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
2008
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

465 70 70 47 172 7 96

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

383 59 55 42 146 6 73

Self Employed (3)

82 11 15 5 26 23

Sex

Men

427 66 64 45 156 6 88

Women

38 4 6 16 8

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

12 6 5

20-24

37 5 4 4 15 8

25-34

77 11 6 12 34 12

35-44

106 18 12 10 37 27

45-54

120 21 21 9 40 3 24

55-64

77 10 17 9 24 17

65 and older

34 4 10 15 3

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

205 25 23 21 90 3 42

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

31 4 5 15 6

Hispanic or Latino

180 34 27 23 57 4 33

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

43 6 13 7 15

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

3

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) 2008
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

465 383 82 427 38

Contact with objects and equipment

70 59 11 66 4

Struck by object

32 28 4 30

Struck by falling object

20 19 19

Caught in equipment or object

30 25 5 28

Caught in running equipment or machinery

11 10 9

Falls

70 55 15 64 6

Fall to lower level

60 45 15 58

Fall from ladder

12 10 12

Fall from roof

15 14 15

Fall from scaffold

4 3 4

Harmful substances or environments

47 42 5 45

Contact with electric current

11 9 11

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

20 17 19

Oxygen deficiency

9 9 9

Transportation incident

172 146 26 156 16

Highway transportation incident

91 81 10 81 10

Collision between vehicles

45 41 4 39 6

Non-collision highway incident

26 23 3 24

Non-highway transportation incident

21 16 5 20

Overturned, non-highway

11 8 3 11

Struck by vehicle

31 25 6 28 3

Aircraft incident

20 19 20

Fires and explosions

7 6 6

Assaults and violent acts

96 73 23 88 8

Homicides

53 41 12 46 7

Homicides - shooting

47 35 12 41 6

Self-inflicted injuries

38 27 11 37

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) 2008
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

465 70 70 47 172 7 96

Private industry

402 65 62 45 150 5 73

Goods Producing

177 40 34 27 59 4 13

Natural resources and mining

75 17 4 12 35 5

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

69 16 4 8 34 5

Mining

6

Construction

67 15 24 13 15

Manufacturing

35 8 6 9 8

Service providing

225 25 28 18 91 60

Trade, transportation, and utilities

110 12 10 8 54 26

Wholesale trade

11 3

Retail trade

27 3 6 15

Transportation and warehousing

68 6 7 46 8

Utilities

4 3

Information

5 3

Financial activities

11 3 3

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

11 3 3

Professional and business services

45 5 10 5 18 6

Professional, scientific, and technical services

4

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

39 4 10 5 14 5

Education and health services

14 10 3

Educational services

5 5

Health care and social assistance

9 5 3

Leisure and hospitality

20 13

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

7 5

Accommodation and food services

13 8

Other services

19 3 3 8

Government (3)

63 5 8 22 23

Federal

20 5 12

State

6 5

Local

36 4 7 12 10

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) 2008
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

465 70 70 47 172 7 96

Management, professional, and related occupations

56 7 11 17 20

Management occupations

38 6 8 9 15

Business and financial operations occupations

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

3

Life, physical, and social science occupations

Community and social services occupations

3

Legal occupations

Education, training, and library occupations

5

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

3

Service occupations

98 6 15 9 31 34

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

46 3 21 17

Food preparation and serving related occupations

8 5

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

31 11 4 8 5

Personal care and service occupations

12 6

Sales and office occupations

34 3 12 14

Sales and related occupations

25 3 7 12

Office and administrative support occupations

9 5

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

135 33 28 25 36 10

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

38 7 5 19 4

Construction and extraction occupations

64 15 21 16 11

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

33 11 6 4 6 5

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

130 21 13 9 75 9

Production occupations

25 7 5 4 4

Transportation and material moving occupations

105 14 8 5 71 7

Military specific occupations

12 9

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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