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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 April 2, 2011)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
3/23/2011 Fuentes Enterprises, Inc., West Springfield, MA 01089 Worker was killed after a cigarette lighter used to check the level of a 55-gal. drum of flammable liquid ignited the liquid's vapor and exploded. Worker died from burns and blunt head trauma.
3/23/2011 R,R, Donnelley, Willard, OH 44888-0002 Worker positioning rolls of paper stock into a printing press collasped and later died. Cause of death is undetermined at this time.
3/24/2011 Russell Engineering, Sunrise, FL 33322 Worker picking up roadway debris was run over and killed by an asphalt paving roller.
3/25/2011 Hamm Company, Perry, KS 66073 Worker was struck and killed by a vehicle in a shop parking lot.
3/25/2011 Vo's Auto Repair, Gresham, OR 97030 Worker inspecting car bearings was crushed after car began moving.
3/26/2011 NYS Police Clarence LODD 2011, Clarence, NY 14031 Police trooper struck by a passing vehicle while conducting a traffic stop.
3/26/2011 Pinnacle Foods Group LLC, Fort Madison, IA 52627 Sanitation worker was killed after being pulled into auger while cleaning it.
3/26/2011 Kenco LLC., Lincoln, MT 59639 A truck driver securing a load of logs was struck in the head by a loose log.
3/27/2011 ABC Coke-Division of Drummond Company, Tarrant, AL 35217 Worker was crushed between a coal hopper and Larry car while trying to open a coke oven chute.
3/28/2011 Dean Stevens, Dayton, OH 45414 Worker performing building demolition activities was killed by fallen steel beam column supports.
3/28/2011 Bed Bath & Beyond, Port Reading, NJ 07064 Worker fell from a mobile ladder.
3/28/2011 KTG USA LP, Memphis, TN 38107 Park Service worker collapsed and died from possible smoke inhalation after fighting a fire.
3/28/2011 Sysco Guest Supply, LLC, Concord, NC 28027 Worker died after being struck by falling boxes and falling 19 feet.
3/28/2011 Ceres Marine Terminals, Portsmouth, VA 23703 Worker died after being struck by a forklift while directing the transport of a ship's hatch cover.
3/29/2011 All American Window Cleaning, Inc., Canyon, CA 92647 Worker washing windows was electrocuted after making contact with a live wire.
3/29/2011 Comfort World A/C and Heating, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Worker fell from ladder.
3/29/2011 Timberline Nursery Inc., Hillister, TX 77624 Worker suffered blunt force head trauma after riding bicycle off a four-foot loading dock.
3/29/2011 Com Ed, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 Utility worker helping to move electric poles was killed when a portion of the pole fell on the worker's head.
3/30/2011 Rebay, Marletta, OH 45750 Worker was operating a skid steer on the ramp to a large running diesel trammel and was found inside the trammel.
3/31/2011 Hilcorp Energy, Inc., Lafayette, LA 70506 Worker performing wire line service was killed after a high pressure well valve burst in worker's face.
3/31/2011 Panduit Corp., Dekalb, IL 60115 Worker was found in a forklift truck dead of an apparent heart attack.
4/1/2011 American Metal Recyclin, Fontana, CA 92337 Worker killed from gas inhalation during fire that began while using oxy/Acetylene to cut metal.