& Environmental
College of Human Medicine

All Fatality Types

CASE MIFACE Summaries of MIOSHA Inspections
Case 116 50-year-old independent contractor died from complications sustained at a logging site when a stray branch/falling tree struck him
Case 164 23-year-old logger died when he was crushed between a tree shear and a front-end loader frame.
Case 208 59-year-old male employee at a fruit storage facility died when he entered a controlled atmosphere storage room.
Case 209 29-year-old farm hand died when his shirt became entangled in an unguarded power take off (PTO) shaft while making feed for a dairy operation.
Case 226 43-year-old farm manager died when the elevated arms and bucket of a skid steer loader fell and pinned him against the skid steer frame.
Case 23 45-year-old tree trimming crewmember was killed when struck on head by falling tree.
Case 241 18-year-old and 17-year-old Hispanic male farm hands were asphyxiated in a 3000 gallon polyethylene feed tank contained fermented feed material.
Case 252 26-year-old farm hand was leveling corn inside of a 4-000-5000 bushel silo when he was found by his employer gasping for breath
Case 270 62-year-old logging company owner died when he was run over by the John Deere 648GIII log skidder he was operating to level branches and wood chip piles.
Case 281 40-year-old co-owner of a logging firm died when he was struck by a falling tree.
Case 29 43-year-old logger died after being crushed by a falling tree.
Case 294 18-year-old farm hand died when he was engulfed in corn in a 20-foot wide by 64-foot high poured concrete silo.
Case 298 67-year-old farm hand died when he was struck by a 2006 Komatso WA 250 front-end loader with a 4-yard bucket measuring approximately 8 feet 10 inches in width while he was bent down cutting the strings on a bale of hay.
Case 312 23-year-old logger died when a large tree fell onto him.
Case 319 34-year-old co-owner of a logging business died when he was struck by a previously cut 22-inch diameter, 40-foot long tree limb.
Case 352 46-year-old male owner of a logging firm died when he was struck by a rotten section of a poplar tree he had just hand felled.
Case 353 44-year-old maintenance shop laborer died when he was struck by a non-seated pressurized tine rake tire he was servicing.
Case 355 46-year-old beef cattle farmer died when he fell from the blade of a John Deere HLT bulldozer and was run over when the bulldozer moved forward.
Case 376 14-year-old farm worker was working with family members on a family dairy farm when she became entangled in an elevator conveyor’s chain and sprocket.
Case 405 60-year-old herdsman died when he was struck multiple times in the chest by a bull.
Case 407 17-year-old farm hand at a hog-raising operation died from asphyxiation due to inhalation of the byproducts of incomplete combustion of a propane-powered pressure washer.
Case 414

23-year-old laborer was overcome and drowned when he entered a 10,500 gallon molasses tank to reposition a drain pipe.

Case 420

54-year-old farmer died when unsecured wooden crates fell from the forks of a forklift attachment to the front of a Massey Ferguson 360 farm tractor and struck him.

Case 428 55-year-old dairy farmer died when he lost consciousness and drowned in liquid manure in a manure it.
Case 444 70-year-old farm worker died when he and the unsecured manlift basket he was working from fell approximately 20 feet to a concrete floor.
Case 464 80-year-old farm hand died when a tree branch from the downed tree being moved by his tractor struck him.
Case 466 28-year-old wildlife remediation specialist drowned while attempting to save a coworker from drowning.
Case 467 56-year-old grain elevator laborer died when he was asphyxiated due to being engulfed in corn dust during clean-out of a dust collector.
Case 469 19-year-old farm family member was electrocuted when the 21-foot-long metal pole he was using to knock down grain from the walls of a bin contacted an energized 4,800-volt overhead line.
Case 470 45-year-old farm laborer died when he was run over by a Dutz 3006 farm tractor and trailer.
Case 472 69-year-old farmer died when he was pinned between a 1967 Friday model cherry harvester and a barn wall.
Case 474 69-year-old Hispanic laborer died when he was entangled in a Woods Mower Model HD 315-4 secondary PTO shaft while chopping corn stubble.
Case 498 54-year-old farm hand died when he fell from an 8-foot podium step ladder to the ground.
Case 505 64-year-old farm hand died when she was struck/pinned by dairy cows and/or a bull while moving them from a penned area.
Case 522 35-year-old veterinarian died when he was buried under corn silage from an outdoor horizontal bunker silo at a dairy farm.
Case 526 56-year-old truck mechanic died when he was struck by the steel lever arm responsible for lifting and lowering a logging trailer axle which broke at the pivot point due to an uncontrolled expanding air lift bag system.
Case 532  19-year-old male farm hand guiding steel trusses for a hoop barn was electrocuted when a telehandler and the trusses contacted an energized 7,000-volt overhead power line.