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
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

126 21 11 12 63 18

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

113 18 11 12 60 11

Self Employed (3)

13 3 3 7

Sex

Men

109 20 9 12 54 13

Women

17 9 5

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

4

20-24

10 7

25-34

22 7 10 4

35-44

29 4 16 4

45-54

37 3 3 8 17 6

55-64

15 4 3 6

65 and older

9 5

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

90 13 7 9 48 13

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

5 3

Hispanic or Latino

30 8 4 11 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) 2007
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

126 113 13 109 17

Contact with objects and equipment

21 18 3 20

Struck by object

11 9 11

Struck by falling object

8 6 8

Caught in equipment or object

6 5 5

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

11 11 9

Fall to lower level

8 8 8

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

12 12 12

Contact with electric current

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

9 9 9

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

63 60 3 54 9

Highway transportation incident

41 39 37 4

Collision between vehicles

18 16 15 3

Non-collision highway incident

16 16 16

Non-highway transportation incident

6 5 4

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

11 11 8 3

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

18 11 7 13 5

Homicides

11 8 3 7 4

Homicides - shooting

8 5 3 6

Self-inflicted injuries

6 4 6

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, Colorado
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

126 21 11 12 63 18

Private industry

117 21 11 12 56 16

Goods Producing

53 11 8 7 20 6

Natural resources and mining

16 6 5 3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

10 4 3

Mining

6 4

Construction

32 4 7 6 13

Manufacturing

5

Service providing

64 10 3 5 36 10

Trade, transportation, and utilities

32 4 24 3

Wholesale trade

5 3

Retail trade

Transportation and warehousing

25 3 19 3

Utilities

Information

3

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

8 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

7

Education and health services

7

Educational services

3

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

4

Other services

6

Government (3)

9 7

Federal

State

3

Local

5 4

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, Colorado
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

126 21 11 12 63 18

Management, professional, and related occupations

22 3 9 7

Management occupations

8 4

Business and financial operations occupations

3

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

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

4

Service occupations

13 3 4 5

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

5 3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

Personal care and service occupations

4

Sales and office occupations

5 3

Sales and related occupations

Office and administrative support occupations

5 3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

46 9 7 7 20

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

5 3

Construction and extraction occupations

33 6 6 7 12

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

8 5

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

40 8 27 4

Production occupations

3

Transportation and material moving occupations

37 7 27 3

Military specific occupations

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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