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!


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