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.
2/3/2015 TX: Worker crushed beneath trailer when repairing breaks.
2/6/2015 AL: Two workers killed in explosion at pyrotechnic plant.
2/8/2015 KY: Worker electrocuted when boom of oil well service rig contacted power line.
2/16/2015 GA: Worker fatally engulfed in gravel silo during cleaning operations.
2/20/2015 OK: Worker killed in tank explosion.
2/22/2015 MA: Worker on snow-covered roof killed in fall through skylight.
3/04/2015 CA: Worker died after being pulled into seeder/spreader.
3/5/2015 TX: Worker died after being overcome by paint fumes.
3/10/2015 TX: Three workers killed in oil well explosion.
3/12/2015 DE: Worker trimming trees killed in fall from ladder.
3/13/2015 WV: Worker killed in fall through skylight.
3/23/2015 NC: Two workers killed in fall from scaffold platform.
3/28/2015 KS: Worker cleaning silo fatally engulfed in cement.
3/28/2015 TX: Worker killed in fall from cellular tower.
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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