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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
2008
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

105 17 12 10 48 4 14
 

Employee Status

 

Wage and Salary (2)

91 13 10 10 45 4 9

Self Employed (3)

14 4     3   5
 

Sex

 

Men

95 16 11 10 43   12

Women

10       5    
 

Age

 

Under 16

             

16-17

             

18-19

             

20-24

10            

25-34

19 3     13    

35-44

24 4 3 4 9   3

45-54

28 6     12   6

55-64

14       10    

65 and older

8            
 

Race or ethnic origin (4)

 

White, non-Hispanic

77 13 9 6 35 3 11

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

4            

Hispanic or Latino

21 4   3 10    

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) 2008
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

105 91 14 95 10
 

Contact with objects and equipment

17 13 4 16  

Struck by object

10 7 3 9  

Struck by falling object

8 6   7  

Caught in equipment or object

4 3   4  

Caught in running equipment or machinery

         

Falls

12 10   11  

Fall to lower level

9 8   8  

Fall from ladder

         

Fall from roof

3 3   3  

Fall from scaffold

         

Harmful substances or environments

10 10   10  

Contact with electric current

3 3   3  

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

5 5   5  

Oxygen deficiency

         

Transportation incident

48 45 3 43 5

Highway transportation incident

31 29   27 4

Collision between vehicles

7 7   6  

Non-collision highway incident

18 16   16  

Non-highway transportation incident

5 4   5  

Overturned, non-highway

3     3  

Struck by vehicle

4 4   3  

Aircraft incident

4 4   4  

Fires and explosions

4 4      

Assaults and violent acts

14 9 5 12  

Homicides

7 3 4 7  

Homicides - shooting

4 3   4  

Self-inflicted injuries

6 5   4  

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, Colorado
Selected industries (1) 2008
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

105 17 12 10 48 4 14
 

Private industry

96 17 11 9 42 4 13

Goods Producing

48 13 9 5 18    

Natural resources and mining

15 6     7    

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

9 3     4    

Mining

6 3     3    

Construction

23 5 7 3 6    

Manufacturing

10       5    

Service providing

48 4   4 24   13

Trade, transportation, and utilities

27 3     17   4

Wholesale trade

3            

Retail trade

10 3          

Transportation and warehousing

14       13    

Utilities

             

Information

             

Financial activities

             

Finance and insurance

             

Real estate and rental and leasing

             

Professional and business services

6            

Professional, scientific, and technical services

             

Management of companies and enterprises

             

Administrative and waste services

5            

Education and health services

4       3    

Educational services

             

Health care and social assistance

             

Leisure and hospitality

10           6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

8           4

Accommodation and food services

             

Other services

             

Government (3)

9       6    

Federal

             

State

             

Local

6       5    

Footnotes
(1) Classified according to the North American Industry Classification System, 2002.
(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, Colorado
Selected occupations (1) 2008
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

105 17 12 10 48 4 14
 

Management, professional, and related occupations

17       7   4

Management occupations

11       5    

Business and financial operations occupations

             

Computer and mathematical occupations

             

Architecture and engineering occupations

             

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

3            

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

             

Service occupations

11       6   3

Healthcare support occupations

             

Protective service occupations

5            

Food preparation and serving related occupations

             

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

             

Personal care and service occupations

4            

Sales and office occupations

13       3   5

Sales and related occupations

11           5

Office and administrative support occupations

             

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

34 7 7 6 11    

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

4            

Construction and extraction occupations

25 5 7 4 6    

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

5       4    

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

30 5     21    

Production occupations

4            

Transportation and material moving occupations

26 4     19    

Military specific occupations

             

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.