Table 2.
Number and Percent Distribution of Fatal Occupational Injuries by Selected Worker Characteristics, California, 1995-96

Characteristic 1996* 1995
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 599 100.0 646 100.0
Employment Status
Wage and salary workers 472 78.8 534 82.7
Self-employed** 127 21.2 112 17.3
Gender
Men 544 90.8 590 91.3
Women 55 9.2 56 8.7
Age
Under 20 years 20 3.3 23 3.6
20 to 24 years 51 8.5 51 7.9
25 to 34 years 153 25.5 154 23.8
35 to 44 years 161 26.9 164 25.4
45 to 54 years 106 17.7 126 19.5
55 to 64 years 74 12.4 98 15.2
65 to 74 years 24 4.0 21 3.3
75 years and over 7 1.2 8 1.2
Race
White 477 79.6 540 83.6
Black 41 6.8 40 6.2
Asian or Pacific Islander 41 6.8 51 7.9
American Indian - - 3 0.5
Other or unknown 40 6.7 12 1.9
Hispanic Origin
Hispanic*** 173 28.9 183 28.3

*Figures for 1996 are preliminary and will be updated as new cases are determined to be work-related.

**Includes paid and unpaid family workers, and may include owners of incorporated businesses, or members of partnerships.

***Persons identified as Hispanic may be of any race.

Note: Totals may include data for subcategories not shown separately. Percentages may not add to totals due to rounding.

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