The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports the state's eighth workplace death of the year happened in Kalamazoo.

MIOSHA says on April 23, 2017, the 25-year-old laborer fell about 12 and a half feet from a commercial roof onto a concrete area. The man suffered a severe head injury, and was hospitalized for 12 days before he died on May 4.

There were 43 MIOSHA-related deaths in 2016. The lowest number of workplace related deaths happened in 2009 with 24.