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Fatality Summaries

Use the information in this table to build hazard awareness and prevent risk for similar occurrences in your workplace.

This table shares preliminary details about many of the fatalities reported to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health at the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (DOSH). When further details are available, entries may be updated in the annual summary.

NOTE: This is a partial list, for instructional purposes only and is not meant for data or research purposes. In addition to being a partial list, fatalities associated with natural causes or suicides are not listed. The Worker Memorial Day ceremony and SHARP's FACE Program use different critera for counting worker deaths in Washington.


Workplace Fatalities in Washington State 2015
Event Date Description of the Event  Industry
06-10-2015 A worker was fatally injured after falling 23 feet through a corrugated fiberglass roof to the concrete floor below. Postharvest Crop Activities (except Cotton Ginning)
06-08-2015 A worker was fatally injured when after being struck by a steel structure. Landscaping Services
06-07-2015 A worker was fatally injured after falling 8-10 feet from a ladder to a concrete floor below. Department Stores (except Discount Department Stores)
06-04-2015 An owner of a company was killed after a mower the owner was operating rolled over. Landscaping Services
05-13-15 An owner of a company was killed when he tripped near heavy equipment and was run over by the equipment when it was backing up. Specialized Freight (except used goods) Trucking, Local
04-11-15 A worker was fatally injured after the tractor the worker was operating rolled over due to over correcting. Other Non-citrus Fruit Farming
03-31-15 A worker was injured after falling 19 feet to the concrete ground below but later died due to complications from the injuries. Roofing Contractors
03-30-15 A taxi driver was fatally injured after being shot while on duty. Taxi Service
03-25-15 A worker was fatally injured after being crushed by a tree that fell onto the worker Construction Sand and Gravel Mining
03-12-15 A worker was fatally injured after falling approximately 60 feet from a platform to the concrete dock below. Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
02-24-15 A worker died when the loader the worker was operating was driven into a 6-8 foot deep manure collection basin. Dairy Cattle and Milk Production
02-23-15 A worker was fatally injured after climbing down portable stairs and falling from the third step to the ground. Other Building Material Dealers
02-04-15 A worker was injured after falling from a stepladder onto an electrical junction box but died 18 days later due to complications. Plumbing, Heating, and Air conditioning Contractors
01-10-15 A worker was fatally injured after a log rolled down from above and pinned the worker between two other logs. Logging
01-05-15 Two workers were fatally injured after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
01-03-15 A worker was fatally injured after being struck by a motor vehicle while crossing the street. Other Gambling Industries

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