Table 4. Number and Percent Distribution of Fatal Occupational Injuries by Industry, California, 1995-96

Industry** 1996* 1995
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 599 100.0 646 100.0
Private Industry 525 87.6 548 84.8
Agriculture, forestry, and fishing 70 11.7 64 9.9
Agricultural production - crops 15 2.5 22 3.4
Agricultural production - livestock 9 1.5 7 1.1
Agricultural services 40 6.7 32 5.0
Crop services 7 1.2 8 1.2
Farm labor and management services 8 1.3 6 0.9
Landscape and horticultural services 21 3.5 16 2.5
Commercial fishing 6 1.0 3 0.5
Mining 9 1.5 5 0.8
Construction 81 13.5 79 12.2
General building contractors 16 2.7 15 2.3
Heavy construction, except building 15 2.5 17 2.6
Highway and street construction 6 1.0 5 0.8
Heavy construction, except highway 9 1.5 12 1.9
Special trade contractors 50 8.3 47 7.3
Plumbing, heating, air conditioning 10 1.7 3 0.5
Painting and paper hanging 5 0.8 2 0.3
Electrical work 6 1.0 5 0.8
Masonry, stonework, tile setting and plastering 5 0.8 4 0.6
Carpentry and floor work 2 0.3 3 0.5
Roofing, siding, and sheet metal work 7 1.2 11 1.7
Concrete work 4 0.7 2 0.3
Miscellaneous special trade contractors 8 1.3 17 2.6
Excavation work 3 0.5 5 0.8
Manufacturing 46 7.7 51 7.9
Food and kindred products 8 1.3 5 0.8
Lumber and wood products 5 0.8 10 1.5
Logging 4 0.7 7 1.1
Printing and publishing 4 0.7 11 1.7
Chemical and allied products 2 0.3 4 0.6
Stone, clay and glass products 4 0.7 2 0.3
Fabricated metal products 4 0.7 5 0.8
Industrial machinery and equipment 4 0.7 2 0.3
Transportation equipment 5 0.8 3 0.5
Transportation and public utilities 82 13.7 109 16.9
Railroad transportation 3 0.5 3 0.5
Local and interurban passenger transit 2 0.3 8 1.2
Trucking and warehousing 54 9.0 68 10.5
Water transportation 3 0.5 2 0.3
Air transportation 3 0.5 8 1.2
Transportation services 1 0.2 4 0.6
Communications 5 0.8 5 0.8
Electric, gas, and sanitary services 11 1.8 11 1.7
Sanitary services 6 1.0 8 1.2
Wholesale trade 28 4.7 28 4.3
Wholesale trade - durable goods 19 3.2 18 2.8
Wholesale trade - nondurable goods 9 1.5 10 1.5
Retail trade 82 13.7 77 11.9
Building materials and garden supplies 5 0.8 1 0.2
Food stores 21 3.5 15 2.3
Grocery stores 19 3.2 15 2.3
Automotive dealers and service stations 8 1.3 15 2.3
Gasoline service stations 4 0.7 12 1.9
Eating and drinking places 18 3.0 26 4.0
Miscellaneous retail 22 3.7 15 2.3
Liquor stores 6 1.0 6 0.9
Nonstore retailers 6 1.0 4 0.6
Finance, insurance and real estate 14 2.3 20 3.1
Depository institutions 2 0.3 4 0.6
Real estate 11 1.8 13 2.0
Services 108 18.0 109 16.9
Hotels and other lodging places 3 0.5 6 0.9
Personal services 5 0.8 3 0.5
Business services 32 5.3 42 6.5
Detective, guard, and armored car services 19 3.2 16 2.5
Auto repair, services and garages 11 1.8 17 2.6
Miscellaneous repair services 6 1.0 9 1.4
Motion pictures 7 1.2 3 0.5
Amusement and recreation services 8 1.3 7 1.1
Health services 6 1.0 9 1.4
Educational services 4 0.7 1 0.2
Social services 10 1.7 1 0.2
Membership organizations 5 0.8 3 0.5
Engineering and management services 7 1.2 4 0.6
Private households 4 0.7 2 0.3
Government*** 74 12.4 98 15.2
Federal government (including resident armed forces) 33 5.5 34 5.3
State government 15 2.5 16 2.5
Local government 25 4.2 47 7.3
Electric, gas and sanitary services 2 0.3 2 0.3
Educational services 5 0.8 7 1.1
Public order and safety 10 1.7 19 2.9
Figures for 1996 are preliminary and will be updated as new cases are determined to be work-related.

**Based on the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, 1987 edition.

*** Includes fatalities to workers employed by government agencies regardless of industry.

Note:Totals may include data for subcategories not shown separately. Percentages may not add to totals due to rounding. Dashes indicate data that are not available or do not meet publication criteria.

Source: California Division of Labor Statistics and Research, in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, 1995-96.

August 1997