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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 05, 2011)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
8/31/2010 DMR Company,
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Worker fell from a ladder while painting a house.
12/4/2010 Aloun Farm, Inc.,
Waipahu, HI 96797
Worker was struck by truck operating in reverse.
2/12/2011 Advanced Tree Service,
Springfield, MA 01103
Worker was dumping a wheelbarrow containing snow over the edge of a flat roof, lost control and fell 15 feet.
2/16/2011 The Cliffs Resort,
Graford, TX 76449
Worker was checking water lines from the shore to the marina and was found in the water by the shore.
2/19/2011 L & J Company,
Aurora, CO 80018
Worker was delivering a load of waste roofing material and he was under the dump truck to engage a hydraulic control lever when his jacket got caught in a rotating power take-off.
2/21/2011 Master Fleet, LLC,
Green Bay, WI 54304
Worker slipped and fell on ice in the parking lot, hitting his head on the ground.
2/23/2011 Coast Career Institute,
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Worker was shot by student during a training session.
2/25/2011 Ceres Gulf Inc.,
New Orleans, LA 70115
Worker was removing a tire from a container handler on a marine dock when the tire blew off its rim.
2/25/2011 Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department,
Mint Hill, NC 28227
Worker (SWAT Team Member) working with tactical distraction device (flash bang device) when it activated.
2/28/2011 Brookshire Brothers Ltd.,
Lufkin, TX 75904
Worker was salvaging parts from a mechanical dock leveler. A forklift was raising the dock leveler when it slipped and crushed the worker.
2/28/2011 Central Valley Meat,
Hanford, CA 93230
Worker struck by paddle of meat blender after sanitizing it, and blender wasn't locked out.
2/28/2011 City of White House,
White House, TN 37188
Worker fell into rushing water and got trapped in culvert while clearing debris from a drain.
3/2/2011 Alberto Roman Garcia,
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Worker was crushed by a falling object.
3/2/2011 Patrick Michael Group,
Lake Village, AR 71653
Two workers were in a manlift rigging a steel member hoisted by a crane when the boom collapsed and struck the manlift. Both workers fell 30 feet.
3/2/2011 R & L Carriers,
Birmingham, AL 35217
Worker was crushed between a truck and a loading dock.
3/3/2011 Quick Pak Inc.,
Sharonville, OH 45246
Worker was found after falling 30 feet from an elevated lift.
3/8/2011 Boudier Brothers Construction Group, Inc.,
Violet, LA 70092
Worker doing masonry to cover an opening between a house wall and its foundation was electrocuted when worker came in contact with a set of cables.