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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.)

Reports of fatalities and incidents for FY 15 (Oct. 1, 2014 – Sept. 30, 2015)

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.

Weekly totals of fatalities and incidents for FY15

Click on the drop-down menu below to view tables of weekly fatalities and incident totals, tabulated by OSHA region.

FY 2015 Weekly Reports

Fatalities and Catastrophes Report Archives (FY09, through FY14)

Weekly summaries of fatalities and catastrophes reported in FY09, through FY14 are available on the Fatalities and Catastrophes Archive page.

WORKER FATALITIES
4,405 workers died on the job in 2013

12/2/2014 MO: Worker killed by engulfment in grain storage bin.

12/10/2014 HI: Two workers struck and killed by buoy that fell from crane.

12/11/2014 TX: Three workers asphyxiated from smoke in underground tank.

12/15/2014 WA: Worker struck and killed by falling tree top.

12/16/2014 NY: Worker refinishing bathtub died from exposure to Methylene Chloride.

12/17/2014 ND: Eighteen workers hospitalized for carbon monoxide exposure.

12/18/2014 TX: Worker killed in fall from ladder.

1/1/2015 FL: Worker died from carbon monoxide asphyxiation.

1/4/2015 TX: Worker fatally engulfed in grain storage bin.

1/7/2015 CO: Worker killed in fall from scissor lift.

1/10/2015 NC: Worker fatally engulfed in grain storage bin.

1/15/2015 GA: Worker killed in fall from scissor lift.

Related pages

OSHA Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels addresses attendees of the 2014 Workers' Memorial Day Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

OSHA Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels addresses attendees of the 2014 Workers' Memorial Day Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

OSHA Standard for Reporting of Fatalities, Injuries and Illnesses

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:


* Accessibility Assistance: Contact OSHA's Directorate of Enforcement Programs at (202) 693-2129 for assistance accessing PDF documents.

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