Occupational
& Environmental
Medicine
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

190.

5/23/18 Maintenance Laborer A maintenance laborer died from a self-inflicted hanging. Mackinac

189.

10/31/18 Sales Coordinator A sales coordinator died in a motor vehicle collision. Kent

188.

6/29/18 Builder A builder died from a cervical spine fracture. Kent

187.

7/3/18 Construction Laborer A construction laborer died from a self-inflicted hanging. Genesee

186.

8/30/18 Farmer A farmer died in a motor vehicle collision. Genesee

185.

3/7/18 Owner An owner died when his equipment broke through ice. Gogebic

184.

4/9/18 Farmer A farmer died in a motor vehicle collision. Macomb

183.

4/3/18 Attorney A lawyer died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Macomb

182.

6/18/18 Laborer A laborer was struck by the car he was working under. Kent

181.

8/2/18 Carpenter A carpenter was struck by a falling tree. Eaton

180.

9/4/18 Mechanic A mechanic was hit with a large piece of shrapnel. Montcalm

179.

4/9/18 Truck Driver A truck driver died from a drug overdose. Macomb

178.

8/26/18 Mechanic A mechanic was struck by a vehicle. Wayne

177.

8/13/18 Truck Driver An owner died from carbon monoxide poisoning. Oakland

176.

5/10/18 Owner An owner was struck by a vehicle. Ingham

175.

2/6/18 Contractor A contractor died in a motor vehicle collision. Isabella

174.

3/21/18 CNA A CNA died from a drug overdose. Wayne

173.

5/4/18 Nurse A nurse died from a medication overdose. Oakland

172.

7/3/18 EMT An EMT died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Kent

171.

3/25/18 Auto Parts Manager An auto parts manager was crushed by a tree. Monroe

170.

4/8/18 Mechanic A mechanic died of complications from a self-inflicted hanging. Macomb

169.

10/3/18 Owner An owner was found murdered. Kent

168.

5/23/18 Farmer A farmer died in a motor vehicle collision. Van Buren

167.

5/31/18 Owner An owner died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Macomb

166.

10/12/18 Truck Driver A truck driver died in a motor vehicle collision. Hillsdale

165.

9/29/18 Owner An owner was found murdered. Wayne

164.

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

163.

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

162.

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

161.

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

160.

4/27/18 Assembler An assembler was pinned beneath a vehicle. Wayne

159.

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

158.

6/10/18 Owner An owner died in a motor vehicle collision. Genesee

157.

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

156.

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

155.

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

154.

5/13/18 Owner An owner died in a motor vehicle crash. Lapeer

153.

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

152.

1/25/18 Laborer A laborer was found murdered. Oakland

151.

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

150.

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

149.

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

148.

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

147.

5/26/18 Owner An owner died in a motor vehicle collision. Benzie

146.

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

145.

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

144.

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

143.

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

142.

Out of Scope.

141.

10/20/18 Electrician An electrician died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Wayne

140.

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

139.

Out of Scope.

138.

 Out of Scope.

137.

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

136.

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

135.

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

134.

2/11/18 Management A manager was crushed underneath a falling bulldozer. Schoolcraft
133.

Out of Scope.

132.

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

131.

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

130.

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

129.

9/4/18 Owner An automotive dealership owner died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Washtenaw

128.

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

127.

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

126.

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

125.

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

124.

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

123.

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

122.

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

121.

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

120.

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

119.

10/4/18 Occupational Therapist An Occupational Therapist was killed in a hit-and-run. Kalamazoo

118.

7/7/18 Facilities Manager MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Cass

117.

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

116.

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

115.

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

A tenant-landlord was shot.

Tuscola
113. 3/30/18 Landlord

A tenant-landlord was shot.

Tuscola
112. 12/12/18 Operator

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here.

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

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here.

Allegan
109. 5/4/18 Farmer

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

Huron
108. 6/28/18 Truck Driver

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

Wayne
107. 4/1/18 Counselor

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

Wayne
106. 11/30/18 Veterinarian

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here.

Kent
105. 11/15/18 Truck Driver

A truck driver was shot.

St. Joseph
104. 4/27/18  Carpenter 

A carpenter died from cold exposure. 

Branch 
103. 11/4/18 Farmer

A farmer was run over by the tractor he was repairing.

Saginaw
102. 10/5/18 Lineman MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Grand Traverse
101.    

Out of Scope.

 
100. 6/7/18 Farmer

A farmer died from a self-inflicted gun wound.

Lapeer
99. 9/2/18  Engine mechanic 

An engine mechanic died from self-inflicted carbon monoxide poisoning. 

Oceana 
98. 4/27/18 Assembly worker

An automotive assembly worker died from medical complications from thermal injuries.

Kent
97. 5/3/18 Excavator

An excavator died from blunt force trauma after being struck in a motor vehicle accident.

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

A pipefitter died from self-inflincted hanging.

Calhoun
94. 3/19/18 Auto repairman

An auto repairman was shot.

Wayne
93. 11/8/18 Firefighter

A firefighter died from a health-related issue.

Wayne
92. 11/13/18 Security Guard

A security guard was shot.

Wayne
91. 7/5/07 Owner

An owner died due to complications from a machine-related accident.

Alcona
90. 5/13/18 Owner

An owner died in a bulldozer accident.

Calhoun
89. 2/11/06 Owner

A owner died due to complications from a crush injury.

Alger
88. 7/24/18 Teacher

A teacher died in a motor vehicle collision.

Kalamazoo
87. 1/1/89 Truck Driver

A truck driver died due to complications from a fall.

Kalamazoo
86. 11/5/18 Limestone worker

A limestone worker died in a car accident between two company vehicles.

Mackinac
85. 10/30/18  Truck Driver 

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

Hillsdale
84. 4/5/18 Repoman

A repoman died in a motor vehicle-pedestrian crash.

Lapeer
83. 6/1/18 Waste Water Treatment  A public utility wastewater treatment worker died from a self-inflicted hanging. Shiawassee 
82. 

Out of Scope. 

81.  

Out of Scope.

80. 1/10/18 Contractor

A construction contractor died from a self-inflicted hanging.

Wayne
79. 7/12/18 Technician 

A technician died in a motor vehicle collision.

Allegan 
78. 8/17/11 Manager 

A manager died due to complications from a fall.

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

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here.

Macomb
71. 10/26/18 Roofer

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here.

Oakland
70. 4/30/99 Laborer

A laborer died due to complications from a previous injury

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.

 Manistee
65. 9/24/18 Electrician

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here.

Wayne
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

A laborer died from a health-related issue.

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

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here.

Osceola
55. 3/23/18 Farmer

A farmer died from burn injuries.

Kalamazoo
54. 7/31/18 Technician

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here.

St. Clair
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 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

A dispatcher died of complications from 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

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here.

Washtenaw
37. 1/19/18 Owner

A business owner died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Ottawa
36. 5/10/18 Operator

An operator 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

MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here.

Gratiot
31. 5/21/18 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 motor vehicle collision.

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.

Wayne
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.

Chippewa
20. 2/26/18 Builder

A builder died after a fall.

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