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Minnesota OSHA Compliance -- Fatalities investigated



Causes of fatalities investigated by Minnesota OSHA:  federal-fiscal-years 2013 through 2017
(Oct. 1, 2012, through Sept. 30, 2017)



Cause of fatality
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
Total
Amputation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Asphyxiation 0 0 0 1 0 1
Burns 1 0 3 0 0 4
Chemical exposure 0 0 1 0 0 1
Contact with object/equipment 9 8 7 9 11 44
Drowning 1 0 1 1 1 4
Electrocution 2 2 0 0 0 4
Explosion 0 0 1 1 1 3
Fall 5 5 7 4 4 25
Other 0 2 0 0 0 2
Total 18 17 20 16 17 88

Percent in construction industry 39% 35% 20% 38% 41% 34%
Percent in general industry 61% 65% 80% 62% 59%

66%

Number in construction industry 7 6 4 6 7 30
Number in general industry 11 11 16 10 10 58

Updated December 2017

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