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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 May 5, 2012)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
3/28/2012 Commercial Trade Source, Lafayette, IN 47906 Worker died after falling five feet from a ladder while installing metal cable above a drop ceiling.
3/28/2012 Delta Construction, Plano, TX 75075
A worker at a construction site was killed after a catering truck hit him.
3/28/2012 Indus Construction LP, San Antonio, TX 78210
Bridge worker installing rebar was killed after falling 18 feet.
4/13/2012 Peekskill City Dept. of Public Works, Peekskill, NY 10566 Worker for a public works department suffered head trauma after falling from a truck.
4/16/2012 Marcella Juarez Concrete, Mandeville, LA 70448
Construction worker was struck and killed by lightning while pouring a concrete slab.
4/18/2012 MEI Rigging and Crating, Dallas, TX 75235
Worker was run over and killed by a forklift used to deliver materials at a construction site.
4/18/2012 WM Contractor, Galveston, TX 77554
Worker power washing a metal roof died after stepping on a fiberglass skylight and falling 35 feet.
4/19/2012 Juan Alejandro Alvarez, Angleton, TX 77515
Worker repairing a roof died when he fell 22 feet through a fiberglass skylight onto concrete.
4/21/2012 BAC #2 Investments LLC, New Orleans, LA 70122
Worker pressure washing near a wall was killed when the wall collapsed.
4/21/2012 Dan D. Drilling Inc., Capron, OK 73717
Worker for a drilling company died when he fell from a derrick platform to the rig floor.
4/23/2012 Horizon Energy Services LLC, Oklahoma City, OK 73135 Drilling worker was killed when a hydraulic line used to lift machinery broke, pinning him underneath the equipment.
4/28/2012 DSNK Corporation, Washington, DC 20002 Worker lifting guardrails up to a third floor balcony died when the guardrail he leaned against collapsed, causing him to fall 21 feet to the concrete.
4/28/2012 ISM Insulation, Magnolia, TX 77355
Worker using scaffold to spray foam insulation on a wall died after his ladder slipped, causing him to fall.
4/30/2012 ConocoPhillips, Borger, TX 79008
Worker installing hydraulics at a silo chute died from a 20-foot fall when the chute moved to a vertical position.
4/30/2012 Glavas LLC, Willoughby, OH
Worker performing electrical work died from head injuries when he fell 20 feet from a ladder.
4/30/2012 North American Shipbuilding, Larose, LA 70373
Worker for a shipuilding company died from a possible heart attack after being found unconscious at the bottom of a stairway.
5/01/2012 A-1 Siding Inc., Marion, IA 52302 Worker died after falling 13 feet from a ladder while working on a second story window at a private residence.
5/01/2012 USF Reddaway dba Reddaway, Fontana, CA 92237 Worker at a truck terminal died after being hit by a tractor used to move containers.
5/02/2012 E&B Paving, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Worker operating machines that produce asphalt was killed after being wedged between moving conveyor belts.
5/03/2012 Allison Marine Contractors, Amelia, LA 70340 Marine contract worker unhooking a pressure vessel from a crane line was killed when the vessel tipped over and fell on him.
5/03/2012 Frank's Casing Crew & Rental Tools, Lafayette, LA 70508
Worker at a tool company helping to move iron pipes was crushed when one of the pipes rolled over him.
5/03/2012 Ken's Firewood, Colusa, CA 95932 Worker performing demolition work was killed after a wall collapsed.
5/04/2012 Walsh Construction, Madison, IN 47250 Worker was operating an aerial lift and became wedged between the lift basket and beam.
5/08/2012 Knott Construction Inc., Forest City, NC 28043 Worker at a construction site was killed after he was hit on the head by a steel pipe that broke from a piece of scrap metal.