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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 8, 2010)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
8/14/2009 Tec Electric Co.,
Richmond, UT 84333
Worker installing electrical wiring in a false ceiling, fell from ladder.
4/19/2010 Tonopah Family Restaurant, LLC,
Tonopah, AZ 85354
Maintenance worker tripped on top rung of ladder and fell from roof.
4/27/2010 VHP Enterprises Inc.,
Manns Harbor Bridge, Dare County, NC
Bridge painter, not wearing a life vest, fell 18 feet from the bridge to the water and was swept away.
4/28/2010 Stanley Steemer International, Inc.,
Palatine, IL 60067
Worker fell from ladder.
4/29/2010 Fertig Drilling Company,
Elko, NV 89803
A worker loading drill rods onto a carousel was struck in the head by dislodged rod.
4/29/2010 Lexington Division of Police,
Lexington, KY 40507
A police officer investigating loud music from a vehicle was struck and killed by passing vehicle, in a hit and run accident.
4/29/2010 Marcus De Los Santos,
San Antonio, TX 78207
Worker was descending from a scaffold and fell seven stories.
4/30/2010 C & F Forge,
Batavia, IL 60510
Worker was shoveling coal and became overheated and died.
5/2/2010 Nationwide Insurance,
Union, OH 45322
Worker was doing a roofing inspection and fell.
5/3/2010 Fisher Concrete Inc.,
Holland, NY 14080
Worker was crushed in a trench collapse.
5/3/2010 George's Tire,
Dickinson, ND 56801-7164
Worker was struck by a vehicle that was backing out of the garage stall.
5/3/2010 Parsec, Inc.,
Atlanta, GA 30318
Worker was standing between a loaded trailer and an unloaded trailer chassis. He was crushed between the unloaded chassis and the loaded trailer after a truck collided with the unloaded chassis.
5/4/2010 North Florida Tower Service, Inc.,
Hines, FL 32347
Worker was working on a communication tower that was 240 feet in height, slipped, and fell from the tower.
5/4/2010 Union Drilling, Inc.,
Lovington, NM 88260
A worker fell 90 feet from the derrick onto the drilling platform, while tipping pipe into a well.
5/5/2010 Amtec Corporation,
Huntsville, AL 35898
Two workers were recovering/extracting ammonium perchlorate, and both were severely burned and died after a fire/explosion took place.
5/5/2010 Commercial Aquatic Services, Tustin, CA 92780 Pool maintenance worker drowned while servicing pool drain.
5/5/2010 Murph's Roofing & Repairs,
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
Worker was in the process of re-roofing and fell 13 feet.
5/5/2010 Patterson - UTI Drilling Company, LP,
Midkiff, TX 79755
Worker was making a drill stem connection and was struck on the head by the pipe after it was lifted from the mousehole.
5/6/2010 372 Doughty Blvd Corporation,
Inwood, NY 11096
Worker was leaning over a parapet wall to take measurement of windows and fell from roof.
5/6/2010 D.H. Pace Company, Inc. dba Overhead Door of Atlanta,
Atlanta, GA 30354-3926
Worker was installing a 12-foot roll-up door from a ladder and fell.
5/6/2010 Dynasty Transportation,
Harvey, LA 70058
Worker was found lying in a pool of blood in the parking yard.
5/6/2010 North Western Energy,
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
Worker was responding to a gas leak in a 2-inch gas main and was struck by debris from the house that exploded.
5/7/2010 D.O.D. Fort Hood Network Enterprise Center,
Fort Hood, TX 76544
Worker was operating a bucket truck to raise a communications wire that was hanging too low. A truck drove by and caught the cable, pulling the worker out of the bucket truck 20 feet to the ground.
5/8/2010 Gloria's Produce,
Houston, TX 77022
Worker was removing produce from a truck. He was entering a glass enclosed back porch and his hand went through the plate glass window. A piece of glass came down and cut the main blood vessels in his arm.