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2023 Michigan Work-Related Deaths

Case Summary

The table below contains preliminary information about Michigan workers who have died in 2023 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    Incident County   MIOSHA Program Related #
108 7/26/2023 Truck Driver A truck driver died after being partially ejected from their vehicle when it left the roadway and rolled into a ditch.   Genesee    
107 1/13/2023 Delivery Driver A driver died as the result of being ejected from their car in an accident involving multiple vehicles.   Macomb    
106 12/7/2023 Garbage Truck Driver A garbage truck driver died when he was crushed by an adjacent garbage truck that tipped over while dumping.   Wayne   33
105 4/4/2023 Truck Driver A truck driver died from suicide by firearm.   Van Buren    
104 1/27/2023 Delivery Driver A delivery driver died in collision involving multiple vehicles.   Barry    
103 7/17/2023 Fast Food Worker A fast food worker died from striking her head in a fall at work.   Macomb    
102 7/20/2023 Occupational Therapist An occupational therapist died after being ejected from a car involved in a multiple vehicle collision.   Benzie    
101 7/14/2023 Landscaper A landscaper died from suicide by asphyxiation.   Calhoun    
100 3/3/2023 Farmer A farmer died when the skid steer tractor he was driving was struck by another motor vehicle.   Kalamazoo    
099 3/15/2023 Mechanic A mechanic died when he was crushed beneath a car that fell off of a car jack.   Ingham    
098 7/6/2023 Delivery Driver A passenger in a delivery vehicle was killed when the delivery van he was riding in left the road and struck a tree.   Lapeer    
097 2/26/2023 Truck Driver A truck driver died in a multiple vehicle collision.   Wayne    
096 3/17/2023 Construction Manager A construction manager died from suicide by inhalation of exhaust fumes.   Oakland    
095 7/5/2023 Owner A tree removal service business owner was killed when he was struck by a falling tree.   Muskegon    
094 Unknown (DOD 8/20/2023) Maintenance Worker A maintenance worker died of complications as a result of Legionnaires disease.   Sanilac    
093 11/8/2023 Driver A vehicle transport driver died when the passenger van he was traveling in was involved in a motor vehicle crash involving multiple vehicles.   Eaton    
092 10/26/2023 Assistant Terminal Manager An assistant terminal manager died after being pinned while loading vehicles onto a rail car.   Macomb   30
091 11/4/2023 Tow Truck Driver A tow truck driver died when he was struck by a passing vehicle while attempting to catch a dog on the shoulder of the highway.   Kent   31
090 11/2/2023 Custodian A custodian died when he was stabbed by a co-worker.   Wayne    
089 11/1/2023 Farmer A farmer died when he was struck by a vehicle while helping to change a tire on the side of the road.   Kent    
088 10/28/2023 Tree Trimmer A tree trimmer died when he was struck by a falling tree.   Saginaw   28
087 10/30/2023 Truck Driver A truck driver died when he was crushed by a precast concrete wall panel that fell off of his trailer.   Lapeer   29
086 10/3/2023 Owner A farm owner died when he fell off off bin piling equipment.   St. Joseph    
085 7/10/2023 Truck Driver A truck driver died when he was struck by a passing vehicle while making adjustments to his load.   Mackinac   19
084 2/20/2023 Roofer A roofer died from a fall.   Wayne    
083 10/6/2023 Service Technician A service technician died in a motor vehicle crash involving multiple vehicles.   Jackson    
082 10/8/2023 Volunteer A volunteer died while canvassing when he suffered a fatal gunshot wound.   Ingham    
081 10/4/2023 Maintenance A maintenance employee died from suicide by hanging.   Otsego    
080 4/4/2023 Truck Driver A truck driver died when he suffered multiple gunshot wounds.   Wayne    
079 9/26/2023 Sales A salesman died in a motor vehicle crash involving multiple vehicles.   Kent    
078 9/22/2023 Team Leader A team leader died from suicide by firearm.   Oakland    
077 9/22/2023 Farmer A farmer died when he was struck by a large tractor.   Allegan    
076 9/19/2023 Grounds Crew A grounds crew member died when his zero turn lawnmower flipped over a retaining wall.   Kent   24
075 9/15/2023 Pipefitter A pipefitter died when he was struck in the head by a valve that came off a pipe during pressure testing.   Ottawa   23
074 9/7/2023 Farmer A farmer died when he was gored in the neck by his bull.   Ingham    
073 1/30/2023 Owner A business owner died in a motor vehicle crash involving multiple vehicles.   Macomb    
072 9/4/2023 Laborer A laborer died in a motor vehicle crash involving multiple vehicles.   Lenawee    
071 9/4/2023 Laborer A laborer died in a motor vehicle crash involving multiple vehicles.   Lenawee    
070 9/4/2023 Laborer A laborer died in a motor vehicle crash involving multiple vehicles.   Lenawee    
069 9/4/2023 Foreman A foreman died in a motor vehicle crash involving multiple vehicles.   Lenawee    
068 8/31/2023 Tree Trimmer A tree trimmer was electrocuted when he contacted a live power line.   Ingham   22
067 5/29/2023 Mechanic A mechanic died in a barn fire.   Oakland    
066 8/25/2023 Bartender A bartender died from a gunshot wound.   Wayne    
065 8/24/2023 Service Technician A service technician died in a single motor vehicle crash in a tornado.   Ingham    
064 7/9/2023 Farmer A farmer died when the tractor he was working on started and ran him over.   Monroe    
063 8/3/2023 Caretaker A caretaker died from multiple gunshot wounds.   Washtenaw    
062 8/9/2023 Truck Driver A truck driver died in a motor vehicle crash involving multiple vehicles.   Ionia    
061 8/4/2023 Groundskeeper A groundskeeper died from multiple gunshot wounds.   Wayne    
060 2/23/2023 USPS A postal driver died when she was involved in a multiple vehicle crash.   Grand Traverse    
059 3/28/2023 Broadcaster A radio broadcaster committed suicide.   Kent    
058 3/9/2023 Technician A wind turbine technician died in a multiple vehicle crash.   Huron    
057 2/26/2023 Owner A business owner died when he fell from a ladder.   Wayne    
056 8/24/1982 Lineman A journeyman lineman died from complications related to a high voltage transformer explosion in 1982.   Dickinson    
055 7/23/2023 Nurse A nurse at a skilled care home died when she was struck by a vehicle while attending to patient.   Wayne    
054 6/28/2023 Tree Trimmer A tree trimmer died when he was struck by a falling tree.   Calhoun   20
053 7/13/2023 Tree Trimmer A tree trimmer died when he fell 30 feet from a bucket truck.   Saginaw   25
052 4/13/2023 Farmer A farmer died from thermal injuries he suffered while burning a brush pile.   Berrien    
051 1/14/2023 Farmer A farmer died when he was struck by a tree he was attempting to dislodge from another tree by pulling it with a tractor and chain.   Barry    
050 7/10/2023 Laborer A laborer died when the lawn mower he was riding flipped over a retaining wall.   Allegan   18
049 5/22/2023 Scrap Metal Collector A scrap metal collector was crushed by a vehicle he was working under.   Genesee    
048 5/20/2023 Tow Truck Driver A tow truck driver died from a drug overdose.   Oakland    
047 6/29/2023 Farmer A farmer died when he was engulfed inside a silo filled with soy beans.   Allegan    
046 6/24/2023 Utility Contractor A utility contractor died when he was electrocuted while performing maintenance on powerlines.   Wayne   17
045 1/1/1982 Farmer A farmer died from injuries sustained in 1982 when he fell from a tractor and was run over by a farm implement.   Calhoun    
044 6/21/2023 Laborer A laborer died when he fell 18 feet while performing structural steel fire-proofing activities.   Wayne   16
043 6/15/2023 Laborer A laborer died when he was crushed by a cooling tower he was demolishing.   Wayne   15
042 6/13/2023 Teacher A teacher died when he was struck by a passing vehicle while changing a flat tire traveling from a team building exercise   Wayne    
041 6/10/2023 Pit Crew A pit crew member died when a vehicle malfunction caused the car to reverse rapidly and strike the victim.   Monroe    
040 6/6/2023 Laborer A laborer died when he fell 20 feet from a ladder while installing gutters.   Benzie   27
039 6/7/2023 Farmer A farmer died when he was run over by a backhoe he was operating.   Newaygo    
038 6/1/2023 Store Clerk A store clerk died when he suffered a fatal gunshot wound.   Genesee    
037 5/25/2023 Traffic Control A traffic control worker died when he was struck by a pedestrian vehicle.   Ingham   14
036 5/31/2023 Sales Representative A sales representative died in a multiple vehicle collision.   Antrim    
035 5/28/2023 Painter A painter died when he fell 15 feet off of a ladder.   Lapeer   32
034 1/19/2023 Owner A business owner died when she suffered a fatal gunshot wound.   Washtenaw    
033 5/26/2023 COO A chief operating officer died when she suffered a fatal gunshot wound.   Macomb    
032 5/20/2023 Manager A manager died when she suffered fatal gunshot wounds.   Macomb    
031 1/6/2023 Salesperson A salesperson committed suicide.   Livingston    
030 5/14/2023 Nurse A nurse suffered fatal gunshot wounds after being kidnapped.   Wayne    
029 5/15/2023 Technician A motorcycle technician died in a multiple vehicle collison while test riding a customer's vehicle.   Genesee    
028 5/11/2023 Farmer A farmer died when he was run over by a tractor he was performing maintenance on.   Charlevoix    
027 5/8/2023 Farmer A volunteer committed suicide while working on his family's farm.   Emmet    
026 4/24/2023 Tree Trimmer A tree trimmer died when he was struck by a rope that snapped while trying to free a stuck dump truck.   Sanilac   9
025 4/25/2023 Laborer A laborer died when he was stuck by an exploding tire in the process of inflating it.   Marquette   12
024 4/24/2023 Product Technician (Temp Agency Employee) A production technician died when he was crushed between an extending conveyor and a vacuum forming mold.   Ingham   10
023 3/15/2023 Laborer A laborer died when he fell through a skylight while installing insulation on a flat roof.   Wayne   11
022 4/18/2023 Laborer A laborer died when he was working with a co-worker to change the bucket on a backhoe and was caught between the bucket and a bollard.   Kent   8
021 4/15/2023 Owner/Security Guard A security guard died when he suffered a fatal gunshot wound.   Wayne    
020 4/10/2023 Sous Chef A sous chef died from a motorcycle crash involving multiple vehicles while driving to pick up supplies.   Livingston    
019 4/4/2023 Farmer A farmer died when he was run over and pinned by his tractor .   Montcalm    
018 4/4/2023 Electrical Maintenance Journeyman An electrical maintenance journeyman died when he was struck by a transformer radiator.   Oakland   7
017 4/2/2023 EMT An EMT died when he was struck by a passing motor vehicle.   Oakland   6
016 3/30/2023 Garbage Truck Driver A garbage truck driver died when he exited the truck and was struck by a passing motor vehicle.   Emmet   5
015 3/24/2023 Investment Strategist An investment strategist committed suicide.   Kent    
014 2/21/2023 Owner A business owner died from carbon monoxide exposure from a running vehicle indoors.   Wayne   13
013 3/3/2023 Traffic Control A traffic control worker died when she was struck by a pedestrian vehicle.   Van Buren   4
012 3/2/2023 Caregiver A senior caregiver died when they fell from a third story balcony.   Kalamazoo    
011 1/7/2023 Laborer A service garage laborer died from multiple gunshot wounds.   Wayne    
010 2/22/2023 Volunteer Fire Fighter A volunteer fire fighter died when he was struck by a live power line and electrocuted.   Van Buren   3
009 2/13/2023 Service Worker A student service worker died when he suffered a fatal gunshot wound.   Ingham    
008 2/7/2023 Plumber A plumber died when he was electrocuted while attempting to unclog a basement floor drain that had caused standing water.   Wayne   26
007 2/4/2023 Lift Truck Operator A lift truck operator died from a drug overdose.   Kalamazoo    
006 1/30/2023 Service Tech A service technician died in a motor vehicle crash involving multiple vehicles.   Macomb    
005 1/31/2023 Supervisor A supervisor died from a drug overdose.   Ionia    
004 1/23/2023 Truck Driver A truck driver died when a tire exploded while inflating.   Wayne   2
003 1/9/2023 Truck Driver A gasoline tanker truck driver died in a motor vehicle crash involving multiple vehicles.   Berrien    
002 1/9/2023 Truck Driver A liquid propane tanker truck driver died in a motor vehicle crash involving multiple vehicles.   Berrien    
001 1/4/2023 Truck Driver A concrete truck driver was killed when a tow cable snapped.   Presque Isle   1