Traumatic Work-related Deaths

  • Work Zone Ahead signWork-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 they can go home safe and sound at the end of the day. Injury and death are more likely to occur when rules, regulations, and best industry practices are not followed.

    Future work-related fatalities can be prevented if we 1) learn from the tragedies that have occurred, 2) review information about these deaths, and 3) share cause and prevention strategies with employers, employees, safety consultants and governmental agencies, who can improve safe work practices in the workplace.

    Data for work-related deaths are available on the MiTracking data portal.

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