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Table 1. Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics, 2015-19


     Table 1. Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics, 2015-19
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                      Characteristic                     |   2015   |   2016   |   2017   |   2018   |   2019   
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     Total(1)                                            |   4,836  |   5,190  |   5,147  |   5,250  |   5,333  
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                      Employee status                    |          |          |          |          |          
     Wage and salary workers(2)                          |   3,751  |   4,098  |   4,069  |   4,178  |   4,240  
     Self-employed(3)                                    |   1,085  |   1,092  |   1,078  |   1,072  |   1,093  
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                          Gender                         |          |          |          |          |          
     Women                                               |     344  |     387  |     386  |     413  |     437  
     Men                                                 |   4,492  |   4,803  |   4,761  |   4,837  |   4,896  
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                            Age                          |          |          |          |          |          
     Under 16 years                                      |      12  |      13  |      15  |      13  |      17  
     16 to 17 years                                      |      12  |      17  |       7  |       9  |      17  
     18 to 19 years                                      |      50  |      43  |      62  |      56  |      50  
     20 to 24 years                                      |     329  |     310  |     293  |     282  |     325  
     25 to 34 years                                      |     758  |     834  |     872  |     946  |     866  
     35 to 44 years                                      |     864  |     979  |     907  |     966  |     967  
     45 to 54 years                                      |   1,130  |   1,145  |   1,059  |   1,114  |   1,082  
     55 to 64 years                                      |   1,031  |   1,160  |   1,155  |   1,104  |   1,212  
     65 years and over                                   |     650  |     688  |     775  |     759  |     793  
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                   Race or ethnic origin(4)              |          |          |          |          |          
     White (non-Hispanic)                                |   3,241  |   3,481  |   3,449  |   3,405  |   3,297  
     Black or African-American (non-Hispanic)            |     495  |     587  |     530  |     615  |     634  
     Hispanic or Latino                                  |     903  |     879  |     903  |     961  |   1,088  
     American Indian or Alaskan Native (non-Hispanic)    |      36  |      38  |      38  |      42  |      30  
     Asian (non-Hispanic)                                |     114  |     160  |     144  |     153  |     181  
     Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (non-Hispanic)  |       9  |       7  |      17  |      10  |      14  
     Multiple races (non-Hispanic)                       |      12  |      15  |       9  |      14  |      22  
     Other races or not reported (non-Hispanic)          |      26  |      23  |      57  |      50  |      67  
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       1 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.  See the CFOI Definitions page (www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfdef.htm) for a more detailed 
     description of each data element.
       2 May include volunteers and workers receiving other types of compensation. Cases where employment 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.

       Note: Data for all years are revised and final. Totals for major categories may include subcategories not 
     shown separately. Dashes indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria. N.e.c. means 
     "not elsewhere classified." 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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Last Modified Date: December 16, 2020