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Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities
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Fatal occupational injuries in California

Fatal occupational injuries by selected characteristics, by major event or exposure, California
Characteristic 2020
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

463 97 122 5 99 85 52

Employee status

Wage and salary(2)

380 75 108   71 74  

Self-employed(3)

83 22 14   28 11  

Gender

Women

35 9 10   7 6 3

Men

428 88 112   92 79 49

Age

Under 16 years

             

16 to 17 years

             

18 to 19 years

14   7        

20 to 24 years

27   10     3  

25 to 34 years

84 25 19     25 7

35 to 44 years

71 10 19   11 20 9

45 to 54 years

91 21 24   16 15  

55 to 64 years

108 21 27   28 16 14

65 years and over

67 10 15   30   7

Race or ethnic origin(4)

White (non-Hispanic)

180 37 53   39 34  

Black or African-American (non-Hispanic)

28 12 6     4  

Hispanic or Latino

214 27 53   54 43 33

American Indian or Alaska Native (non-Hispanic)

7   4        

Asian (non-Hispanic)

31 18          

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

46            

Management occupations

19 5 3   6 3  

Business and financial operations occupations

4            

Computer and mathematical occupations

             

Architecture and engineering occupations

5            

Life, physical, and social science occupations

             

Community and social services occupations

             

Legal occupations

             

Educational instruction and library occupations

             

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

3            

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

6            

Service occupations

95 27 15   22 24 4

Healthcare support occupations

8 4          

Protective service occupations

30 15          

Food preparation and serving related occupations

7         4  

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

44 5 7   18 10 4

Personal care and service occupations

6         3  

Sales and office occupations

39 18       6  

Sales and related occupations

34 18     5 6  

Office and administrative support occupations

5            

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

148 16     46 31  

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

25       4 6 9

Construction and extraction occupations

90   14   36 19 15

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

33 10 5   6 6  

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

115   56       15

Production occupations

11           4

Transportation and material moving occupations

104 13 56   13   11

Military occupations(6)

             

Industry (NAICS)(7)

Private industry(8)

409 84 101 3 92 76 51

Goods producing

             

Natural resources and mining

36         7  

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

32   7     7 10

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

4            

Construction

92   17   37 19 12

Manufacturing

18 4 3       5

Service providing(10)

             

Trade, transportation, and utilities

109   43   10   10

Wholesale trade

12   4   3    

Retail trade

37 22 4     6  

Transportation and warehousing

59 10 34     4 6

Utilities

1   1        

Information

7            

Financial activities

15       5    

Finance and insurance

3            

Real estate and rental and leasing

12 3     5    

Professional and business services

76         16  

Professional, scientific, and technical services

10         3  

Management of companies and enterprises

             

Administrative and waste services

66 11 15   20 13 7

Educational and health services

18 10       5  

Educational services

             

Health care and social assistance

18 10       5  

Leisure and hospitality

19 3       10  

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

5         3  

Accommodation and food services

14 3       7  

Other services, except public administration

18 6     5   3

Government(8)

        7    

Federal government

25 6 15        

State government

7         3  

Local government

21 6 3   7 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. 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.