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					CENSUS OF FATAL OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES
             ARIZONA, 2007



    INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION OF ARIZONA

        LARRY ETCHECHURY, DIRECTOR

              Brian C. Delfs, Chairman
             Joe Gosiger, Vice Chairman
            Louis W. Lujano, Sr., Member
               Marcia Weeks, Member
           John A. McCarthy, Jr., Member



            RESEARCH & STATISTICS

          LYNN MULLICAN, MANAGER
    Patsy Verduzco, Research & Statistical Analyst
   Giovanna Nicastro, Research & Statistical Analyst
   Stephanie Abrigo, Research & Statistical Analyst

                    PO Box 19070
                  Phoenix, AZ 85005
                    (602) 542-3739

                    October, 2008
                             TABLE OF CONTENTS



Introduction………………………………………………………….………………………..….1

Highlights of Results…………………………………….…………………………………….....2

Chart 1. Distribution of Fatal Injuries by Industry Division………………..………………..3

Chart 2. Distribution of Fatal Occupational Injuries by Major Occupation Group………..4

Chart 3. Distribution of Fatal Occupational Injuries by Nature of Injury…………..…..….5

Chart 4. Distribution of Fatal Occupational Injuries by Part of Body……………………...6

Chart 5. Distribution of Fatal Occupational Injuries by Source of Injury……………..…..7

Chart 6. Distribution of Fatal Occupational Injuries by Event or Exposure…………..…...8

Chart 7. Distribution of Fatal Occupational Injuries by Age……………………………..…9

Chart 8. Distribution of Fatal Occupational Injury by Gender……………………………..10

Chart 9. Distribution of Fatal Occupational Injuries by Location…….…………….……...11

Chart 10. Distribution of Fatal Occupational Injuries by Involving Hispanics……........….12

Chart 11. Distribution of Fatal Occupational Injuries by Worker Activity……………..…13

Technical Notes………………………………………………………………………………....14




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                                                 INTRODUCTION


The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) is conducted by the Industrial Commission of Arizona, Research and
Statistic’s Division, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

CFOI covers all fatal injuries determined to be work-related according to the CFOI criteria, regardless of industry or
regulatory coverage of the establishment. Each fatality must be substantiated by two independent sources or a source
document and a follow-up questionnaire. Source documents can include death certificates, workers compensation reports,
newspaper articles, medical examiners’ reports, etc. Federal agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration, Employment Standards Administration, and Mine Safety and Health Administration also provide data.
States are responsible for data collection follow-up and coding. About 20 data elements, including certain characteristics of
the fatally injured person (for example, age, gender, race) are coded for CFOI according to standard instructions.

This is the fourteenth year that CFOI data has been collected by all 50 states and the District of Columbia. This information
can be used to identify hazardous industries, occupations and activities. It can also assist in developing safer workplaces and
preventing fatal injuries.



Note on industry and occupation classifications: Beginning with the 2003 reference year, CFOI began using the 2002
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) for industries and the Standard Occupational Classification system
(SOC) for occupations. Before 2003, the program used the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system and the Bureau of
Census occupational system. Because of the substantial differences between the current and the previous systems, the results
by industry and occupation in 2003 constitute a break in series, and users are advised against making comparisons between
the 2003 industry and occupation categories and the results for previous years.




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                 HIGHLIGHTS OF RESULTS
There were 88 fatal occupational injuries in Arizona during 2007. This was a 12
percent decrease over last year’s 108. The Trade, Transportation & Utilities
industry was the leading industry division with 32 cases. Construction accounted
for another 14 cases in 2007, making these two divisions account for 52 percent of
the total cases. (See Chart 1)

The occupation group that accounted for most cases in 2007 was Transportation
and Material Moving with 27 cases or 30 percent. (See Chart 2) Construction and
Extraction occupations accounted for 17 cases or 19 percent. Protective Service
occupations had 8 cases or 9 percent of the total cases for 2007.

Vehicular and Transportation operations accounted for over 37 percent of the total
fatalities in 2007. Constructing, repairing, and cleaning accounted for another 30
percent. (See Chart 3).

Multiple traumatic injuries were the leading nature of death with 32 percent. Other
traumatic injuries followed with 22 percent. (See chart 4)

Over 36 percent of the cases affected multiple body parts (34 cases). The head was
second with 24 percent. (See Chart 5)

Vehicles (33 cases) and structures & surfaces (22 cases) accounted for 62 percent of
the total fatal occupational injuries in 2007. (See Chart 6)

Transportation incidents with 30 cases were the leading event for fatalities in 2007.
Highway Incidents, 20 cases, and Falls, with 20 cases, accounted for another 45
percent. (See Chart 7)

Workers between the ages of 45-54 (21 cases) suffered the most fatalities during
2007. Another 22 percent affected those workers between the ages of 35-44. (See
Chart 8)

Women workers accounted for 12 percent of all fatal occupational injuries in
Arizona during 2007. (See Chart 9)

More fatalities occurred on streets and highways in 2007 with 30 percent of the
cases. Industrial places and premises had 22 cases. (See Chart 10)

Hispanic workers accounted for 28 percent of the cases in 2007. (See chart 11)




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              CHART 1. DISTRIBUTION OF FATAL INJURIES BY INDUSTRY DIVISION
                                    ARIZONA, 2007



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            CONSTRUCTION                         14                                15.0



            PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS                9                                 11.0



            LEISURE & HOSPITALITY                7                                 7.0



            MANUFACTURING                        5                                 5.0




SOURCE: CENSUS OF FATAL OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES, INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION OF ARIZONA
CHART 2. DISTRIBUTION OF FATAL OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES BY MAJOR OCCUPATION
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                                                     ARIZONA, 2007


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     TRANSPORT, MATERIAL MOVING                27                                 30.0


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     PRODUCTION OCCUPATIONS                    4                                  4.0


     MANAGEMENT                                4                                  4.0


     SOURCE: CENSUS OF FATAL OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES, INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION OF ARIZONA
CHART 3. DISTRIBUTION OF FATAL OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES BY WORKER ACTIVITY

                                             ARIZONA, 2007

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        MATERIALS HANDLING                      8                                   9.0


        OTHER ACTIVITIES                        7                                   7.0


        PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES                     6                                   6.0


        PROTECTIVE SERVICE                      3                                   3.0




     SOURCE: CENSUS OF FATAL OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES, INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION OF ARIZONA
CHART 4. DISTRIBUTION OF FATAL OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES BY NATURE OF INJURY

                                                    ARIZONA, 2007

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        MULTIPLE TRAUMATIC                             29                              32.0


        OTHER TRAUMATIC INJURIES                       22                              25.0


        INTRACRANIAL INJURIES                          19                              21.0


        OPEN WOUNDS                                    9                               10.0


        GUNSHOT WOUNDS                                 8                               9.0


        INTERNAL INJURIES                              7                               7.0


        ASPHYXIATIONS, SUFFOCATIONS                    6                               6.0


    SOURCE: CENSUS OF FATAL OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES, INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION OF ARIZONA
CHART 5. DISTRIBUTION OF FATAL OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES BY PART OF BODY
                            ARIZONA, 2007
                                                  MULTIPLE BODY PARTS
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   PART OF BODY                        NUMBER                         PERCENT


   MULTIPLE BODY PARTS                 34                             36.0


   HEAD                                23                             24.0


   BODY SYSTEMS                        14                             15.0


   TRUNK                               12                             12.0


   CHEST                               6                              6.0


   BACK                                4                              4.0



SOURCE: CENSUS OF FATAL OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES, INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION OF ARIZONA
CHART 6. DISTRIBUTION OF FATAL OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES BY SOURCE OF INJURY
                                                ARIZONA, 2007

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  VEHICLES                                 33                            37.0

  STRUCTURES & SURFACES                    22                            25.0

  HIGHWAY VEHICLES                         21                            23.0

  FLOORS, WALKWAYS, GROUND                 20                            22.0

  TRUCKS                                   14                            15.0

  BULLETS & PELLETS                        8                             9.0

  MACHINERY                                6                             6.0
  PERSON,PLANTS,ANIMALS &
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  SOURCE: CENSUS OF FATAL OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES, INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION OF ARIZONA
CHART 7. DISTRIBUTION OF FATAL OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES BY EVENT OR EXPOSURE
                               ARIZONA, 2007

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   TRANSPORTATION INCIDENTS                                     30                                      34.0

   HIGHWAY INCIDENTS                                            20                                      22.0

   FALLS                                                        20                                      22.0

   CONTACT WITH OBJECTS & EQUIPMENT                             17                                      19.0

   FALLS TO LOWER LEVEL                                         14                                      15.0

   EXPOSE TO HARMFUL SUBSTANCE                                  10                                      11.0

   ASSAULTS & VIOLENT ACTS                                      9                                       10.0

   COLLISION BETWEEN VEHICLES                                   8                                       9.0



   SOURCE: CENSUS OF FATAL OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES, INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION OF ARIZONA
        CHART 8. DISTRIBUTION OF FATAL OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES BY AGE

                                       ARIZONA, 2007


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     35-44                             20                              22.0


     45-54                             21                              23.0


     55-64                             12                              13.0


     65 AND OVER                       9                               10.0




SOURCE: CENSUS OF FATAL OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES, INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION OF ARIZONA
    CHART 9. DISTRIBUTION OF FATAL OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES BY GENDER
                                         ARIZONA, 2007




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                  MALE                               95                             87.0




                 FEMALE                              13                             12.0




  SOURCE: CENSUS OF FATAL OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES, INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION OF ARIZONA
 CHART 10. DISTRIBUTION OF FATAL OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES BY LOCATION
                                          ARIZONA, 2007




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      INDUSTRIAL PLACE & PREMISES              22                                 25.0



      PUBLIC BUILDING                          11                                 12.0



      PLACE FOR RECREATION OR SPORTS           8                                  9.0



      OTHER                                    6                                  6.0




SOURCE: CENSUS OF FATAL OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES, INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION OF ARIZONA
     CHART 11. DISTRIBUTION OF FATAL OCCUPATIONAL INVOLVING HISPANICS
                                         ARIZONA, 2007


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     YEAR                     NUMBER                 TOTAL                  PERCENT OF TOTAL
     1995                     11                     86.0                   29
     1996                     17                     77.0                   12
     1997                     13                     61.0                   22
     1998                     27                     74.0                   21
     1999                     26                     70.0                   36
     2000                     26                     118.0                  37
     2001                     34                     87.0                   22
     2002                     28                     101.0                  39
     2003                     17                     80.0                   27
     2004                     25                     84.0                   21
     2005                     36                     99.0                   29
     2006                     35                     108.0                  36
     2007                     25                     88.0                   28




 SOURCE: CENSUS OF FATAL OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES, INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION OF ARIZONA
                           TECHNICAL NOTES


The “other” category includes those low-incidence categories that are aggregated due to
confidentiality requirements.

Data in this report was coded using the following coding system:

Industry:                     North American Industry Classification System, United
                              States, 2002

Occupation:                   Standard Occupational Classification Coding Manual

Nature of Injury:             Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual

Part of Body:                 Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual

Source of Injury:             Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual

Event or Exposure of Injury: Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual

The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries includes data for all fatal work injuries
whether they are covered by OSHA or Federal or State Agencies. Therefore,
comparisons cannot be made between CFOI data and any other data released.

Percentages may not add to total due to rounding.




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