& Environmental
College of Human Medicine

All Fatality Types

CASE MIFACE Summaries of MIOSHA Inspections
Case 14 25-year-old welder died when mold he was welding on exploded.
Case 63 25-year-old mechanic died when pinned between a van and semi-truck’s cab when unloading the van from the semi-truck’s trailer.
Case 166 26-year-old sales manager/certified mechanic of a retail automotive parts supplier was killed when the van he was servicing fell onto him.
Case 176 18-year-old employee of an automatic car wash died when he became entangled in the power washing machinery.
Case 193 47-year-old HVAC technician died when he fell ten to fifteen feet from an extension ladder to the pavement during the preparation activities to wash the air conditioning cooler coils on a store’s roof.
Case 245 46-year-old male mechanic was electrocuted while greasing a turret bearing on a 1997 Osh Kosh pumper truck when the truck’s raised extendable conveyor system, which is operated by a wireless remote, came in contact with a live, 4,800 volt power line.
Case 292 57-year-old caretaker of a sports club/co-owner of a caretaker business was overcome in a structural fire of a small tool shed.
Case 343 51-year-old male HVAC repairman died when he fell an unknown distance (but based on scene) conditions approximately 10-12 feet from a ladder.
Case 367 48-year-old bartender died when she was overcome by carbon dioxide in the building basement due to a faulty beverage carbon dioxide pump.
Case 459 55-year-old crane inspector died when he fell approximately 27 feet from an unsecured 5/8-inch plywood platform during a crane inspection.
Case 479 20-year-old heavy equipment operator died when an upright wing of trail grooming equipment fell and struck him after he removed a pin on a safety chain holding the wing in an upright position.
Case 517 24-year-old powered industrial truck mechanic died when a powered industrial truck raised by the forks of another powered industrial truck fell on him.
Case 530 30-year-old male crane service technician died when struck by and caught in between a steel girder and the motor housing/brake cover of an overhead crane.
Case 535  65-year-old male shaker-board worker for an oil change business died when he was struck by a vehicle that swerved over a street curb while standing on the grass at the edge of a busy street.