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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 19, 2011)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
11/9/2010 AA Seamless Gutters,
Midlothian, TX 76065
Worker was working from a roof installing gutters and fell 12-14 feet to the ground below.
1/15/2011 SAR Transportation,
Chico, TX 76431
Worker was raising the bed of a dump truck when it hit an overhead power line. Worker got out of the truck to release the tailgate and was electrocuted.
1/28/2011 Eastern NY Correctional,
Napanoch, NY 12458
Correctional officer in a state prison van was killed when it collided with a private vehicle.
1/31/2011 Liberty Building Services,
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Worker tripped in an office and fell.
2/1/2011 Staff Management,
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Worker was walking from the facility to vehicle in the parking lot and slipped, falling on ice.
2/2/2011 SST Energy Corporation,
Douglas, WY 82633
Worker fell 50 to 70 feet when a climbing-assist device failed while descending a derrick ladder.
2/3/2011 Alvan Construction Inc.,
Brielle, NJ 08730
Worker fell from a roof.
2/5/2011 Nassau Co PD Hwy Patrol
Bellmore, NY 11710
Police officer was pushed under a box truck after vehicle was struck by a truck that crossed striped lanes.
2/8/2011 Pneumatic and Hydraulic Company, LLC,
Houston, TX 77095
Worker was replacing a 120 psi pneumatic hose for a compressor system and was struck by the pressurized equipment.
2/10/2011 RM Beverage Delaware LLC,
Portland, OR 97217
Worker struck on head by products when a storage rack collapsed.
2/11/2011 Bland Farms, LLC,
Cato, NY 13033
Worker was on a roof shoveling snow and fell through a skylight.
2/11/2011 Darnell Belt dba D Bell Tree Service,
Centreville, IL 62003
Worker was conducting tree trimming operations when struck on his head by a 6-inch diameter branch.
2/12/2011 Erie Coke Corporation,
Erie, PA 16512
Worker had stepped around the corner of a building and directly into the path of a frontend loader.
2/13/2011 Midstate Manufacturing Company,
Galesburg, IL  61401
Worker doing maintenance in a wet paint booth stepped off a catwalk and fell 20 feet through the ceiling and struck his head on a fixture below.
2/14/2011 Eastern Wood Products Company,
Williamsport, PA  17701
Worker feeding scrap wood into an auger for transport to a primary grinder was entangled in the auger.
2/15/2011 California Highway Patrol,
Garberville, CA 95542
Police officer was struck in a head-on collison.
2/15/2011 Mayberry Machinery Movers Inc.,
Moorestown, NJ  08057
Worker was crushed by a trailer's falling undercarriage.
2/15/2011 Norfolk Iron & Metal Co.,
Norfolk, NE  68701
Worker was walking near racks which contained metal trays.  A forklift struck one of the trays and the tray moved laterally, striking the worker.
2/16/2011 An Hua Laundry Service Inc.,
Jamaica, NY  11433
Worker was asphyxiated after her scarf was caught on the rollers of an iron/press machine.
2/16/2011 Delgado Construction,
Houston, TX  77055
Worker was performing stucco activities from a scaffold platform 14 feet above ground.  Worker fell through an opening between the house and the scaffold as he was reaching to take measurements.
2/16/2011 H.L.S. Fire & Safety,
Delcambre, LA  70528
Worker was swinging from a boat to a work platform and fell into the water, drowning.
2/16/2011 Superior Environmental Solution, Inc.,
Canton, OH  44704
Worker was pinned between a hatch door and the opening framework at the rear end of an industrial vacuum truck.
2/17/2011 Garden City Park FD Hdqtrs,
Garden City Park, NY 11040
Firefighter slipped on ice and struck head
2/17/2011 Joseph M. Sanzari Inc.,
Clifton, NJ  07012
Worker was struck by a motor vehicle.