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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 21, 2012)
FATALITIES
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
11/17/2011 Dragados USA/Judlau, New York, NY 10017 Worker using a concrete sprayer during tunnel repairs was struck and killed by falling concrete.
02/10/2012 Star Wars Technology Systems Inc., New York, NY 10007 Worker installing heat control cabling died after falling off a ladder and hitting his head on the concrete floor.
03/14/2012 Premier Precision Group-Sternel, Plymouth, MN 55441 Worker performing painting services died from cardiac arrest.
03/30/2012 ABM Security Services, Cactus, TX 79013 Worker monitoring a gate while unloading cattle was killed when a male cattle charged the gate, causing the gate to hit the worker.
04/02/2012 Santa Barbara Historical Museum, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Worker suffered fatal head injuries after falling down 20 steps.
04/05/2012 Verallia Glass Containers LLC, Simsboro, LA 71275 Worker at a glass container warehouse was struck and killed by a forklift while stacking products.
04/09/2012 Ferreteria Maderas 3C, San Juan, PR 00920 Worker in a warehouse shipping and receiving area was struck and killed by a vehicle.
04/09/2012 Village of Romeoville- Public Works, Romeoville, IL 60446 Worker was struck and killed by a public works vehicle.
04/09/2012 Yorba River Inc. dba Pro-Towing, Chino, CA 91710 Worker performing maintenance on a tow truck was killed when he was hit and dragged by the moving truck.
04/09/2012
Doyon Drilling Inc., Prudhoe Bay, AL 99734 Worker performing rig operations offshore died after he was caught between a pipe elevator support and a generator room wall.
04/11/2012 Roggen Farmers Elevator Association, Roggen, CO 80652 Worker loading a large empty sila plastic bag into a mechanical device died when his body became caught in the bagging mechanism.
04/13/2012 Savanna Auto Care, Newark, DE 19702 Worker on top of a lift gate while repairing a truck's hydraulic pump was killed when the pump turned on and the gate lifted, pinning the worker between the gate and the truck.
04/13/2012 Svensk Management Inc., DBA Advanced Pools, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33067 Worker died after falling while walking down a set of stairs.
04/14/2012 Knox Swan & Dog LLC, North Barrington, IL 60010 Worker patrolling a residential community pond while inside a kayak was attacked by swans, causing him to fall in the water and drown.
04/16/2012 Precision Erection Company, Fort Rucker, AL 36362 Worker performing new construction was struck and killed by a collapsing steel structure.
04/16/2012 Walsh Construction, Indianapolis, IN 46241 Worker building a barrier wall was crushed when an excavator backed up, pinning the victim between the machine and a wall.
04/18/2012 Hansen Design Specialty Flooring Inc., Draper, UT 84020 Worker was struck and killed by a vehicle while performing maintenance in a storm drain.
04/18/2012 Lewis Nursery and Farms Inc., Rocky Point, NC 28457 Worker was killed after his leg became caught in coiled rope that was being pulled onto a post by a spooling machine.
04/19/2012 OFC Transport, Wilmington, CA 90744 Worker refueling his truck was killed when the truck moved forward and rolled over him.
04/19/2012 Erosion Control Applications Inc., Hinkley, CA 92347 Worker using a bobcat and boom lift to remove an aluminum tube that was stuck inside a liner roll died from head injuries when he became pinned between bobcat and its frame.
04/20/2012 Lunda Construction Company, De Pere, WI 54115 Worker connecting a boom to a crane was killed after the crane's arm fell on him.
04/20/2012 Robert Ochoa dba Robert Ochoa, Mooresville, NC 28117 Worker repairing a residential roof died after falling 13 feet onto a concrete driveway.
04/20/2012 Key Energy Services Inc., Fellows, CA 93224 Worker was struck and killed while trying to stop his truck from rolling downhill.
CATASTROPHES None Reported