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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 31, 2012)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
Serra Stone Corp., Bethesda, MD 20816 Worker at a stone products manufacturer who was attempting to enter his work vehicle died when he was pinned against a brick wall after the truck rolled.
02/13/2012 Southern Management Corp., Towson, MD 21204 Worker for a management facility who was operating a car lift died when the carriage came out of the track and flipped over, ejecting the worker down a 20 foot shaft.
02/15/2012 Mad River Glen Ski Area, Waitsfield, VT A ski instructor at a ski resort died after becoming stuck in a wall opening.
02/23/2012 FM Property Services, Union, NJ Worker died after falling eight feet while installing ceiling tiles from a ladder.
03/13/2012 Alaska Heliskiing LLC, Hanes, AK 998273 Worker at a snow ski resort was buried under nearly eight feet of snow after an avalanche.
03/18/2012 Community Asphalt Corporation, Vero Beach, FL 32967 Worker refueling the company truck slipped and fell to the ground, sustaining rib fractures. He later died from health complications.
03/19/2012 Home Goods, Oakdale, MN 55128 Worker at a retail store, setting up a bag holder, died when a metal piece from the holder struck him in the head.
03/21/2012 Vermont Electric Cooperative Inc., Johnson, VT 05656 Worker trimming trees was electrocuted after touching a live conductor.
03/21/2012 A & D Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Inc., Boca Raton, FL 33432 Worker installing piping and sheet metal to the HVAC system of a restaurant died after falling 40 feet through the building's shaft.
03/22/2012 Breeze National Inc., New York, NY 10027 Worker for a trash and junk disposal company was killed when part of a two-story building collapsed.
03/23/2012 Cambelt International, Salt Lake City, UT 84104 Worker was crushed between the hydraulic ram and bullister of a press during maintenance operations.
03/23/2012 Burton Hydro-Vac, El Paso, TX 79905 Worker using a vacuum truck to remove water from a hole died after a pipe came loose and hit his head.
03/23/2012 Troon Golf LLC, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 Worker driving a cart on a golf course drowned when the cart landed in a lake, pinning him underwater.
03/24/2012 Daniel Coates Farm, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526 Farm worker was struck and killed when a box of feed stock fell on him.
03/24/2012 Proctor & Gamble Paper Products Co., Mehoopany, PA 18629 Worker was performing maintenance on a paper mill machine was killed when his head became trapped between the oscillating shower head feed pipe and a stationary water return duct.
03/24/2012 Fire Brick Engineers Company Inc., Marlon, AL 36756-0670 Worker replacing the lining of a furnace was crushed between the cleaning equipment and wall. Equipment had not been locked out.
03/27/2012 HD Supply Waterworks, Pineville, NC 28134 Worker for a plumbing supplies company who was loading materials on a flatbed truck died when he fell 4 feet off the truck, and was then struck by a 420-pound pipe.
03/27/2012 Lockhart Concrete Company, Kent, OH 44240 Worker at a concrete manufacturing facility was crushed between a precast concrete slab and excavator.
03/27/2012 J & S Industries, Friendswood, TX 77546 Worker trimming trees was electrocuted when his aluminum saw touched a transmission line.
03/28/2012 Massman Traylor Alberici, A Joint Adventure, East St. Louis, IL 62202 Employee was working in an aerial lift over a river when a steel pile fell and struck the boom of the lift. The worker, still in the basket, fell into the river and drowned.
03/28/2012 Utilicon Solutions LTD, dba Highlines Construction, Wabbaseka, AR 72775 Worker replacing utility poles was electrocuted.
03/29/2012 Tech Systems Contracting, Hayes, VA 23072 Worker performing electrical prep work from a ladder died after falling and hitting his head on concrete floor.
03/29/2012 Hathaway Ranch and Oil Museum, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 Worker at a ranch museum who was driving a tractor died after it overturned, pinning the worker to the ground.
03/29/2012 Modern American Recycling Services Inc., Gibson, LA 70356 Worker cutting a metal platform at a scrap yard died when a partially cut metal piece fell on him.
Huntersville Hardwoods Inc., Huntersville, NC 28070 Worker was struck and killed by a fork truck while walking to a break area.
03/30/2012 Frit Industries Inc., Walnut Ridge, AR 72476 Worker inspecting the removal of compacted soil from inside a fertilizer mixer died when he became engulfed in raw material after the mixer was turned on.