Shirley Welch holds a photo of her late husband Mike Welch, at her Huntersville home Friday, April 10, 2015. Michael Doyle Welch was a roofer for 40 years. In November of 2012, the 64-year-old Huntersville resident lost his balance while working on a high-roofed house in Cornelius and was killed. But he was not listed among the 35 workers state officials included in their annual press release of workplace fatalities in 2012. (Nell Redmond photo)
Shirley Welch holds a photo of her late husband Mike Welch, at her Huntersville home Friday, April 10, 2015. Michael Doyle Welch was a roofer for 40 years. In November of 2012, the 64-year-old Huntersville resident lost his balance while working on a high-roofed house in Cornelius and was killed. But he was not listed among the 35 workers state officials included in their annual press release of workplace fatalities in 2012. (Nell Redmond photo) NELL REDMOND
Shirley Welch holds a photo of her late husband Mike Welch, at her Huntersville home Friday, April 10, 2015. Michael Doyle Welch was a roofer for 40 years. In November of 2012, the 64-year-old Huntersville resident lost his balance while working on a high-roofed house in Cornelius and was killed. But he was not listed among the 35 workers state officials included in their annual press release of workplace fatalities in 2012. (Nell Redmond photo) NELL REDMOND

NC workers’ deaths go uncounted

April 11, 2015 4:00 PM