Making a living shouldn't have to cost you your life. Workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses are preventable. Safe jobs happen because employers make the choice to fulfill their responsibilities and protect their workers.
— Dr. David Michaels Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health
Before OSHA was created 43 years ago, an estimated 14,000 workers were killed on the job every year. Today, workplaces are much safer and healthier, going from 38 fatal injuries a day to 12. But there is still much work to be done.
The tables below provide summaries of work-related fatalities and incidents resulting in the hospitalization of three or more workers reported to OSHA. Employers must report these incidents to OSHA within eight hours. The summaries in the table record the name and address of the worker’s employer, the date of the fatality or catastrophe and a brief description. These summaries include only preliminary information, as reported to OSHA Area Offices or to states that operate OSHA-approved State Plans. OSHA investigates all work-related fatalities catastrophes in all covered workplaces. (For more information on workplace fatalities, see the BLS Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.)
Fatality/Incident Summaries are listed in descending order from newest to oldest. This is presented in PDF, Excel and CSV delimited files that can be sorted by additional fields.
Click on the drop-down menu below to view tables of weekly fatalities and incident totals, tabulated by OSHA region.
Weekly summaries of fatalities and catastrophes reported in FY09, through FY14 are available on the Fatalities and Catastrophes Archive page.
5/12/2015 CA: Enzo Doganier killed in fall from platform.
5/14/2015 TX: Elias Contreras killed in fall from basket of truck-mounted aerial lift.
5/18/2015 WV: Jacob McClain struck and killed by tree during felling operations.
5/30/2015 TX: Raymundo Martines electrocuted during power line removal.
6/1/2015 CA: Soledad Villanueva killed in fall from tractor.
6/4/2015 LA: Demarcus Hall electrocuted after contacting utility line.
6/9/2015 MO: Delfino Ramirez killed in fall from roof.
6/11/2015 KY: Jonathan Moore killed in trench collapse.
6/18/2015 VA: Michael Buracker died from heat stress after trimming trees.
6/19/2015 TX: Paris Mendosa crushed by vehicle when jack stands failed.
6/19/2015 IA: Javier Hernandez-Reyna and Alfredo Juarez-Barroso killed in fall from scaffolding.
6/24/2015 AL: Alan Brown struck and killed by forklift.
As of January 1, 2015, OSHA Standard, 29 CFR Subpart 1904.39, Reporting Fatality, Injury and Illness Information to the Government requires covered employers to report work-related fatalities to OSHA within eight hours of learning of the event, and report all work-related in-patient hospitalizations, amputations and losses of an eye to OSHA within 24 hours of learning of the event. Employers must report these incidents in one of three ways:
Note: Anyone needing to report an emergency or imminent life threatening situation, please contact OSHA's toll-free number immediately: 1-800-321-OSHA (6742).
The following links provide additional information on the new recordkeeping rule:
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