Oklahoma work-related fatal occupational fatalities 2015  

Findings from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) conducted by the Oklahoma Department of Labor in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reveal Oklahoma had 91 work-related fatalities in 2015.

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“The Department of Labor collects injury and illness data and monitors fatality trends to determine which industries we need to focus on educating and assisting,” said Labor Commissioner Melissa McLawhorn Houston. “The Department offers free safety consultation services for private and public sector employers to identify hazards and improve workplace safety leading to fewer accidents, lower injury rates, and workers who return home to their families at the end of the day.”

Key findings of the 2015 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries:

  • Oklahoma occupational fatalities in 2015 were 91 compared to 98 in 2014.
  • Seven (8%) assaults and violent acts were reported as fatal injuries.
  • 44 of the 91 fatal work injuries (48%) were transportation incidents.
  • 68 (75%) were Private Sector workers, 9 (10%) were government workers; and 14 (15%) were self-employed.
  • 41 (45%) of the fatal occupational injuries, were workers ages 44 and younger.
  • Men accounted for 86 (95%) of the fatal work injuries, while women accounted for 5 (5%).
  • White non-Hispanic workers accounted for 63 (69%) of the fatalities. Black or African American non-Hispanic workers accounted for 6 (7%), Hispanic or Latino accounted for 17 (19%) and American Indian or Alaska Native non-Hispanic accounted for 3 (3%)

 

Oklahoma Fatal Occupational Injuries By Event or Exposure1

Year

Total

Fatalities

(Number)

Trans-

portation

Incidents2

Violence

& Other Injuries by Persons or Animals3

Contact with

Objects & Equipment

Falls, Slips & Trips Exposure

to Harmful Substances or Environments

Fires

and Explosions

2011

86 42 7 12 11 12

2

2012

97 53 7 12 10 11

4

2013

92 55 5 8 14 7

2014

98 67 4 12 7 3

5

2015 91 44 7 19 11 7

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