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
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

83 9 14 6 34 18

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

74 9 14 5 31 13

Self Employed (3)

9 3 5

Sex

Men

76 9 12 6 31 16

Women

7

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

25-34

13 6

35-44

18 3 8 5

45-54

28 4 4 9 8

55-64

11 3 4

65 and older

10 3 5

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

58 8 8 4 23 13

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

5

Hispanic or Latino

17 3 9 3

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

Total

83 74 9 76 7

Contact with objects and equipment

9 9 9

Struck by object

5 5 5

Struck by falling object

Caught in equipment or object

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

14 14 12

Fall to lower level

9 9 8

Fall from ladder

3 3 3

Fall from roof

3 3 3

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

6 5 6

Contact with electric current

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

34 31 3 31

Highway transportation incident

24 22 22

Collision between vehicles

9 7 7

Non-collision highway incident

7 7 7

Non-highway transportation incident

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

Aircraft incident

6 6 6

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

18 13 5 16

Homicides

8 7 6

Homicides - shooting

7 6 5

Self-inflicted injuries

9 6 3 9

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) 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

83 9 14 6 34 18

Private industry

69 8 12 5 27 16

Goods Producing

31 3 9 3 8 7

Natural resources and mining

7 4

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

6 4

Mining

Construction

19 3 7 3 3

Manufacturing

5 3

Service providing

38 5 3 19 9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

23 3 12 4

Wholesale trade

4

Retail trade

10 3 4

Transportation and warehousing

9 7

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

3

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

3

Other services

4 4

Government (3)

14 7

Federal

6

State

Local

6

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, Colorado
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

83 9 14 6 34 18

Management, professional, and related occupations

14 4 4 4

Management occupations

5 3

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

4

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

Service occupations

5

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

4

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

6 4

Sales and related occupations

5 3

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

34 4 9 11 7

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

4 3

Construction and extraction occupations

22 4 8 4 3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

8 6

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

19 3 13

Production occupations

3

Transportation and material moving occupations

16 3 11

Military specific occupations

5

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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