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Minnesota OSHA Compliance -- Fatalities investigated



Causes of fatalities investigated by Minnesota OSHA:  federal-fiscal-years 2012 through 2016



Cause of fatality
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
Total
Amputation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Asphyxiation 0 0 0 0 1 1
Burns 0 1 0 3 0 4
Chemical exposure 0 0 0 1 0 1
Contact with object/equipment 7 9 8 7 9 40
Drowning 0 1 0 1 1 3
Electrocution 2 2 2 0 0 6
Explosion 2 0 0 1 1 4
Fall 5 5 5 7 4 26
Other 0 0 2 0 0 2
Total 16 18 17 20 16 87

Percent in construction industry 56% 39% 35% 20% 38% 37%
Percent in general industry 44% 61% 65% 80% 62%

63%

Number in construction industry 9 7 6 4 6 32
Number in general industry 7 11 11 16 10 55

Updated April 2017

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