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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 21, 2012)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
12/12/2011 Oilfield Service & Supply Company Inc., Laurel, MS 39443 Worker was removing a ladder stuck in mud and briars. The ladder flew up and hit the worker on the back, fatally injuring the worker.
01/04/2012 California Department of Corrections, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 Worker was on a training hike when he collapsed.
01/09/2012 Wardcraft Homes, Inc., Moose, WY 83012 Worker fell 15 feet while dismantling a make-shift scaffold.
01/11/2012 Dmitry Ivanov, West Springfield, MA 01089 Worker fell through floor openings from the second floor to the basement.
01/11/2012 Discount Tires, Turlock, CA 95380 After a jack broke, vehicle fell on worker.
01/12/2012 New Charter Electric, Jacksonville, FL 32209 Worker was killed when he reached up to close a fuse feeding a 26 KV transmission circuit.
01/12/2012 Bushwacker Brush Removal, Nevada City, CA 95959 Worker was decapitated after being entangled in a rope caught in a wood chipper.
01/12/2012 The De Moya Group Inc., Miami, FL 33186 Worker was struck by a vehicle.
01/12/2012 Pittman Nursery Inc., Magnolia, AR 71753 Worker drowns after falling out of a boat while performing maintenance on an irrigation pump.
01/13/2012 Commercial Forming Corporation, Coral Gables, FL 33134 Worker was struck by welding machine cart that came loose while the welding machine was being lifted.
01/16/2012 Hawkeye, LLC., Scarborough, ME 04074 Worker died after falling 50 feet from a utility pole.
01/16/2012 Cronimet Corporation, Aliquippa, PA 15001
Worker was struck and killed by a powered industrial truck.
01/17/2012 Estes Express Lines, Davenport, IA 60525 Worker was crushed between a dolly and a trailer while attempting to hook two trailers together.
01/18/2012 Hunter Mountain Ski Bowl, Inc., Hunter, NY 12442 Worker slid off the trail and into the woods, striking a tree.
01/20/2012 Petco Petroleum Corporation, Saint Elmo, IL 62458 Worker was traveling in a backhoe and was crushed after the backhoe toppled into a ditch.
01/20/2012 Lamdoil Corporation, Marysville, KS 66508 Worker was lifting a piece of tubing that fell off its cribbing while being hoisted. The tubing rolled, pinning the worker to the concrete floor.
CATASTROPHES (None Reported)