Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Colorado

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

125 17 9 11 76 3 8

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

99 9 8 9 64 6

Self Employed (3)

26 8 12

Sex

Men

117 17 9 10 73 5

Women

8 3 3

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

9 4

25-34

28 5 20

35-44

24 4 4 10 4

45-54

31 4 4 22

55-64

22 3 5 12

65 and older

9 6

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

98 11 7 8 61 3 7

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

3

Hispanic or Latino

19 5 11

American Indian or Alaska Native

4

Asian

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, Colorado
Event or exposure (1) 2005
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

125 99 26 117 8

Contact with objects and equipment

17 9 8 17

Struck by object

9 4 5 9

Struck by falling object

6 3 3 6

Caught in equipment or object

5 3 5

Caught in running equipment or machinery

3 3

Falls

9 8 9

Fall to lower level

7 6 7

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

11 9 10

Contact with electric current

5 5 5

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

5 4 4

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

76 64 12 73 3

Highway transportation incident

35 31 4 34

Collision between vehicles

15 12 3 15

Non-collision highway incident

6 6 6

Non-highway transportation incident

10 8 9

Overturned, non-highway

8 7 7

Struck by vehicle

10 8 9

Aircraft incident

18 14 18

Fires and explosions

3

Assaults and violent acts

8 6 5 3

Homicides

6 5 3 3

Homicides - shooting

4 3 3

Self-inflicted injuries

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, Colorado
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

125 17 9 11 76 3 8

Private industry

119 17 8 11 72 3 7

Goods Producing

54 11 5 6 27 3

Natural resources and mining

19 6 7

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

13 4 5

Mining

6

Construction

26 4 3 4 14

Manufacturing

9 6

Service providing

65 6 3 5 45 4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

33 5 3 22

Wholesale trade

5

Retail trade

8 6

Transportation and warehousing

20 3 14

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

4 4

Finance and insurance

4 4

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

14 10

Professional, scientific, and technical services

4

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

10 7

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

5 4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

4 3

Accommodation and food services

Other services

3

Government (3)

6 4

Federal

4 3

State

Local

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) 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

125 17 9 11 76 3 8

Management, professional, and related occupations

32 5 20 3

Management occupations

16 4 9

Business and financial operations occupations

3 3

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

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

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

Service occupations

14 10

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

6 4

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

5 4

Personal care and service occupations

3

Sales and office occupations

7 5

Sales and related occupations

6 5

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

32 6 6 5 12

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

3

Construction and extraction occupations

24 5 6 10

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

5

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

40 6 4 29

Production occupations

4

Transportation and material moving occupations

36 5 28

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.

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