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Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries

In partnership with the Bureau of Labor Statistics the Quality, Metrics and Statistics Division completes an annual census of all fatal occupational injuries (CFOI).  The data from this survey can be searched or viewed through the following links:


Click here for a list of Fatality and High Priority Incidents with Safety Orders Issued.


This page has been established to assist members of the media and other interested parties with inquiries regarding Fatality and High Priority Incidents investigated by the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA). The following is not a complete list of all work-related fatalities in Indiana; however, those posted are within IOSHA jurisdiction. Information will be updated within two business days of IOSHA notification. Please find the Fatality and other High Priority Incidents organized by date and location of event below.




Date City County Company Event
Dec 31 Seymour Jackson Chrysler Employee died from fall
Dec 14 South Bend St. Joseph Green Tech Transfer & Recycling Station Employee was killed as a result of an explosion
Nov 29 Cromwell Noble Kunce Brothers, Inc Employee was crushed by rear trailer wheels at a family farm
Nov 9 Edwardsport Knox Industrial Contractors, Inc Employee died of a possible heart attack
Nov 5 Helmsburg Brown Jackson Township Fire Dept Employee was pinned between a truck and a wall
Nov 4 Hobart Lake Bosselman, Inc Employee was pinned between service truck and semi trailer
Oct 27 Notre Dame South Bend University of Notre Dame Employee fell from scissor lift that tipped over
Oct 27 Boonville Warrick Steele Rigging Corporation Employee fell through roof surface
Oct 20 East Chicago Lake ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor Employee was struck in head by leg of lift table
Sep 29 Shelbyville Shelby Pilkington North America Employee was performing maintenance work on a conveyor when he became pinned
Sep 9 Kokomo Howard F & F Coatings Employee became entangled in cables when the scaffold he was working on dropped from under him
Aug 9 Evansville Vanderburgh Bootz Industry Employee ejected and crushed under a forklift they were driving which overturned
Jul 28 North Webster Kosciusko Burke Repo Outlet Employee involved in a traffic accident while test driving a motorcycle
Jul 23 Terre Haute Vigo Utili.Comm South Employee fell from a ladder while installing cable at a residence
Jul 20 Nappanee Elkhart Newmar Corporation Employee struck in head after being ejected from the back of a pick-up truck which hit a bump
Jun 28 Mishawaka St. Joseph Trees Are Us Employee struck in head by a branch being worked on by trimmers
Jun 17 Richmond Wayne Crane Master Employee crushed under a crane which tipped over
Jun 17 Burns Harbor Porter Bulk Transport Corporation Employee crushed by a forklift while he was working underneath
May 26 Edwardsport Knox G. C. Zarnes & Co. Inc Employee fell ~40 feet from a suspended scaffold in an empty steel tank
May 26 Muncie Delaware Liberty Township Fire Dept An independent plumber, working in a well was fatally overcome by fumes. While attempting a rescue the plumber's helper was also overcome and hospitalized. The helper died later
May 23 Hammond Lake Unilever Employee crushed by a metal cover he was lifting with a remote control crane
May 11 Porter Porter Hixon Home Improvement Employee fell down stairs and struck their head while moving a chest freezer (Died May 18)
May 5 Carmel Hamilton Carmel School Corporation Employee burned in a lawnmower explosion (Died May 8)
Apr 30 Burns Harbor Porter Moonrock Inc. Employee struck by a car during road construction (Died May 2)
Mar 26 Warsaw Kosciusko Keystone Builders Employee fell 30 feet from a roof and broke their neck
Mar 16 Valparaiso Porter SM&P Utility Sources Employee struck by a car while spray painting road for utility (Died March 18)
Mar 16 Gary Lake Walsh Construction Employee struck by car while patching potholes on highway
Mar 15 Franklin Johnson Kroger Employee crushed under pallets of water which had fallen (Died March 20)
Mar 8 Monon White Mosher Enterprises Employee struck by a passenger train while driving over railroad tracks in a company truck
Jan 16 Indianapolis Marion Speedy Petroleum Employee shot during a robbery
Jan 13 Martin Vanderburgh Talls Tree Timber Co. Employee died while trapped in a log skidder which fell into a river in cold weather
Jan 7 Portage Porter Beta Steel Employee died of blunt force trauma after a steam explosion in a furnace room. Four other employees were injured, two requiring hospitalization
Jan 6 Mooresville Morgan Thiesing Veneer Co. Employee fell into hot water tank, scalding his back and legs (Died January 15)
Jan 1 Auburn DeKalb ResCare Northern Indiana Employee shot by an ex-boyfriend





Date City County Company Event
Dec 29 Decatur Adams Peterson Grain Employee fell 80 feet into an empty grain silo while performing maintenance
Dec 6 Anderson Madison City of Anderson - Street Dept Employee struck by a vehicle while cleaning up debris from a traffic accident
Nov 21 Indianapolis Marion Village Pantry Employee shot during a robbery
Nov 18 Carthage Rush Brown Transport, Inc. Employee electrocuted while exiting the cab of a dump truck which had made contact with overhead power lines
Nov 18 Rochester Fulton Topp Industries Employee crushed by 1,000 pound machinery part which slipped off mandrill during removal
Nov 16 New Castle Henry John Collier Logging, Inc. Employee struck on head by a limb while cutting trees
Nov 11 Indianapolis Marion Horner Industrial Services Employee caught in machinery while doing repair work
Oct 29 Fairmount Grant Ceres-Midland, Inc. Employee's leg caught in auger removing soy beans from a grain bin
Oct 29 Newburgh Warrick D&M Construction Employee fell from a step ladder, hours later, employee died at home
Oct 5 St. Joe DeKalb Butler, Fairman & Seufert Employee struck by pick-up truck while measuring roadway
Sep 30 Jasper Dubois Hoffman Sawmill Employee was unloading logs and was crushed underneath one
Sep 28 Evansville Vanderburgh Brinks, Inc. Employee fell from back of a delivery truck and struck head
Sep 1 Warsaw Kosciusko Treecore Employee caught in wood chipper
Aug 26 South Bend St. Joseph LS Plumbing & Heating Employee electrocuted while replacing a water meter in a crawl space
Aug 19 Lapel Madison Garmer's Grain Elevator Employee fell into a grain bin full of soy beans and suffocated
Aug 5 Jeffersonville Clark Steel Dynamics Employee entered a confined space and was overcome by nitrogen
Aug 3 Danville Hendricks Danville Chrystler Dodge Jeep Employee fell from golf cart and struck head


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