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Heat Fatalities [Map]
This map shows locations of outdoor worker, heat-related fatalities between 2008 and 2012. It is not an exhaustive list of all worker fatalities from heat exposure during this time period. It includes only those fatalities that involve workers who are covered by either the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Federal OSHA) or a State OSHA plan. Some fatalities reported to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) are outside Federal and State plan OSHA jurisdiction and are not included. In addition, reporting and update timeframes for the Federal OSHA information systems used to generate this map vary from BLS and are based on the circumstances of the case, which may result in inconsistencies.
The map provides a geographic reminder that Water.Rest.Shade are vital to providing a safe and healthful environment when working outdoors in the heat. For each fatality, basic information about the type of workplace, work task, and work conditions is provided if available. This information was drawn from both preliminary and final investigation reports. Links to available inspection data are provided for incidents recorded on OSHA’s Statistics & Data webpage. Once an OSHA investigation is complete, any preliminary data will be updated. Additional incidents will be added as information becomes available.
Select a location and click on the pin to view the incident information box. You can also close the box by clicking on the pin. To move the information box, click and drag the box to the desired position. A text version of the information presented on this map is also available.