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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 excludes 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 Jan 15, 2010)|
|Date of Incident||Company and Location||Preliminary Description of Incident|
|10/23/2009||Sheridan Excavating, Inc.
Sheridan, AR 72150
|Worker was unloading pipes and was struck by two pipes that fell from the load.|
|11/29/2009||Pizza by Vito's
|Worker, a pizza delivery man, was shot fatally during a robbery.|
Decatur, IN 46733
|Worker fell 80 feet in grain silo.|
|12/31/2009||Hyatt Penns Landing
Philadelphia, PA 19106
|Worker was in the basement's mechanical rooms and suffered a heart attack.|
|1/5/2010||Flour Maintenance Service, Inc.
Quinton, AL 35130
|Worker was using a toga crane hoist. Worker inhaled a chemical (ammonia) that was leaking by the cooling tower.|
|1/6/2010||Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Teton Village, WY 83025
|Worker was working on avalanche control and was buried in 6 feet of snow while setting charges to release the build up of snow to avoid an unplanned avalanche.|
Portage, IN 46388
|Worker climbed the roof of the furnace to shut off all water when an explosion happened. The worker fell 12 feet to the floor from the furnace roof. Four (4) other workers were injured.|
Eureka, CA 95501
|Worker was performing clerical duties at the front office when she started feeling sick and vomited at her desk. She went to the restroom, she was incoherent and became unconscious. (Inspection Planned)|
|1/11/2010||Davey Tree Experts Company
Tallassee, AL 36078
|Worker was chipping brush and was struck by an automobile.|
|1/112010||General Electric Transportation System
Erie, PA 16531
|Worker was crushed by a locomotive alternator frame that fell off an oven table.|
Milwaukee, WI 53202
|Worker was working on a roof/deck and fell into an elevator shaft, 30-feet.|
|1/11/2010||Scaffolding Rental and Erection Services, LLC
McPherson, KS 67460
|Worker was erecting a scaffold and fell 30-feet to the ground.|
|1/11/2010||Sheridan Production, LLC
Big Spring, TX 79720
|Workers were replacing a vent line on top of a tank battery. They were exposed to hydrogen sulfide gas. One worker fatality and three workers were hospitalized.|
Rome, GA 30161
|Worker was pulling telephone cable and tightening it up with a winch. He became entangled in the cable.|
|1/13/2010||Guaranteed Finishing Unlimited, Inc.
Cleveland, OH 44111
|Worker was taking a dip tank sample by hand with a 8-ounce plastic bottle. The automatic hoisting mechanism struck, caught and crushed him between the frame of the hoist mechanism and the dip tank transfer bar.|
|1/13/2010||Island Operating Co.
Cameron, LA 70631
|Workers were on the production platform sleeping when a fire/explosion occurred. They evacuated the platform and were in the water for 1.5-2 hours before being rescued. One worker fatality and two workers were hospitalized.|
Ocala, FL 34474
|Worker was erecting a steel structure and was struck by a steel I beam.|
|1/15/2010||Sturgeion Electric Company, Inc.
Broomfield, CO 80020
|Worker fell off bucket 30-feet striking utility lines during his descent.|
|1/16/2010||Crete Carrier Inc.
Houston, TX 77029
|Worker was crushed between his trailer and another trailer that was backing up.|
|CATASTROPHES - MULTIPLE WORKERS HOSPITALIZED (None Reported)|