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Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities
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Fatal occupational injuries in Washington

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected characteristics, by major event or exposure, Washington
Characteristic 2015
Total fatal injuries Event or exposure(1)
and other
injuries by
persons or
Exposure to
substances or
with objects


70 7 29   21 3 10

Employee status

Wage and salary(2)

52 5 22   18   5


18   7   3   5



8   3   4    


62 6 26   17 3 10


Under 16 years


16 to 17 years


18 to 19 years


20 to 24 years

4   3        

25 to 34 years

14   8   5    

35 to 44 years


45 to 54 years

15   7   3   3

55 to 64 years

20   6   9    

65 years and over

12   4   4   3

Race or ethnic origin(4)

White (non-Hispanic)

50 5 18   15 3 9

Black or African-American (non-Hispanic)


Hispanic or Latino

14   7   5    

American Indian or Alaska Native (non-Hispanic)


Asian (non-Hispanic)


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

7   3        

Management occupations

5   3        

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


Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations


Service occupations

10   5   4    

Healthcare support occupations


Protective service occupations


Food preparation and serving related occupations


Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations


Personal care and service occupations


Sales and office occupations

5 1     3    

Sales and related occupations

3 1          

Office and administrative support occupations


Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

28   9   11   7

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

13   5       6

Construction and extraction occupations

9       7    

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

6   3        

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

17 4 10        

Production occupations

4 3          

Transportation and material moving occupations

13   10        

Military occupations(6)


Industry (NAICS)(7)

Private industry(8)

63 5 24   21 3 10

Goods producing

31   10   11   9

Natural resources and mining

16   5   3   8

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

16   5   3   8

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



9       7    


6   4        

Service providing

32 4 14   10 3  

Trade, transportation, and utilities

15   8   3    

Wholesale trade


Retail trade

4 1     3    

Transportation and warehousing

7   6        





Financial activities


Finance and insurance


Real estate and rental and leasing


Professional and business services


Professional, scientific, and technical services


Management of companies and enterprises


Administrative and waste services


Educational and health services


Educational services

1   1        

Health care and social assistance


Leisure and hospitality


Arts, entertainment, and recreation


Accommodation and food services


Other services, except public administration



7   5        

Federal government

6   5        

State government


Local government


(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.