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The published fatal occupational injury rates and the total hours worked for 12 occupations, 2 industries, and for Asian, non-Hispanic workers were improperly calculated. For details on the affected rates and products, please visit www.bls.gov/bls/errata/cfoi-errata-2016.htm.


Table 1. Fatal occupational injuries, comparison of 2014 preliminary and revised counts and rates, selected characteristics
CharacteristicNumberRate(1)
PreliminaryRevisedDifferencePreliminaryRevisedDifference

Total

4,6794,8211423.33.40.1

Employee status

Wage and salary workers(2)

3,6323,728962.72.80.1

Self-employed(3)

1,0471,0934613.013.60.6

Gender

Men

4,3204,4541345.45.60.2

Women

35936780.60.60.0

Age

18 to 19 years

414212.02.00.0

20 to 24 years

28929232.32.30.0

25 to 34 years

742753112.32.40.1

35 to 44 years

838860222.72.80.1

45 to 54 years

1,1271,161343.53.60.1

55 to 64 years

9651,007424.14.30.2

65 years and over

6566842810.210.70.5

Race or ethnic origin(4)

White (non-Hispanic)

3,1743,3321583.43.60.2

Black or African-American (non-Hispanic)

457475183.03.20.2

Asian (non-Hispanic)

13413731.71.80.1

Hispanic or Latino

789804153.63.70.1

Occupation(5)

Management occupations

427440132.52.50.0

Protective service occupations

21121326.06.10.1

Sales and related occupations

23423951.61.70.1

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

253259624.124.70.6

Construction and extraction occupations

8859021711.812.10.3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

391406157.88.10.3

Transportation and material moving occupations

1,2891,3465714.715.40.7

Military occupations(6)

55561N/AN/AN/A

Industry(7)

Private Industry

4,2514,3861353.63.70.1

Goods producing

1,9642,015516.97.10.2

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

5685841624.925.60.7

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction(8)

181183214.114.20.1

Construction

874899259.59.80.3

Manufacturing

34134982.22.30.1

Service providing

2,2872,371842.52.60.1

Wholesale trade

179191124.85.10.3

Retail trade

26727251.81.90.1

Transportation and warehousing

7357663113.514.10.6

Professional and business services

41842572.62.70.1

Leisure and hospitality

20721691.92.00.1

Government(9)

42843571.91.90.0

Event or exposure(10)

Transportation incidents

1,8911,98493N/AN/AN/A

Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicle

1,0751,15782N/AN/AN/A

Violence and other injuries by persons or animal

74976516N/AN/AN/A

Homicides

4034096N/AN/AN/A

Falls, slips, trips

79381825N/AN/AN/A

Contact with objects and equipment

7087157N/AN/AN/A

Exposure to harmful substances or environments

3903900N/AN/AN/A

Other events or exposures

1481491N/AN/AN/A
Footnotes:

(1) The rate represents the number of fatal occupational injuries per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers and was calculated as

(N/EH) x 200,000,000 where

N = the number of fatal work injuries
EH = total hours worked by all employees during the calendar year.
200,000,000 = base for 100,000 equivalent full-time workers (working 40 hours per week, 50 weeks per year)

Workers under the age of 16 years, volunteer workers, and members of the resident military are not included in rate calculations to maintain consistency with the Current Population Survey (CPS) employment.

(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 race categories shown exclude Hispanic and Latino workers.

(5) CFOI has used several versions of the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system since 2003 to define occupation. For more information on the version of SOC used in this year, see our definitions page at http://www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfdef.htm.

(6) Includes fatal injuries to persons identified as resident armed forces regardless of individual occupation listed.

(7) CFOI has used several versions of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) since 2003 to define industry. For more information on the version of NAICS used in this year, see our definitions page at http://www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfdef.htm.

(8) Includes fatal injuries at all establishments categorized as Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction (Sector 21) in the North American Industry Classification System, including establishments not governed by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) rules and reporting, such as those in Oil and Gas Extraction.

(9) Includes fatalities to workers employed by governmental organizations regardless of industry.

(10) Based on the Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS), version 2.01.

Note: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. N/A indicates that this type of data is not available for this data element. CFOI fatality counts exclude illness-related deaths unless precipitated by an injury event.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with state, New York City, District of Columbia, and federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, Current Population Survey, 2016.

 

Last Modified Date: December 14, 2016