Summary of Workplace Fatalities, 2013

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.

This is not a complete list and is not meant for data or research purposes. Fatalities associated with natural causes or suicides are not listed.


Workplace Fatalities in Washington State 2013
Event Date  Description of the Event  Industry
12/25/2013 An owner was fatally injured when a van, on a bottle jack, slipped off pinning and crushing the owner. Roofing contractors
12/23/2013 A worker was fatally injured when the log truck the worker was operating left the road and crashed into a tree stump. Specialized freight (except used goods) trucking, local.
12/2/2013 A worker was fatally injured after a grain silo collapsed and trapped the worker under 480 tons of corn. Dog and cat food manufacturer
11/5/2013 A worker was fatally injured after falling 40 feet from a tree to the ground below. Cutting and transporting timber
10/17/2013 A worker was fatally injured when a tree snag fell on top of the worker while working on a fire line. Administration of Conservation Programs
10/15/2013 A worker was fatally injured while trying to climb a ladder onto a moving tractor and slipped and was run over by it. Frozen fruit, juice and vegetable manufacturing
10/15/2013 A worker was fatally injured when the arm of a backhoe that was left unattended and running rotated, pinning and crushing the worker between the bucket and the foot of the outrigger. Wheat Farming
10/7/2013 A worker was fatally injured in a motor vehicle accident. Agricultural products trucking
9/25/2013 A worker was fatally injured while operating a semi-trailer that was involved in a motor vehicle accident. Fruit and Vegetable Market
9/7/2013 A worker sustained an ankle fracture and had surgery but later died from complications. Not Specified
9/3/2013 A worker was fatally injured in a motor vehicle accident. Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
7/17/2013 A worker was fatally injured in a motor vehicle accident. Frozen Fruit, Juice, and Vegetable Manufacturing
7/17/2013  An owner while limbing a tree was fatally injured when another tree that had been partially cut, unexpectedly fell and struck the owner. Logging
7/5/2013  A worker was fatally injured in a motor vehicle accident. Taxi Service
6/24/2013 An owner operating a tractor used for drying cherries was fatally injured when the tractor went over a 6 foot embankment and rolled. Fruit Farming
5/31/2013 A trooper was fatally injured when a truck caught the trooper's motorcycle handle bars and subsequently ran over the trooper. Police Protection
5/20/2013 A tree that was being cut by a worker fell and fatally injured the owner. Logging
5/20/2013 An owner was fatally injured in a motor vehicle accident Janitorial Services
4/29/2013 A worker was fatally injured after falling off a tractor and being run over. Apple Orchards
4/23/2013 A worker was fatally injured when run over by a baggage tug cart. Other Airport Operations
4/22/2013 A worker was fatally crushed when a driver of a vehicle ran the worker over. Administrative Management Services
3/15/13 A worker was fatally crushed when a steel wing wall collapsed. Barge sections, prefabricated metal, manufacturing
3/12/13 A worker was fatally injured while conducting an inspection of a crane and was crushed between the trolley cable roller assembly and the supportive structure of the "Pit" basket. Agricultural machinery and equipment repair and maintenance services
3/1/13 A Washington truck driver was found dead in California in the sleeping quarters of the trailer after using a gasoline fired generator with a homemade exhaust ventilation system inside the sleeping quarters. All-terrain Vehicles (ATVs) merchant wholesalers
2/19/13 A Health Care worker died of Legionellosis. Assisted-living facilities without on-site nursing care facilities
1/11/13 A worker was riding an off road vehicle on Highway 260 when the worker was rear ended by another vehicle and the worker was killed. Dairy Sheep Farming
1/4/13 A worker fell from a cellular tower 80 feet above the ground when the anchor point failed. The worker was wearing fall protection gear. Administrative and management

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