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
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

105 17 12 10 48 4 14

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

91 13 10 10 45 4 9

Self Employed (3)

14 4 3 5

Sex

Men

95 16 11 10 43 12

Women

10 5

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

10

25-34

19 3 13

35-44

24 4 3 4 9 3

45-54

28 6 12 6

55-64

14 10

65 and older

8

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

77 13 9 6 35 3 11

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

4

Hispanic or Latino

21 4 3 10

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

Total

105 91 14 95 10

Contact with objects and equipment

17 13 4 16

Struck by object

10 7 3 9

Struck by falling object

8 6 7

Caught in equipment or object

4 3 4

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

12 10 11

Fall to lower level

9 8 8

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

3 3 3

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

10 10 10

Contact with electric current

3 3 3

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

5 5 5

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

48 45 3 43 5

Highway transportation incident

31 29 27 4

Collision between vehicles

7 7 6

Non-collision highway incident

18 16 16

Non-highway transportation incident

5 4 5

Overturned, non-highway

3 3

Struck by vehicle

4 4 3

Aircraft incident

4 4 4

Fires and explosions

4 4

Assaults and violent acts

14 9 5 12

Homicides

7 3 4 7

Homicides - shooting

4 3 4

Self-inflicted injuries

6 5 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.

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) 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

105 17 12 10 48 4 14

Private industry

96 17 11 9 42 4 13

Goods Producing

48 13 9 5 18

Natural resources and mining

15 6 7

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

9 3 4

Mining

6 3 3

Construction

23 5 7 3 6

Manufacturing

10 5

Service providing

48 4 4 24 13

Trade, transportation, and utilities

27 3 17 4

Wholesale trade

3

Retail trade

10 3

Transportation and warehousing

14 13

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

6

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

5

Education and health services

4 3

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

10 6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

8 4

Accommodation and food services

Other services

Government (3)

9 6

Federal

State

Local

6 5

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) 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

105 17 12 10 48 4 14

Management, professional, and related occupations

17 7 4

Management occupations

11 5

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

Service occupations

11 6 3

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

5

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

Personal care and service occupations

4

Sales and office occupations

13 3 5

Sales and related occupations

11 5

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

34 7 7 6 11

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

4

Construction and extraction occupations

25 5 7 4 6

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

5 4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

30 5 21

Production occupations

4

Transportation and material moving occupations

26 4 19

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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