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
2006
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

537 76 98 61 198 13 83

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

477 68 87 51 184 12 68

Self Employed (3)

60 8 11 10 14 15

Sex

Men

496 75 91 57 187 13 67

Women

41 7 4 11 16

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

14 3 7

20-24

46 5 10 6 18 5

25-34

103 16 16 14 36 18

35-44

116 20 16 15 43 18

45-54

132 21 23 13 41 5 25

55-64

86 8 24 6 34 12

65 and older

35 3 7 5 15 4

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

239 25 37 22 112 7 33

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

23 5 3 3 11

Hispanic or Latino

231 47 52 33 69 5 21

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

31 4 8 14

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Multiple races

3

Other or not reported

8 4

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) 2006
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

537 477 60 496 41

Contact with objects and equipment

76 68 8 75

Struck by object

42 35 7 42

Struck by falling object

27 23 4 27

Caught in equipment or object

28 27 28

Caught in running equipment or machinery

12 11 12

Falls

98 87 11 91 7

Fall to lower level

88 78 10 84 4

Fall from ladder

12 10 11

Fall from roof

17 17 17

Fall from scaffold

11 10 11

Harmful substances or environments

61 51 10 57 4

Contact with electric current

16 11 5 15

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

26 23 3 23 3

Oxygen deficiency

8 8 8

Transportation incident

198 184 14 187 11

Highway transportation incident

85 81 4 79 6

Collision between vehicles

43 42 40 3

Non-collision highway incident

19 16 3 18

Non-highway transportation incident

25 20 5 25

Overturned, non-highway

9 8 9

Struck by vehicle

47 44 3 44 3

Aircraft incident

30 30 28

Fires and explosions

13 12 13

Assaults and violent acts

83 68 15 67 16

Homicides

62 51 11 46 16

Homicides - shooting

55 44 11 41 14

Self-inflicted injuries

20 16 4 20

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) 2006
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

537 76 98 61 198 13 83

Private industry

471 73 95 60 166 7 64

Goods Producing

217 49 54 29 72 4 6

Natural resources and mining

69 19 4 8 38

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

63 18 7 36

Mining

6

Construction

117 18 47 18 27 3

Manufacturing

31 12 3 3 7 3

Service providing

254 24 41 31 94 3 58

Trade, transportation, and utilities

123 12 12 10 60 28

Wholesale trade

13 3 5 3

Retail trade

32 4 5 21

Transportation and warehousing

73 9 3 3 50 7

Utilities

5

Information

7 4

Financial activities

10 5

Finance and insurance

4 3

Real estate and rental and leasing

6

Professional and business services

51 7 15 11 11 6

Professional, scientific, and technical services

4

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

47 7 13 11 10 5

Education and health services

18 4 11

Educational services

7 5

Health care and social assistance

11 6

Leisure and hospitality

27 4 6 3 11

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

3

Accommodation and food services

24 3 6 11

Other services

15 4 3 6

Government (3)

66 3 3 32 6 19

Federal

28 11 6 9

State

12 8 3

Local

23 10 7

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) 2006
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

537 76 98 61 198 13 83

Management, professional, and related occupations

47 4 8 5 18 11

Management occupations

22 4 3 10 3

Business and financial operations occupations

3

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

4

Life, physical, and social science occupations

6

Community and social services occupations

Legal occupations

Education, training, and library occupations

4

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

Service occupations

96 7 22 16 21 5 22

Healthcare support occupations

4

Protective service occupations

38 15 5 14

Food preparation and serving related occupations

11 3 6

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

40 6 16 11 5

Personal care and service occupations

3

Sales and office occupations

47 5 6 33

Sales and related occupations

34 3 6 23

Office and administrative support occupations

13 10

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

197 37 54 30 66 3 5

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

47 13 3 8 22

Construction and extraction occupations

116 15 45 18 33

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

34 9 6 4 11

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

131 25 8 7 76 3 10

Production occupations

18 9

Transportation and material moving occupations

113 16 6 5 74 10

Military specific occupations

14 11

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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