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Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities
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Fatal occupational injuries in California

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected characteristics, by major event or exposure, California
Characteristic 2019
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

451 94 141   88 66 55

Employee status

Wage and salary(2)

351 68 113   63 56  

Self-employed(3)

100 26 28   25 10  

Gender

Women

37 9 17   5 6  

Men

414 85 124   83 60 55

Age

Under 16 years

             

16 to 17 years

    1        

18 to 19 years

7   3        

20 to 24 years

30 13 11        

25 to 34 years

70 17 16     13 12

35 to 44 years

86 21 28     20 8

45 to 54 years

98 16 32   20 15  

55 to 64 years

101 17 31   24 14 13

65 years and over

58 8 19   25    

Race or ethnic origin(4)

White (non-Hispanic)

169 39 61   29 27 10

Black or African-American (non-Hispanic)

20 5       5  

Hispanic or Latino

211 33 62   44   40

American Indian or Alaska Native (non-Hispanic)

             

Asian (non-Hispanic)

43 13 13   10 3  

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (non-Hispanic)

4            

Multiple races (non-Hispanic)

             

Other races or not reported (non-Hispanic)

4            

Occupation (SOC)(5)

Management, business, science, and arts occupations

43            

Management occupations

19 13     3    

Business and financial operations occupations

6            

Computer and mathematical occupations

3 3          

Architecture and engineering occupations

             

Life, physical, and social science occupations

             

Community and social services occupations

3            

Legal occupations

             

Educational instruction and library occupations

3            

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

             

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

5            

Service occupations

  21 16   25   3

Healthcare support occupations

             

Protective service occupations

34 13 10   8 3  

Food preparation and serving related occupations

10 5          

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

34   3   15 11 3

Personal care and service occupations

7 1       3  

Sales and office occupations

28   5        

Sales and related occupations

23 14 3        

Office and administrative support occupations

5            

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

148 15 34   41 24 30

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

37 3 19     6 7

Construction and extraction occupations

75   9   31 11 15

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

36   6   8 7 8

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

134   73       20

Production occupations

19   4   3   8

Transportation and material moving occupations

115 14 69     10 12

Military occupations(6)

12 4 8        

Industry (NAICS)(7)

Private industry(8)

409 80 123   84 62 53

Goods producing

             

Natural resources and mining

  4     4    

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

48 4     4   10

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

             

Construction

80   15        

Manufacturing

             

Service providing(10)

             

Trade, transportation, and utilities

    55     9 10

Wholesale trade

8   4        

Retail trade

30 18 3     3  

Transportation and warehousing

74   48     6 6

Utilities

             

Information

             

Financial activities

  3          

Finance and insurance

             

Real estate and rental and leasing

11 3          

Professional and business services

58           5

Professional, scientific, and technical services

6 3          

Management of companies and enterprises

             

Administrative and waste services

52           5

Educational and health services

22            

Educational services

8            

Health care and social assistance

14 5          

Leisure and hospitality

26   5   4 5  

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

6            

Accommodation and food services

20 10 5     3  

Other services, except public administration

23 7       6 3

Government(8)

42 14 18   4 4  

Federal government

14   8        

State government

9   4        

Local government

19 8 6        

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. Cases where employee status is unknown are included in the counts of wage and salary workers.
(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 Hispanics and Latinos. Cases where ethnicity is unknown are included in counts of non-Hispanic workers.
(5) CFOI has used several versions of the Standard Occupation Classification (SOC) system since 2003 to define occupation. For complete information on the version of SOC used in this year, see our definitions page. Cases where occupation is unknown are included in the total.
(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 complete information on the version of NAICS used in this year, see our definitions page. Cases where ownership is unknown are included in private industry counts. Cases where industry is unknown are included in the service sector counts.
(8) Includes all fatal occupational injuries meeting this ownership criterion across all specified years, regardless of industry classification system. Cases where ownership is unknown are included in private industry counts. Cases classified as foreign government and other government are included in all government counts, but not displayed separately.
(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.
(10) Cases where industry is unknown are included in the service sector counts.

Note: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. For complete information on how the data are coded and presented see our definitions page at http://www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfdef.htm. 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.