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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 Febuary 05, 2011)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
12/11/2010 Tractor Supply Company,
Brentwood, TN 37027
Worker carrying out trash fell off loading dock and hit head.
1/1/2011 Top Flyte Security,
Portland, OR 97204
Worker (security guard) was shot to death in the street outside a nightclub.
1/22/2011 Falcon Landscaping, LLC,
Honolulu, HI 96817
Worker trimming a tree fell when rotted limb gave way.
1/23/2011 Vino Farms,
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Worker was run over by tractor.
1/26/2011 First Student Inc.,
Center Moriches, NY 11934
Worker was crossing the parking lot and was struck by a snowplow.
1/28/2011 Advanced Roofing Inc.,
Hobe Sound, FL 33455
Worker was replacing the wood block under a trailer hitch when the trailer fell onto the worker.
1/28/2011 Dewitt Excavating,
Clermont, FL 32711
Worker was crushed while clearing a jam in a machine used for mixing soil and cement.
1/28/2011 Eduardo Flores Acosta dba Tron Masonry & Stucco,
Katy, TX77454
Worker was on the second level of a scaffold when he lost his balance and fell 13 feet to the ground.
1/28/2011 Metro Express, Inc.,
Ontario, CA 91764
Worker was found unresponsive in a vehicle carrying dry ice with the engine running. Possible asphyxiation.
1/29/2011 Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions
Waseca, MN 56093
Worker hit head on the overhead protection on a forklift.
1/29/2011 Lowell Transitional Living Center Inc.,
Lowell, MA 01852
Worker was murdered by a client.
1/30/2011 C-D McMullin Trucking LLC
Myton, UT 84052
Worker struck in head by counterweights of a pump jack.
1/31/2011 Hoeganaes Corporation,
Gallatin, TN 37066
One worker killed and one injured by a flash fire from combustible iron dust while working on a conveyor elevator that was moving the iron powder.
1/31/2011 Klink Electric,
Lawrence, PA 15055
Worker was inside a parts basket lifted up by a forklift. The worker leaned over and the basket tipped over, falling off the forks and 20 feet to the concrete floor.
1/31/2011 Regal Plumbing Corp.,
Brooklyn, NY 11208
Worker was removing existing piping during a remodeling job and fell from a stepladder.
1/31/2011 Village of Western Springs,
Western Springs, IL 60558
Worker fell off water tower.
2/1/2011 Arcelor Mittal LaPlace,
LaPlace, LA 70068
Worker was disconnecting a hose from an air gun attached to a ladle filled with molten steel when the worker was splashed with the molten steel.
2/1/2011 O'Connor Corporation,
Everett, MA 02149
Worker had walked up several flights of stairs and complained that he was not feeling well. Worker bent over some scaffolding parts and collapsed.
2/2/2011 Adamson's Inc.,
Picabo, ID 83348
Fuel truck with trailer was off-loading fuel when it exploded.
2/2/2011 Magnum Minerals LLC.,
Hereford, TX 79045
Worker was loading a truck with salt from a silo when the silo collapsed. Worker was struck by the falling debris.
2/2/2011 Placerville Union School District,
Placerville, CA 95667
Worker was shot in office.
2/3/2011 18 Karat Inc.,
Cameron, WV 26033
Worker was operating a bulldozer pulling a water truck up a hill.The bulldozer drifted back and pinned the worker against the water truck.
2/3/2011 Milark Industries Inc.,
Mansfield, OH 44903
Worker was attempting to free a forklift stuck in the snow and was kneeling between two forklifts. Another worker moved the second forklift closer to connect a chain when the worker was pinned.
2/3/2011 Romero's Construction,
Edison, NJ 08818
Worker was working from a scissor lift and fell 16 feet to the floor.
2/8/2011 Cross-County Contracting Inc.,
New York, NY 10014
Two workers fell off an I-beam down an elevator shaft, 56 feet to the third floor.