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.)
Click on the drop-down menu below to view tables of weekly fatalities and incident totals, tabulated by OSHA region.
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 summaries of fatalities and catastrophes reported in FY09 through FY15 are available on the Fatalities and Catastrophes Archive page.
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:
9/8/2015 IL: Timothy Koziol killed in fall when scissor lift tipped over.
9/9/2015 NC: Javier Barrio-Santiago struck and killed by felled tree.
9/9/2015 AZ: Rito Obeza died from heat stress-related illness.
9/14/2015 IL: Conrad Pete struck and killed by felled tree.
9/17/2015 VT: Kyle Young died from heatstroke during police training exercise.
9/23/2015 PA: Michael Hill killed by arc flash while working near electrical cabinet.
9/28/2015 PA: Jacob Casher killed in trench collapse.
9/28/2015 PA: Manuel Melendez & James Williams electrocuted when excavator boom contacted power line.
10/1/2015 KY: Brandon Jermaine Mitchell struck and killed by falling tree first day on the job.
10/4/2015 IA: Matthew A. Stele killed in fall through hole in roof.
10/8/2015 LA: Samuel Brinlee, Casey Ordoyne & Jason Phillippe killed when gas pipeline exploded.
10/14/2015 FL: Donovan Thorney fatally crushed between truck and telephone pole.
10/20/2015 OH: Kevin Brandt struck and killed by steel coil being moved by overhead crane.
10/21/2015 OK: Victor Ramirez electrocuted when paving machine contacted power lines.
|Date of Incident||Employer/Address of Incident||Victim(s)||Hazard Description||Fatality or Catastrophe||Inspection #|
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