Table 42Occupational fatal injuries and rates, by industry, sex, age, race, and Hispanic origin: United States, selected years 1995–2009

Updated data when available, Excel, and PDF: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/hus/contents2011.htm#042.

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

Characteristic1995200020011200420052006200720082009
Deaths per 100,000 employed workers 2Deaths per full-time equivalent workers 3
Total workforce4.94.34.34.14.04.03.83.73.5
Sex
Male8.37.47.47.16.96.96.66.15.7
Female0.90.70.70.60.60.70.60.60.6
Age 4
16–17 years1.61.61.31.11.40.90.92.5*
18–19 years3.32.72.82.72.92.82.62.42.5
20–24 years3.83.23.23.02.82.73.02.82.4
25–34 years4.33.83.83.23.33.33.12.82.4
35–44 years4.64.04.03.93.63.73.43.33.0
45–54 years5.24.44.54.34.24.24.13.83.6
55–64 years7.26.15.55.25.15.04.64.74.3
65 years and over14.012.012.711.811.311.210.212.712.1
Race and Hispanic origin 5
Hispanic or Latino5.55.66.05.04.95.04.64.24.0
Not Hispanic or Latino- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -
 White- - -4.24.24.13.94.03.83.83.5
 Black or African American- - -3.83.83.73.93.73.93.73.1
Industry 6
Private sector- - -- - -- - -4.44.34.34.14.03.7
 Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting- - -- - -- - -30.532.530.027.930.427.2
 Mining- - -- - -- - -28.325.628.125.118.112.4
 Utilities- - -- - -- - -6.13.66.34.03.91.7
 Construction- - -- - -- - -12.011.110.910.59.79.9
 Manufacturing- - -- - -- - -2.82.42.82.52.52.3
 Wholesale trade- - -- - -- - -4.54.64.94.74.45.0
 Retail trade- - -- - -- - -2.32.42.22.12.02.2
 Transportation and warehousing- - -- - -- - -18.017.716.816.914.913.3
 Information- - -- - -- - -1.72.02.02.31.51.1
 Finance and insurance- - -- - -- - -0.70.60.60.60.30.5
 Real estate and rental and leasing- - -- - -- - -2.41.92.62.43.13.0
 Professional, scientific, and technical services- - -- - -- - -0.91.00.90.90.81.0
 Management of companies and enterprises- - -- - -- - -******
 Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services- - -- - -- - -6.77.26.66.36.16.7
 Educational services- - -- - -- - -1.31.31.30.90.90.7
 Health care and social assistance- - -- - -- - -0.80.70.80.70.70.8
 Arts, entertainment, and recreation- - -- - -- - -4.33.23.53.94.03.6
 Accommodation and food services- - -- - -- - -1.61.52.01.71.81.9
 Other services (except public administration)- - -- - -- - -3.03.02.62.52.62.8
Government 7- - -- - -- - -2.52.42.42.52.41.9
Number of deaths 8
Total workforce6,2755,9205,9155,7645,7345,8405,6575,2144,551
Sex
Male5,7365,4715,4425,3495,3285,3965,2284,8274,216
Female539449473415406444429387335
Age 4
Under 16 years262920132311181113
16–17 years424433253121202314
18–19 years130127122103111106976657
20–24 years486446441421403390424353275
25–34 years1,4091,1631,1429961,0171,041991850704
35–44 years1,5711,4731,4781,3421,2431,2881,1681,113908
45–54 years1,2561,3131,3681,3841,3891,4171,4251,2921,173
55–64 years827831775907933963934920853
65 years and over515488530569578599574580551
Unspecified1366464663
Race and Hispanic origin 5
White5,120- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -
Black or African American697- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -
Hispanic or Latino619815895902923990937804713
Not Hispanic or Latino5,6565,1055,0204,8624,8094,8504,7344,4103,838
 White4,5994,2444,1754,0663,9774,0193,8673,6633,204
 Black or African American684575565546584565609533421
 American Indian or Alaska Native273348285046293233
 Asian 9188171173168154148166145141
 Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander- - -14912911677
 Multiple races- - -- - -64- - -111067
 Other races or not reported1586844383550332425
Industry 6
Private sector- - -- - -- - -5,2295,2145,3205,1124,6704,090
 Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting- - -- - -- - -669715655585672575
 Mining- - -- - -- - -15215919218317699
 Utilities- - -- - -- - -513053343716
 Construction- - -- - -- - -1,2341,1921,2391,204975834
 Manufacturing- - -- - -- - -463393456400411319
 Wholesale trade- - -- - -- - -205209222207180190
 Retail trade- - -- - -- - -377400359348301307
 Transportation and warehousing- - -- - -- - -840885860890796633
 Information- - -- - -- - -556566794733
 Finance and insurance- - -- - -- - -464244462433
 Real estate and rental and leasing- - -- - -- - -705782738275
 Professional, scientific, and technical services- - -- - -- - -778378776985
 Management of companies and enterprises- - -- - -- - -***4**
 Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services- - -- - -- - -373398381395332336
 Educational services- - -- - -- - -444649342827
 Health care and social assistance- - -- - -- - -113104129115113123
 Arts, entertainment, and recreation- - -- - -- - -997780969280
 Accommodation and food services- - -- - -- - -148136185164146151
 Other services (except public administration)- - -- - -- - -207210183175178173
Government 6- - -- - -- - -535520520545544461
- - -

Data not available.

*

Estimates are unreliable or data do not meet publication criteria.

1

2,886 fatal work injuries due to the September 11 terrorist attacks are not included.

2

Numerator excludes deaths to workers under 16 years of age. Employment data in denominators are average annual estimates of employed civilians 16 years of age and over from the CPS, regardless of the number of hours worked. These data are supplemented by data for the resident military, which was supplied by the U.S. Census Bureau (1995–1998) and the Department of Defense (1999–2008). Starting with 2004 data, rates are taken directly from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, revised annual data. Starting with 2008 data, employment data in denominators are based on hours. See Appendix I, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI).

3

Numerator excludes deaths to workers under 16 years of age, volunteers, and members of the resident military. Starting with 2008 data, fatal injury rates are based on hours, rather than employment, and consequently are not directly comparable with earlier data. Hours-based rates standardize the amount of exposure and are considered more accurate than employment-based rates. Employment- and hours-based rates will be similar for groups of workers who usually work full-time. Differences in these rates are more likely for groups which have a high percentage of part-time workers, such as younger workers. Hours worked are converted to full-time equivalent workers. 200,000,000 hours worked equals 100,000 full-time equivalent workers, working 40 hours per week, 50 weeks per year. Hours worked data are provided by the Current Population Survey (CPS). For more information see http://www​.bls.gov/iif/oshnotice10.htm.

4

Employment data for Under 16 years and Unspecified were not available for the calculation of rates.

5

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.

6

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.

7

Includes fatal work injuries to workers employed by governmental organizations, regardless of industry.

8

Includes fatal work injuries to all workers, regardless of age.

9

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

NOTES: Fatal work injuries 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). CFOI began collecting fatal work injury data in 1992. For data for prior years, see CDC. Fatal Occupational Injuries—United States, 1980–1997. MMWR 2001;50(16):317–20. Available from: http://www​.cdc.gov/mmwr​/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5016a4.htm, 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. Because of methodological differences between CFOI and NTOF, the data are not directly comparable.

SOURCE: Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. Revised annual data. See Appendix I, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI).

From: Trend Tables

Cover of Health, United States, 2011
Health, United States, 2011: With Special Feature on Socioeconomic Status and Health.
National Center for Health Statistics (US).
Hyattsville (MD): National Center for Health Statistics (US); 2012 May.

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