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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 23, 2011)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
1/24/11 Arklahoma Pipeline Inc., Van Buren, AR 72956 Worker died after a 544-lb. pipe worker was unloading rolled off a trailer causing worker to fall from the platform.
3/25/11 Tahoe Forest Hospital, Truckee, CA 96160 Hospital worker died of sepsis from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Previously had work-related back injury before admitted to hospital. Unknown if work-related.
4/13/11 Miami Transmission Parts, Hialeah, FL 33012 Worker moving inventory while on a ladder died after collapsing and falling nearly 8 feet.
4/14/11 United States Postal Service Pawnee, OK 74058 Worker was delivering mail on foot and was struck by a train.
4/15/11 Construction Tire Maintenance, Inc., Ocala, FL 34475 Worker removing tires from underneath a front end loader was crushed when the block supporting the loader broke loose.
4/16/11 Stephen Mabry, Inc., Neptune Beach, FL 32266 Worker painting the side of a house on a ladder died after the ladder slipped off the scaffold and crashed 15-feet to the ground.
4/17/11 Advanced Technology Services, Inc., East Peoria, IL 61630-1290 Worker checking for a hydraulic leak inside of a machine for cooling heated metal (quenching) was killed when the machine's lid crushed him.
4/16/11 CP Integrated Services, Oklahoma City, OK 73197 Worker operating a skid steer was crushed by the equipment's arm.
4/17/11 Berry Family of Nurseries, Hulbert, OK 74441 Worker driving a farm tractor downhill was killed after losing control and being ejected and run over by the tractor.
4/20/11 Ancien Wines, Inc., Napa, CA 94559 Worker died after falling from ladder while transferring wine between storage tanks.
4/20/11 Western Metal Recycling, Pueblo, CO 81004 Worker cutting a pressurized tank with a torch was killed when the tank exploded.