

29 12 15

Food preparation and serving related occupations

5 4

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

27 6 4 7 5 4

Personal care and service occupations

3

Sales and office occupations

43 4 8 27

Sales and related occupations

36 4 6 25

Office and administrative support occupations

7

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

162 34 34 28 51 6 9

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

35 5 8 19

Construction and extraction occupations

93 17 30 14 24 6

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

34 12 4 6 8

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

145 31 13 7 70 6 18

Production occupations

22 7 3 3 3 6

Transportation and material moving occupations

123 24 10 7 67 3 12

Military specific occupations

5 3

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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