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Minnesota OSHA Compliance -- Serious-injury investigations



Serious-injury incidents investigated by Minnesota OSHA:  2009 through 2013

Occupational serious-injury type
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
Total
Amputation
9 4 6 6 5 30
Asphyxiation/chemical exposure
1 3 3 0 4 11
Burn
3 0 0 3 3 9
Crushed by
3 11 13 10 10 47
Electrical shock
2 1 3 4 3 13
Explosion
1 3 2 6 0 12
Fall
6 7 7 14 11 45
Struck by
4 1 5 8 10 28
Total
29 30 39 51 46 195
Percent in construction industry
5/29

17%
7/30

23%
14/39

36%

25/51

43%

17/46

37%

65/195

33%
Percent in general industry
24/29

83%
23/30

77%
25/39

64%
29/51

57%

29/46

63%

130/195

67%

Updated March 2014

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