Traumatic Work-related Deaths

  • Work-related deaths are generally not random events and often can be prevented. On average, 2-3 workers die of a work-related injury each week in Michigan. All workers have a right to work in a workplace where, at the end of the day, they can go home safe and sound. When rules, regulations, and best industry practices are not followed, injury and death are more likely to occur. Prevention of future work-related fatalities can be accomplished if we learn from the tragedies that have occurred, review information about these deaths, and share their causes and prevention strategies with employers, employees, safety consultants and governmental agencies, who can improve safe work practices in their workplaces.

    Work-related Deaths data for number of deaths, age at time of death, gender, industry, cause of death, and county are available on the MiTracking data portal.

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