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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 24, 2010)
FATALITIES
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
4/15/2010 Argo Chemical, Inc.,
Bakersfield, CA 93263
Worker was in a boom lift, taking pictures, and was electrocuted after coming in contact with power lines.
4/18/2010 Special Operations Associates, Inc.,
Las Vegas, NV 89169
Security guard shot in the face by unidentified assailants while taking a break on the job.
4/18/2010 Union 76,
Daly City, CA 94015
Worker was electrocuted.
4/19/2010 Becon,
Port Arthur, TX 77640
Worker was under a load when the boom of the crane collapsed, dropping the load on the worker.
4/19/2010 Desert Sky Mobile Home Park, LLC,
Las Vegas, NV, 89120
Worker was repairing swamp cooler units. He slipped from a ladder and struck his face on a fence post.
4/19/2010 Las Flores Convalescent Hospital,
Gardena, CA 90249
Worker was storing supplies, fell backward, and sustained a fatal head injury.
4/19/2010 Midas Auto Center,
Westmont, IL 60559
Worker was welding on a 55-gallon drum of what might have been methanol and a explosion/fire occurred.
4/19/2010 Tom Thumb Store #3560,
Dallas, TX 75231
Worker was backing a truck into an inclined loading dock. He got out to check on the dock clearance and walked between the truck and the dock wall. The truck rolled back on him.
4/20/2010 Pike Electric, Inc,
Mount Airy, North Carolina 28719
Worker was thrown from the seat of the digger derrick truck as the boom detached from the truck.
4/20/2010 Treeman Landscaping,
Bethel Park, PA 15102
Worker was cutting a limb from a tree, the tree fell and contacted an uninsulated 13.2 KV electric line. Worker was electrocuted.
4/21/2010 Nordic Cord Storage,
Buckmart, GA 30153
Worker was operating a forklift, pulling pallets from a bin. He pulled a pallet and the pallet above fell and spilled product on the floor. He got off the forklift, tripped and slid on the concrete floor, he was knocked out.
4/22/2010 Birds Eye Foods,
Waseca, MN 56093
Worker fell unconscious while participating in a hazardous material response drill. He was wearing a respirator and protective clothing at the time. He died at the hospital.
4/22/2010 Weyerhaeuser Company,
Port Wentworth, GA 31407
Worker was walking down the roadway to his car and was struck by a rough terrain Lull forklift. Worker was dragged 30 feet under the Lull along the roadway.
4/23/2010 Clean Earth of North Jersey, Inc.,
Kearny, NJ 07032
Worker was struck by a loader.
CATASTROPHES - MULTIPLE WORKERS HOSPITALIZED (None Reported)