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Fatal occupational injuries in Texas

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected characteristics, by major event or exposure, Texas
Characteristic 2017
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

534 73 234 9 93 49 74

Employee status

Wage and salary(2)

441 62 197 9 72 34 66

Self-employed(3)

93 11 37   21 15 8

Gender

Women

38 8 14 1 7   5

Men

496 65 220 8 86 47 69

Age

Under 16 years

             

16 to 17 years

             

18 to 19 years

7   4        

20 to 24 years

47 7 19     7 9

25 to 34 years

96 11 39   19 13 13

35 to 44 years

99 15 44   15 8 14

45 to 54 years

120 15 55   17 11 21

55 to 64 years

119 19 52   27 6 12

65 years and over

45 5 21   13 3 3

Race or ethnic origin(4)

White (non-Hispanic)

241 35 107 8 35 25 30

Black or African-American (non-Hispanic)

60 13 30   6 4 6

Hispanic or Latino

219 22 92   50 19 35

American Indian or Alaska Native (non-Hispanic)

             

Asian (non-Hispanic)

10 3       1 3

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (non-Hispanic)

             

Multiple races (non-Hispanic)

             

Other races or not reported (non-Hispanic)

4            

Occupation (SOC)(5)

Management, business, science, and arts occupations

38 10 19   5   3

Management occupations

16 4 10        

Business and financial operations occupations

3       3    

Computer and mathematical occupations

             

Architecture and engineering occupations

             

Life, physical, and social science occupations

5            

Community and social services occupations

             

Legal occupations

             

Education, training, and library occupations

             

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

4   3        

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

7 3 2        

Service occupations

75 30 13   17 9 4

Healthcare support occupations

             

Protective service occupations

32 19 7   4    

Food preparation and serving related occupations

7 3          

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

28 5 4   10 5 4

Personal care and service occupations

6            

Sales and office occupations

21 11 5   5    

Sales and related occupations

14 8 3   3    

Office and administrative support occupations

7 3          

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

202 14 59 5 48 30 45

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

19 3 8       3

Construction and extraction occupations

138 4 37   41 21 32

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

45 7 14   7 7 10

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

193 7 135 3 17 9 22

Production occupations

24   4   7 5 4

Transportation and material moving occupations

169 5 131   10 4 18

Military occupations(6)

5 1 3   1    

Industry (NAICS)(7)

Private industry(8)

491 57 218 8 87 46 73

Goods producing

218 13 75 6 48 29 46

Natural resources and mining

71 5 39 5   4 16

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

32 4 17   1   6

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

39   22     3 10

Construction

129 7 30   44 23 23

Manufacturing

18   6       7

Service providing

273 44 143   39 17 27

Trade, transportation, and utilities

147 12 104   13 4 13

Wholesale trade

16   11        

Retail trade

18 6 3   7    

Transportation and warehousing

110 4 88   4   11

Utilities

3            

Information

4            

Financial activities

6            

Finance and insurance

             

Real estate and rental and leasing

5            

Professional and business services

59 11 19   16 6 7

Professional, scientific, and technical services

12 3 8        

Management of companies and enterprises

             

Administrative and waste services

47 8 11   15 6 7

Educational and health services

13 5          

Educational services

             

Health care and social assistance

13 5          

Leisure and hospitality

17 9          

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

             

Accommodation and food services

15 8          

Other services, except public administration

26 6 9     4 4

Government(8)

43 16 16   6 3  

Federal government

8   3        

State government

9 5 3        

Local government

26 9 10   3    

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.