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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 9, 2011)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
Dal-Tile Corporation Raleigh, NC 27610 Worker unloading crates of granite slabs was crushed after the wire rope holding the crates broke.
Sanders Wood Products Molalla, OR 97038 Worker died after being struck on the head by a piece of lumber that fell from a conveyer.
Carbide Industries, LLC Louisville, KY 40211 Two workers were killed and one injured after an explosion in an industrial gas plant.
DME Enterprises, Bridge City, TX 77611 A welder working on top of a storage tank was killed when the tank exploded, throwing the worker to the ground.
Dixon Electrical Systems & Contracting, Inc., Ashland, KY 41101 Electrical worker died from burns and asphyxiation after a coke oven gas explosion.
4/1/2011 Orion Drilling Company LLC Altair Rig #7, Catarina, TX 78836 Worker died after being struck in the head from an 8-lb. bolt that fell 142 feet from a drilling rig.
Texas Barge & Boat Company, Inc., Freeport, TX 77451 Two workers, repairing a barge by cutting away its bottom plate, were killed by a flash fire.
Ornamental Plants Brentwood, CA 94513 An employer, operating a powered industrial truck, was killed after falling and being run over by the machine.
4/4/2011 Devon Severs dba We Show Up, Shamong, NJ 08088 Worker cutting down dead trees was killed when struck by the tree's base.
Veolia Water North America Operating Services LLC Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Two waste water operators were killed after the front wall of basin collapsed in control room.
4/5/2011 Diversified Transport, LLC., Baton Rouge, LA 70815 Recycle collection worker was killed after being run over by the collection truck.
Freehold Cartage, Inc., Freehold, NJ 07728 Worker was crushed between two trailers.
4/6/2011 Michels Pipeline, Livingston, WI 53554 Worker was electrocuted while installing a new set of power lines next to existing lines.
E & A Construction Chattanooga, TN 37421 Worker was killed after falling through a sky light while removing rubber roofing.