Occupational
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College of Human Medicine

2018 Michigan Work-Related Deaths

Case Summary

The table below contains 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.

 

Inspector

Case Number Date of Injury Occupation Description Incident County

165.

9/29/18 Owner A 56 year old owner was murdered. Wayne

164.

7/9/18 Landscaper A 25 year old landscaper died from a drug overdose. Washtenaw

163.

7/23/18 Retail Worker A 44 year old retail worker was struck by a motor vehicle. Jackson

162.

10/19/18 Die Maker A 82 year old die maker died due to complications from a leg injury. Oakland

161.

9/16/17 Farm Hand A 20 year old farm hand died due to complications from a motor vehicle collision. Van Buren

160.

4/27/18 Assembler A 28 year old assembler was pinned beneath a vehicle. Wayne

159.

6/6/18 Contractor A 63 year old contractor died in a motor vehicle collision. Genesse

158.

6/10/18 Owner A 64 year old owner died in a motor vehicle collision. Genesee

157.

2/25/18 Truck Driver A 58 year old truck driver died from a drug overdose. Jackson

156.

5/23/18 Setup Man A 87 year old setup man died in a motor vehicle collision. Van Buren

155.

3/15/18 Quality Control Inspector A 52 year old quality control inspector died from a self-inflicted hanging. Macomb

154.

5/13/18 Owner A 39 year old owner died in a motor vehicle crash. Lapeer

153.

3/1/18 Line Cook A 42 year old line cook died from a drug overdose. Oakland

152.

1/25/18 Laborer A 33 year old laborer was murdered. Oakland

151.

7/14/18 Supervisor A 28 year old supervisor died from a self-inflicted hanging. Kalamazoo

150.

9/26/18 Mechanic A 85 year old mechanic died due to complications from a fall. Chippewa

149.

11/17/18 Truck Driver A 64 year old truck driver died after becoming trapped beneath a tractor. Genesee

148.

9/16/18 Landscaper A 69 year old landscaper died from a self-inflicted hanging. Van Buren

147.

5/26/18 Owner A 48 year old owner died in a motorvehicle accident. Benzie

146.

8/9/18 Corrections Officer A 47 year old corrections officer died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Ingham

145.

12/2/18 Truck Driver A 44 year old truck driver died from a self-inflicted hanging. Ottawa

144.

9/15/18 Laborer A 26 year old laborer was pinned under a vehicle. Muskegon

143.

10/17/18 Teacher A 58 year old teacher died from a self-inflicted hanging. Isabella

142.

11/6/18 Truck Driver A 49 year old truck driver died from a self-inflicted hanging. Clare

141.

10/20/18 Electrician A 37 year old electrician died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Wayne

140.

10/30/18 Repairman A 54 year old auto-repairman died in a garage fire. Wayne

139.

7/29/18 Construction Worker A 53 year old construction worker died from a self-inflicted hanging. Mecosta

138.

9/29/18 Delivery Driver A 49 year old delivery driver died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Emmet

137.

10/9/18 Construction Worker A 46 year old construction worker died from self-inflicted hanging. Tuscola

136.

10/19/18 Stock Broker A 47 year old stock broker died from a self-inflicted injury. Kalamazoo

135.

9/10/18 Mechanic A 33 year old mechanic died from self-inflicted hanging. Wayne

134.

2/11/18 Management A 66 year old manager was crushed underneath a falling bulldozer. Schoolcraft
133. 3/16/18

Laborer

A 60 year old laborer sustained thermal burns due to an explosion. Washtenaw

132.

11/14/18 Farmer A 85 year old farmer fell from a barn loft. Ingham

131.

6/23/18 Sander A 40 year old sander died from cardiovascular disease while boat racing. Ottawa

130.

1/26/18 Physician A 43 year old physician died from a self-inflicted hanging. Calhoun

129.

9/4/18 Owner A 53 year old automotive dealership owner died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Washtenaw

128.

8/27/18 Owner A 56 year old transportation co. owner died in a motor vehicle collision. Berrien

127.

9/6/18 Owner A 79 year old real estate owner died due to complications from a fall. Washtenaw

126.

11/25/18 Owner A 50 year old metal fabrication co. owner died from a self-inflicted hanging. Oakland

125.

11/13/18 Farm Manager A 30 year old farm manager died in a motor vehicle collision. St. Joseph

124.

8/1/18 Laborer A 24 year old laborer died in a motor vehicle collision. St. Joseph

123.

12/1/18 Laborer A 21 year old laborer died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Macomb

122.

4/11/18 Clerk A 24 year old store clerk was killed in a homicide. Saginaw

121.

8/15/18 Laborer A 65 year old laborer died due to complications from a fall at work. Wayne

120.

5/2/18 Landscaper A 36 year old landscaper was killed when a tree fell on him. Oakland

119.

10/4/18 Occupational Therapist A 41 year old Occupational Therapist was killed in a hit-and-run. Kalamazoo

118.

7/7/18 Facilities Manager A 44 year old facilities manager at a bible camp died when a propane tank exploded. Cass

117.

12/10/18 Waiter A 26 year old waiter died from anaphylactic shock. Kent

116.

Unknown Laborer A 54 year old laborer died due to complications from a previous work-injury. Oakland

115.

1/30/18 Rancher A 30 year old rancher died of a drug overdose. Jackson
114. 3/30/18 Landlord

A 55 year old tenant-landlord was shot.

Tuscola
113. 3/30/18 Landlord

A 45 year old tenant-landlord was shot.

Tuscola
112. 12/12/18 Garbage man

A 36 year old garbage man was run over by a heavy loader.

Wayne
111. 7/5/18 Handy man A 59 year old handy man was pinned between the bucket and cab or a tractor. Grand Traverse
110. 12/4/18 Forklift Operator

A 24 year old forklift operator was found underneath a powered industrial truck.

Allegan
109. 5/4/18 Farmer

A 79 year old farmer died after falling from a moving pick up truck due to high winds.

Huron
108. 6/28/18 Truck Driver

A 35 year old truck driver died from complications from a gunshot wound to the leg.

Wayne
107. 4/1/18 Counselor

A 40 year old counselor died from complications from a gunshot wound to the neck.

Wayne
106. 11/30/18 Veterinarian

A 35 year old veterinarian was buried under a pile of silage.

Kent
105. 11/15/18 Truck Driver

A 42 year old truck driver was shot.

St. Joseph
104. 4/27/18  Carpenter 

A 40 year old carpenter died from cold exposure. 

Branch 
103. 11/4/18 Farmer

An 82 year old farmer was run over by the tractor he was repairing.

Saginaw
102. 10/5/18 Lineman A 51 year old lineman was electrocuted. Grand Traverse
101.    

Out of Scope.

 
100. 6/7/18 Farmer

A 58 year old farmer died from a self-inflicted gun wound.

Lapeer
99. 9/2/18  Engine mechanic 

A 44 year old engine mechanic died from self-inflicted carbon monoxide poisoning. 

Oceana 
98. 4/27/18 Assembly worker

A 63 year old automotive assembly worker died from medical complications from thermal injuries.

Kent
97. 5/3/18 Excavator

A 72 year old excavator died from blunt force trauma after being struck in a motor vehicle accident.

Clinton
96. 4/26/18 Propane serviceman A 59 year old propane serviceman died of asphyxia after being pinned. Allegan
95. 7/26/18 Pipefitter

A 49 year old pipefitter died from self-inflincted hanging.

Calhoun
94. 3/19/18 Auto repairman

A 57 year old auto repairman was shot.

Wayne
93. 11/8/18 Firefighter

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here.

Wayne
92. 11/13/18 Security Guard

A 50 year old security guard was shot.

Wayne
91. 7/5/07 Owner

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here.

Alcona
90. 5/13/18 Owner

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here

Calhoun
89. 2/11/06 Owner

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here.

Alger
88. 7/24/18 Teacher

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here.

Kalamazoo
87. 1/1/89 Truck Driver

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here.

Kalamazoo
86. 11/5/18 Limestone worker

A 44 year old woman died in a car accident between two company vehicles.

Mackinac
85. 10/30/18  Truck Driver 

A 74 year old truck driver died in a head-on collision with another truck. 

Hillsdale
84. 4/5/18 Repoman

A 42 year old repoman died in a motor vehicle-pedestrian crash.

Lapeer
83. 6/1/18 Waste Water Treatment  A 52 year old public utility wastewater treatment worker hung himself. Shiawassee 
82.  2/28/18 Die Setter

A 60 year old automotive die setter was found shot. 

Wayne
81. 2/28/18  Clerk

A 24 year old hospital clerk was found shot.

Wayne
80. 1/10/18 Contractor

A 58 year old construction contractor was found hung.

Wayne
79. 7/12/18 Technician 

A technician died in a crash after driving past a stop sign into a box truck.

Allegan 
78. 8/17/11 Manager 

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here.

Mackinac 
77. 8/28/18 Owner 

A company owner died from injuries sustained in an accident between a pickup and dump truck. 

Kent 
76. 10/16/18 Owner 

A company owner died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle car crash.

Monroe 
75. 10/20/18 Laborer 

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here.

 Kent
74. 10/11/18  Laborer 

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here.

Berrien 
73. 10/8/18 Owner

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here.

Menominee 
72. 8/21/18 Laborer

A laborer died after a scratch became severely infected.

Macomb
71. 10/29/18 Roofer

A roofer died after falling 30 feet through a skylight.

Oakland
70. 4/30/99 Laborer

A laborer died from his injuries 19 years after being struck by a car in a construction zone.

Oakland
69. 2/6/18 Farmer

A farmer died after being struck in the head by a tree branch from a tree that was being trimmed.

Branch
68. 9/23/18 Trucking

A semi-truck driver died when his truck rolled over.

Newaygo
67. 9/24/18 Owner

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here.

Ingham
66. 9/25/18 Laborer 

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here.

 Oceana
65. 9/24/18 Electrician

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here.

Oakland
64. 6/21/18 Pastor

A pastor died after falling 15 feet from a roof.

Wayne
63. 9/19/18 Firefighter

A firefighter died at home after responding to several fires.

Macomb
62. 9/17/18 Farmer

A farmer died when a tractor rolled onto them while cutting grass.

Monroe
61. 9/18/18 Garbage Collector

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here.

Jackson
60. 9/13/18 Laborer

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here.

Macomb
59. 9/6/18 Owner

A business owner died when their private plane crashed.

St. Clair
58. 9/5/18 Laborer

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here.

Washtenaw
57. 9/1/18 Laborer

A laborer was killed by two co-workers in a homicide.

Sanilac
56. 7/30/18 Laborer

A laborer was struck by a pressurized 6-inch steel pipe.

Osceola
55. 3/23/18 Farmer

A farmer died from burns after their arm caught fire while burning papers.

Kalamazoo
54. 7/31/18 Technician

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here.

Macomb
53. 8/4/18 Police Officer

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here.

Wayne
52. 8/18/18 Jet Car Driver

A jet car driver died after crashing into a guard rail which set the jet car on fire.

Dickinson
51. 5/9/18 Laborer

A general laborer died after driving into the back of a semi-tractor trailer.

Kent
50. 7/12/18 Owner

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here.

Macomb
49. 7/16/18 Laborer

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here.

Oakland
48. 7/14/18 Laborer

A power-washer came into contact with an electrical line and was electrocuted.

Cass
47. 5/29/18 Owner

A business owner was shot during a robbery.

Wayne
46. 7/12/18 Laborer

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here.

Monroe
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 sustained after falling from a ladder.

Gratiot
31. 5/21/18 Gas Station Clerk

A gas station 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 sustained during 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 exercise 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 disgruntled 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