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Table 4. Fatal occupational injuries by selected worker characteristics and selected event or exposure, 2012






     Table 4.  Fatal occupational injuries by selected worker characteristics and selected event or
     exposure, 2012p
     ______________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                   |                       |                                               
                                   |     Fatal injuries    |         Selected event or exposure(1)         
                                   |                       | (percent of total for characteristic category)
                                   |_______________________|_______________________________________________
             Characteristic        |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |   Falls,  | Struck by 
                                   |   Number  |  Percent  | Homicides | Roadway(2)|   slips,  | object or 
                                   |           |           |           |           |   trips   | equipment 
     ______________________________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Total.........................|   4,383   |     100   |      11   |      24   |      15   |      12   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           
            Employee status        |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Wage and salary(3)............|   3,396   |      77   |      10   |      27   |      15   |      11   
     Self-employed(4)..............|     987   |      23   |      14   |      13   |      16   |      15   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           
                 Gender            |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Men...........................|   4,045   |      92   |       9   |      24   |      15   |      12   
     Women.........................|     338   |       8   |      29   |      21   |      16   |       4   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           
                 Age(5)            |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Under 16 years................|      19   |    (6)    |     –     |       5   |     –     |      16   
     16-17 years...................|       9   |    (6)    |     –     |      33   |      11   |     –     
     18-19 years...................|      58   |       1   |      12   |      24   |      12   |      12   
     20-24 years...................|     275   |       6   |      11   |      25   |       7   |      11   
     25-34 years...................|     703   |      16   |      14   |      23   |      11   |       9   
     35-44 years...................|     792   |      18   |      12   |      25   |      13   |      11   
     45-54 years...................|   1,102   |      25   |      10   |      25   |      17   |      10   
     55-64 years...................|     869   |      20   |       9   |      23   |      17   |      13   
     65 years and over.............|     552   |      13   |       6   |      22   |      23   |      16   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           
        Race or ethnic origin(7)   |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           
     White, non-Hispanic...........|   3,002   |      68   |       8   |      25   |      15   |      12   
     Black or African-American,    |           |           |           |           |           |           
      non-Hispanic.................|     446   |      10   |      22   |      26   |       9   |       9   
     Hispanic or Latino............|     708   |      16   |       9   |      22   |      21   |      14   
     American Indian or Alaska     |           |           |           |           |           |           
      Native, non-Hispanic.........|      34   |       1   |     –     |      15   |       9   |      15   
     Asian, non-Hispanic...........|     137   |       3   |      36   |      12   |      18   |       5   
     Native Hawaiian or Pacific    |           |           |           |           |           |           
      Islander, non-Hispanic.......|       7   |    (6)    |     –     |     –     |     –     |     –     
     Multiple races, non-Hispanic..|       5   |    (6)    |      20   |     –     |     –     |     –     
     Other or not reported,        |           |           |           |           |           |           
      non-Hispanic.................|      44   |       1   |      20   |      23   |      14   |     –     
     ______________________________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________

       1 Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) 2.01 implemented
     for 2011 data forward.  The figure shown is the percent of the total fatal injuries for that
     demographic characteristic.
       2 "Roadway" includes deaths to vehicle occupants resulting from traffic incidents that occur on the
     public roadway, shoulder, or surrounding area.  It excludes incidents occurring entirely off the
     roadway, such as in parking lots and on farms; incidents involving trains; and deaths to pedestrians
     or other nonpassengers.
       3 May include volunteers and workers receiving other types of compensation.               
       4 Includes self-employed workers, owners of unincorporated businesses and farms, paid and unpaid
     family workers, and may include some owners of incorporated businesses or members of partnerships.
       5 There were four fatal injuries for which there was insufficient information to determine the age
     of the decedent. 
       6 Less than or equal to 0.5 percent.
       7 Persons identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.  The race categories shown exclude
     Hispanic and Latino workers.
       p Data for 2012 are preliminary.  Revised and final 2012 data are scheduled to be released in Spring
     2014.
       NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately.  Percentages may
     not add to totals because of rounding.  Dashes indicate no data reported or data that do not meet
     publication criteria.  CFOI fatality counts exclude illness-related deaths unless precipitated by an
     injury event.
       SOURCE:  U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with State, New York
     City, District of Columbia, and Federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries

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