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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 February 4, 2012)
FATALITIES
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
10/16/2007 American Nostalgia, Irvine, CA 92618 Worker who suffered seizures resulting from head and spinal injuries after a 2007 fall died from the seizures.
12/29/2011 CSA Equipment Company LLC, Mobile, AL 36601 Worker performing inventory of steel coils was killed after being pinned between a 21,000 pound steel roll and a forklift's counterweight.
01/03/2012 Nucentury Textile Services LLC, Toledo, OH 43604 Worker killed after shirt was caught in a roller conveyor.
01/11/2012 Tubal Cain Industries Inc., Laredo, TX 78040 Hydraulic system blew back striking worker on the head.
01/23/2012 Arnco Construction Inc., Trenton, TN 38382 Worker was killed when a building under construction collapsed.
01/23/2012 Justice Construction LLC, Orting, WA 98360 Worker died from a head injury while cutting fallen trees and tree limbs.
01/25/2012 Delta Properties LLC, Tallassa, AL 36078 Worker demolishing a single story structure was killed when the structure collapsed.
01/26/2012 Juan Esparza Ruiz, Trinidad, CA 95570 Worker walking down cut-tree-logs fell between the logs and was crushed as the logs rolled together.
01/26/2012 Prestige Exterior Maintenance LLC, North Bergen, NJ 07047 Worker was crushed by the arm of a skid steer.
01/26/2012 The Bailey Company, Calhoun, GA 30701 Worker checking the rear brakes on his truck died after the truck ran over him.
01/26/2012 J.B. Mouton Inc., Lafayette, LA 70506 Worker demolishing a storage area was crushed between a fallen ceiling and the wall.
01/26/2012 Amalda Enterprises Inc., Houston, TX 77066 Worker installing a steel girt to a prefabricated building died from a 40-foot fall onto a concrete surface.
01/27/2012 Averitt Express Inc., Cookeville, TN 38502-3166 Worker trying to re-enter moving tractor trailer was caught between truck and trailer.
01/27/2012 Ventrue Trucking, Lavergne, TN 37086 Worker offloading steel coil was pinned between truck bed and coil.
01/27/2012 Esquire Construction LTD, Mequon, WI 53092 Worker died after falling off of a roof.
01/27/2012 Henderson Construction, Kenner, LA 70062 Worker picking up trash on building roof died after falling more than 20 feet and hitting a trash dumpster.
01/27/2012 Patterson UTI, Keene, NC 58847 Worker was killed in a boiler explosion on an oil drilling rig.
01/30/2012 V T Halter Marine Inc., Pascagoula, MS 39581 Worker preparing to refill a sand blast pot was killed when the pressurized vessel exploded after he lifted the lid.
01/30/2012
Manchester Tank, Elkhart, IN 46514 Worker pushing a welding cart died from injuries after slipping and falling backwards.
01/30/2012 Gary Railroad, Gary, IN 46402 Worker was crushed between two railcars.
01/30/2012 Sutten Pulp Cutting, Cornell, WI 54732 Worker was struck and killed by a log skidder as it rolled down a hill.
01/30/2012 Mahr City View Dairy Inc., Stanley, WI 54768 Worker was herding and was exposed to animal interaction hazards, possible heart attack or animal contact.
01/31/2012 Trans Power Electric, New Town, ND 58763 Worker was struck and killed by a backhoe blade during electrical installation operations.
02/01/2012 V & M Tube Alloy, Houston, TX 77049 Worker repairing a hydrotester in a pipe manufacturing facility was killed after being struck on the head by a pipe on a conveyor belt.
02/02/2012 California Yacht Services, Huntington Beach, CA 92649 Worker drowned while cleaning a boat at the harbor.
02/03/2012 Pistol Drilling LLC, Woodward, OK 73801 Worker unloading an A leg of a derrick died after he was struck and pinned under several falling A legs.
CATASTROPHES
01/26/2012 Countryside Hides Inc., Alma Center, WI 54611 Ten workers were hospitalized as a result of carbon monoxide overexposure from forklifts or a wood-fueled furnace.
01/27/2012 Messer Pendelton Construction Group, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Four workers pouring concrete were hospitalized after the structure collapsed.