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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 19, 2011)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
9/11/2010 Paolella Pro-Fitting, Inc., Newark, NJ 07105 Worker was killed after being run over by a highway milling machine.
1/11/2011 DL Cattle LLC., Parks, NE 69041 Worker was asphyxiated after being engulfed in a grain bin.
2/9/2011 Airco Service, Inc., Tulsa, OK 74146 Worker died after falling 15 feet through a snow-covered skylight.
2/16/2011 Coastal Crane & Rigging, Inc., Savannah, GA 31419 Worker was killed after falling from a boom truck platform.
2/25/2011 Ceres Gulf Inc., New Orleans, LA 70115 One worker was killed, another injured after the tire they were removing blew off the axle.
3/3/2011 Elm Farms Incorporated, Okawville, IL 62271 Two workers were electrocuted after lifting an aluminum pipe to free a raccoon and hitting an overhead power line.
3/4/2011 Premier Logging, LLC., Plaucheville, LA 71329 Worker died after being run over by a road grader.
3/4/2011 American Hardwood Industries/Graham Lumber Company, Fulton, MS 38843 Worker, who was fixing a chipper motor, was electrocuted after contacting a live wire.
3/6/2011 Reithoffer Shows, Inc., North Fort Myers, FL 33917 Worker disassembling a fair/carnival ride was found unresponsive.
3/6/2011 Koch Specialty Plant Services, Inc., Norco, LA 70079 Worker performing maintenance on a tower died after becoming unconscious from hydrogen sulfide exposure and falling 100 feet.
3/7/2011 Barnesville Bus Company, Barnesville, MN 56514 Business co-owner was killed after being crushed by facility's garage door.
3/10/2011 John Deere PEC Waterloo, IA 50702 Worker ejected from, then pinned under tractor, after losing control and striking a utility pole.
3/11/2011 Asplundh Tree Expert Co., Greenup, KY 41144 Worker struck by falling tree.
3/11/2011 5J Oilfield Services, LLC., Stanton, TX 79782 Worker was killed when caught between a tractor trailer and forklift.
3/12/2011 Nassau Co PD Bureau of Special Operations, N. Bellmore, NY 11710 Plain clothes police officer mistaken for a perpetrator and shot by a uniformed officer.
3/13/2011 NYCPD 84th PCT Brooklyn, NY 11201 Police officer fell 9 feet after being pushed over railing by suspect.
3/13/2011 Walt Disney World Co., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 Worker testing a roller coaster was struck and killed by one of the coaster’s carts.
3/14/2011 United Space Alliance, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899-0001 Worker died after an apparent 215-foot fall from a space shuttle launch structure.
3/14/2011 Vesuvius Chicago Heights Plant, Chicago Heights, IL 60411 Worker unclogging a bin died after falling 30 feet onto railroad tracks.
3/14/2011 Express Commercial Services of Texas, Plano, TX 75093 Worker operating a street sweeper was struck and killed by two cars that were street racing.
3/14/2011 JKS Ventures, Inc., Melrose Park, IL 60160 Worker was crushed between a forklift and bale of compressed cardboard.
3/15/2011 Composite Rigging Limited and Company, North Kingstown, RI 02852 Worker died after being struck on the head by a sailboat rigging cable.
3/16/2011 Century Lighting, Sacramento, CA 95834 Worker died after being crushed between a store ceiling and aerial device basket.
3/17/2011 Devine Intermodal, Sacramento, CA 95691 Worker, who was assisting a vehicle, was struck and killed by another vehicle.
3/17/2011 Empire State Cardboard Paper Recycling Corp., Maspeth, NY 11378 Worker was crushed between a trailer and a parking lot sweeper.
3/18/2011 Gilchrist Construction, Alexandria, LA 71302 Worker employed as a traffic flagger was struck and killed by a truck.
3/20/2011 Butterville Farms, LLC., Adams, NY 13605 Worker died after sustaining crushing injuries while working in a cow barn.