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Weekly Fatality/Catastrophe Report

This table contains the weekly summaries of fatalities and catastrophes resulting in the hospitalization of three or more workers. Employers must report these incidents to OSHA within eight hours. The summaries below include only preliminary information, as reported to OSHA Area Offices or to States which operate OSHA-approved State Plans. The fatalities listed here include only those that initially appear to be work-related, but exclude fatalities that do not appear to be work-related, such as an apparent heart attack of a sedentary worker. OSHA investigates all work-related fatalities and catastrophes. After OSHA's investigation is complete, these reports will be updated with inspection results and citation information.

Weekly Summary (Federal and State data tabulated week ending January 8, 2011)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
10/14/2009 Maderera Donestevez Inc.,
Carolina, PR 00979
Worker was dispatching merchandise in a warehouse and was pinned by a forklift.
11/29/2010 Kevin Leary,
Duxbury, MA 02332
Worker was constructing a scaffold and fell 19 feet to the ground below.
12/22/2010 Walker Logging, LLC.,
Sarepta, LA 71071
Worker was operating a delimber machine with two logs in the grapple tray. Worker was pulling the logs through to the cutting knives on the delimber when a log flew up in the air, striking the worker.
12/27/2011 Ampam Parks Mechanical,
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Worker fell 14 feet through plywood from second floor when shoring was removed from form.
12/28/2010 Champion Electrical Services,
Melbourne, FL 32934
Worker was installing recessed light fixtures and fell from an 8-foot ladder.
12/29/2010 Flagship Carwash Center,
Rockville, MD 20850
One worker was killed and two were injured when they were struck by a car that suddenly accelerated as it was being driven out of an exit driveway.
12/29/2010 Honey Creek Disposal Services,
Lawrence, KS 66044
Worker was run over by a refuse truck.
12/30/2010 Mainstay Business Systems Geriatric Home Care Specialists,
Palo Alto, CA 94304
In-home healthcare worker was hit by a bus.
12/31/2010 Contreras Brothers Trucking,
Dade City, FL 33525
Worker was in the process of adjusting the brakes on a flatbed trailer. The mechanic had not checked the wheels before working on the brakes. When the trailer was released from the tractor, it rolled over the worker causing fatal injuries.
12/31/2010 Kykenkee, Inc.,
Vance, AL 35490
Worker was struck by a log that fell from a conveyor.
1/4/2011 ADT Security Services,
Oakdale, PA 15071
Worker was positioned on a portable extension ladder, installing wire. The ladder slipped and the worker fell 14 to 15 feet, striking the concrete floor.
1/4/2011 J.D. Eckman,
Allentown, PA 18102
Worker was operating a jackhammer in a trench when a section of masonry material displaced, fatally pinning him while injuring and entrapping one other employee.
1/4/2011 Harding University,
Searcy, AR 72149
Worker was installing curbing for an HVAC unit and fell about 13 feet to the concrete floor below.
1/4/2011 Mikrut Properties,
Winona, MN 55987
Worker performing demolition was crushed by a partially collapsed wall.
1/4/2011 Unit Drilling Company,
Boulder, WY 82923
Worker was struck and burned when a valve on a standpipe came loose during pressurized drilling, and the mud ignited after coming in contact with a damaged halogen light fixture.
1/5/2011 Jade Ramey Construction LLC.,
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Worker was fatally injured while working on an air release valve for a 36-foot raw water supply pipe inside a manhole.
1/5/2011 Kinematics Research,
Oakland, TN 38060
Worker killed from flash fire after ignition of gunpowder.
1/6/2011 KM Plant Services,
Peoria, IL 61607
Workers was assigned to wash down the coal house at the power plant and was found on the floor, nonresponsive.
1/10/2011 Chung Hing Inc.,
Elmhurst, NY 11373
Worker was crushed by a collapsed exterior wall.