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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 17, 2012)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
02/24/2012 Worldwide Technologies GPA, Franklin, KY 42134 Worker in a tool manufacturing facility broke his neck when he was pulled into a machine used to rotate and shape metals.
02/27/2012 Gulf Equipment Corporation, Auburn, AL 36849 Worker performing duties inside a highway construction zone was struck and killed by a passenger vehicle.
02/29/2012 B&B Well Drilling, Laton, CA 93242 Worker at an oil rig was killed when a 300-pound clamp that he tried to attach to a well drilling machine fell on him.
03/06/2012 J.V. Industrial Companies Ltd., Memphis, TN 38109 One worker was killed, two were burned, when a gas pipe they were working on exploded.
03/07/2012 Neftail Lawn Care, Coral Gables, FL 33156 Worker using an extended saw to cut down tree palms was electrocuted when the palm swayed and touched a power line.
03/09/2012 Arsham Metal Industries Inc., Houston, TX 77041 One worker was killed, two injured, when a stack of 1,400-pound metal casting molds fell on top of them while they were on break inside an aluminum and metals facility.
03/10/2012 Survey Solutions Inc., St. Clair Shores, MI 48081 Worker inside a roadway work zone was struck and killed by a vehicle.
03/11/2012 Capital City Cab Service, Steelton, PA 17113 Cab driver was shot and killed.
03/12/2012 Children's Hospital & Health System, Milwaukee, WI 53226 A housekeeping employee was found on the bathroom floor: possible heart attack.
03/12/2012 Pace Residential LP, Houston, TX 77042 Worker making repairs around a sky light at a residential facility died after falling 22 feet through the skylight.
03/12/2012 Affiliated Machinery Inc., Pearland, TX 77581 Worker using a forklift to move machinery died after becoming pinned between the forklift and the pallet rack.
03/13/2012 Eberts Electric Inc., Amherst, NY 14226 Worker replacing a device that limits the amount of current in an electrical circuit was electrocuted after touching a live electrical component.
03/13/2012 Amerilam Supply Group, Knoxville, TN 37918 Worker was struck and killed by a delivery truck while crossing the road to get to the company warehouse.
03/14/2012 Tyson Fresh Meats Inc., Dakota City, NE 68731 Worker repairing an adjustable lift platform inside a meat packing facility was crushed when the chain holding the platform broke.
03/14/2012 Maury County Highway Dept., Columbia, TN 38401 Worker on a highway construction site died after falling 40 feet from an aerial boom that broke from the aerial lift truck.
03/15/2012 Kelley Bean Company Inc., Brush, CO 80723 Worker was engulfed after standing on a pile of beans at a bean plant.
03/15/2012 Berkeley Forge & Tool Inc., Berkeley, CA 94710 Worker at a tool manufacturing facility was killed when a piece from a pneumatic grinder he was welding struck his head.