Fatal cases added on the revised 2004 file
The 2004 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) data were revised to include 61 cases that were identified or confirmed after the preliminary 2004 data were released in August 2005. The revised fatality count for 2004 is 5,764. Fifty-one of the 61 additional cases were from California, largely due to delays in obtaining death certificate information. As a result, the distribution of the updates by demographic characteristics strongly resembled the distribution of fatalities in California. Notably, 31 percent or 19 of the 61 total updates were to workers of Hispanic origin. The resulting fatality count for 2004 to Hispanic workers was 902, a new series high. Additionally, 36 percent, or 22, of the updates were to foreign-born workers.
Last Modified Date: April 26, 2006