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
2007
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

461 58 78 43 163 18 97

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

392 52 67 37 147 16 69

Self Employed (3)

69 6 11 6 16 28

Sex

Men

436 57 73 40 153 18 91

Women

25 5 3 10 6

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

9 3

20-24

32 4 3 8 10 7

25-34

81 8 8 8 33 5 19

35-44

114 19 16 8 40 3 27

45-54

110 16 25 9 30 5 24

55-64

77 9 18 6 30 3 10

65 and older

38 7 17 8

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

204 17 37 16 82 11 39

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

29 5 3 10 8

Hispanic or Latino

179 30 31 23 61 6 26

American Indian or Alaska Native

3

Asian

41 3 7 6 24

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) 2007
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

461 392 69 436 25

Contact with objects and equipment

58 52 6 57

Struck by object

33 30 3 32

Struck by falling object

24 22 24

Caught in equipment or object

19 16 3 19

Caught in running equipment or machinery

4 4 4

Falls

78 67 11 73 5

Fall to lower level

68 57 11 66

Fall from ladder

15 10 5 15

Fall from roof

9 8 9

Fall from scaffold

8 5 3 8

Harmful substances or environments

43 37 6 40 3

Contact with electric current

14 13 14

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

13 11 12

Oxygen deficiency

13 10 3 11

Transportation incident

163 147 16 153 10

Highway transportation incident

77 71 6 71 6

Collision between vehicles

40 37 3 36 4

Non-collision highway incident

17 16 16

Non-highway transportation incident

22 20 22

Overturned, non-highway

11 9 11

Struck by vehicle

30 30 28

Aircraft incident

24 20 4 22

Fires and explosions

18 16 18

Assaults and violent acts

97 69 28 91 6

Homicides

68 49 19 62 6

Homicides - shooting

47 37 10 44 3

Self-inflicted injuries

26 17 9 26

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.

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) 2007
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

461 58 78 43 163 18 97

Private industry

407 56 75 38 134 14 86

Goods Producing

152 28 38 17 43 10 12

Natural resources and mining

43 12 24

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

38 10 21

Mining

5 3

Construction

81 10 32 11 15 6 5

Manufacturing

28 6 5 3 4 5

Service providing

255 28 37 21 91 4 74

Trade, transportation, and utilities

123 14 13 9 56 29

Wholesale trade

13 3 5

Retail trade

26 4 17

Transportation and warehousing

81 9 8 6 47 10

Utilities

3

Information

6 3

Financial activities

13 3 5

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

10 3

Professional and business services

55 10 12 7 14 12

Professional, scientific, and technical services

12 4 5

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

42 9 8 6 8 11

Education and health services

12 5 5

Educational services

5 4

Health care and social assistance

7 5

Leisure and hospitality

28 7 4 13

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

11 3 3

Accommodation and food services

17 4 11

Other services

18 7 7

Government (3)

54 3 5 29 4 11

Federal

20 12

State

10 7

Local

23 9 8

Footnotes
(1) Classified according to the North American Industry Classification System, 2002.
(2) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification system.
(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) 2007
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

461 58 78 43 163 18 97

Management, professional, and related occupations

55 7 11 16 18

Management occupations

30 4 5 10 11

Business and financial operations occupations

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

4

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

10 3

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

Service occupations

69 6 12 11 12 26

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

34 5 10 16

Food preparation and serving related occupations

4

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

25 6 8 5 4

Personal care and service occupations

6 4

Sales and office occupations

34 4 7 21

Sales and related occupations

24 4 19

Office and administrative support occupations

10 3 3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

140 23 42 18 38 7 9

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

31 7 19

Construction and extraction occupations

72 10 30 11 13 4 3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

37 6 11 4 6 5

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

147 21 7 11 80 7 21

Production occupations

19 3 3 5 7

Transportation and material moving occupations

128 18 7 8 79 14

Military specific occupations

16 10

Footnotes
(1) Based on the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification System.
(2) Based on the 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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