Wyoming ranked worst-in-the-nation for workplace fatalities in 2014 — a reminder as advocates prepare for Wyoming Workers’ Memorial Day on Friday.
Wyoming miners worked all of 2015 without a single recorded job-related fatality, according to state officials.
Don Burkhart once stopped a worker from jumping to his death as part of his work reducing workplace fatalities in Wyoming’s mineral industry.
Every year Wyoming’s Department of Workforce Services releases a grim report tallying up worker deaths for the previous 12 months.
A father whose son was killed by a bear while working in the Teton Wilderness said Wyoming OSHA’s $13,120 fine against the company involved in the death is “a joke.”