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Minnesota OSHA Compliance -- Fatalities investigated



Causes of fatalities investigated by Minnesota OSHA:  federal-fiscal-years 2011 through 2015



Cause of fatality
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
Total
Amputation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Asphyxiation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burns 0 0 1 0 3 4
Chemical exposure 1 0 0 0 1 2
Contact with object/equipment 8 7 9 8 7 39
Drowning 2 0 1 0 1 4
Electrocution 1 2 2 2 0 7
Explosion 1 2 0 0 1 4
Fall 7 5 5 5 7 29
Other 1 0 0 2 0 3
Total 21 16 18 17 20 92
Percent in construction industry 19% 56% 39% 35% 20% 33%
Percent in general industry 81% 44% 61% 65% 80% 67%

Updated March 2016

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