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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 27, 2010)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
3/17/2010 GE Transportation,
Kansas City, MO  64153
Worker was working on the wheel and axle line, using an overhead bridge crane to lift a 5,100-lb locomotive wheel set.  Worker lifted the locomotive wheel set, causing it to swing in a pendulum motion, pinning his leg against another stationary locomotive wheel set.
3/17/2010 The Pit Stop,
Chico, CA 95926
Worker became entangled in the rear differential of a vehicle.
3/18/2010 Simpson Bridge Company Inc.,
Clevland, TN 37311
Worker fell about 7 feet while pouring a concrete column for a new bridge. He was taken to the hospital where he died during back surgery.
3/18/2010 Yacov Likhterman,
Brooklyn, NY  11215
Worker fell 25 feet off a manlift.
3/19/2010 Bottom Dollar Tree Service,
New Port Richey, FL  34654
Worker was cutting tree branches and cut himself with a chainsaw.
3/19/2010 Hidden Mill Marina Center,
Egg Harbor Twp., NJ  08234
Worker was working on a client's boat, and an explosion occurred.
3/19/2010 Southern Pump and Tank Company,
Charlotte, NC 28629
Worker was working under a pull-behind compressor/generator and it fell off the jack stands.
3/20/2010 Triple S Oilfield Construction,
Odessa, TX  79766
Worker received a severe electrical shock after an overhead crane derailed in the facility he was working in.
3/21/2010 T.J.B. Logistics, LLC.,
Mountain Lakes, NJ  07046
Worker fell off of an unguarded stair landing and struck his head on edge of stair tread 10 feet below.
3/22/2010 Columbia Forest Productions,
Presque Isle, ME  04769
Worker went into a stacker to clean dust off a photocell eye.  He did not use lockout/tagout, and after the dust was cleared away, the stacker activated.
3/23/2010 Miles City Auction Yard
Miles City, MT  59301
Worker was trampled by a bull.
3/23/2010 United States Infrastructure Corporation,
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Worker was spray painting utility when he was struck by a vehicle. Worker later died on 3/19/2010.
3/24/2010 7-11 Store #13693,
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Worker was fatally shot during a robbery and was pronounced dead at the scene.
3/25/2010 AIM Construction, LLP,
Delran, NJ  08075
Two workers were moving an aluminum ladder.  The ladder contacted an overhead power line.  One worker was electrocuted and the other was hospitalized.
3/26/2010 Phoenix Fabricators and Erectors,
Cleburne, TX  76033
Worker fell from an elevated water tower area.
3/27/2010 Creative Biomass Inc.,
Fitchburg, MA  01420
Worker was working on a motor, contacted live wires and was electrocuted.