Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI)

The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) is an ongoing effort to provide a comprehensive account of each workplace-related fatal injury in Wisconsin. We collect this information through collaboration with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), Wisconsin’s medical examiners and coroners, police and sheriffs’ departments, the WI Department of Workforce Development and through news media reports. This information helps to promote safer work practices through better training programs, inform workers of safety hazards and assess and improve safety standards.


2022 CFOI Press Release: Wisconsin

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) relating to the CFOI collection (Word)


For Medical Examiners and Coroners

Many cases included in the CFOI collection are identified through multiple sources. These can include obituaries, OSHA reports, news articles, etc. Medical examiners and coroners are crucial in helping us to identify in-scope cases, provide facts about decedents and give context to the circumstances surrounding the decedent’s death. If there is a potential work-related fatality in your county, please contact us at 608-221-6292 or submit a case form to our office. Please include the overall synopsis of the case, the toxicology results and the autopsy report, if possible. We will pay any invoice fees associated with the sharing of these records.

Contact us regarding a new work-related death investigation

CME Case Form for work fatality reporting