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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 12, 2011)
FATALITIES
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
3/4/2011 Sauced on Paseo, LLC,
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Worker was using an electric material hoist to move beer to a lower level when the overloaded hoist failed and struck the worker, coming to rest 8 feet below.
3/5/2011 Manson Mowat a Joint Venture,
Bremerton, WA 98310
Worker was operating a hoist on a spud barge when a piece of the winch came loose and struck him on the head.
3/8/2011 U.S. Postal Service,
Dundee, MI 48131
Worker delivering mail was crushed when a concrete porch collapsed.
3/9/2011 Estis Well Service, LLC,
Plaquemine, LA 70764
Working was positioning a pipe into a hole on a derrick when the pipe shifted, striking the worker, and pinning him between the rig and mud tank.
3/10/2011 General Supply & Services, Inc.,
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
Worker was unloading a truck in the parking lot and was run over by a delivery truck.
3/10/2011 Georgia Power Company,
Claxton, GA 30458
Worker was climbing down a power line transmission structure when he fell to the ground.
3/10/2011 Ultra Building Services,
The Woodlands, TX 77381
Worker operating an electric floor buffer in the building was found unconscious and non-responsive by building security.
3/11/2011 Westfalia Technologies, Inc.,
Tampa, FL 33612
Worker was replacing chains on a storage retrieval machine when a vertical lift station came crashing down, striking the worker.
CATASTROPHES - MULTIPLE WORKERS HOSPITALIZED
3/9/2011 Reeco Well Services, Inc.,
Lovington, NM 88260
Four workers injured (three hospitalized) after a fire on an oil well servicing rig.