Table 1. Fatal occupational injuries counts and rates by selected demographic characteristics, 2015-16


     Table 1. Fatal occupational injuries counts and rates by selected demographic characteristics, 2015-16
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                                                        |                     |
         	                                        |        Counts	      |	      Rates(1)
                                                        |_____________________|____________________
                      	Characteristic                  |          |          |          |
                                                        |          |          |          |
                                                        |   2015   |   2016   |   2015   |   2016
                                                        |          |          |          |
     ___________________________________________________|__________|__________|__________|_________
                                                        |          |          |          |
     Total(2)	                                        |   4,836  |   5,190  |     3.4  |    3.6   
					                |          |          |          |          
                   Employee status			|          |	      |          |	   
     Wage and salary workers(3)	                        |   3,751  |   4,098  |     2.8  |    3.0  
     Self-employed(4)	                                |   1,085  |   1,092  |    13.1  |   13.1  
                                                        |          |          |          |         
                       Gender                           |          |          |          |         
     Women                                              |     344  |     387  |     0.6  |    0.6  
     Men                                                |   4,492  |   4,803  |     5.5  |    5.8  
                                                        |          |          |          |         
                         Age                            |          |          |          |         
     Under 16 years                                     |      12  |      13  |     N/A  |    N/A  
     16 to 17 years                                     |      12  |      17  |     N/A  |    2.1  
     18 to 19 years                                     |      50  |      43  |     2.1  |    1.9  
     20 to 24 years                                     |     329  |  	 310  |     2.7	 |    2.4  
     25 to 34 years                                     |     758  |     834  |     2.3  |    2.5  
     35 to 44 years                                     |     864  | 	 979  |     2.7	 |    3.1  
     45 to 54 years	                                |   1,130  |   1,145  |     3.5  |    3.5  
     55 to 64 years                                     |   1,031  |   1,160  |     4.3  |    4.7  
     65 years and over                                  |     650  |     688  |	    9.4  |    9.6  
                                                        |          |          |          | 
              Race or ethnic origin(5)		        |          |          |          | 	  
     White (non-Hispanic)                               |   3,241  |   3,481  |     3.5  |    3.7  
     Black or African-American (non-Hispanic)           |     495  |     587  |     3.2  |    3.6  
     Hispanic or Latino	                                |     903  |     879  |     4.0  |    3.7  
     American Indian or Alaskan Native (non-Hispanic)   |      36  |      38  |     N/A  |    N/A  
     Asian (non-Hispanic)                               |     114  |     160  |     1.4  |    1.8  
     Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (non-Hispanic) |       9  |       7  |     N/A  |    N/A  
     Multiple races (non-Hispanic)                      |      12  |      15  |     N/A  |    N/A  
     Other races or not reported (non-Hispanic)         |      26  |      23  |     N/A  |    N/A  
     ___________________________________________________|__________|__________|__________|_________  
					
       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 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.					
       3 May include volunteers and workers receiving other types of compensation.
       4 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.					
       5 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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