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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 16, 2011)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
Eller-I.T.O. Stevedoring Company L.L.C., Miami, FL 33132 Worker was struck and killed by a falling refrigerated container.
4/1/2011 Union Roofing, Inc., Bloomington, IL 61701 Worker repairing a metal roof died after falling eight feet from a ladder to the concrete ground.
4/1/2011 Macy's Department Store, Atlanta, GA 30326 A department store worker died after tripping over the leg of fixture and hitting his head on the tiled floor.
4/3/2011 Tom Nelson Painting, Inc., Maitland, FL 32751 A worker using an aerial lift to spray paint a structure's ceiling was killed after falling nearly 60 feet from the lift's basket.
City of Chicago Police Dept Chicago, IL 60643 Worker died after suffering respiratory failure from inhaling a cleaning substance.
4/4/2011 Madison Livestock Market, Inc., Madison, FL 32341 Worker died from an apparent heart attack while corraling livestock onto a trailer.
4/4/2011 Ayres Associates, Inc., Jacksonville, FL 32257 Worker conducting a traffic survey was electrocuted when the worker's bucket truck contacted an overhead power line.
4/5/2011 Resourceful Environmental Services, Inc., Cleveland, MS 38732-2109 Truck driver, who was operating levers to cover the truck's dumpster, was electrocuted when the tarping arm contacted a 7800-volt overhead power line.
4/7/2011 United Fire Protection, Inc., Lake Placid, FL 33610 Two workers filling a water storage tank and replacing a fire pump system were crushed when the building collapsed after the storage tank exploded.
4/8/2011 Security Lumber & Supply Company, Bradley, IL 60915 Worker repairing a roof truss machine was crushed between a gantry table press and a finish roller.
4/8/2011 Colonial Terminals, Inc., Savannah, GA 31415 Worker died from burns after a tanker truck filled with toluene caught fire and exploded.
4/9/2011 Helen of Troy, Southhaven, MS 38672 Worker, who suffered a leg injury while operating a forklift truck, later died from complications from the injury.
City of Rochelle Rochelle Municipal Utilities Rochelle, IL 61068 Worker electrocuted while troubleshooting a power outage on a 4K phase-to-phase line.
4/10/2011 Pratt Paper LA., LLC., Shreveport, LA 71115 Worker moving bails of paper was crushed when the forklift tipped over, causing the passenger cage to fall on top of the worker.
Stidham Construction Kingsburg, CA 93631 Worker installing insulation in a barn died after stepping between the personnel lifting equipment and roofing, falling 30 feet to concrete floor.
4/11/2011 RDA Service Company, Inc., Webb, AL 36376
Worker trimming trees died after falling 50 feet from an aerial bucket.
4/11/2011 Monshan Partners, Inc., Arcola, IL 61910 Worker was struck by a train while crossing railroad tracks to enter a nearby warehouse.
Kitchens by Rutenschroer Louisville, KY 40218 Warehouse worker using overhead crane to move stone slabs died after being crushed between two slabs.
Ecology Auto Parts Inc. Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 Truck driver was killed after being pinned between the truck's underbody and tire.
4/11/2011 Southland Contracting, Inc., Webster, NY 14580 Worker was killed after falling onto a conveyor inside a tunnel.
Valley Tree Services Manteca, CA 95336 Worker crushed after stepping behind trailer he was guiding for his son.
4/12/2011 Great Southern Dredging Inc., New Orleans, LA 70129 Worker using flange and bolts to connect water pump tubing was killed after being struck by the pump's intake tubing.
4/13/2011 Austin Distributing, San Antonio, TX 78253 Worker fixing a hydraulic fluid leak was killed after the front end loader collapsed, pinning the worker between the machine and the loader's bucket.
4/13/2011 Planter Service, Helena, AR 72342 Worker applying herbicides to fields died after exposure to toxic chemicals.
4/14/2011 Dole Fresh Fruit, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33016 Worker was killed after being pinned between a tractor trailer and a container.