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.
7/8/2015 CO: Matthew Duran fatally crushed by backhoe in excavation.
7/9/2015 KY: Tony Craig electrocuted by power line while trimming tree.
7/17/2015 CA: Bernardo Junior Morales killed in fall from oil derrick platform.
7/17/2015 IL: Daniel Blatz fatally crushed by forklift.
7/17/2015 KY: Cesar D. Cruz Diaz died from heat stroke.
7/18/2015 CA: Irma Pascual Cruz died from overexposure to heat in grape field.
7/21/2015 KY: Zachary A. Adams struck and killed by felled tree.
7/28/2015 IL: Mike Yearack killed in fall from a scissor lift.
7/30/2015 CA: Miguel Martinez killed in fall while trimming palm tree.
8/08/2015 FL: Michael Casino killed in fall during food preparation.
8/10/2015 VT: Jerry Merrow electrocuted when ladder contacted power line.
8/12/2015 WA: Edward Dumaw died from exposure to chlorine gas.
8/14/2015 TX: Pedro Rangel struck and killed by forklift.
8/19/2015 GA: Christopher Coker killed when storage tank exploded.
8/20/2015 TX: Shun Jones died from heat exposure after first day of job on waste collection truck.
8/22/2015 NC: Terrance Jordan killed after falling into gravel blending machine.
8/26/2015 IA: Bret Steck fatally engulfed in grain silo.
8/28/2015 ID: Bill Schmadeka crushed by overturned logging equipment.
8/31/2015 KS: Lincoln Aquiriano electrocuted when ladder contacted high voltage line.
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.
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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