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
2010
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

326 43 66 28 98 10 80

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

255 35 47 26 90 6 50

Self Employed (3)

71 8 19 8 4 30

Sex

Men

299 43 61 26 91 10 68

Women

27 5 7 12

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

7

20-24

19 3 3 7 4

25-34

52 4 5 5 21 5 12

35-44

50 10 8 7 13 10

45-54

80 9 21 6 21 21

55-64

78 7 18 25 24

65 and older

40 8 11 14 7

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

137 9 33 12 48 33

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

10 3 6

Hispanic or Latino

142 32 26 15 40 8 20

American Indian or Alaska Native

3

Asian

32 6 3 21

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, California
Event or exposure (1) 2010
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

326 255 71 299 27

Contact with objects and equipment

43 35 8 43

Struck by object

20 14 6 20

Struck by falling object

11 7 4 11

Caught in equipment or object

18 17 18

Caught in running equipment or machinery

8 7 8

Falls

66 47 19 61 5

Fall to lower level

48 32 16 45 3

Fall from ladder

11 5 6 10

Fall from roof

10 5 5 10

Fall from scaffold

4 4 4

Harmful substances or environments

28 26 26

Contact with electric current

14 14 14

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

9 7 7

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

98 90 8 91 7

Highway transportation incident

51 47 4 44 7

Collision between vehicles

28 27 21 7

Non-collision highway incident

6 6 6

Non-highway transportation incident

9 7 9

Overturned, non-highway

5 4 5

Struck by vehicle

20 18 20

Aircraft incident

15 15 15

Fires and explosions

10 6 4 10

Assaults and violent acts

80 50 30 68 12

Homicides

44 29 15 34 10

Homicides - shooting

29 16 13 24 5

Self-inflicted injuries

35 20 15 33

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) 2010
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

326 43 66 28 98 10 80

Private industry

282 42 61 26 80 10 62

Goods Producing

113 27 30 10 31 6 8

Natural resources and mining

41 15 4 5 14

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

38 14 4 5 13

Mining

3

Construction

45 6 22 4 9

Manufacturing

27 6 4 8 4

Service providing

169 15 31 16 49 4 54

Trade, transportation, and utilities

84 8 11 8 27 29

Wholesale trade

9 3

Retail trade

28 3 19

Transportation and warehousing

43 3 6 23 8

Utilities

4

Information

6 3

Financial activities

6

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

5

Professional and business services

19 6 4 3 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

5

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

14 5 4

Education and health services

16 6 5 4

Educational services

4

Health care and social assistance

12 4 4 3

Leisure and hospitality

19 5 8 4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

12 7

Accommodation and food services

7 3 3

Other services

19 4 10

Government (3)

44 5 18 18

Federal

9 6

State

15 10

Local

20 3 6 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) 2010
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

326 43 66 28 98 10 80

Management, professional, and related occupations

72 5 17 3 23 3 21

Management occupations

31 4 6 7 10

Business and financial operations occupations

Computer and mathematical occupations

5 3

Architecture and engineering occupations

8 5

Life, physical, and social science occupations

5

Community and social services occupations

Legal occupations

Education, training, and library occupations

7 3 3

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

6 3

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

7 3 3

Service occupations

49 4 10 5 16 13

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

22 12 8

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

16 3 7 3

Personal care and service occupations

7

Sales and office occupations

24 19

Sales and related occupations

22 17

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

96 24 26 14 22 4 6

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

31 11 3 5 10

Construction and extraction occupations

39 6 18 4 8 3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

26 7 5 5 4 4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

79 10 12 3 34 3 17

Production occupations

14 5 3 4

Transportation and material moving occupations

65 5 9 34 13

Military specific occupations

6 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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