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Table 1. Fatal occupational injuries counts and rates by selected demographic characteristics, 2017-18


     Table 1. Fatal occupational injuries counts and rates by selected demographic characteristics, 2017-18
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                                                         |                     |                     |     Rates Margin    
                                                         |        Counts       |       Rates(1)      |     of Error(2)     
                                                         |_____________________|_____________________|_____________________
                      Characteristic                     |          |          |          |          |          |          
                                                         |          |          |          |          |          |          
                                                         |   2017   |   2018   |   2017   |   2018   |   2017   |   2018   
                                                         |          |          |          |          |          |          
     ____________________________________________________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________
                                                         |          |          |          |          |          |          
     Total(3)                                            |   5,147  |   5,250  |    3.5   |    3.5   |    0.0   |    0.0   
                                                         |          |          |          |          |          |          
                      Employee status                    |          |          |          |          |          |          
     Wage and salary workers(4)                          |   4,069  |   4,178  |    2.9   |    2.9   |    0.0   |    0.0   
     Self-employed(5)                                    |   1,078  |   1,072  |   13.1   |   12.7   |    0.3   |    0.3   
                                                         |          |          |          |          |          |          
                          Gender                         |          |          |          |          |          |          
     Women                                               |     386  |     413  |    0.6   |    0.6   |    0.0   |    0.0   
     Men                                                 |   4,761  |   4,837  |    5.7   |    5.7   |    0.0   |    0.0   
                                                         |          |          |          |          |          |          
                            Age                          |          |          |          |          |          |          
     Under 16 years                                      |      15  |      13  |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   
     16 to 17 years                                      |       7  |       9  |    0.8   |    1.0   |    0.0   |    0.0   
     18 to 19 years                                      |      62  |      56  |    2.6   |    2.3   |    0.1   |    0.1   
     20 to 24 years                                      |     293  |     282  |    2.2   |    2.1   |    0.0   |    0.0   
     25 to 34 years                                      |     872  |     946  |    2.5   |    2.7   |    0.0   |    0.0   
     35 to 44 years                                      |     907  |     966  |    2.9   |    2.9   |    0.0   |    0.0   
     45 to 54 years                                      |   1,059  |   1,114  |    3.3   |    3.4   |    0.0   |    0.0   
     55 to 64 years                                      |   1,155  |   1,104  |    4.6   |    4.3   |    0.0   |    0.0   
     65 years and over                                   |     775  |     759  |   10.3   |    9.6   |    0.2   |    0.2   
                                                         |          |          |          |          |          |          
                   Race or ethnic origin(6)              |          |          |          |          |          |          
     White (non-Hispanic)                                |   3,449  |   3,405  |    3.6   |    3.6   |    0.0   |    0.0   
     Black or African-American (non-Hispanic)            |     530  |     615  |    3.2   |    3.6   |    0.0   |    0.0   
     Hispanic or Latino                                  |     903  |     961  |    3.7   |    3.7   |    0.0   |    0.0   
     American Indian or Alaskan Native (non-Hispanic)    |      38  |      42  |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   
     Asian (non-Hispanic)                                |     144  |     153  |    1.6   |    1.7   |    0.0   |    0.0   
     Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (non-Hispanic)  |      17  |      10  |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   
     Multiple races (non-Hispanic)                       |       9  |      14  |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   
     Other races or not reported (non-Hispanic)          |      57  |      50  |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   
     ____________________________________________________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________
       1 Fatal injury rates are per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers. Fatal injury rates exclude workers 
     under the age of 16 years, volunteers, and resident military. Complete national rates can be found at 
     www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfoi1.htm#rates. Complete state rates can be found at www.bls.gov/iif/oshstate.htm. National and 
     state rates are calculated using different methodology and cannot be directly compared. See 
     www.bls.gov/opub/hom/cfoi/calculation.htm#comparisons-of-national-and-state-rates for more information on how rates 
     are calculated and caveats for comparison. N/A means a rate was not published for this group.
       2 Fatal injury rates rely on the census figures from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) and the employment 
     from the Current Population Survey (CPS). CPS is a sample of households that is designed to represent the civilian 
     noninstitutional population of the United States. Sampling errors occur in the CPS because observations are made on a 
     sample, not on the entire population. The margin of error (MOE) is a measure of dispersion around the estimated fatal 
     injury rate, expressed at the 95% confidence level. For more on confidence intervals, see www.bls.gov/iif/osh_rse.htm. 
     While the MOE measures the variance in the employment calculations, small fatal injury counts can vary substantially 
     from year to year. See www.bls.gov/iif/dangerous-jobs.htm for more information.
       3 The CFOI has published data on fatal occupational injuries for the United States since 1992. During this time, the 
     classification systems and definitions of many data elements have changed. See the CFOI Definitions page 
     (www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfdef.htm) for a more detailed description of each data element.
       4 May include volunteers and workers receiving other types of compensation.
       5 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.
       6 Persons identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. The race categories shown exclude data for Hispanics 
     and Latinos.

       Note: Data for all years are final. Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. 
     CFOI fatal injury counts exclude illness-related deaths unless precipitated by an injury event.
       Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries

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Last Modified Date: December 17, 2019