Weekly Fatality Reports

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
Indiana 46806
Worker, a pizza delivery man, was shot fatally during a robbery.
12/29/2009 Peterson Grain
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.
1/7/2010 Beta Steel
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.
1/7/2010 CA Justice
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.
1/11/2010 HIP Inc.
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.
1/13/2010 AT&T
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.
1/15/2010 Metal-Bilt
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.