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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 12, 2011)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
11/6/2010 International Marine Terminal,
Port Sulphur, LA 70083
Worker was on a barge when he dropped to his knees and told a coworker he wasn't feeling good.
2/1/2011 Creative Multicare Inc.,
Clarkston, GA 30021
Worker was resurfacing a bathtub in an apartment building and was found on the floor.
2/3/2011 Kaufman Enterprises Inc.,
Williamsburg, IA 52361
Worker cutting down tree was crushed as tree fell to ground.
2/4/2011 AT&T, Starke,
FL 32091
Worker was struck by a vehicle at the work site.
2/4/2011 Caribe General Constructors,
Mayaguez, PR 00680
Worker fell while removing an extension cord tied to a window railing on the third floor.
2/5/2011 CCAPS, LLC DBA ServiceMaster,
Belmont, MA 02578
Worker was electrocuted when cleaning a wet carpet and moving an old lamp.
2/6/2011 Supervalu Inc.,
Hazelwood, MO 63042
Worker was driving a stand-up forklift with forks trailing. The forklift struck a full pallet and the worker was thrown from the forklift, landing on a metal railing.
2/7/2011 Ace in the Hole Towing,
El Dorado, CA 95678
Worker was hit by a tractor trailer rig while hooking vehicle for towing.
2/7/2011 B & B Lumber Co. Inc.,
Jamesville, NY 13078
Worker was caught in a saw.
2/7/2011 Enterprise Products dba Enterprise Transportation,
Freeport, TX 77541
Worker was washing a chemical tanker truck that contained polyurethane foam and was found unresponsive inside the tank.
2/7/2011 Power Zone Equipment,
Center, CO 81125
Worker's clothing was caught on a shaft attached to a motor, which pulled his body into the rotating equipment.
2/7/2011 Trinidad Drilling,
Garden City, TX 79739
Worker checking a motor that pumps water out of a cellar was found unresponsive.
2/8/2011 Chicago Decking & Steel,
Glenview, IL 60026
Worker was struck by a steel beam that was being erected as part of a canopy on the exterior of a hospital addition.
2/8/2011 Dubuque Community School District,
Dubuque, IA 52001
A worker was run over by a vehicle driven by another worker attempting to perform a three-point turn and in reverse at the time of the accident.
2/8/2011 Elevator Dynamic,
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Worker fell into an elevator shaft.
2/8/2011 Green 46 Recycling, LLC,
Rochester, WI 53167
Worker's hood was caught in a piece of equipment used to recycle asphalt shingles and the worker was asphyxiated.
2/8/2011 Rod and Staff Publishers,
Crockett, KY 41413
Worker slipped and hit head in the parking lot arriving at work.
2/8/2011 Two-Brothers Enterprises Inc.,
Cumming, GA 30041
Worker installing a sewer line was trapped inside a trench when the trench collapsed.
2/11/2011 Ameron International,
Rancho Cucamunga, CA 94739
A worker was crushed when a concrete pipe became displaced and struck the worker.
2/11/2011 Setton Pistachio,
Terra Bella, CA 93270
Worker was caught in an auger.