Illinois first in fatal workplace accidents in OSHA region
Data from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration show Illinois with the highest number of workers killed on the job in the agency’s Midwest region this past fiscal year.
The agency’s Region V also includes Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The data show Ohio has the second-highest number of fatal workplace accidents in that region.
Region V spokeswoman Rhonda Burke said Tuesday that final figures show the federal agency investigated 56 fatal work-related accidents in Illinois and 52 in Ohio and between Oct. 1, 2014 and Sept. 30, 2015.