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
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

137 23 13 7 60 3 30

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

108 21 11 5 50 3 17

Self Employed (3)

29 10 13

Sex

Men

123 22 13 6 54 3 24

Women

14 6 6

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

6

20-24

8 4

25-34

26 5 3 10 6

35-44

29 4 15 7

45-54

34 4 21 5

55-64

17 3 6 4

65 and older

17 3 3 5 6

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

109 16 10 6 54 21

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

8 4

Hispanic or Latino

18 6 4 4

American Indian or Alaska Native

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

Total

137 108 29 123 14

Contact with objects and equipment

23 21 22

Struck by object

13 13 13

Struck by falling object

8 8 8

Caught in equipment or object

4 3 4

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

13 11 13

Fall to lower level

12 10 12

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

4 4 4

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

7 5 6

Contact with electric current

4 3 3

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

3 3

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

60 50 10 54 6

Highway transportation incident

42 39 3 38 4

Collision between vehicles

23 20 3 20

Non-collision highway incident

10 10 10

Non-highway transportation incident

3 3 3

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

5 4 4

Aircraft incident

9 6 3 8

Fires and explosions

3 3 3

Assaults and violent acts

30 17 13 24 6

Homicides

11 8 3 7 4

Homicides - shooting

8 7 6

Self-inflicted injuries

14 5 9 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, Colorado
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

137 23 13 7 60 3 30

Private industry

124 22 13 7 53 27

Goods Producing

53 13 4 4 18 13

Natural resources and mining

21 6 4 9

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

18 4 4 9

Mining

3

Construction

26 6 4 10 4

Manufacturing

6 4

Service providing

71 9 9 3 35 14

Trade, transportation, and utilities

38 4 19 11

Wholesale trade

9 3

Retail trade

10 7

Transportation and warehousing

19 14

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

4

Finance and insurance

3

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

5 4

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

5 4

Education and health services

7 6

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

5 4

Leisure and hospitality

9 4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

5

Accommodation and food services

4

Other services

8 3 3

Government (3)

13 7 3

Federal

State

4 4

Local

7 3

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) 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

137 23 13 7 60 3 30

Management, professional, and related occupations

34 20 9

Management occupations

20 9 8

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

3

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

4 4

Service occupations

14 4 4

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

7 3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

Personal care and service occupations

3

Sales and office occupations

14 5 7

Sales and related occupations

11 3 7

Office and administrative support occupations

3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

36 10 6 3 8 6

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

4

Construction and extraction occupations

23 5 5 6 4

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

9 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

37 8 22 4

Production occupations

3

Transportation and material moving occupations

34 6 22 4

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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