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Minnesota OSHA Compliance -- Fatalities investigated



Fatalities investigated by Minnesota OSHA:  2009 through 2013



Occupational fatality type
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
Total
Asphyxiation/chemical exposure 3 2 1 0 0 6
Burn 0 0 0 0 1 1
Crushed by 5 5 4 3 6 23
Drowning 1 0 2 0 1 4
Electrocution 0 1 2 2 1 6
Explosion 1 0 1 2 0 4
Fall 6 4 7 5 7 29
Heat exposure 0 0 1 0 0 1
Natural causes 0 3 0 1 0 4
Struck by 2 0 5 4 2 13
Total 18 15 23 17 18 91
Percent in construction industry 3/18

17%
3/15

20%
7/23

30%
8/17

47%

7/18

39%

28/91

31%
Percent in general industry 15/18

83%
12/15

80%
16/23

70%
9/17

53%

11/18

61%

63/91

69%

Updated March 2014

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