Fatal occupational injuries in California

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected characteristics, by major event or exposure, California
Characteristic 2015
Total fatal injuries Event or exposure(1)
Violence
and other
injuries by
persons or
animals
Transpor-
tation
incidents
Fires
and
explosions
Falls,
slips,
trips
Exposure to
harmful
substances or
environments
Contact
with objects
and
equipment

Total

388 77 150 10 77 33 39

Employee status

Wage and salary(2)

329 59 139 9 61 24 35

Self-employed(3)

59 18 11   16 9 4

Gender

Women

27 11 9     5  

Men

361 66 141 10 75 28 39

Age

Under 16 years

             

16 to 17 years

1   1        

18 to 19 years

             

20 to 24 years

28 5 14   4   3

25 to 34 years

74 18 33   9 8 5

35 to 44 years

76 16 29   13 6 9

45 to 54 years

81 20 29 3 14 9 6

55 to 64 years

80 14 23   23 6 11

65 years and over

46 3 20   14 3 5

Race or ethnic origin(4)

White (non-Hispanic)

167 31 68 4 30 16 16

Black or African-American (non-Hispanic)

12 5 6        

Hispanic or Latino

178 29 71 5 37 14 22

American Indian or Alaska Native (non-Hispanic)

             

Asian (non-Hispanic)

26 11 5   9    

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (non-Hispanic)

             

Multiple races (non-Hispanic)

             

Other races or not reported (non-Hispanic)

             

Occupation (SOC)(5)

Management, business, science, and arts occupations

52 28 15   5    

Management occupations

10 4          

Business and financial operations occupations

4 3          

Computer and mathematical occupations

    1        

Architecture and engineering occupations

1            

Life, physical, and social science occupations

             

Community and social services occupations

             

Legal occupations

             

Education, training, and library occupations

3            

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

10 4 4        

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

20 14 4        

Service occupations

59 18 13   14 6 6

Healthcare support occupations

4            

Protective service occupations

18 8 5        

Food preparation and serving related occupations

6 5          

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

29   7   12 4 4

Personal care and service occupations

            1

Sales and office occupations

25 9 8   5 3  

Sales and related occupations

14 6 3   3    

Office and administrative support occupations

11 3 5        

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

140 15 49 4 42 14 14

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

46 7 32     3 3

Construction and extraction occupations

69   13 3 34 9 7

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

25 6 4   7   4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

98 4 54 3 11 9 17

Production occupations

17       6   4

Transportation and material moving occupations

81   52   5 7 13

Military occupations(6)

14 3 11        

Industry (NAICS)(7)

Private industry(8)

336 55 129 6 74 33 37

Goods producing

149 11 57 5 44 14 17

Natural resources and mining

56 6 36 3   4 5

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

55 6 36 3   4 5

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction(9)

             

Construction

75   16   38 9 7

Manufacturing

18 3 5   4   5

Service providing

187 44 72   30 19 20

Trade, transportation, and utilities

71 8 37   8 8 10

Wholesale trade

14   5   4   3

Retail trade

16 5 3   4 3  

Transportation and warehousing

39   28     3 6

Utilities

             

Information

3            

Financial activities

             

Finance and insurance

1 1          

Real estate and rental and leasing

             

Professional and business services

54 9 14   16 8 6

Professional, scientific, and technical services

9 3 3        

Management of companies and enterprises

             

Administrative and waste services

45 6 11   15 7 5

Educational and health services

21 5 13        

Educational services

4   4        

Health care and social assistance

17 5 9        

Leisure and hospitality

22 15 5        

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

10 4 5        

Accommodation and food services

12 11          

Other services, except public administration

14 4 3       4

Government(8)

52 22 21 4 3    

Federal government

20 3 12 3      

State government

2           1

Local government

30 19 8        

Footnotes
(1) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) 2.01 implemented for 2011 data forward.
(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, and may include some owners of incorporated businesses or members of partnerships.
(4) Persons identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. The race categories shown exclude data for Hispanic and Latino workers.
(5) CFOI has used several versions of the Standard Occupation Classification (SOC) system since 2003 to define occupation. For more information on the version of SOC used in this year, see our definitions page.
(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.
(8) Includes all fatal occupational injuries meeting this ownership criterion across all specified years, regardless of industry classification system.
(9) 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.

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. 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.