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2018 Michigan Work-Related Deaths

Case Summary

The table below containes preliminary information about Michigan workers who died in 2018 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
45. 6/26/18 Barber A barber died after being shot by a coworker. Wayne
44. 2/26/18 Owner A business owner died from a self-inflicted hanging. Kalamazoo
43. 1/6/18 Dispatcher An employee died of complications following a fall and injury to the head. Crawford
42. 5/20/18 Volunteer Laborer A volunteer laborer drowned while cleaning a sewer drain. Midland
41. 6/1/18 Truck Driver A truck driver died from injuries sustained during a motor vehicle collision. Iosco
40. 6/14/18 Mechanic MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Genesee
39. 6/14/18 Operating Engineer MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Wayne
38. 4/11/18 Farm hand A farm hand on a dairy farm died from trauma sustained from cattle. Washtenaw
37. 1/19/18 Owner A business owner died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Ottawa
36. 5/10/18 Operator An employee was run over by a car that had started to roll down a hill. Washtenaw
35. 1/15/18 Owner A business owner died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Wayne
34. 1/29/18 Driver A driver for a mail/courier service died in a motor vehicle collision. Saginaw
33. 5/8/18 Machine Operator MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Alpena
32. 3/16/18 Truck Driver A truck driver died from injuries sutained after falling froma ladder. Gratiot
31. 5/21/18 Gas Station Clerk A gas statin clerk died of gunshot wounds sustained during a robbery. Kent
30. 5/21/18 Truck Driver A truck driver died in a crash with another vehicle. Muskegon
29. 4/30/18 Truck Driver MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Oakland
28. 5/4/18 Foreman MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Oakland
27. 5/23/18 Paving Crew Member MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Oakland
26. 4/27/18 Laborer MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Wyandotte
25. 5/29/18 Owner A bar owner died of injuries sutained durnig a robbery. Wayne
24. 5/29/18 Tow Truck Driver MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Washtenaw
23. 5/17/18 Laborer MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Saginaw
22. 5/26/18 Farm Helper MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Saginaw
21. 3/15/18 Bus Driver MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Rudyard
20. 2/26/18 Builder A builder fell while at work. Grand Traverse
19. 3/23/18 Teacher MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Macomb
18. 3/26/18 Salesperson A fabric shop salesperson died from gunshot wounds. Ingham
17. 3/21/18 Postal Worker A mail carrier died after being pinned between a mail truck and a guard rail. Washtenaw
16. 3/19/18 Owner An auto repair shop owner died from gunshot wounds. Wayne
15. 2/26/18 Laborer MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Macomb
14. 2/15/18 Unknown An individual died when struck by a vehicle while walking on a roadway. Genessee
13. 2/26/18 Parks & Recreation Mgr MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Chippewa
12. 2/13/18 Police Officer A police officer, who was driving a police car, was struck by another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. The decedent was participating in a training excersize at the time of the incident. Wayne
11. 2/7/18 Restaurant Worker A restaurant worker died from an accidental drug overdose. Grand Traverse
10. 2/7/18 Truck Driver A truck driver died when he rear-ended another semi-tractor trailer and was ejected from his cab. Washtenaw
9. 2/4/18 Uber Driver An Uber driver died from gunshot wounds. Wayne
8. 2/1/18 Operations Manager An operations manager died when he was shot by a disgruntled employee. Wayne
7. 2/1/18 Manager A manager died when he was shot by a disguntled employee. Oakland
6. 1/19/18 Supplier Quality Engineer A supplier quality engineer died when the vehicle he was driving rear-ended a parked semi-tractor trailer. Jackson
5. 1/24/18 Police Officer A police officer died several days after being shot while responding to a domestic violence call. Wayne
4. 1/1/18 Singer A singer died from a gunshot wound. Wayne
3. 1/5/18 Farmer A farmer died when he was pinned between the cab and bucket of a skid steer loader. Jackson
2. 1/9/18 Owner A fence company owner died from a gunshot wound Macomb
1. 1/10/18 Tow Truck Driver MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Saginaw