OSHA report fifteen (15) work related fatalities in 2017, including one occurring in Sioux City, Iowa.
See the listing of incidents below. Employers must report worker fatalities to OSHA within eight hours. OSHA investigates all work-related fatalities in all covered workplaces. Federal and state OSHA agencies have up to six months to complete an investigation and determine whether citations will be issued.
09/18/2017 Sheldon Worker drowned when lawn mower flipped on river bank.
08/07/2017 Waterloo Worker fatally engulfed in soy bean bin.
07/21/2017 Sioux City Worker fatally crushed between truck and steel rack.
06/13/2017 Chariton Worker died after being struck by motor vehicle.
05/16/2017 Winthrop Worker fatally engulfed in soy beans being transferred between silos.
05/10/2017 Haverhill Worker died in fall from ladder.
05/10/2017 Oelwein Worker died after falling and striking head on floor.
05/01/2017 Council Bluffs Two Deputies fatally shot by inmate.
04/22/2017 Keokuk Worker drowned when cart fell into dam.
04/13/2017 Marshalltown Worker died after being struck by piping plug checking air tank for leaks.
04/03/2017 Davenport Worker died in vehicle collision.
03/27/2017 Belmond Worker died in fall inside grain bin.
03/10/2017 Kalona Worker died after being struck by lifting device.
03/07/2017 Des Moines Worker died after being struck by truck.
02/27/2017 Yarmouth Worker died in fall from back of truck.
Beyond the tragedy of workplace deaths is the fact that employers and individual management employees can be held civilly and criminally liable for such incidents. Safety pays and should always be an employer’s top priority!
Want more information on how to get your workplace up to OSHA standards? Speak with one of our experienced Sioux City attorneys, Sioux Falls attorneys, or Omaha attorneys today!