Table 49Occupational injury deaths and rates by industry, sex, age, race, and Hispanic origin: United States, selected years 1992–2003
[Data are compiled from various Federal, State, and local administrative sources]
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Characteristic 1992 1 1995 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2 2002 2003
Deaths per 100,000 employed workers3
Total work force5.24.94.74.54.54.34.34.04.0
Sex
Male- - -8.38.17.77.77.47.46.97.0
Female- - -0.90.80.80.70.70.70.70.7
Age
16–17 years- - -1.61.51.21.61.61.31.11.2
18–19 years- - -3.32.83.12.72.72.82.22.3
20–24 years- - -3.83.93.33.43.33.23.23.4
25–34 years- - -4.34.13.93.83.83.83.33.4
35–44 years- - -4.64.24.24.14.04.14.03.8
45–54 years- - -5.24.94.64.64.44.54.04.1
55–64 years- - -7.27.16.56.16.15.55.04.8
65 years and over- - -14.013.814.514.612.012.711.511.3
Race and Hispanic origin4
White- - -4.74.64.54.4- - -- - -- - -- - -
Black or African American- - -5.14.84.04.1- - -- - -- - -- - -
Hispanic or Latino- - -5.55.15.25.25.66.05.04.5
Not Hispanic or Latino- - -4.94.74.54.44.24.13.94.0
 White- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -4.24.23.94.0
 Black or African American- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -3.93.83.53.8
 Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -2.8
Industry5
Private sector4.7
 Goods producing9.1
  Natural resources and mining55.7
  Construction14.3
  Manufacturing2.5
 Service providing3.2
  Trade, transportation, and utilities5.6
  Information1.9
  Financial activities1.5
  Professional and business services3.9
  Educational and health services0.8
  Leisure and hospitality2.6
  Other services, except public administration3.4
Government62.7
Number of deaths7
Total work force6,2176,2756,2386,0556,0545,9205,9155,5345,575
Sex
Male5,7745,7365,7615,5695,6125,4715,4425,0925,129
Female443539477486442449473442446
Age
Under 16 years272621332629201625
16–17 years414241324644332528
18–19 years1071301131371221271229284
20–24 years544486503421451446441436462
25–34 years1,5561,4091,3251,2381,1751,1631,1421,0231,018
35–44 years1,5381,5711,5241,5251,5101,4731,4781,4031,329
45–54 years1,1671,2561,3021,2791,3331,3131,3681,2531,301
55–64 years767827875836816831775784802
65 years and over467515520541565488530495523
Unspecified3131413106673
Characteristic 1992 1 1995 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2 2002 2003
Race and Hispanic originNumber of deaths8
White5,1735,1205,1085,0414,990- - -- - -- - -- - -
Black or African American624697677594626- - -- - -- - -- - -
Hispanic or Latino533619658707730815895841794
Not Hispanic or Latino5,6845,6565,5805,3485,3245,1055,0204,6934,781
 White4,7124,5994,5764,4784,4104,2444,1753,9263,988
 Black or African American618684661583616575565491543
 American Indian or Alaska Native362734285433484042
 Asian8192188218164180171173131147
 Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -149911
 Multiple races- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -643
 Other races or not reported12615891956468449247
Industry5
Private sector- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -5,043
 Goods producing- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -2,401
  Natural resources and mining- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -850
  Construction- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -1,131
  Manufacturing- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -420
 Service providing- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -2,642
  Trade, transportation, and utilities- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -1,375
  Information- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -64
  Financial activities- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -129
  Professional and business services- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -453
  Educational and health services- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -143
  Leisure and hospitality- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -275
  Other services, except public administration- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -194
Government6- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -532

- - - Data not available.

… Data not applicable.

1

1992 and 1993 employment data by demographic characteristics are not available from the Current Population Survey (CPS) for calculation of rates.

2

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

3

Numerator excludes deaths to workers under the age of 16 years. 2003 employment data in denominators are average annual estimates of employed civilians 16 years of age and over from the CPS; in prior years, also included resident armed forces figures from the Bureau of the Census (1992–98) and Department of Defense (1999–2002).

4

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.

5

Beginning with the 2003 data year, establishments were classified by industry according to the 2002 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 1992–2002 classified by SIC are available in Health, United States, 2004, table 49 at www​.cdc.gov/nchs/hus.htm. See Appendix II, Industry of employment.

6

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

7

Includes fatalities to all workers, regardless of age.

8

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, CFOI. 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):317–320, 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. Some numbers for 2002 in this table were revised and differ from the previous edition of Health, United States. Data for additional years are available. See Appendix III.

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

From: Trend Tables

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