Fatal occupational injuries in California

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected characteristics, by major event or exposure, California
Characteristic 2016
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

376 77 145 9 64 20 58

Employee status

Wage and salary(2)

309 54 132 3 55 16 46

Self-employed(3)

67 23 13 6 9 4 12

Gender

Women

27 9 11   4   1

Men

349 68 134 8 60 19 57

Age

Under 16 years

             

16 to 17 years

             

18 to 19 years

4            

20 to 24 years

27 5 16     3 3

25 to 34 years

65 17 22   6 4 11

35 to 44 years

70 15 27   11   13

45 to 54 years

80 22 28   17 5 7

55 to 64 years

82 11 34   18 4 13

65 years and over

46 6 15   12   10

Race or ethnic origin(4)

White (non-Hispanic)

160 21 68 5 23 11 31

Black or African-American (non-Hispanic)

25 13 6        

Hispanic or Latino

148 26 56   36 6 21

American Indian or Alaska Native (non-Hispanic)

4            

Asian (non-Hispanic)

33 13 12        

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (non-Hispanic)

3            

Multiple races (non-Hispanic)

             

Other races or not reported (non-Hispanic)

3            

Occupation (SOC)(5)

Management, business, science, and arts occupations

37 14 10 5 3   4

Management occupations

11 9          

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

5 3          

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

10     5      

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

5   4        

Service occupations

51 17 15   7 4 6

Healthcare support occupations

             

Protective service occupations

18 9 6        

Food preparation and serving related occupations

8 5          

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

19   6   6   4

Personal care and service occupations

4            

Sales and office occupations

25 16 7        

Sales and related occupations

21 16 5        

Office and administrative support occupations

4            

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

132 16 37   36 10 31

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

38   18   3   13

Construction and extraction occupations

54 8 7   22 6 10

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

40 6 12   11   8

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

126 14 73   17 4 16

Production occupations

17 4     6   3

Transportation and material moving occupations

109 10 71   11 3 13

Military occupations(6)

4   3        

Industry (NAICS)(7)

Private industry(8)

337 66 128 9 59 18 55

Goods producing

112 8 31   31 9 32

Natural resources and mining

38   16   5   13

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

38   16   5   13

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

             

Construction

55 4 12   20 6 12

Manufacturing

19   3   6   7

Service providing

225 58 97 9 28 9 23

Trade, transportation, and utilities

116 27 68   10 4 6

Wholesale trade

16   8       3

Retail trade

27 18 6        

Transportation and warehousing

66 6 51   5    

Utilities

7   3        

Information

4       3    

Financial activities

10 4          

Finance and insurance

3 3          

Real estate and rental and leasing

7            

Professional and business services

37 4 12   9 3 8

Professional, scientific, and technical services

10   3        

Management of companies and enterprises

             

Administrative and waste services

27   9   7   6

Educational and health services

12 6 6        

Educational services

5 3          

Health care and social assistance

7 3          

Leisure and hospitality

26 9 7 5     3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

12   3 5     3

Accommodation and food services

14 9 4        

Other services, except public administration

20 8     3   4

Government(8)

39 11 17   5   3

Federal government

7   3        

State government

10   6       1

Local government

22 10 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.