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Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities
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Fatal occupational injuries in Texas

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

469 55 214   71 48 70

Employee status

Wage and salary(2)

404 47 188   57   61

Self-employed(3)

65 8 26   14   9

Gender

Women

31 11 13     4 3

Men

438 44 201   71 44 67

Age

Under 16 years

             

16 to 17 years

3            

18 to 19 years

7   3        

20 to 24 years

30 6 15     3 4

25 to 34 years

71 4 33     11 14

35 to 44 years

99   45   13 13 14

45 to 54 years

104 14 44   15 12 14

55 to 64 years

95 11 42   16   18

65 years and over

60   30   17   5

Race or ethnic origin(4)

White (non-Hispanic)

179 21 88   22   26

Black or African-American (non-Hispanic)

56   36        

Hispanic or Latino

221   86   41 27 39

American Indian or Alaska Native (non-Hispanic)

             

Asian (non-Hispanic)

10 7          

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

  6         3

Management occupations

24 6 12       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

             

Educational instruction and library occupations

             

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

             

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

             

Service occupations

    21   7    

Healthcare support occupations

             

Protective service occupations

26            

Food preparation and serving related occupations

6            

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

21   7   7    

Personal care and service occupations

3            

Sales and office occupations

21 10          

Sales and related occupations

15 9          

Office and administrative support occupations

6 1          

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

196 14 62        

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

21 3 12        

Construction and extraction occupations

125   34   36 23 21

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

50   16   8 6 12

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

158           24

Production occupations

17           10

Transportation and material moving occupations

141   108   7 6 14

Military occupations(6)

             

Industry (NAICS)(7)

Private industry(8)

431 42 197   67 46 68

Goods producing

             

Natural resources and mining

54   25     7 11

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

30   17     3 5

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

24   8     4 6

Construction

127   43   37 19 21

Manufacturing

29   10   4   12

Service providing(10)

             

Trade, transportation, and utilities

    91   7   15

Wholesale trade

14   8       3

Retail trade

20 11 5        

Transportation and warehousing

96   78   4   8

Utilities

             

Information

             

Financial activities

             

Finance and insurance

             

Real estate and rental and leasing

5            

Professional and business services

45           7

Professional, scientific, and technical services

4            

Management of companies and enterprises

             

Administrative and waste services

41   14   7 8 7

Educational and health services

7            

Educational services

3   2     1  

Health care and social assistance

4            

Leisure and hospitality

15            

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

3            

Accommodation and food services

12 6          

Other services, except public administration

14 4     4    

Government(8)

38       4    

Federal government

3            

State government

5   5        

Local government

30 12 11   4    

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.