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
2009
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

409 47 70 30 137 6 117

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

340 41 59 28 123 4 83

Self Employed (3)

69 6 11 14 34

Sex

Men

380 45 65 29 126 5 109

Women

29 5 11 8

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

3

20-24

33 3 4 4 13 8

25-34

60 6 6 3 25 19

35-44

87 10 11 7 25 34

45-54

108 14 16 9 37 3 27

55-64

81 7 22 7 22 22

65 and older

36 6 11 13 6

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

176 20 27 12 68 48

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

24 3 9 12

Hispanic or Latino

161 24 30 17 46 39

American Indian or Alaska Native

4

Asian

35 8 7 16

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Multiple races

Other or not reported

7 7

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) 2009
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

409 340 69 380 29

Contact with objects and equipment

47 41 6 45

Struck by object

24 19 5 24

Struck by falling object

9 8 9

Caught in equipment or object

16 16 14

Caught in running equipment or machinery

9 9 8

Falls

70 59 11 65 5

Fall to lower level

57 49 8 55

Fall from ladder

16 12 4 16

Fall from roof

9 8 9

Fall from scaffold

3 3 3

Harmful substances or environments

30 28 29

Contact with electric current

9 8 9

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

9 9 8

Oxygen deficiency

9 8 9

Transportation incident

137 123 14 126 11

Highway transportation incident

68 62 6 64 4

Collision between vehicles

31 28 3 28 3

Non-collision highway incident

14 12 14

Non-highway transportation incident

15 13 14

Overturned, non-highway

6 5 6

Struck by vehicle

20 18 18

Aircraft incident

26 25 22 4

Fires and explosions

6 4 5

Assaults and violent acts

117 83 34 109 8

Homicides

75 55 20 68 7

Homicides - shooting

58 42 16 53 5

Self-inflicted injuries

41 27 14 40

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) 2009
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

409 47 70 30 137 6 117

Private industry

342 46 63 26 101 5 99

Goods Producing

114 13 38 13 32 4 13

Natural resources and mining

32 5 4 15 6

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

29 3 4 14 6

Mining

3

Construction

56 4 30 7 11 3

Manufacturing

26 4 4 4 6 4

Service providing

228 33 25 13 69 86

Trade, transportation, and utilities

111 17 8 3 44 38

Wholesale trade

19 4 3 8

Retail trade

38 7 3 6 22

Transportation and warehousing

51 6 35 6

Utilities

Information

3

Financial activities

10 3 6

Finance and insurance

3

Real estate and rental and leasing

7 4

Professional and business services

45 9 11 5 5 14

Professional, scientific, and technical services

5 4

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

40 9 11 5 4 10

Education and health services

22 8 10

Educational services

3 3

Health care and social assistance

19 5 10

Leisure and hospitality

23 4 5 11

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

7

Accommodation and food services

16 3 10

Other services

14 6

Government (3)

67 7 4 36 18

Federal

34 4 21 6

State

6 3

Local

27 3 12 10

Footnotes
(1) Industry data from 2003 to 2008 are classified using the 2002 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Industry data after 2008 are classified using the 2007 NAICS.
(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) 2009
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

409 47 70 30 137 6 117

Management, professional, and related occupations

51 3 3 16 26

Management occupations

27 3 6 16

Business and financial operations occupations

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

4 3

Life, physical, and social science occupations

3

Community and social services occupations

3

Legal occupations

Education, training, and library occupations

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

7 4

Service occupations

73 9 13 9 14 27

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

27 7 17

Food preparation and serving related occupations

4 3

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

33 7 12 7 3 3

Personal care and service occupations

8 3 3

Sales and office occupations

45 5 5 31

Sales and related occupations

36 4 28

Office and administrative support occupations

9 3 3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

108 12 39 12 27 17

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

24 4 13 3

Construction and extraction occupations

54 5 28 7 11

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

30 5 7 3 3 12

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

101 20 9 4 53 12

Production occupations

17 4 3 3 3

Transportation and material moving occupations

84 16 7 50 9

Military specific occupations

29 21 4

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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