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These cards were created at the Industrial Insurance Commission and the Department of Labor and Industries between 1915 and 1928. The Industrial Insurance Commission was created in 1911 to administer the Workmen’s Compensation Act. In 1921 it and other labor agencies were absorbed into the Department of Labor and Industries.
Cards were filed for individual fatal accidents involving industrial insurance claims. Each card shows the name, nature of injury, place injured, employer name, and date of accident, as well as the names of any dependents who received compensation. Despite the name of the series, some cards document injuries which resulted in permanent disability, rather than death. Note that the year listed may be when the claim was resolved, rather than the year when the injury occurred.
There are 4281 records in this series.
These records are open for research.
Original record located at Washington State Archives, Olympia, WA.
All records are in English.
To obtain a copy of the full record, or to learn about related records, contact the State Archives at 360.586.1492, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Database compiled by Tony Aiken and South Puget Sound Community College history students as a collaborative project highlighting the many methods and career paths for historians to practice. Also compiled by Ian Hastings as part of his Senior Project at Shelton High School.
|Citation:||Database: Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, Fatal Accident Cards. Online 2008. Washington State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State. Available online: http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/|