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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 19, 2010)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
2/9/2010 KAL Services, Inc. dba Midwest Sanitation,
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
Worker was trying to grab a large piece of cardboard out of the back of the garbage truck when the driver began to close the tailgate. The driver heard the worker and opened it. The worker who had been caught by the tailgate was transported to the hospital where he later died.
2/15/2010 Carr & Sons, Masonry, Inc.,
Clearwater, FL  33767
Worker was working on a column and fell over safety rail from the second level.
2/15/2010 Suburban Tire Company,
St. Charles, IL  60174
Worker was crushed between the ground and the arm of an automotive lift.
2/16/2010 Galland Henning Nopak, Inc.,
West Milwaukee, WI  53215
Worker was working in the yard moving a piece of steel with an overhead crane.  The piece fell, crushing the worker.
2/16/2010 J & M Construction,
McLoud, OK  74851
Worker was attempting to tie into a main water line that was 17 to 20 feet underground when the trench collapsed.
2/16/2010 Southland Steel Fabricators,
Baton Rouge, LA  70816
Worker was working from a manlift connecting a beam.  The beam being held by a crane, shifted and hit the manlift knocking the worker from the manlift, 14 to16 feet to the ground.
2/17/2010 Duncan Oil Co.,
South Charleston, OH  45368
Worker was refilling aboveground fuel oil tanks from a tank truck.  He had walked behind the truck and bent over, his coat was caught in the power take-off.
2/17/2010 Eaton Corporation,
Belmond, IA 50421
Worker, a machine operator, was using a grinding machine and the grinding wheel on the machine broke into pieces. One piece of the wheel struck the worker in the face. The worker died instantly.
2/17/2010 Elco Oil LLC,
Beggs, OK  74421
Worker was draining a tank; one of the employees climbed to the top of the tank and lit a cigarette and waved it over the opening in the tank.  The tank exploded, killing the worker.
2/17/2010 Jeff Schoenfelder Farms,
Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Worker found unconscious in a hog barn.
2/17/2010 The Clarion Hotel & Conference Center,
Shepherdstown, WV  25443
Worker was working in the kitchen area and fainted / fell to the floor, grabbing hold of a deep fryer, spilling hot grease out onto her and burning 30 percent of her body.
2/18/2010 Total I.T. Solutions,
Pearl, MS  39208
Worker was removing an antenna from a hangar roof.  He was walking a beam and stepped off and fell through the roof of the hangar.
2/19/2010 Nationwide Scrap, LLC,
Brooklyn, NY  11385
Worker was struck by a powered industrial truck that was loading paper bales into a semi-trailer.
2/20/2010 Mountain State Carbon, LLC,
Follansbee, WV  26037
Worker was traveling underneath a coal transfer belt.  A large icicle broke away from the belt structure and fell onto the worker.