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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 16 (Oct. 1, 2015 - Sept. 30, 2016)

Fatality/Incident Summaries are listed in descending order from newest to oldest. FY16 to date Download CSV*

Weekly totals of fatalities and incidents for FY16

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

FY 2016 Weekly Reports

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.

Fatalities and Catastrophes Report Archives (FY09 through FY15)

Weekly summaries of fatalities and catastrophes reported in FY09 through FY15 are available on the Fatalities and Catastrophes Archive page.

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:

WORKER FATALITIES
4,679 workers died on the job in 2014

11/02/2015 MA: Jeffrey Marhefka killed in fall from scaffold.

11/04/2015 IL: Janusz Kulik struck and killed by falling I-beam.

11/09/2015 UT: Larry Nickell killed in fall while installing solar panel.

11/12/2015 TX: Steven Reyna asphyxiated from CO2 exposure.

11/13/2015 CA: Joseph Michael Ojeda killed in natural gas explosion.

11/13/2015 OK: Roberto Garcia Ochoa killed in trench collapse.

11/16/2015 MS: Jose Marquez killed in fall from bridge.

11/19/2015 MD: Robert Mathias Sr. died from exposure to diesel additive.

11/26/2015 CO: Ronald Weisbart died after being buried under feed and hay.

11/27/2015 KY: Richard Schrader died from inhalation of dust from construction project.

12/1/2015 TX: Rosemary Arreola asphyxiated while cleaning tank that held Petroleum Distillate.

12/5/2015 NC: Mason Cox killed after becoming caught in wood chipper.

12/10/2015 NM: Christopher Kennedy killed in fall from ladder.

12/16/2015 GA: John Gonzales killed in fall from tree.

12/17/2015 AL: Trenton Way fatally shot during robbery.

12/21/2015 FL: Chelsey Marie Atkinson killed when tractor fell down embankment and flipped over into canal.

12/23/2015 ME: Eliot Lamb fatally crushed by falling tree trunk.

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.

Date of Incident Employer/Address of Incident Victim(s) Hazard Description Fatality or Catastrophe Inspection #

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

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