Summary of Workplace Fatalities, 2014

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.

This is not a complete list and is not meant for data or research purposes. Fatalities associated with natural causes or suicides are not listed.

Workplace Fatalities in Washington State 2014
Event Date  Description of the Event  Industry
4/2/2014 An owner was fatally injured after falling from a scaffold. Painting and Wall Coverings Contractors
3/27/2014 A worker was fatally injured when large tree limb fell and struck the worker on the head. Logging
3/22/2014 An owner was fatally injured during a natural disaster while installing a water heater at a residence. Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
3/18/2014 Two workers were fatally injured in a helicopter accident. Commercial Air, Rail, and Water Transportation Equipment Rental and Leasing
3/14/2014 A worker was fatally injured after a lawnmower the worker was operating struck a low rock wall and flipped over. Golf Courses and Country Clubs
3/3/2014 A worker was fatally injured after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
3/2/2014 A truck driver was fatally injured after being involved in a multiple motor vehicle accident in Oregon. General Freight Trucking, Long Distance, Less than Truckload
2/28/14 A worker was fatally injured after falling off a ten foot ladder backwards and landing and on the floor. Family clothing stores
2/21/14 A worker was fatally injured when the truck the worker was operating rolled backward crushing the worker between two semi-trucks. Specialized Freight (Except Used Goods) Trucking Local
2/10/14 A 21 year worker was killed after being struck by a log. Logging
2/3/14 A worker was shot and killed by a co-worker while at work. Paint, Varnish, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
1/23/14 A worker entered a septic tank to shovel access waste to a suction hose and was later found deceased at the bottom of the septic tank. Water and Sewer Line Related Structures Construction
1/6/14 A worker was fatally injured after falling 75 feet from a scaffold to the asphalt ground below. Framing Contractor

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