Table 1. Fatal occupational injuries counts and rates by selected demographic characteristics, 2014-15


     Table 1. Fatal occupational injuries counts and rates by selected demographic characteristics, 2014-15
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                                                        |                     |                    
                                                        |        Counts       |       Rates(1)     
                                                        |_____________________|____________________
                        Characteristic                  |          |          |          |         
                                                        |          |          |          |         
                                                        |   2014   |   2015   |   2014   |   2015  
                                                        |          |          |          |         
     ___________________________________________________|__________|__________|__________|_________
                                                        |          |          |          |         
     Total(2)                                           |   4,821  |   4,836  |     3.4  |    3.4  
                                                        |          |          |          |         
                   Employee status                      |          |          |          |         
     Wage and salary workers(3)                         |   3,728  |   3,751  |     2.8  |    2.8  
     Self-employed(4)                                   |   1,093  |   1,085  |    13.6  |   13.1  
                                                        |          |          |          |         
                       Gender                           |          |          |          |         
     Women                                              |     367  |     344  |     0.6  |    0.6  
     Men                                                |   4,454  |   4,492  |     5.6  |    5.5  
                                                        |          |          |          |         
                         Age                            |          |          |          |         
     Under 16 years                                     |       8  |      12  |     N/A  |    N/A  
     16 to 17 years                                     |      14  |      12  |     N/A  |    N/A  
     18 to 19 years                                     |      42  |      50  |     2.0  |    2.1  
     20 to 24 years                                     |     292  |     329  |     2.3  |    2.7  
     25 to 34 years                                     |     753  |     758  |     2.4  |    2.3  
     35 to 44 years                                     |     860  |     864  |     2.8  |    2.7  
     45 to 54 years                                     |   1,161  |   1,130  |     3.6  |    3.5  
     55 to 64 years                                     |   1,007  |   1,031  |     4.3  |    4.3  
     65 years and over                                  |     684  |     650  |    10.7  |    9.4  
                                                        |          |          |          |         
              Race or ethnic origin(5)                  |          |          |          |         
     White (non-Hispanic)                               |   3,332  |   3,241  |     3.6  |    3.5  
     Black or African-American (non-Hispanic)           |     475  |     495  |     3.2  |    3.2  
     Hispanic or Latino                                 |     804  |     903  |     3.7  |    4.0  
     American Indian or Alaskan Native (non-Hispanic)   |      34  |      36  |     N/A  |    N/A  
     Asian (non-Hispanic)                               |     137  |     114  |     1.8  |    1.4  
     Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (non-Hispanic) |       5  |       9  |     N/A  |    N/A  
     Multiple races (non-Hispanic)                      |      20  |      12  |     N/A  |    N/A  
     Other races or not reported (non-Hispanic)         |      14  |      26  |     N/A  |    N/A
     ___________________________________________________|__________|__________|__________|_________

       1 Fatal injury rates are per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers (FTEs). 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#q17 
     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. 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

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