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2017 MICHIGAN WORK-Related deaths

Case Summary

The table below contains preliminary information about Michigan workers who died as a result of an injury sustained while at work. The information has been obtained from public media sources, MIOSHA, and stakeholder reporters. MIFACE has not verified this information; verification may conclude that the death is out of scope.

A MIOSHA program-related fatality is determined by whether the individual who died was employed in an industry included in MIOSHA jurisdiction as defined in Public Act 154 of 1974, as amended and the fatality may be related to a MIOSHA standard.

Case Number
Date of Injury Occupation Description Incident County
54. 8/26/17 Crew Worker A crew worker for a fast food restaurant died when the vehicle she was driving struck a tree. Lapeer
53. 7/15/17 Farmer A farmer was run over by a tractor. Cass
52. 8/5/17 Farm Laborer MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Clare
51. 5/18/17 Insurance Adjuster A insurance agent died when the vehicle he was driving was struck head-on by a wrong way driver. Osceola
50. 8/29/84 Dismantler A dismantler in an auto parts salvage operation died in 2017 from complications sustained when a vehicle fell onto him in 1984. Oceana
49. 8/10/17 Road Commission Truck Driver A road commission truck driver died when the dump truck he was driving either ran a stop sign/failed to yield to an oncoming semi truck. The semi truck struck the decedent's truck. Ottawa
48. 2/10/17 Nurse Aide A nurse aid died from a drug overdose of prescription medication. Kent
47. 7/26/17 Sole Proprietor/Roofer MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Genesee
46. 6/13/17 Salesman A salesman died from gunshot wounds. Wayne
45. 2/26/17 Farmer A farmer was struck and run over by a bulldozer. Saginaw
44. 5/9/17 Probation Officer A probation officer died when the vehicle in which she was a passenger was involved in a collision. Osceola
43. 4/30/17 Artist An artist fell through the roof of a commercial building. Wayne
42. 8/1/17 Laborer MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Allegan
41. 8/1/17 Laborer MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Kalamazoo
40. 7/28/17 Roofer MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Wayne
39. 7/30/17 Racing Boat Owner A racing boat owner died when the boat in which he was acting as throttleman was struck by another boat. St. Clair
38. 7/29/17 Grain Elevator Worker MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Kent
37. 6/2/17 Dump Truck Driver A dump truck driver died when the dump truck left the roadway, went through the guardrails, and rolled over. Ontonogan
36. 6/12/17 Auto Repair An individual working in auto repair died from a gunshot wound. Wayne
35. 5/10/17 Police Officer A police officer died when his patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree. Muskegon
34. 7/20/17 Environmental Chemical Applicator MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Emmet
33. 7/19/17 Journeyman Lineman MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Wayne
32. 7/21/17 Electrician An electrician died from a self-induced hanging Kent
31. 7/14/17 Heavy Equipment Mechanic A heavy equipment mechanic died when the head of a combine that was in the process of being dismantled fell onto him. Saginaw
30. 5/19/17 Student A student died from injuries sustained while welding on a 55-gallon drum. Oakland
29. 6/14/17 Fire Department Chief A fire chief died when he was struck by a vehicle while he stood near the rear of his rescue vehicle. Kalamazoo
28. 7/10/17 Journeyman/Technician MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Wayne
27. 6/27/17 Oven Operator MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Berrien
26. 5/31/17 Laborer MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Mason
25. 3/9/17 Retirement Community Leader A retirement community leader died when the vehicle she was driving was struck by another vehicle which crossed the centerline. Oakland
24. 5/22/17 Iron Worker MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Wayne
23. 5/5/17 Store Owner A store owner died from gunshot wounds. Kalamazoo
22. 4/23/17 Laborer MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Kalamazoo
21. 4/11/17 Carpenter MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Macomb
20. 4/8/17 Laborer MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Wayne
19. 4/27/17 Laborer A laborer died from a drug overdose. Genessee
18. 4/15/17 Limo Driver A limo driver died from a gunshot wound sustained during a robbery. Wayne
17. 4/6/17 Machine Operator A machine operator died from a drug overdose. Ottawa
16. 1977 Unknown Fall injury complications from a fall sustained during construction work in 1977. Unknown
15. 1/19/17 Truck Driver A semi truck driver lost control of the truck, over-corrected and rolled over, ejecting the driver. Newaygo
14. 4/7/17 Welder MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Lapeer
13. 4/5/17 Truck Driver A truck driver died when the truck he was driving was struck head on by an oncoming semi truck that crossed the centerline while attempting to avoid a collision with a pickup truck. Ionia
12. 4/2/17 Physician A physixian was struck by a vehicle while rendering aid at a motor vehicle crash scene. Wayne
11. 3/23/16 Public Service Worker MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Wayne
10. 3/7/17 Maintenance MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Saginaw
9. 2/6/17 Truck Driver A truck driver died from gunshot wounds. Genessee
8. 2/7/17 Truck Driver A truck driver died when the trailer was struck by another vehicle which had disregarded a stop sign, causing the decedent's unit to overturn. Wayne
7. 2/1/17 Truk Driver MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Genessee
6. 1/19/17 Snowmobile Trail Groomer A snowmobile trail groomer died while performing maintenance on a trail groom machine. Schoolcraft
5. 1/16/17 Landscaper A landscaper, who was a passenger in a vehicle died when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. Ingham
4. 1/6/17 Snowmobile Racer A snowmobile racer died when he lost control of the snowmobile and fell from the machine. He was struck by several competitor's sleds. Isabella
3. 1/10/17 Gas Station Attendant A gas station attendant's body was found at the scene of a fire. Wayne
2. 1/11/17 Unknown A worker was killed in an altercation with a coworker. Cass
1. 1/11/17 Crane Operator MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Wayne