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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 March 3, 2012)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
02/02/2012 Southland Tube Inc., Birmingham, AL 35234 Worker loading steel coils onto an uncoiler died after being found with his head caught between 14,000-pound coils.
02/17/2012 Jackson Pipe & Steel, Leary, TX 75503 Worker operating a jib crane was killed when the steel column supporting the crane fell off its support base causing the column and crane to collapse on him.
02/21/2012 W.A. Felix Builders, Honolulu, HI 96821
Worker died from falling debris while working in a trench.
02/21/2012 Brunner Equipment LLC, Elkin, NC 28621 Worker was killed when a hydraulic lift fell on him.
02/22/2012 AB Construction Inc., Dallas, GA 30157 Worker wearing a horizontal lifeline that was connected to an aircraft hangar under construction was killed when the building collapsed.
02/22/2012 Alabama Forklift & Repair Inc., Clanton, AL 35045 Worker trying to remove the oil filter from underneath a forklift was killed when the jack used to elevate the forklift fell on him.
02/23/2012 Best Foam, Sherman, MS 38869 Worker operating a compactor machine used to pack together cut farm crops died after being caught inside the machine.
02/23/2012 Alltex Steel Inc., Sealy, TX 77474 Worker inside of a scissor lift died when trusses hit the lift, tipping it over.
02/23/2012 Roberson Construction & Land Development, Inc., Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Worker was asphyxiated when an unshored wall collapsed while he was cutting rebar inside of a basin.
02/27/2012 Clanton Masonry, Atlanta, GA 30329 Worker standing on a scaffold platform was killed when a forklift hit the platform, which then hit a building under construction. The worker fell and the building collapsed on him.
02/27/2012 CM Joslin Company Inc., Cleveland, TX 77327 Worker helping to cut down trees was struck and killed by a 55-foot tree being cut by another worker.
02/28/2012 Graftech International, Anmoore, WV 26323 Worker died from abdominal wounds when a part from a metal-cutting machine struck him.
02/28/2012 Jennings Farms, Inc., LaVergne, TN 37086 Worker died after being pinned under the front tire while attempting to stop an unattended moving tractor.
02/29/2012 Flatrolled Steel Inc., Houston, TX 77078 Worker died from injuries when a rail car cover struck his head and crushed his chest.
02/29/2012 Elite Pipeline Services, Odessa, TX 79764 Four workers were hospitalized when a flash fire occurred while they cut bolts off an abandoned pipeline.
02/29/2012 Iron Boss Inc., Houston, TX 77056 Worker putting steel I-beams on blocks was killed when a beam struck his head and chest.
White Hawk Engineering and Design, Kingfisher, OK 73750 Worker surveying a wheat field was struck and killed by a train as he crossed a railroad track.
03/02/2012 Stein Inc., Ashland, KY 41101 Worker performing machine maintenance was crushed between a conveyor belt and machine frame after an unexpected start-up.
03/02/2012 Ohio American Water, Tiffin, OH 44883 Worker was struck and killed by a vehicle while operating a water valve.
02/29/2012 Elite Pipeline Services, Odessa, TX 79764 Four workers were hospitalized when a flash fire occurred while they cut bolts off an abandoned pipeline.