Fatal Accident Alerts

Fatal alerts are one of the methods we use to make employers and employees throughout the State aware that a fatal incident has occurred and the circumstances surrounding the incident. They are a brief summary of the information gathered by our office and contain a summary of the incident, causes, contributing factors, and recommendations to prevent recurrence from our point of view. The information contained on this website is not intended to be used to support OSHA investigation statistics or infer Wyoming OSHA jurisdiction. If you have any question regrading this information please call (307) 777-7786.

2017

  • - Two employees (father and son) were spraying noxious weeds, when son is crushed by an all-terrain vehicle
  • - Three kayak guides were leading a party of 9 clients on Yellowstone Lake, one guide dies of exposure and hypothermia
  • - Road Construction Drill Operator dies when struck by rock
  • - City employees dies when scissor lift tips over

2016

  • - Water well drilling rig Tool Pusher dies while drilling water well
  • - Asbestos abatement worker dies when utility vehicle strikes metal gate
  • - Servicing Rig Floor Hand Dies while working at heights
  • - Climbing guide dies while guiding climbers on Grand Teton Mountain
  • - Workers dies while trying to locate a underground Natural Gas Pipeline
  • - Plant workers dies during unplanned gas release while working on filter system
  • - Community liaison is fatally shot by of facility resident (active shooter)
  • - Excavation Worker died when struck by concrete piping
  • - Workers dies while performing maintenance on dump box truck hydraulic hose system

2015

  • - Derrick Hand dies while working on Servicing Rig and is struck by Traveling Block and Sucker Rods when rig collapses
  • - Ranch Hand dies while operating all-terrain vehicle
  • - Road Construction Flagger dies when struck by highway traffic
  • - All-Terrain Vehicle operator Dies while spraying weeds
  • - Lone worker dies when struck by trees during felling activities
  • - Industrial Painter dies due to lack of adequate fall protection
  • - Sawmill worker dies due to lack of adequate fall protection
  • - Tire repair worker dies when tire explodes during servicing work in the field
  • - Metal decking worker dies when he falls from height of 34 feet

2014

2013

  • - 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

2012

  • - 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

2011

2010

  • - 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

2009

  • - 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

2008

  • - 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

2007

2006

2005