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Table 1. Fatal occupational injuries counts and rates by selected demographic characteristics, 2016-17


     Table 1. Fatal occupational injuries counts and rates by selected demographic characteristics, 2016-17
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                                                         |                     |                     |     Rates Margin    
                                                         |        Counts       |       Rates(1)      |     of Error(2)     
                                                         |_____________________|_____________________|_____________________
                      Characteristic                     |          |          |          |          |          |          
                                                         |          |          |          |          |          |          
                                                         |   2016   |   2017   |   2016   |   2017   |   2016   |   2017   
                                                         |          |          |          |          |          |          
     ____________________________________________________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________
                                                         |          |          |          |          |          |          
     Total(3)                                            |   5,190  |   5,147  |    3.6   |    3.5   |    0.0   |    0.0   
                                                         |          |          |          |          |          |          
                      Employee status                    |          |          |          |          |          |          
     Wage and salary workers(4)                          |   4,098  |   4,069  |    3.0   |    2.9   |    0.0   |    0.0   
     Self-employed(5)                                    |   1,092  |   1,078  |   13.1   |   13.1   |    0.3   |    0.3   
                                                         |          |          |          |          |          |          
                          Gender                         |          |          |          |          |          |          
     Women                                               |     387  |     386  |    0.6   |    0.6   |    0.0   |    0.0   
     Men                                                 |   4,803  |   4,761  |    5.8   |    5.7   |    0.0   |    0.0   
                                                         |          |          |          |          |          |          
                            Age                          |          |          |          |          |          |          
     Under 16 years                                      |      13  |      15  |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   
     16 to 17 years                                      |      17  |       7  |    2.1   |    0.8   |    0.1   |    0.0   
     18 to 19 years                                      |      43  |      62  |    1.9   |    2.6   |    0.1   |    0.1   
     20 to 24 years                                      |     310  |     293  |    2.4   |    2.2   |    0.0   |    0.0   
     25 to 34 years                                      |     834  |     872  |    2.5   |    2.5   |    0.0   |    0.0   
     35 to 44 years                                      |     979  |     907  |    3.1   |    2.9   |    0.0   |    0.0   
     45 to 54 years                                      |   1,145  |   1,059  |    3.5   |    3.3   |    0.0   |    0.0   
     55 to 64 years                                      |   1,160  |   1,155  |    4.7   |    4.6   |    0.0   |    0.0   
     65 years and over                                   |     688  |     775  |    9.6   |   10.3   |    0.2   |    0.2   
                                                         |          |          |          |          |          |          
                   Race or ethnic origin(6)              |          |          |          |          |          |          
     White (non-Hispanic)                                |   3,481  |   3,449  |    3.7   |    3.6   |    0.0   |    0.0   
     Black or African-American (non-Hispanic)            |     587  |     530  |    3.6   |    3.2   |    0.0   |    0.0   
     Hispanic or Latino                                  |     879  |     903  |    3.7   |    3.7   |    0.0   |    0.0   
     American Indian or Alaskan Native (non-Hispanic)    |      38  |      38  |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   
     Asian (non-Hispanic)                                |     160  |     144  |    1.8   |    1.6   |    0.0   |    0.0   
     Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (non-Hispanic)  |       7  |      17  |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   
     Multiple races (non-Hispanic)                       |      15  |       9  |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   
     Other races or not reported (non-Hispanic)          |      23  |      57  |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   
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       1 Fatal injury rates are per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers (FTEs). 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. Please see 
     www.bls.gov/iif/oshfaq1.htm#q16 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 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 https://www.bls.gov/iif/osh_rse.htm.
       3 The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (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. Please see the CFOI Definitions page (www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfdef.htm) for a more detailed description of 
     each data element and their definitions.
       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 18, 2018