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More than 4,500 workers lose their lives on the job every year. Below are the names of just a few who have died in recent months. OSHA's mission is to prevent workplace deaths, injuries and illnesses.

1/2/2017 MN: Kelly Hoban died in fall inside grain tank.

1/4/2017 ND: Christopher Oakland died in oil field explosion/fire.

1/5/2017 GA: Joshua Price died in trench collapse.

1/11/2017 OK: Brian Anderson died after being struck by forklift.

1/12/2017 FL: Robin Mendoza drowned while performing commercial diving work.

1/15/2017 WA: Amy Hooser died from smoke inhalation.

1/16/2017 FL: Elway Gray, Louis O'Keefe and Robert Wilson died from exposure to fumes inside storm drain.

1/21/2017 TX: Roper Copelin died and another worker was hospitalized from arc flash in electrical room.

1/24/2017 MA: Alphonse Ferent fatally crushed beneath pallet jack.

1/25/2017 NY: John Joseph Higgins died after being engulfed by fertilizer.

1/29/2017 TX: Rogelio Martinez died in fall while washing windows.

2/3/2017 IL: Donald J. Tentler fatally crushed between aerial lift and tower.

2/3/2017 AL: Gary Plunkett died from exposure to gas in sewer line.

2/8/2017 FL: Oscar Cabrera died and another worker was hospitalized after train struck aerial lift.

2/8/2017 LA: Jody Gooch, William Rolls and Sedrick Stallworth died after pressurized tank exploded.

2/10/2017 MS: Chengnen Sun and Willie Pleas drowned in lake while fishing.

2/28/2017 Washington, DC: Valnei Nascimento died in a trench collapse.

3/1/2017 NV: Darrel Naito died after falling through floor opening.

3/9/2017 TX: David Allen Williams killed in trench collapse.

3/13/2017 CA: Carlos Duran fatally injured in tractor roll over.

3/16/2017 TN: Eddie Hodges fatally injured after being pulled into conveyor belt pulley.

3/21/2017 MA: James Kennedy electrocuted after contacting power line.

3/30/2017 MD: Peter Bradley electrocuted when bucket truck contacted power line.

04/03/17 WI: James Prem died from carbon monoxide exposure.

04/10/17 OH: Clifford Foster crushed when truck rolled over.

04/13/17 NY: Susan M. Coons died after being struck by bulldozer.

04/18/2017 VT: David M. Sprague electrocuted when crane contacted power line.

04/27/17 AL: John Townsend struck and killed by log.

Fatality Reports


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