Fatality Incidents

Report a workplace death or in-patient hospitalization: 1-800-423-7233.

Descriptions of recent fatalities

  • A worker was fatally injured after being shot multiple times while at work. (7/8/14)
  • A worker was fatally injured after being involved in an altercation with another worker. (7/6/14)
  • A worker was fatally injured when an 11,500 pound press brake machine, being moved with a forklift, tipped over and fell onto the worker. (6/23/14)
  • A worker was fatally injured after an explosion occurred while the worker was assembling fireworks. (6/18/14)
  • A worker was killed while operating a forklift that rolled off a dock and fell on top of the worker. (5/30/14)

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Worker Memorial Day - A solemn reminder

This annual ceremony is held during April to honor the memories of workers who die every year due to workplace hazards.


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