Table 1 shows workplace fatalities from 1995 to 2001 (12) for self-employed workers and wage and salary workers in the private sector.
With that in mind, it is important to determine whether being a self-employed worker means that one is more likely to work in certain industries than if one were a wage and salary worker.
By contrast, only 16 percent of the wage and salary workforce was employed in industries with high fatality rates.
0 percent of all self-employed fatalities) than from the wage and salary category (2,190, which accounted for 7.
Self-employed workers had higher fatality rates than wage and salary workers had in every industry except for construction.
Self-employed workers are more likely than wage and salary workers to be employed in occupations with high fatality rates, including farmers, except horticultural; construction trades; timber-cutting and logging occupations; and fishers, including captains and officers of vessels.
4 percent) of the private-sector wage and salary fatalities for workers in the same age group.
Not all of the variation in fatalities and fatality rates between wage and salary workers and the self-employed can be explained by the fact that the two groups tend to be employed in different industries and occupations.
Examining in more detail some selected occupations with much higher self-employed fatality rates than wage and salary fatality rates highlights the differences in risks faced by the two categories of workers.
15) The self-employed outnumbered wage and salary workers in overall employment in this occupation by a ratio of more than 5:1.
Looking at both the characteristics of the decedents and the fatal incidents themselves, one sees that self-employed farmers who died at work were 4 times (16) more likely to be victims of an overturned vehicle in a nonhighway area than were wage and salary farmers.
Wage and salary sales workers outnumbered self-employed sales workers by a ratio of more than 8:1 from 1995 to 2001.