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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 15, 2011)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
11/1/2010 Carlos Yard Service Inc.,
Gresham, OR 97080
Worker's vehicle left the road and rolled down an embankment.
12/10/2010 Capri Restaurant & Pizza,
Rockford, IL 61104
Worker slipped and fell injuring her ankle that aggravated a pre-existing condition of varicose veins in her leg.
12/12/2010 Glenn Hepfner, Inc.,
Hartford, WI 53027
Worker was walking across the parking lot and was struck by a truck.
12/19/2010 United Crane and Rigging,
Ft. Meade, MD 20755
Worker was removing packing material from a large battery supply unit using an all-terrain fork truck and the unit fell on the worker.
12/24/2010 Lincoln Manufacturing Inc.,
Magnolia, TX 77354
Worker was operating a pipe threading machine when he stepped into a scrap metal dumpster and hit his left upper leg against the edge of the dumpster.
1/5/2011 City of Rainier,
Rainier, OR 97048
Police Chief shot and killed while attempting to apprehend someone breaking into a car.
1/7/2011 Universal Laundry and Linen,
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Worker was discovered lying on the ground and unresponsive. Cause of death was determined to be cardiac arrest, but the worker exhibited signs of electrical burns. 
1/8/2011 Cyclone Drilling,
Williston, ND 58801
Worker was found at the bottom of the steps leading up to the rig platform.
1/9/2011 Mcjunkin Red Man Corporation,
St. Louis, MO 63111
Worker was found in a fire.
1/10/2011 Polar Service Center,
St. Gabriel, LA 70776
Worker climbed into a tank truck to repair an internal valve and collapsed.
1/11/2011 Lunar Steel LLC,
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Worker fell 21 feet from a steel beam.
1/11/2011 Slack's Inc.,
Lodi, WI 53555
Worker was loading antiques onto a pallet and fell through a floor opening.
1/12/2011 AEE Palo Seco,
Toa Baja, PR 00949
Worker performing maintenance was suctioned by a pressure vessel that was part of a furnace system.
1/12/2011 Bulk Transportation,
City of Industry, CA  91748
Worker descending tractor trailer ladder fell to ground.
1/12/2011 Coppa's Service Center & Towing,
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Worker was caught between the flatbed and the cab of a wrecker.
1/12/2011 Homeowner (not named),
Los Angeles, CA 90210
Worker, hired by homeowner, fell 10 feet from a scaffold, landing on head.