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2019 Michigan Work-Related Deaths

Case Summary

The table below contains preliminary information about Michigan workers who have died in 2019 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.

 

A food services laborer died to due complications from a fall.

Case Number Date of Injury Occupation Description Incident County

36.

5/6/19 Truck Driver A truck driver was killed when his truck rolled over. Jackson

35.

5/2/19 Farmer A farmer died in an accident in his barn. Berrien

34.

1/22//19 Food Services Laborer A food services laborer died to to complications from a fall. Genesse

33.

4/15/19 Owner The owner of a pallet business was shot. Wayne

32.

4/5/19 Employee An employee was loading a utility trailer for a job assignment and was found unresponsive by a co-worker. Genesse

31.

3/26/19 Laborer A laborer died from unknown causes after cleaning up scrap lumber. Monroe

30.

4/3/19 Truck Driver A truck driver was killed when his truck rolled over. Oakland
29. 4/1/19

Farmer

A farmer fell off his tractor and became trapped beneath it. Baraga
28. 3/9/19

Truck Driver

A truck driver was killed in a motor vehicle collision. Wayne
27. 3/21/19

Mechanic

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Dickinson
26. 3/20/19

Farmer

A farmer was caught by and killed in the auger that he was operating. Jackson
25. 3/12/19

Plasma donation center worker

A plasma donation center worker was killed by police. Kalamazoo
24. 3/11/19 

Farmer 

A farmer was caught by and killed in the auger that he was operating. Montcalm 
23. 3/8/19

Service Technician

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Oakland
22. 2/26/19

Laborer

A laborer shot the owner of the business then committed suicide. Allegan
21. 2/10/19

Caregiver

An adult foster care worker was stabbed to death. Wayne
20. 2/25/19

Car Wash Worker

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Oakland
19. 2/23/19

Laborer

A laborer was speeding and struck a pole causing his car to burst into flames. Wayne
18. 2/21/19

Truck driver

A truck driver was found dead a week after going missing. Mundy
17. 1/2/19

Caregiver

A caregiver committed suicide using a mixture of toxic substances. Wexford
16. 2/7/19

Owner

The owner of a daycare committed suicide. Monroe
15. 2/8/19

Truck Operator

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Huron
14. 2/9/19

Technician

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Oakland
13. 2/4/19

Maintenance Supervisor

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Clare
12. 2/8/19

Crossing Guard

A crossing guard was found unresponsive next to the passenger side of his truck. Clinton
11. 1/20/19

Artist

An artist was electrocuted while creating a piece of artwork. Macomb
10. 1/4/19

Handyman

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Washtenaw
9. 1/10/19

Semi-Truck Driver

A semi-truck driver veered off of the road and struck three vehicles. Erie
8. 1/3/19

Restaurant employee

A restaurant employee was shot. Ingham
7. 1/19/19

Mechanic

A mechanic was shot by another employee.  Wayne
6. 1/17/19

Semi-Truck Driver

A semi-truck driver was rear-ended and his truck caught fire. Emmett
5. 1/23/19

Laborer

A second construction laborer died from carbon monoxide poisoning at a worksite. Calhoun
4. 1/23/19

Laborer

A construction laborer died from carbon monoxide poisoning at a worksite. Calhoun
3. 1/14/19

Semi-Truck Driver

A semi-truck driver died in a collision with another vehicle. Monroe
2.  1/17/19

Food Services Laborer

A laborer was found dead following an unwitnessed event. Kent
1. 1/2/19 Owner The owner of a plumbing business died after collapsing following an unseen event.

Kent