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2020 Michigan Work-Related Deaths

Case Summary

The table below contains preliminary information about Michigan workers who have died in 2020 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  County
103. 10/19/20 Business Owner A business owner died in a car accident. Kalamazoo
102. 2/26/20 Diesel Mechanic A diesel mechanic committed suicide. Saginaw
101. 12/15/20 General Laborer MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Bay
100. 10/10/20 Tow Truck Driver A tow truck driver was killed in a homicide. Wayne
99. 12/8/20 Pilot A pilot crashed and died during a training exercise. Kent
98. 3/8/20 Medical Courier A medical courier tripped and fell while making a delivery. Ingham
97. 1/18/20 Dockmaster A dockmaster committed suicide. Wayne
96. 2/4/20 Electrician An electrician committed suicide. Ingham
95. 9/3/20 Contractor A contractor fell from a ladder and died. Wayne
94. 2/18/20 Farmer A farmer died after being struck by a hay bale. Washtenaw
93. 1/16/20 Assembler An assembler committed suicide. Oakland
92. 12/15/20 Truck Driver A truck driver died after being ejected from his truck during an accident. Allegan
91. 11/19/20 Mechanic MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Genesee
90. 12/15/20 Ironworker An iron worker died of a drug overdose. Allegan
89. 9/8/20 Truck Driver A truck driver died when his truck rolled off the road. Bay
88. 8/14/20 Farmer A farmer died after falling off a tractor. Allegan
87. 8/7/20 Emergency Operator An emergency operator died after complications following an assault. Wayne
86. 7/11/20 Construction Laborer A construction laborer died following a motor vehicle collision. Genesee
85. 6/18/20 Business Owner A business owner committed suicide. Clinton
84. 5/11/20 Truck Driver A truck driver was crushed while working underneath the cab of a semi truck. Washtenaw
83. 11/25/20 Police Officer A police officer committed suicide. Wayne
82.  11/16/20 Roof Worker A roof worker was working on a barn when he lost balance and fell. Washtenaw
81. 11/19/20 Postal Worker A postal worker was killed when a car struck his truck. Monroe
80. 11/17/20 Firefighter A firefighter was responding to a fire when he died after losing control of his vehicle. Lenawee
79. 11/10/20 Factory Worker MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Macomb
78. 8/26/20 Roof Worker MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Wayne
77. 11/7/20 Truck Service Worker MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Sanilac
76. 11/7/20 Road Worker MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Wayne
75. 11/7/20 Road Worker MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Wayne
74. 11/1/20 Dairy Farm Worker MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Gratiot
73. 10/28/20 Truck Driver MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Kent
72. 10/22/20 Road Worker MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Macomb
71. 9/9/20 Nurse MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Oceana
70. 8/2/20 Forensic Scientist MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Washtenaw
69. 8/10/20 Funeral Home Worker A funeral home worker died from a gunshot wound. Wayne
68. 10/25/20 Factory Laborer MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Branch
67. 9/15/20 Farmer A farmer committed suicide. Ottawa
66. 10/17/20 Truck Driver A truck driver died when he fell into a beet piler. Bay
65. 8/15/20 Farmer A farmer died in a tractor accident. Kalamazoo
64. 8/7/20 Farmer A farmer died when his tractor rolled on top of him. Barry
63. 9/24/20 Road Worker MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Eaton
62. 9/21/20 Truck Driver A truck driver crashed during a delivery and later died in the hospital. Tuscola
61. 8/21/20 Firefighter An off-duty firefighter died while saving people from drowning. Wayne
60. 10/1/20 Land Consultant A land consultant died when pinned between two vehicles. Alger
59. 9/21/20 Road Maintenance Worker MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Macomb
58. 9/3/20 Pipeline Worker MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Oakland
57. 9/2/20 Police Officer A police officer was assaulted by an inmate and died while being treated. Wayne
56. 7/31/20 Firefighter A firefighter died of a brain bleed while responding to an emergency call. Monroe
55. 8/17/20 Truck Driver A truck driver was killed after his truck overturned and caught fire. Wayne
54. 7/23/20 Lumber Driver A lumber driver was run over by his truck. Marquette
53. 7/29/20 Factory Laborer A factory laborer died from a drug overdose. Ingham
52. 7/2/20 Restaurant Owner A restaurant owner committed suicide. Montmorency
51. 3/1/20 Farmer A farmer died when he fell off of and was run over by a tractor. Kent
50. 8/19/20 Laborer MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Van Buren
49. 7/20/20 Delivery Driver A delivery driver died in a motor vehicle accident Osceola
48. 8/6/20 Property Inspector A property inspector was bitten by an insect. Wayne
47. 7/10/20 State Trooper A state trooper died in a motor vehicle collision. Ionia
46. 7/23/20 Production Supervisor A production supervisor collapsed at work. Macomb
45. 7/28/20 Forklift Mechanic MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Livingston
44. 7/20/20 Landscaper MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Ottawa
43. 7/19/20 Maintenance Technician & Electrician MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Macomb
42. 7/15/20 Master Electrician MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Livingston
41. 7/8/20 Dean of Students A dean of students was killed in a homicide. Wayne
40. 7/15/20 IT Programmer An IT programmer committed suicide. Macomb
39. 7/8/20 Waste Hauler A waste hauler died of complications from dehydration. Wayne
38. 7/7/20 Farm Laborer MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Van Buren
37. 4/30/17 Police Officer A police officer died of complications from a gunshot wound. Wayne
36. 6/6/20 Animal Control Officer An animal control officer died in a motor vehicle accident. Monroe
35. 6/4/20 Heavy Equipment Operator MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Midland
34. 5/16/20 Service Technician A service technician died from a drug overdose. Oakland
33. 6/29/17 Road Paver A road paver died of complications from being struck by a truck. Bay
32. 5/8/20 Farmer A farmer died in a tractor accident. Genesee
31. 5/8/20 Mechanic Two mechanics died after being struck by a vehicle. Bay
30. 5/8/20 Mechanic Two mechanics died after being struck by a vehicle. Bay
29. 5/6/20 Ironworker MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. St. Clair
28. 5/8/20 Laborer A laborer was electrocuted. Wayne
27. 5/4/20 Tow Truck Driver A tow truck driver died in a motor vehicle accident. Calhoun
26. 5/3/20 Custodian II MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Washtenaw
25. 5/4/20 Store Clerk A store clerk died from a drug overdose. Montcalm
24. 5/1/20 Security Guard A security guard was shot. Genesee
23. 4/27/20 Farmer A farmer died in a tractor accident. Kent
22. 3/28/20 Bus Driver MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Washtenaw
21. 3/29/20 Patient Services Associate MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Washtenaw
20. 3/19/20 Shop Manager MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Wayne
19. 3/18/20 Machine Operator MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Hillsdale
18. 3/13/20 Volunteer Firefighter MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Marquette
17. 3/13/20 Mechanic MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Oakland
16. 3/6/20 Dryer Technician MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Dickinson
15. 2/27/20 Miner A miner was struck by a metal plate. Allegan
14. 2/29/20 Pro Athlete Three Pro Athletes died in a motor vehicle accident. Ionia
13. 2/29/20 Pro Athlete Three Pro Athletes died in a motor vehicle accident. Ionia
12. 2/29/20 Pro Athlete Three Pro Athletes died in a motor vehicle accident. Ionia
11. 2/16/20 Farmer A farmer was struck by a vehicle while corralling an escaped horse. Mecosta
10. 2/20/20 Clerk A clerk died in a robbery. Wayne
9. 2/24/20 Farm Laborer A farm laborer died when a tractor rolled on top of him. Huron
8. 1/23/20 Owner MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here. Saginaw
7. 1/15/20 Volunteer A volunteer died in a bicycle accident. Macomb
6. 1/14/20 Truck Driver A truck driver died from a fall. Kent
5. 2/11/20 Farmer A farmer died in a farming accident. Calhoun
4. 2/13/20 Sawmill Laborer MIOSHA Program-Related Fatality. Please access information here.

Oscoda

3. 1/14/20 Cleaner A cleaner died in a motor vehicle accident.

Oakland

2. 1/5/20 Delivery Driver A delivery driver died of complications from coronary artery disease.

Wayne

1. 1/6/20 Postal Worker A postal worker died in a motor vehicle accident.

Allegan