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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 APR 17, 2010)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
11/19/2009 Bowen Service Company, Smyrna, GA  30080 Worker was on the roof cleaning out the gutters.  He moved the aluminum ladder to relocate to another part of the roof and contacted a power line.
1/13/2010 Tioga Fire Co #1, Tioga Center, NY 13734  While responding to an emergency call, worker struck the rear of a recycling truck that was stopped.
2/22/2010 Vegas Tunnel Constructors, Boulder City, Clark County, NV Worker death originally considered as result of heart attack. An investigation is now being conducted after receiving information that other factors may have contributed to his death. 
3/13/2010 Choyce Products, Honolulu, HI  96819 Worker was pulling frozen food boxes for customer orders while standing on a wooden pallet lifted up by a company forklift truck. The forklift operator lowered the forklift, with worker still on pallet, to approximately 10 feet above the concrete floor, and began backing up. Operator heard something fall and found the worker lying face down on the concrete floor. 
4/2/2010 Tesoro Refining & Marketing Company, Anacortes, WA 98221 A naphtha hydrotreater, located at the refinery, released fuel which ignited. Initial count:  five workers died; two were critically injured. Update: one of the critically injured has died.
4/6/2010 Bob Frolic Room (Bar), Los Angeles, CA 90028 Worker who was pushed by one of the customers, fell and hit his head on the floor.  He was taken off life support on 4/15/2010.
4/7/2010 James Anderson Logging, Inc., Moravian Falls, NC 28654 Worker was found underneath skidder's rear tire, after skidder was pulled into deck.
4/10/2010 Compton Transfer and Storage Co., Boise, ID  83706 Worker was backing a forklift out of a truck and the truck moved away from the dock.  The forklift and worker fell out the back of the truck onto the concrete pad.
4/11/2010 Inder Singh, Vegetable Farm, Lodi, CA Worker fell off the tractor and was run over by the disc.
4/12/2010 McKenzie Trucking, Inc., Hanover, MD 21076 Worker was attempting to unload slabs of granite from the bed of a truck when the slabs tipped over and fell on him, causing fatal head injuries. 
4/12/2010 Murph South Construction Co., Inc., Seaside Heights, NJ  08751 Worker fell off of an unprotected edge of a roof.
4/12/2010 Waste Management, Ft. Myers, FL  33913 Worker was dumping trash into the back of a waste management vehicle and was struck by a motor vehicle.
4/12/2010 Unit Drilling Company, Opelousas, LA  70570 Worker was struck by a 50-pound weight ball.
4/13/2010 AP Specialty Metals, Inc., Alpharetta, GA  30004 Worker was operating the Coil to Coil Polishing Machine and was caught in the coil portion of the machine.
4/14/2010 Roslyn Auto Express, Roslyn, NY  11577 Worker was cleaning a dump truck and was pinned between the dump body and truck frame.
4/14/2010 Oconee Fast Truck, Norcross, GA  30093 Worker was repairing a roof and fell through the skylight, 20 feet to the concrete floor.
4/14/2010 Exeion Business Services Company, Bedford Park, IL  60638 Worker was assigned to move a wooden crate with nine large insulators that weighed 2,800 lbs.  In the process of loading the crate onto the rear of the flatbed truck, the crate fell over, crushing the worker between the crate and the rear of the truck.
4/15/2010 Clark Moving & Storage Inc., Rochester, NY  14624-1124 Worker was caught between fork truck and another vehicle.