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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 25, 2012)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
02/07/2012 Great White Pressure Pumping, Garden City, TX 79739 Worker performing pre-fracking operations was struck and killed when a pipe exploded under pressure.
02/08/2012 Redmond Construction Inc., Bernard, IA 52032 Worker died from head injuries after falling 15 feet while doing construction work.
02/17/2012 US Airways Group Inc., Phoenix, AZ 85034 Worker was crushed between two vertically moving conveyor belts.
02/18/2012 Duphil Construction, Orange, TX 77632 Worker was crushed when a load on a forklift fell.
02/18/2012 Smithfield Packing Company Inc., Clinton, NC 28328 Worker emptying waste water sludge into a tanker truck died from exposure to toxic gas.
02/19/2012 Stevens Pass Mountain Resort, Skyomish, WA 98288 Worker participating in a video shoot at a ski resort was killed during an avalanche.
02/19/2012 Southern Metals Recycling Inc., Savannah, GA 31405 Worker using knife to cut wire cut his finger. He fainted and later died from head injuries after falling to concrete floor.
02/20/2012 CSI Acquistion Co., LLC dba Crane Service Inc., Three Rivers, TX 78022 Worker died when caught between a tractor and a trailer while hooking them together.
02/20/2012 Win-Sons Poleline Construction, Watonga, OK 73040 Worker replacing lightning arresters on electrical lines was electrocuted after touching an energized line.
02/21/2012 Ferman BMW of Palm Harbor, Palm Harbor, FL 34684 Worker died after falling out of a golf cart.
02/22/2012 Renner Construction, Palmetto, GA 30268 Worker performing residential construction died when he fell off the roof, landing on the lower deck.
02/22/2012 Arden and Howe Car Wash Inc., Sacramento, CA 95825 Worker was struck and killed by a vehicle exiting the car wash.
02/23/2012 Neo Corporation, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Worker was working adjacent to an embankment when it collapsed.
02/23/2012 Walmart, Streetsbooro, OH 44241 Worker unloading a general merchandise truck died from apparent heart attack.