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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 MAR 20, 2010)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
2/23/2010 North Star Emergency Services, LLC,
Charlotte, NC 28277
Worker was inspecting a roof on 2/23/2010 when he fell 23 feet. He later died from his injuries on 3/10/2010.
3/9/2010 Florida Rock & Tank Lines Inc,
Nashville, TN 37209
Worker was using a power take-off (PTO) pump to transfer gasoline from one underground storage tank to another. The output pipe of the pump broke, spraying fuel over the worker. The fuel later ignited and the worker was seriously burned. He died the next day.
3/12/2010 Cross Crete Concrete,
Midland, TX  79706
The company was applying a coat of stain and two coats of sealant.  Two workers were observed outside the building getting air, as the fumes were getting to be too much. One worker fatality and one worker hospitalization.
3/14/2010 AEE Tecnica de Aguadilla,
Moca, PR 00676
Worker was repairing damage to a 4160-Volt power line. The worker grabbed the part of the line which was not de-energized and was electrocuted, instantly causing his death.
3/16/2010 AT&T Contracting,
Philadelphia, PA  19124
Worker was conducting roofing work, removing sky lights, and fell 50 feet to the lower level.
3/16/2010 Clinton Hill Golf Course,
Swansea, IL  62229
Worker was spraying fertilizer with a utility cart boom sprayer.  The cart overturned trapping the worker.
3/16/2010 Walsh Construction,
Gary, IN 46403
Worker was working on highway with two other Walsh Construction workers and a subcontractor patching potholes. He was struck by a drunk driver speeding at up to 90 mph.
3/17/2010 7-Eleven,
Kansas City, MO  64134
Worker was killed during a store robbery.
3/17/2010 Demolition Disposal Services Inc.,
Lexington, KY 40509
Two workers were at the Lexington landfill loading one dumpster into another. During the process a chain became hung up and one worker stepped into the dumpster to free the chain. The dumpster fell on the worker. He was transported to the hospital where he later died.
3/17/2010 General Mills, Inc.,
Newdale, ID  83436
Worker attempted to break a grain bridge manually by entering the bin and fell into the grain.
3/17/2010 Pacific Gas & Electric Co.,
Bencia, CA 94510
Worker was working in a vault and was electrocuted.
3/17/2010 Precision AG Service, Inc.,
Pocahontas, AR  72455
Worker was in the process of transferring grain from one bin to another, and was found in a grain bin covered by a few feet of corn, 20 to 25 feet away from the door.
3/17/2010 Roane Transportation,
Rockwood, TN 37854
Worker was standing on a flatbed trailer while a crane operator was loading three coils of steel onto the truck. The coils fell off the truck striking the worker who had jumped off the truck to get out of the way.
3/18/2010 Cal-Sierra Pipe Inc.,
La Grand, CA 95333
Worker was unloading pipe from a flatbed trailer when he was knocked off the trailer by pipe that then fell onto him.
3/18/2010 Munday Machinery,
Lakeland, FL  33809
Worker was working on a large RV vehicle with the front suspended on a jack.  The jack collapsed, and the vehicle fell on the worker.
3/19/2010 Intermech Inc.,
Silverdale, WA  98605
Worker was carrying an oxygen/acetylene hose.  Worker was walking uphill across a roadway and was struck by an end loader.
3/19/2010 Performance Contractors,
Plaquemine, LA  70764
Worker was directing the driver of an 18-wheeler truck backwards into a Poly A Unit.  Worker ended up in a position where the 18-wheeler tires rolled over and crushed his head.
3/19/2010 Pine Island Ridge Country Club,
Davis, FL  33324
Worker was driving a golf cart, picking up debris along the roadway, and was struck by a vehicle.
3/19/2010 Spirit Aero Systems,
Tulsa, OK  74116
Worker was working on the airbrakes of the cab of a tractor trailer.  The truck engine engaged and dragged the worker until the truck hit another building.  Worker was found pinned between the left front tire and engine.
3/20/2010 Reed's Salvage Corporation,
Grafton, OH  44035
Worker was accessing the area under a load and was crushed/struck-by the scrap vehicle.