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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 11, 2012)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
01/13/2012 Spokane Sheriff's Department, Spokane, WA 99206 Worker sustained a head injury after tripping on a curb while performing traffic control. Worker succumbed to this injury 1/29/2012.
01/16/2012 Proof Seal LLC, Bessemer City, NC 28016 Worker died after falling 16 feet through a skylight to a concrete floor.
01/18/2012 Hastings Acquisitions, Hastings, NE 68901 Worker dies when he is pulled into a conveyor after his scarf gets caught in the machine.
01/23/2012 BEI Engineering Services, Bronx, NY 10462 Worker was killed after the vehicle blocking a work zone was struck by an intermodal container.
01/30/2012 Southern California Soil & Testing, San Diego, CA 92120 Worker was struck and killed by an airplane propeller while trying to start engine.
01/31/2012 Backwoods Inc., Tampa, FL 33619 Worker demolishing a metal container for scrap was killed when the panel struck his head.
02/01/2012 Wauneta Mills LLC, Wauneta, NE 69045 Worker using an auger to fill truck with feed pellets was found dead inside the truck bin.
02/02/2012 Guerrero's Dry Wall, Amarillo, TX 79419 Worker using ladder to apply texture to drywall died after falling 10 feet and landing on his head.
02/03/2012 NAMCO Dallas, Plano, TX 75093 Carpet cleaning worker died from apparent asphyxiation after being found inside a garage, at the back of his parked work van where the cleaning machine was running.
02/03/2012 Defenbaugh Industries Inc., Shawnee, KS 66203 Worker on a trash collection route was run over and killed by the trash truck.
02/03/2012 KKA Drilling LLC, Keene, ND 58847 Worker died after falling 14 feet during rig tear-down operations.
02/05/2012 Bar 20 Dairy LLC, Karman, CA 93630 Worker washing concrete floor died after falling 12 feet over guard railing.
02/07/2012 Ron's Millwright Service, Greenville, TN 37745 Worker died when he fell from roof.
02/08/2012 Gerdan/Tamco Steel, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739 Worker was found unresponsive on the floor.
02/08/2012 Boneville Group Virgin Islands, Frederiksted, VI 00840 Worker installing telecommunication cables near a main road was struck and killed by a moving vehicle.
02/08/2012 Better Management Corporation of Ohio Inc., Columbiana, OH 44408 Worker struck in the leg by a pipe died after falling and hitting his head.
02/08/2012 Larry Simon Dairy Farm, Westphalia, MI 48894 Worker was run over and killed by a front-end loader.
02/08/2012 2 Rivers LLC, Moses Lake, WA 98937 Worker was crushed when a portion of an ecology wall fell.
02/09/2012 Summers-Taylor Inc., Kingsport, TN 37660
Worker was struck and killed by a vehicle while carrying equipment across highway.
02/09/2012 Nickey Warehouses, Memphis, TN 38109 Worker was crushed by a 1,500-pound roll of paper when it slipped out of a forklift clamp.
02/10/2012 Kesmarc LLC, Ocala, FL 32268 Worker treating a horse inside a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber was killed when an explosion occurred inside the chamber.
CATASTROPHES (None Reported)