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All Fatality Types

CASE MIFACE Summaries of MIOSHA Inspections
Case 102 48-year-old builder was fatally injured when he fell approximately 15 feet onto cement striking his head.
Case 108 31-year-old construction worker died due to injuries sustained when he fell with trusses that collapsed.
Case 109 50-year-old construction laborer was killed when a piece of frozen soil broke off during a trench excavation operation and struck him in the back.
Case 11 30-year-old Hispanic roofer died as a result of a 30-foot fall from a roof.
Case 110 54-year-old road construction laborer was killed when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle operated by a driver who was intoxicated.
Case 111 25-year-old lineman was electrocuted when he contacted a 40,000 volt energized chain.
Case 112 30-year-old roofer died when he fell approximately 50 feet from the roof of a school to the concrete floor below.
Case 113 47-year-old chain saw operator killed by a tree that fell in an unexpected direction.
Case 114 53-year-old heating and cooling technician died after he fell 5 feet from a mobile scaffold to a concrete floor.
Case 115 34-year-old journeyman electrician was fatally electrocuted when he contacted bus bars energized to 7,200 Kvs while walking on the steel structure of a new, non-energized electrical substation.
Case 117 45-year-old owner of a gutter installation company died after falling 30 feet from a rough terrain forklift platform.
Case 118 35-year-old homebuilder/roofer/carpenter died after he lost his balance and fell from the peak of a 10/12-pitch roof while installing a 2-piece metal drip edge near a dormer.
Case 12 53-year-old roofer dies when aluminum ladder contacts an overhead power line.
Case 125 38-year-old construction equipment operator died when an explosion occurred while he was cutting pipes on top of a 400 gallon oil storage tank with a Partner K950 gas powered chop saw.
Case 127 50-year-old male carpenter was killed as a result of a 9-foot 8-inch fall from a 5/12 pitch residential roof.
Case 128 79-year-old volunteer helping to install vinyl siding on a church addition died after a 4-tier, 20-foot high tubular welded frame steel scaffold fell and struck his head.
Case 129 49-year-old printer was killed while raising a foyer wall at a residential construction site.
Case 13 54-year-old truck driver was killed when a pre-cast sewer-manhole cone and its base tipped off the forks of a front-end loader pinning him between the bed of his flat bed semi truck and the 2,500 lb cone.
Case 130 57-year-old master electrician was electrocuted after contacting 12,447 volts when working in a switchgear cubicle installing the control wiring for the new generator building.
Case 131 34-year-old male construction laborer was killed by an oncoming vehicle after stepping out into the oncoming traffic lane to sweep debris from a travel (live) lane.
Case 132 23-year-old Hispanic construction laborer was killed when he fell from wooden building roof trusses that collapsed during installation.
Case 138 27-year-old vinyl siding installer died when he contacted a 7,000-volt energized powerline with his hands.
Case 140 56-year-old painter was struck in the head by a falling gutter.
Case 142 53-year-old part owner of a paving company was killed when he was pinned under the operator cage of a skid-steer loader while performing machine maintenance.
Case 143 41-year-old worker was killed when the sides of the trench in which he was working collapsed on him and a fellow worker.
Case 144 41-year-old trim installer sustained fatal injuries in a 20-foot fall from an unguarded roof surface.
Case 147 29-year-old Hispanic laborer was killed when he was crushed by a trench wall cave-in while installing water service.
Case 149 23-year-old ironworker died after falling 120 feet to the concrete below while erecting a monopole cellular phone tower.
Case 15 43-year-old plumber died when trench walls collapsed while locating the tap into the mainline sewer.
Case 153 53-year-old machine operator was killed when the SP-48 Ingersoll-Rand Series Vibratory Compactor he was operating overturned and landed on top of him.
Case 154 57-year-old tub re-glazer died from arteriosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease with a contributory cause of methylene chloride poisoning while stripping a bathtub.
Case 155 66-year-old male volunteer was electrocuted when he contacted an un-insulated 4,800-volt overhead power line.
Case 158 31-year-old Hispanic laborer was killed when he landed head first onto cement after he fell nearly 29 feet from a flat roof.
Case 16 41-year-old owner/operator of an eavestrough sales and installation company was electrocuted when the aluminum ladder he was holding contacted a bare 7200-volt powerline.
Case 162 33-year-old carpenter was electrocuted while carrying a 28-foot extended aluminum extension ladder that contacted an overhead primary 4500-volt power line located approximately 19 feet from a residence under construction.
Case 167 41-year-old temporary agency employee fell 15 feet through a section of roof that collapsed and died several weeks later from injuries sustained at the time of the incident.
Case 168 35-year-old male truck driver emptying his trailer load was killed when a nearby gravel trailer located six feet away collapsed onto his tractor cab.
Case 17 52-year-old Hispanic construction caborer killed when he fell approximately 7 feet to a concrete floor.
Case 172 42-year-old male painter was electrocuted when the aluminum extension ladder that he and the company owner were repositioning contacted an overhead primary 13,200-volt electrical power line.
Case 18 48-year-old heavy equipment operator was killed when he was run over by a fuel truck.
Case 183 37-year-old construction laborer died when he was struck by a resin-impregnated tube during its removal from an underground sewer pipe.
Case 185 44-year-old construction laborer was electrocuted when he contacted an energized crawler excavator.
Case 186 55-year-old electrician died when the bridge of a pendant-controlled overhead crane struck the self-propelled elevating work platform in which he was elevated.
Case 189 41-year-old iron worker was critically injured when a steel beam struck his head after he and the 300 pound cantilevered beam he had been sitting on fell approximately 14 feet. He died several weeks later in the hospital.
Case 19 77-year-old truck driver killed when run over by a delivery truck at a construction site.
Case 190 28-year-old ironworker was killed when the frame of a falsework support tower for a skeleton structure for a ramp to a toll plaza under construction collapsed and struck him.
Case 194 45-year-old truck driver/feller/crew leader for a road commission died when he was struck by a falling tree limb as he retreated from the tree after felling it with a chain saw.
Case 195 48-year-old heavy equipment operator/foreman was killed when an elevated 18-foot long, 3,500 pound dump box of a truck that was being supported by a 3/8-inch chain and front end loader dislodged from the chain and fell onto him.
Case 198 43-year-old concrete poured wall construction company owner was electrocuted while attempting to extinguish his truck’s tire fire caused by an energized 7,200-volt power line lying on the truck.
Case 199 33-year-old journeyman lineman was killed when the cross arm of a 35-foot section of a wood power pole he was topping landed on his back, pinning him to the elevated bucket.
Case 200 57-year-old supervisor/foreman/lineman for an electric cooperative died when he contacted a 7,200-volt live electric line while attempting to change a fuse on a power pole.
Case 203 75-year-old owner of a plumbing and heating company was killed when he was pinned under a bulldozer, which tipped and landed on him as he was loading it onto a trailer.
Case 205 24-year-old construction worker for a demolition company died after falling 189 feet down an elevator shaft as he was attempting to untangle an air compressor hose.
Case 207 31-year-old journeyman elevator mechanic died when he fell five stories after stepping into an elevator shaft after opening the shaft doors.
Case 21 35-year-old laborer wearing a hard hat was killed when a brick weighing nearly 18 pounds fell approximately 115 feet and struck his head.
Case 210 45-year-old construction business owner died when he was pinned between a dump truck and a box truck used for tool storage.
Case 211 42-year-old construction laborer died when the gases in the 6,000-gallon underground diesel storage tank he was cutting ignited and caused an explosion.
Case 218 36-year-old Hispanic construction laborer died when an excavation collapsed.
Case 219 19-year-old Hispanic roofing laborer died after falling 19 feet from a 10/12-pitch residential roof to concrete steps below.
Case 22 21-year-old crew leader killed when a rough terrain forklift he was driving turned over backwards and landed on him.
Case 220 56-year-old company owner died when he contacted a live electrical line carrying 220 volts while replacing a well pump.
Case 221 34-year-old construction laborer electrocuted during demolition activities of a light industrial building.
Case 222 51-year-old crew supervisor died as a result of a 6036 Skytrack rough terrain forklift overturn to the side.
Case 224 61-year-old truck driver died when he was struck by a 3,770-pound precast concrete panel that fell from a semi-truck trailer.
Case 225 54-year-old road commission foreman died when he was run over by a backing 2004 Freightliner dump truck.
Case 229 44-year-old roofer died from complications of a head injury sustained in 2008 when the jib of a 30-ton Grove truck crane fell and struck his head.
Case 237 61-year-old male draftsman for a civil engineering firm was conducting survey work in a road's right of way when he was struck and killed by a vehicle.
Case 24 18-year-old carpenter killed when 10-foot excavation wall collapsed burying him.
Case 242 49-year-old male welder for a boardwalk construction firm died from a probable electrocution due to contact with 120 volts while preparing to conduct a shielded metal arc weld on a guardrail system for a floating dock.
Case 243 47-year-old Hispanic male construction laborer died as a result of an 11-12-foot fall from a ladder during demolition activities on the east side of a damaged abandoned building.
Case 244 40-year-old male owner of a plumbing, heating and cooling company died when the 12-foot deep excavation he was working in collapsed.
Case 249 50-year-old male carpenter for a home renovation company died when a 6-foot-long by 9-foot-high by 20-inch-wide masonry large boulders/fieldstone wall located in the basement of a 100-year-old home collapsed and fell onto him.
Case 25 39-year-old male carpenter died when the elevated platform he was working in fell approximately 12 feet from rough terrain forklift.
Case 256 61-year-old brick mason died when he was struck by a collapsing 38-foot-high, 100-foot-long tubular welded scaffold that was overloaded with block
Case 257 58-year-old equipment operator/laborer for an excavating and construction company was crushed when the walls of a trench collapsed while he was installing a sewer line to a home under construction.
Case 258 31-year-old Hispanic male roofer died when he fell 48 feet through a 4-by 4-foot roof curb improperly covered and secured with 60-inch by 60-inch 22-gauge corrugated sheet metal.
Case 259 54-year-old carpenter for a home restoration company died when he fell from an unknown height from a 20-foot aluminum extension ladder to a concrete driveway.
Case 26 21-year-old painter was electrocuted when the aluminum extension ladder he was repositioning to paint a residence contacted an overhead 4800-volt energized electrical line
Case 264 46-year-old data technician/field operations supervisor/safety officer for a telecommunications company was electrocuted when he contacted 277 volts of electricity while relocating television monitors and associated cabling.
Case 265 50-year-old self-employed building contractor employed by a construction firm died as a result of a 30-foot fall when a truss collapsed.
Case 267 60-year-old plumber was electrocuted when he contacted a 120-volt energized electrical source while removing existing water pipes in the crawl space of a single-family residence.
Case 268 48-year-old independent contractor died as a result of a fall of unknown height from a 20-foot fiberglass extension ladder equipped with safety feet.
Case 273 37-year-old construction worker died when he was pinned between the basket of the boom lift in which he was working and a horizontal ceiling beam.
Case 274 43-year-old Hispanic laborer died as a result of a fall from either a ladder or a roof edge.
Case 278 45-year-old construction superintendent drowned in a manhole after he was overcome by the manhole atmosphere while descending a ladder to rescue another worker who had been overcome by the atmosphere.
Case 28 49-year-old snowplow/salt-truck driver died after being hit by a road grader in a parking facility.
Case 280 34-year-old farm hand died when he was run over by a Model 555 Ford backhoe tractor while installing agricultural drain tiles in a field.
Case 286 32-year-old carpenter for a roofing company died when the 18-foot-long metal piece of roofing material he was holding contacted a 4,800-volt overhead power line.
Case 288 31-year-old roofer died when the ladder he had tethered to another ladder came apart causing him to slide down and fall from the roof edge.
Case 289 57-year-old excavating crew supervisor died when he was crushed by a moving Volvo EC 360 excavator.
Case 293 60-year-old fire extinguisher service technician died as a result of a head injuries sustained when his head struck the concrete floor as he fell backwards.
Case 297 27-year-old construction worker died when the cantenary suspended scaffold platform sheet he was working on collapsed and he fell 140 feet to the water.
Case 299 67-year-old master plumber died when he fell from a 6-foot stepladder while prepping the second floor ceiling area for the installation of a water line.
Case 3 32-year-old male died during installation of decorative cylindrical columns on to existing square columns on new building exterior.
Case 300 50-year-old roofer was fatally electrocuted when the 40-foot aluminum extension ladder he and a coworker were extending contacted a 7,600-volt overhead power line.
Case 302 27-year-old road surveyor died when he was struck by a vehicle entering a work zone.
Case 310 41-year-old carpenter died when the steel guardrail he was carrying was struck by a vehicle, causing him to be propelled into an outrigger of a nearby piece of equipment.
Case 311 38-year-old steel erection worker died when he fell 26 feet to a concrete floor during the removal and replacement of approximately 6000 square feet of a low-sloped roof.
Case 317 26-year-old carpenter was electrocuted when the 20-foot aluminum extension ladder he was using to lift low hanging cable lines contacted an energized 7,600 KV power line.
Case 320 61-year-old co-owner of a concrete company died when he was struck by a vehicle backing out of a garage at a high rate of speed and dragged approximately 100 feet.
Case 322 20-year-old carpenter/roofer died several days after a 9- to 15-foot fall while installing shingles on a dormer of a 2-story home with a 10/12 roof pitch.
Case 323 56-year-old public works laborer died when an 8-foot excavation wall collapsed while he was repairing a leaking water main.
Case 324 33-year-old carpenter/laborer died from head injuries sustained when struck by a 3-inch by 0.131 smooth nail from a Model F350S Paslode nail gun.
Case 325 36-year-old Hispanic roofer died when he fell through a rusted metal roof deck approximately 22 feet to the concrete floor.
Case 327 48-year-old construction laborer died when he fell approximately 28 feet from a shop-built, 4-foot deep by 16-foot long scaffold platform affixed to the forks of an extendable boom, rough terrain Skytrak 6036 forklift.
Case 328 43-year-old sheet metal fabricator died when he fell approximately 30 feet through an unguarded/unprotected, plastic dome-type skylight to equipment/concrete floor.
Case 33 55-year-old roofer died after falling onto concrete from a residential roof.
Case 330 39-year-old volunteer died when he was electrocuted after contacting an energized 7,200 volt power line while erecting a scaffold.
Case 336 48-year-old plumber/pipefitter died when methane gas emitted from an active sewage digester tank was ignited by another contractor’s cutting torch while conducting demolition work in a digester tank.
Case 337 25-year-old laborer for an excavation company died when he was backed over by a Takeuchi TL 130 skid steer.
Case 339 31-year-old Hispanic carpenter died when he fell 30 feet from a roof edge to the frozen ground below.
Case 341 45-year-old paver/construction laborer died due to compressional asphyxia when the raised truck bed on a 1986 Chevrolet utility dump truck he was working under came down and pinned him between the truck bed and truck chassis.
Case 346 50-year old general construction laborer died when he was struck by a structural steel I-beam/guardrail assembly that fell from a flatbed trailer.
Case 347 26-year-old roofer died during a re-roof with a shingle tear-off of a residential roof when he fell approximately 20 feet to the frozen ground below.
Case 348 58-year-old millwright died when he fell 60 feet through an opening in a catwalk floor while disassembling and removing conveyor equipment from a grain elevator.
Case 35 23-year-old millwright killed when a part he was unloading from the bed of a semi trailer fell onto him.
Case 354 73-year-old electrician/company owner died from a fall from a ladder while replacing a service drop mast at a residential home.
Case 361 37-year-old temporary worker died when he fell approximately 25 feet from a ladder while helping to install a chimney liner at a private residence.
Case 362 21-year-old roadway construction traffic regulator died when he was struck by a pickup truck operated by a motorist.
Case 364 59-year-old excavating company owner died in a trench collapse.
Case 365 42-year-old county road commission foreman died when he was run over by a Cat Model 140M2 road grader.
Case 366 51-year-old roofer died when he fell 17-20 feet when walking down a purlin to obtain a piece of insulation during the construction of a pole barn.
Case 373 28-year-old painter died when he fell from a second story roof while painting deck spindles.
Case 380 37-year-old sheet metal laborer died of smoke and soot inhalation complications as a result of a fire.
Case 382 40-year-old master electrician was electrocuted while working with 480-volt energized wires (3-3/0 AWG and ground wire) from a newly installed junction box near the floor.
Case 383 53-year-old maintenance manager died when he fell 20’6” through an unguarded 5’6” by 6’7” hole in a tower assembly for machinery.
Case 384 38-year-old supervisor died when a floor collapsed on top of him during demolition activities.
Case 387 40-year-old labor/operator for a site preparation contractor died when he was struck by a JCB 214e Series 4 backhoe loader bucket when the backhoe loader slid down the bank of an excavation.
Case 39 38-year-old construction laborer died after falling 13 feet from a roof
Case 390 44-year-old Hispanic laborer died when he was struck by a van entering a highway work zone.
Case 392 61-year-old farmer/greenhouse owner died when he and the unsecured produce box raised by a tractor/forklift fell approximately seven feet to a concrete floor.
Case 393 55-year-old tree helper/grounds person died when he was struck by a tree branch during a tree trimming operation at a golf course.
Case 394 47-year-old Hispanic pipe layer died in a trench wall collapse.
Case 397 62-year-old Caterpillar Model 320 excavator operator died when a 45-47 foot long, 25-inch diameter oak tree fell on the cab of the excavator.
Case 398 55-year-old roofer who was the foreman on site, died when he fell approximately 27 feet through a deteriorated 2-foot-wide by 5-foot long concrete roof deck section to the concrete floor of an industrial plant.
Case 399 42-year-old excavator operator was struck by a falling tree and died from complications of blunt head trauma.
Case 4 47-year-old carpenter died after falling 14 feet from roof during roof work preparation.
Case 40 35-year-old electrician was killed while changing lights in an overhead traffic signal when the boom supporting the vehicle-mounted aerial work platform he was working from was struck by a semi-truck.
Case 400 45-year-old foreman of a sign hanger crew died while taking a picture of a finished business mileage sign.
Case 401 58-year-old self-employed construction worker was replacing floodlights on a home when he fell approximately 13 feet to a concrete surface.
Case 408 37-year-old owner/roofer fell approximately 30 feet from a pallet elevated by a rough terrain forklift while installing an ice guard on the cone of a roof.
Case 412 35-year-old welder was electrocuted while welding on the underside of a dock while lying on his back on a floating platform.
Case 413 58-year-old carpenter died from a 44-foot fall from a roof parapet under construction.
Case 415 48-year-old roofer died from a 17-foot 6 inch fall from the edge of a 100-foot by 48-foot low-slope roof.
Case 42 23-year-old painter died following inhalation of volatile paint products while working in a residential basement.
Case 422 39-year-old self-employed roofer died from injuries sustained in a 10-12-foot fall from a roof.
Case 423 57-year-old roofer died from environmental hyperthermia.
Case 424 37-year-old concrete finisher was electrocuted when the handle of the 29-foot-long metal bull float he was using contacted an energized 7,200 volt power line.
Case 425 56-year-old carpenter died from a 20-foot fall when the job-built window jack scaffold collapsed.
Case 426 75-year-old electrician died when he fell 24 feet to a cement pad.
Case 435 36-year-old gutter installer died when he was electrocuted by an ungrounded 7000/8750-watt portable generator located inside the back of a box truck.
Case 439 26-year-old painter died from injuries sustained in a 30-40 foot fall from a two-point suspended scaffold (swing stage scaffold) when one of the two anchor points appear to have failed.
Case 440 26-year-old carpenter died when he fell approximately 22 feet to the concrete floor of a residential home under construction.
Case 442 50-year-old iron worker fell 22 feet while working from and relocating a 24-foot fiberglass extension ladder positioned across an open shaftway.  
Case 443 38-year-old foreman died when he was crushed between an elevated aerial lift basket and a piece of angle iron.
Case 5 45-year-old grade checker died after being struck by a dump truck tailgate.
Case 50 43-year-old craft foreman crane operator was killed when the butt section of the jib on a Manitowoc 250 Luffing crane fell on him.
Case 51 22-year-old truck driver was electrocuted while standing on the ground when his truck’s raised dump box contacted an energized 69,000-volt overhead power line.
Case 52 29-year-old painter fell from 120 to 130 feet onto the back of a parked pickup truck from a water tower that he had been painting.
Case 53 23-year-old ironworker was electrocuted while operating a rough terrain fork truck that made contact with a 4800-volt overhead power line.
Case 54 20-year-old worker died after he fell 27 feet through a roof skylight to a cement floor.
Case 58 47-year-old male working at a residential construction site died as a result of striking his head on concrete.
Case 62 24-year-old construction worker died after a 17-foot fall from a two-story house roof edge to the asphalt below.
Case 64 61-year-old inspector died when he was run over by large off-road dump truck at a roadway construction site.
Case 65 30-year-old mason was killed when it appears he jumped from a 24-foot high scaffold that was beginning to collapse and struck his head on the ground.
Case 68 73-year-old male construction laborer was killed when an unsupported concrete block wall collapsed onto him.
Case 69 27-year-old construction laborer was electrocuted when the top of a 27-foot aluminum hoist he was carrying contacted an energized 7200-volt overhead power line.
Case 7 31-year-old roofer died after falling 30 feet during a roof descent.
Case 73 56-year-old male and 76-year-old male died as a result of a fall while installing a metal roof over the existing roof shingles on a barn.
Case 74 46-year-old foreman was killed when he was entangled in a 10-foot silo auger.
Case 75 40-year-old operator fell approximately 30 feet while conducting a painting operation.
Case 76 34-year-old painter was killed after falling approximately 90 feet from a high-tension transmission tower.
Case 77 28-year-old male roofer was electrocuted while in workshop.
Case 78 44-year-old laborer was killed when the scaffold platform he was working from fell, and the 183-pound hoist motor he had been using to raise and lower a corner of the platform fell on him.
Case 79 47-year-old commercial tech electrician died when he contacted an electrical cable energized with 240 volts, 50 amps.
Case 82 18-year-old construction laborer died when a steel joist girder he was preparing to be lifted by a crane fell onto him.
Case 83 41-year-old electrician died after being catapulted from an elevated work platform while attempting to remove a flagpole.
Case 84 41-year-old construction worker was electrocuted while guiding a metal culvert in a trench when the excavator made contact with a 7,200-volt overhead power line.
Case 85 52-year-old man died while unloading a 40-foot aerial boom lift truck from a dual axle trailer with two flip ramps mounted on the back.
Case 86 32-year-old project supervisor for a tower construction company was killed when he fell approximately 190 feet from a guyed cell tower.
Case 92 32-year-old asbestos abatement worker was electrocuted by a 120-volt energized source.
Case 93 24-year-old construction worker was buried when an excavation in which he was working collapsed onto him.
Case 94 43-year-old worker was electrocuted while holding onto steel joists being moved with a boom crane.
Case 95 41-year-old roofer slid down and fell 40 feet from the roof of a building to the ground.
Case 96 33-year-old roofer died after falling 40 feet onto ice and frozen snow from the roof of a 3-1/2 story wooden structure he was working on.
Case 98 64-year-old brick mason died after falling from a scaffold on which he and his partner were working.