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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 Feburary 26, 2011)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
1/10/2011 Alexander's Ag Flying Service,
Bethel Island, CA 94511
Worker flying a plane crashed after the wing clipped a tower.
2/4/2011 Fisher Barton South Carolina Inc.,
Fountain Inn, SC 29644
Worker fell while placing salt in a tank being prepared for production.
2/8/2011 Enterprise Products Operating LLP,
Mont Belvieu, TX 77580
Worker was blinding flanges on a piping manifold when a fire started. The worker was unaccounted for.
2/9/2011 Gra-Kat Environmental Services,
Walton, KY 41094
Worker was struck by a vehicle while cleaning up an accident site involving an overturned trailer.
2/11/2011 HB Performance Systems Inc.,
Mequon, WI 53092
Worker leaned over to see if a drip pan was full and he fell over, hitting the back of his head.
2/17/2011 Eldridge & Son Farm Equipment,
Morehead, KY 40351
Worker was pinned between vehicle and dump truck while unloading material.
2/17/2011 Purity Plus Water Systems,
Rockford, IL 61109
Worker was struck by a truck.
2/18/2011 Fallon Logging Co. Inc.,
Tillamook, OR 97141
Worker cutting down a tree was struck by the top of another tree that fell to the ground.
2/20/2011 Amf Bowling Centers Inc.,
300 Dallas, Store 571, Addison, TX 75001
Worker was releasing a jam from a bowling pinsetter machine when the worker was caught by an elevator wheel.
2/20/2011 Davis Specialties Services,
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Worker was installing an antenna on a newly erected 300-foot tower and fell 110 feet from the tower.
2/21/2011 Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co.,
Midland, TX 79701
Worker was in the process of removing a stabilizer when a piece of equipment was moved or dislodged by a forklift and the piece struck and caught the worker.
2/23/2011 Austin Industrial Services, LP.,
Deer Park, TX 77536
Worker entered a railcar previously containing olefin sulfide and was overcome by hydrogen sulfide.
2/23/2011 Davey Tree Expert Company,
Du Bois, PA 15801
Worker was clearing trees and was struck on the head by a section of a falling tree.
2/23/2011 Rogers Logging Company Inc.,
Magnolia, AR 71753
Worker was approaching a fallen tree to cut off its top while another worker was cutting another tree when a piece broke off and hit the first worker.
2/24/2011 Randy's Window and Carpet Cleaning,
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Worker fell 40 feet from the roof of an apartment complex.
2/24/2011 Stronghold Engineering,
Riverside, CA 92507
Worker was electrocuted while working on an electrical panel.
2/25/2011 Metropolitan Water Reclamation Dist.,
Hanover Park, IL 60133
Worker fell 12 feet over a railing after losing control of a Bobcat.