Fatal Accident Alerts

Fatal alerts are one of the methods we use to make employers and employees throughout the State aware that a fatal accident has occurred and the circumstances surrounding the accident. They are a brief summary of our accident investigation and contain a summary of the accident, causes and contributing factors, and our recommendations to prevent recurrence.


  • - Water well drilling rig Tool Pusher dies while drilling water well.
  • - Asbestos abatement worker dies when utility vehicle strikes metal gate.


  • - Industrial Painter dies due to lack of adequate fall protection.
  • - Sawmill worker dies due to lack of adequate fall protection.



  • - Employee dies from burn injuries sustained while working on Carbon Fire Production oven.
  • - Unrestrained employee, working in a general industry setting, lost his balance and fell 11.5 feet to a concrete floor.
  • - Employee killed when Rig Hoisting Equipment brakes failed ​and post attached.
  • - Employee working for an oilfield equipment repair facility was pulled into a vertical lathe.
  • - Three employees severely burned while attempting to repair a well site separator.
  • - Employee fatally injured by fall water well pump.
  • - Employee run over by dump truck on road construction project.
  • - Employee working to unload drill pipe from rail car dies when struck by pipe.
  • - Five workers injured during welding activities on well production site.


  • - Multiple employees injured when un-controlled flammable gases find ignition sources​.
  • - Employee lost his balance and fell into a cooling unit's fan.
  • - Employee crushed by a 525-gallon container.
  • - Employee fatally injured while working in a trench shield.
  • - Employee fell from scaffolding onto frozen ground.
  • - Employee ejected from an aerial lift causing fatal injuries.
  • - Timber operation employee run over by tractor/trailer.
  • - Well service company employee run over by a tractor trailer.



  • - Construction foreman drowns when excavator breaks through ice.
  • - Victim received an electrical shock while working on a live gate.
  • - Roustabout service employee struck by production casing or the production casing rack as it collapsed.
  • - Welder fatally injured during a 36 inch gas line pipe welding operation.


  • - Driller dies from massive head injury.
  • - Fire proofer fatally injured when he fell from a second floor mechanical room doorway, 16 feet to the lower level of the empty stairwell shaft.
  • - Tire technician dies after tire explosion.
  • - Ski patroller falls when patrolling out of bound area.
  • - Groundskeeper fatally injured when run over by tractor lawn mower.
  • - Worker dies in excavation cave-in.


  • - Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) fatality injured.
  • - Employee electrocuted by servicing rig contacting power line.
  • - Employees fell while setting trusses (Catastrophe/No fatality).
  • - Employee fatally injured while climbing communication tower.
  • - Laborer/fencer fatally injured while moving heavy equipment through waterway.
  • - Rig hand fatally injured when he was struck by a non-magnetic drill collar (NMDC).
  • - Motorman falls after being struck in the head by falling drill pipe.
  • - Crane operator fatally injured while disassembling a lattice boom on a truck mounted crane.
  • - Employee fatally injured on a gas well site when he was run over by the rear tires of a tracker/trailer loaded with sand.