WCB accepted fatalities

A WCB accepted occupational fatality is defined as the death of a worker, resulting from a work-related incident or exposure, which has been accepted by the WCB for compensation.

The reports presented here provide descriptions of the fatalities, broken down by major industry sector.

The numbers of fatalities on the year of acceptance are different from those on the year of occurrence because some fatalities accepted in a particular year may have occurred in previous years.

Further analysis over the last 5 years are available in the OHS statistics section.

OHS investigated fatalities

  • OHS investigates only workplace incidents
  • OHS prepares reports based on the findings of their investigations; these reports are listed by the calendar year in which the incident occurred
  • fatality investigation reports are only published online after the investigation is complete and, if after the file has gone to Alberta Justice, all court proceedings have been completed
  • annual summaries of OHS investigated incidents are also available

View OHS fatality investigation reports.

Workplace incident fatalities

Workplace incident fatalities are cases where a worker dies at a work site, or as a result of injuries sustained at a work site.

The following reports are broken down by major industry sector:

Occupational disease fatalities

Occupational disease fatalities consist mostly of recognized occupational disease, meaning disease known to be primarily or exclusively work-related, such as asbestosis and black lung disease. Occupational disease also includes heart attacks suffered on the job.

These reports are broken down by major industry sector:

Work-related motor vehicle fatalities

Motor vehicle fatalities typically involve non-industrial vehicles operating on public roads, where the fatally injured worker was either the driver or a passenger. This type of occupational fatality also includes cases involving aircraft, train, helicopter and water vehicle crashes.

These reports are broken down by major industry sector:


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