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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 Feb 5, 2010)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
11/14/2009 Manuel Orozco,
Bethesda, MD 20817
Worker was standing on a ladder with a chain saw to cut a tree trunk. The chain saw apparently struck the victim 's neck.
11/18/2009 Welty Homes, Inc.,
Bethesda, MD 20817
Worker either fell from ladder or roof.
12/5/2009 SUNY Binghamton University,
Binghamton, NY 13902
A professor was assaulted while providing mentoring services in an assigned office space. Event occurred during normal office hours. Multiple stab injuries to abdomen and torso.
1/7/2010  NYCHA Edenwald Houses,
Bronx, NY 10466
Worker of New York City Housing Authority was found dead at his work station in the boiler room. (Inspection planned)
1/18/2010 Cinderella Properties,
Auburn, WA 98002
Skull fracture.
1/19/2010 Oak Express,
Syracuse, NY  13224
Worker was unloading a trailer, and a box fell on him.
1/20/2010 NYS Police Troop C,
Morris, NY
Trooper collided with a westbound tractor trailer.
1/26/2010  NYC Department of Sanitation - Queens West 1,
Astoria, NY 11106
Worker was killed after being pinned between a tractor trailer and his garbage truck.
1/29/2010 Capital Trading LLC,
West Jordan, UT 84088
Worker was crushed between a delivery truck and the loading dock resulting in serious injuries and his death.
1/29/2010  Integrity Machining Inc.,
Seattle, WA 98117 
Worker was struck by a steel shaft being worked on in a lathe.
1/29/2010 Kitchell Contractors, Inc,
Phoenix, AZ 85106 
Worker was run over by a forklift on a construction site and fatally injured.
1/29/2010   Parkdale Mills,
Belmont, NC 28502 
Worker was in the process of unloading a truck when the forklift he was operating overturned.
1/30/2010 Octopus Car Wash,
Albuquerque, NM 87113
A car being driven off of the exit-end of the car wash conveyor to the drying area outside of the building accelerated suddenly, striking the worker standing near the auto door to the outside.
1/30/2010 Sturdivant Woodyards, Inc.,
Sandersville, MS  39477
Worker was found at the log loading site beneath the front right tire of a skidder.
2/2/2010 Manheim's San Francisco Bay Auto Auction,
Hayward, CA 94544 
Worker was found lying dead on roadway adjacent to work. Apparent homicide.
2/2/2010 Martinez Tire Shop,
Houston, TX  77013
Worker was inflating a tire that exploded, striking him
2/2/2010 Stone Crafter,
Wintor Park, FL  32792
Worker was assisting in the delivery of granite slabs using a forklift.  The forklift hit two slabs that fell, striking the worker on the head.
2/3/2010 Apac Southeast, Inc.,
Winter Haven, FL  33884 
Worker was in the process of putting equipment on a machine and was found on the ground by other workers; apparent heart attack.
2/3/2010 P.A.M. Transport, Inc.,
North Jackson, OH  44451 
Worker was found unresponsive after pulling a tractor trailer into the shop building.
2/3/2010 Palatka Welding Shop Inc.,
Palm Coast, FL  32164 
Worker was installing metal roofing and fell 35 feet, hitting the concrete floor.
2/4/2010 Long Foundation Drilling Co.,
Cullman, AL  35057
Worker was lowered into a 30- to 35-foot deep shaft to perform hand cleaning and to drill a sample test of a rock.  He was being lifted out of the shaft by the use of a pneumatic winch system.  The winch system collapsed into the shaft, striking the worker.
2/4/2010 Schneider National Carriers,
Green Bay, WI  54313
Worker was adjusting the wheel location of a trailer and was run over by the trailer of the truck.
2/5/2010 Breeze National Inc.,
New York, NY  10027
Worker fell from scaffold into a window opening and 20 feet down an elevator shaft.
2/6/2010 Green Circle Bio Energy, Inc.,
Cottondale, FL  32431
Worker received severe steam burns to his lungs during the clinker material clearing process.
2/13/2010 Dynamic Wireless,
Haskell, AR  72012
Worker was disassembling a communication tower and fell 98 feet to the ground.