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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
22. 05/04/18 Foreman MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Clarkston
21. 04/30/18 Truck Driver MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Oak Park
20. 04/27/18 Laborer MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Wyandotte
19. 03/15/18 Bus Driver MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Rudyard
18. 3/23/18 Special Ed Teacher MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Macomb
17. 3/26/18 Salesperson A fabric shop salesperson died from gunshot wounds. Ingham
16. 3/19/18 Owner An auto repair shop owner died from gunshot wounds. Wayne
15. 2/26/18 Builder A builder fell while at work. Grand Traverse
14. 2/15/18 Unknown An individual died when struck by a vehicle while walking on a roadway. Genessee
13. 2/26/18 Laborer MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Macomb
12. 2/26/18 Parks & Recreation Mgr MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Chippewa
11. 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
10. 2/7/18 Restaurant Worker A restaurant worker died from an accidental drug overdose. Grand Traverse
9. 2/7/18 Truck Driver A truck driver died when he rear-ended another semi-tractor trailer and was ejected from his cab. Washtenaw
8. 2/4/18 Uber Driver An Uber driver died from gunshot wounds. Wayne
7. 2/1/18 Operations Manager An operations manager died when he was shot by a disgruntled employee. Wayne
6. 2/1/18 Manager A manager died when he was shot by a disguntled employee. Oakland
5. 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
4. 1/24/18 Police Officer A police officer died several days after being shot while responding to a domestic violence call. Wayne
3. 1/1/18 Singer A singer died from a gunshot wound. Wayne
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