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 2016
Event Date Description of the Event  Industry
6-3-16 A worker was injured after being struck by a truck that was backing up but later died from those injuries. Beef Cattle Ranching and Farming
5-16-16 A worker died after driving through a pedestrian barrier and going over the edge of a bridge into the water below. Regulation and Administration of Transportation PR
5-31-16 A worker was fatally injured after losing control of a bike and riding it into a building wall. Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores
5-25-16 On 12/15/15 a worker was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle while flagging. On 5/25/16 the worker died as the result of those injuries. Power and Communication Line and Related Structure
5-19-16 A worker was fatally injured after getting stuck between the cab and arm of an excavator. Landscaping Services

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