Table 48

Occupational injury deaths and rates, by industry, sex, age, race, and Hispanic origin: United States, selected years 1995–2006

[Data are compiled from various federal, state, and local administrative sources]

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Characteristic199520002001 12003200420052006
Deaths per 100,000 employed workers2
Total work force4.94.34.34.04.14.04.0
Sex
Male8.37.47.47.07.26.96.9
Female0.90.70.70.70.60.60.7
Age
16–17 years1.61.61.31.21.11.40.9
18–19 years3.32.72.82.32.82.92.8
20–24 years3.83.33.23.43.12.82.7
25–34 years4.33.83.83.43.33.33.3
35–44 years4.64.04.13.83.93.63.7
45–54 years5.24.44.54.14.34.24.2
55–64 years7.26.15.54.85.25.15.0
65 years and over14.012.012.711.311.811.311.2
Race and Hispanic origin3
Hispanic or Latino5.55.66.04.55.04.95.0
Not Hispanic or Latino4.94.24.14.04.0- - ‐- - ‐
 White- - ‐4.24.24.04.13.94.0
 Black or African American- - ‐3.93.83.83.83.93.7
Industry4
Private sector- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐4.24.44.34.3
 Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐31.330.532.530.0
 Mining- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐26.928.325.628.1
 Utilities- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐14.36.13.66.3
 Construction- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐11.712.011.110.9
 Manufacturing- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐2.52.82.42.8
 Wholesale trade- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐4.24.54.64.9
 Retail trade- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐2.12.32.42.2
 Transportation and warehousing- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐17.618.017.716.8
 Information- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐1.81.72.02.0
 Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐1.41.21.01.2
 Professional, scientific, management, and administrative- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐3.33.33.53.2
 Educational, health and social services- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐0.80.80.80.9
 Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation, and food services- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐2.42.21.82.3
 Other services (except public administration)- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐2.83.03.02.6
Government5- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐2.72.52.42.4
Number of deaths6
Total work force6,2755,9205,9155,5755,7645,7345,840
Sex
Male5,7365,4715,4425,1295,3495,3285,396
Female539449473446415406444
Age
Under 16 years26292025132311
16–17 years42443328253121
18–19 years13012712284103111106
20–24 years486446441462421403390
25–34 years1,4091,1631,1421,0189961,0171,041
35–44 years1,5711,4731,4781,3291,3421,2431,288
45–54 years1,2561,3131,3681,3011,3841,3891,417
55–64 years827831775802907933963
65 years and over515488530523569578599
Unspecified13663464
Characteristic199520002001 12003200420052006
Race and Hispanic originNumber of deaths 6
White5,120- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐
Black or African American697- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐
Hispanic or Latino619815895794902923990
Not Hispanic or Latino5,6565,1055,0204,7814,8624,8094,850
 White4,5994,2444,1753,9884,0663,9774,019
 Black or African American684575565543546584565
 American Indian or Alaska Native27334842285046
 Asian 7188171173147168154148
 Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander- - ‐1491112911
 Multiple races- - ‐- - ‐634- - ‐11
 Other races or not reported158684447383550
Industry 4
Private sector- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐5,0435,2295,2145,320
 Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐709669715655
 Mining- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐141152159192
 Utilities- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐32513053
 Construction- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐1,1311,2341,1921,239
 Manufacturing- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐420463393456
 Wholesale trade- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐191205209222
 Retail trade- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐344377400359
 Transportation and warehousing- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐808840885860
 Information- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐64556566
 Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐12911699126
 Professional, scientific, management, and administrative- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐453452482459
 Educational, health and social services- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐143157150178
 Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation, and food services- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐275247213265
 Other services (except public administration)- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐194207210183
Government5- - ‐- - ‐- - ‐532535520520
- - -

Data not available.

1

2,871 fatalities due to the September 11 terrorist attacks are not included.

2

Numerator excludes deaths to workers under the age of 16 years. Starting with 2003 data, employment data in denominators are average annual estimates of employed civilians 16 years of age and over from the CPS; in prior years, data also included resident armed forces figures from the U.S. Census Bureau (1995–1998) and the Department of Defense (1999–2002). Starting with 2005 data, rates are taken directly from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. Revised annual data.

3

Employment data for American Indian or Alaska Native workers and, prior to 2003, Asian or Pacific Islander workers, were not available for the calculation of rates. Employment data for non-Hispanic white and non-Hispanic black workers were not available before the year 2000. In 1999 and earlier years, the race groups white and black included persons of Hispanic and non-Hispanic origin.

4

Starting with 2003 data, establishments were classified by industry according to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Prior to 2003, the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system was used. Because of substantial differences between these systems, industry data classified by these two systems are not comparable. Industry data for 1995–2002 classified by SIC are available in Health, United States, 2004, Table 49 available from: http://www​.cdc.gov/nchs/hus.htm. See Appendix II, Industry of employment.

5

Includes fatalities to workers employed by governmental organizations, regardless of industry.

6

Includes fatalities to all workers, regardless of age.

7

In 1999 and earlier years, category also included Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.

NOTES: Fatalities and rates are based on revised data and may differ from originally published data from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI). See Appendix I, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. CFOI began collecting fatality data in 1992. For data for prior years, see CDC. Fatal Occupational Injuries—United States, 1980–1997. MMWR 2001;50(16):317–20, which reports trend data from the National Traumatic Occupational Fatalities (NTOF) surveillance system. NTOF was established at the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to monitor occupational injury deaths through death certificates. Industry categories presented in this table differ from those shown in previous editions of Health, United States. Data for additional years are available. See Appendix III.

SOURCES: Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. Revised annual data.

From: Trend Tables

Cover of Health, United States, 2008
Health, United States, 2008: With Special Feature on the Health of Young Adults.
National Center for Health Statistics (US) .
Hyattsville (MD): National Center for Health Statistics (US); 2009 Mar.

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