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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 30, 2011)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
1/26/11 Pilot Travel Center # 726, Dallas, TX 75241 Worker cleaning a truck parking lot and was struck and killed by a tractor trailer.
4/12/11 Lighting Technologies, LP., Greenville, TX 75402 Worker retrofitting fixtures in an outdoor canopy was electrocuted after contacting an energized 277-volt electrical circuit.
4/16/11 Vice Construction, Inc., Westwego, LA 70094 Worker was struck by the hammer of a pile driver.
4/18/11 Barnhill Contracting Company, Tarboro, NC 27886 Worker was struck by a dump truck.
4/19/11 Larry Eckert & Son, Orrington, ME 04474 Worker cutting down an oak tree was crushed between the skidder tire and tree.
4/21/11 Roofing Concepts Unlimited/Florida, Inc., Boynton Beach, FL 33472 Worker performing roof work on a one-story building was killed after falling 13 feet to the concrete floor.
4/22/11 Canton Drop Forge, Canton, OH 44706 Worker was crushed between a parts bucket, barrel, and table after one of the bucket's cables broke.
4/21/11 Erosion Barrier Installations, Corp., Estero, FL 33928 Worker surveying sediment in a retention pond drowned.
4/21/11 Hesse Industrial Sales Inc. dba Texas Manufacturing, Houston, TX 77092 Worker using a forklift to load bundles of sprinkler pipes onto a flatbed trailer was crushed between the delivery truck and trailer after the forklift moved forward.
4/22/11 SER Construction Partners, LLC., Houston, TX 77021 A concrete finisher was killed after a truck carrying concrete lost control and ran over him.
4/22/11 Youngblood Scrap and Metals, Longview, TX 75604 Worker using a propane and oxygen torch to cut a fuel tank was killed when the tank exploded.
4/23/11 All American Recycling Corporation, Jersey City, NJ 07307 Worker performing maintenance on a wheel loader was crushed between a forklift and a packer truck.
4/25/11 TK Stanley, Inc., Waynesboro, MS 39367 Worker dismantling an oil well flare stack was killed when the flare stack fell over, striking the worker's back.
4/25/11 Ace Ethanol, LLC., Stanley, WI 54768 Worker died while performing cleaning operations inside a grain storage bin.
4/25/11 Cleco Power, LLC., Natchitoches, LA 71457 Worker deciding how to fix a live wire hanging three feet from the ground was electrocuted after accidentally stepping on the wire.
4/25/11 The Other Place, New Braunfels, TX 78130 Worker drowned in a river while trying to remove a rope swing from a tree.
4/26/11 Grant Mackay Demolition Co., Galveston, TX 77550 Construction worker was killed when the second level of a structure being demolished collapsed on top of him.
4/26/11 B&H Auto Repair, Los Angeles, CA 90016 Worker pouring gas from bucket into vehicle was killed by flash/fire explosion ignited from nearby work light.
4/27/11 Hudmon Construction Co., Inc., Montgomery, AL 36104 Worker walking behind a bulldozer with a laser sight was killed when bulldozer operator backed up and over the worker.
4/27/11 Mike Smith, Inc., Ft. Pierce, FL 34945 Worker operating a backhoe to clean a canal drowned when the backhoe slid into the canal.
4/27/11 Harrington Forestry, Inc., Ashdown, AR 71822 Worker adjusting the brakes underneath a tractor trailer was crushed when the truck rolled forward.
4/28/11 Austin Bridge & Road L.P., Tunica, LA 70782 Worker died after the aerial lift the worker was driving ran off the road and tipped over.