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Fatal occupational injuries in Colorado

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, Colorado
Selected
characteristics
2004
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

117 16 9 5 60   25
 

Employee Status

             

Wage and Salary (2)

97 14 9 5 54   14

Self Employed (3)

20       6   11
 

Sex

             

Men

106 16 9 3 55   21

Women

11       5   4
 

Age

             

Under 16

             

16-17

             

18-19

             

20-24

5       3    

25-34

23       14   4

35-44

26 4 3   12   6

45-54

27 3     14   7

55-64

24 5     13   3

65 and older

10       3   4
 

Race or ethnic origin (4)

             

White, non-Hispanic

89 13 8 3 43   20

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

3            

Hispanic or Latino

25 3     17   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) 2004
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

117 97 20 106 11
 

Contact with objects and equipment

16 14   16  

Struck by object

9 8   9  

Struck by falling object

3 3   3  

Caught in equipment or object

6 5   6  

Caught in running equipment or machinery

5 5   5  

Falls

9 9   9  

Fall to lower level

7 7   7  

Fall from ladder

         

Fall from roof

         

Fall from scaffold

         

Harmful substances or environments

5 5   3  

Contact with electric current

         

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

         

Oxygen deficiency

         

Transportation incident

60 54 6 55 5

Highway transportation incident

36 33 3 33 3

Collision between vehicles

19 18   16 3

Non-collision highway incident

3     3  

Non-highway transportation incident

5 5   5  

Overturned, non-highway

4 4   4  

Struck by vehicle

9 9   7  

Aircraft incident

9 6 3 9  

Fires and explosions

         

Assaults and violent acts

25 14 11 21 4

Homicides

8 5 3 5 3

Homicides - shooting

6 4   4  

Self-inflicted injuries

11 5 6 11  

Footnotes
(1) Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.
(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) 2004
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

117 16 9 5 60   25
 

Private industry

             

Goods Producing

38 7 6   18   6

Natural resources and mining

16 4     7   4

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

9           4

Mining

7       5    

Construction

17   5   9    

Manufacturing

5            

Service providing

65 9   3 33   16

Trade, transportation, and utilities

31 5     19   6

Wholesale trade

6       5    

Retail trade

5           3

Transportation and warehousing

19 3     13    

Utilities

             

Information

3            

Financial activities

             

Finance and insurance

             

Real estate and rental and leasing

             

Professional and business services

11       6    

Professional, scientific, and technical services

             

Management of companies and enterprises

             

Administrative and waste services

9       4    

Education and health services

6       4    

Educational services

3       3    

Health care and social assistance

3            

Leisure and hospitality

9           5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

5           4

Accommodation and food services

4            

Other services

3            

Government (3)

14       9   3

Federal

4            

State

             

Local

7       4    

Footnotes
(1) Classified according to the North American Industry Classification System, 2002.
(2) Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.
(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) 2004
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

117 16 9 5 60   25
 

Management, professional, and related occupations

20       11   6

Management occupations

10       5   4

Business and financial operations occupations

             

Computer and mathematical occupations

             

Architecture and engineering occupations

3       3    

Life, physical, and social science occupations

             

Community and social services occupations

             

Legal occupations

             

Education, training, and library occupations

             

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

             

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

             

Service occupations

11       6   3

Healthcare support occupations

             

Protective service occupations

3       3    

Food preparation and serving related occupations

3            

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

             

Personal care and service occupations

3            

Sales and office occupations

12       3   8

Sales and related occupations

9       3   5

Office and administrative support occupations

3           3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

37 7 7   15   5

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

6           3

Construction and extraction occupations

24 4 5   13    

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

7            

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

36 7     25    

Production occupations

             

Transportation and material moving occupations

34 6     25    

Military specific occupations

             

Footnotes
(1) Based on the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification System.
(2) Based on the 1992 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.