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OSHA: Reporting serious injury or fatality

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that employers report serious injuries, fatalities and catastrophic events within 8 hours of the incident or from when the employer receives notification.

Florida, Illinois, Nevada,
North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina,
Texas & Wisconsin, call OSHA:


California, call your nearest OSHA at these locations:

Fresno: 559.445.5302

Los Angeles: 213.576.7451

Oakland: 510.622.2916

Sacramento: 916.263.2800

San Diego: 619.767.2280


Avoid penalties!

Report any serious injury / illness, or fatality within 8 hours. If not, you may be penalized! For example, the minimum citation for failing to report the incident to OSHA is $5,000.

Download Reporting Serious Injuries & Fatalities to OSHA.

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