Workplace deaths are declining in Oregon. There are fewer loggers, and that is one of the most deadly occupations in Oregon. Workplaces are safer as well. Nonetheless, too many people die at work. Benefits are limited to payment of spousal support, but the couple must have been married or have a child under 18 living with the partner, and they must have been living as if they were married. It can be complicated.
Workers compensation is an exclusive remedy, meaning you can’t sue the employer or coworkers for negligence. Here is a story documenting a workplace death.