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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 7, 2011)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
4/7/11 Moo's Machine Works, Inc., Honolulu, HI 96819 Worker testing an articulating boom was killed when the boom fell and struck him.
4/7/11 Rubbermaid Consumer, Winfield, KS 67056 Warehouse worker operating a conveyor died after falling seven feet from a steel rolling ladder to the concrete floor.
4/8/11 Donaldson Enterprises Inc, Waipahi, HI 96797 Five workers were killed and one injured after an explosion occurred while destroying illegal fireworks.
Sprouse Farms, Inc., Plant City, FL 33567 Worker was picking strawberries and fainted; possible heat stress.
4/21/11 City of Eugene, Eugene, OR 97401 Police officer shot while approaching a vehicle during a traffic stop.
4/28/11 TJN Enterprises, Sioux Fall, SD 57104 Worker was struck and run over by a truck.
4/28/11 Coastal Shoring, LLC., New Orleans, LA 70128 Worker installing safety cribbing underneath an elevated house was killed when the house shifted and fell on top of him.
4/30/11 Zellner Tire Center, LLC., Blenker, WI 54415 Worker using a jack to elevate and repair a truck's brakes was crushed when the truck fell off the jack and onto his chest.
5/1/11 Braden Drilling, LLC., Smyrna, NY 13464 Worker died after being caught between a steel staircase on a reach forklift and a drilling rig trailer.

Capitol Roofing, Cheyenne, WY 82002 Worker cutting roofing material at the edge of a roof was killed when he slipped and fell to the ground.
5/4/11 Crockett County Hwy Dept., Alamo, TN 38001 Worker cutting down a tree was struck and killed by snapped tree limb.
5/5/11 Donald Rhine, Corona, CA 92879 Worker removing tape from a window was killed after falling 20 feet from a scaffold.
5/5/11 Great American Insulation, Inc., Taylor, TX 76574 Worker exited a delivery vehicle, rolled underneath it while it was still in motion, and was run over by the back wheels.
5/6/11 Veolia Environmental Services, Alvin, TX 77512 Worker cleaning an industrial boiler suffered fatal burns after slipping into a steam pit while filling five-gallon buckets with water.