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 2016
Event Date Description of the Event  Industry
4-15-16 A worker was fatally injured after falling into a grease trap and drowning. Plumbing, Heating and Air conditioning Contractor
4-13-16 A worker was found dead while painting a car in a shed/garage. All Other Miscellaneous Crop Framing
04-4-16 A worker was injured after falling from a ladder but later died from those injuries. Sporting Goods Stores
04-4-16 A worker was fatally injured after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. General Freight Trucking, Local
03-28-16 Two workers were fatally injured after being attacked in a parking lot while opening up an establishment. Other Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
02-29-16 A worker was fatally injured after falling off a two story roof to the ground below. Framing Contractors
02-20-16 A worker was fatally injured after being shot by a person while starting a shift at work. Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)

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