Fatality Summaries

Use the information in this table to build hazard awareness and prevent risk for similar occurrences in your workplace.

This table shares preliminary details about many of the fatalities reported to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health at the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (DOSH). When further details are available, entries may be updated in the annual summary.

NOTE: This is a partial list, for instructional purposes only and is not meant for data or research purposes. In addition to being a partial list, fatalities associated with natural causes or suicides are not listed. The Worker Memorial Day ceremony and SHARP's FACE Program use different critera for counting worker deaths in Washington.


Workplace Fatalities in Washington State 2017
Event Date Description of the Event  Industry
2/14/17 A worker’s shoulder was injured after being bitten but later died while at home. Residential Mental Retardation Facilities
11/3/16 A worker was fatally injured after the ATV the worker was riding hit a ditch and flipped and rolled approximately 2 times. Wheat Farming
1/15/17 A worker died after sustaining a blunt force trauma to the head and exposure to smoke due to a workplace violence incident. Gasoline Stations with Convenience Stores
1/10/17 A worker was fatally injured after being pinned between two belly dump trailers. Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction (PT)
1/5/17 A worker was fatally injured after being crushed between the rear portion of a truck and a trailer landing gear bracing. Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Merchant Wholesalers

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