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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 12, 2012)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
12/11/2011 DBA Giannini Landscaping, Massapequa, NY 11758
Worker performing landscaping services was electrocuted after touching electrical lines.
3/05/2012 Conn-Weld Industries Inc., Princeton, WV 24740
Worker died from burns suffered after a blasting machine caught fire.
4/14/2012 G&G Egg Inc., Spencer, IA 51301
Worker operating a lawn mower was found dead underneath the mower in a ditch.
5/06/2012 The Teaching Company Sales LLC, Chantilly, VA 20151
Worker was operating a stand-up lift truck when the top of the mast struck an iron beam over the doorway. The force of the impact caused the worker to be thrown from the truck, and the beam to become dislodged and strike the worker on the head.
5/07/2012 Malon D Mimms, Roswell, GA 30075
Worker on a roof taking measurements of the HVAC units died after falling 21 feet.
5/07/2012 Penzel Construction Co., Inc., Jackson, MO 63755
Worker assembling a crawler crane at a construction site was killed when his head was crushed between the crane's uncarriage and support pads.
5/07/2012 Schoeder & Tremayne, St. Louis, MO 63123
Warehouse worker operating a forklift died when the metal plate that bridges the gap between the loading dock and truck gave way, causing him to fall 6 feet off the dock.
5/07/2012 TAG Manufacturing Inc., Chattanooga, TN 37421
Worker stepped into an auger pit and became caught in the auger.
5/08/2012 High Ball Erector LLC, Boulder, CO 80303
Worker conducting steel erection activities was fatally wounded.
5/08/2012 Intercostal Roofing Solutions LLC, Orchid, FL 32967
Worker laying down sealant on a roof died after falling 40 feet to the cement ground.
5/09/2012 Allen & Gibbons Logging Inc., Canyonville, OR 97417
Worker had just set chokers in a unit of tree length on steep terrain. When the lines came tight, the log swung forward and struck the victim in the chest and head.
5/09/2012 Contractors Roofing & Supply Co., Lake Sherwood, MO 63357
Worker was electrocuted when the boom of the roofing supply truck contacted power lines hidden within tree branches.
5/09/2012 DLS Tree Services, Edgeworth, PA 15143
Worker was electrocuted when the pole saw he used to trim trees touched an overhead power line.
5/09/2012 Milestone Contractors, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Worker was walking in a private homeowner's yard and was struck by a motor vehicle.
5/09/2012 Unknown, Sacramento, CA 95828
Worker collapsed on roof.
5/10/2012 Pike Electric Corporation, Elm City, NC 27822
Worker had one hand on a truck that became energized and the electricity flowed through the worker's body.
5/10/2012 Roya and Isaac Musighi, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Worker inside an unshored trench at a residential construction site was asphyxiated when the trench collapsed.
5/10/2012 Savanna Energy Services, Keatchie, LA 71046
Worker on a drilling rig was killed when his equipment was entangled in a mechanical unit, pulling him off the rig.
5/11/2012 Hoosier A1 Sanitary Sewer Services, New Castle, IN 47362
Worker was reeling in a high pressure water hose when the nozzle whipped around and the high pressure water cut the worker's carotid artery.
5/12/2012 CA Department of Justice, Sacramento, CA 95814
Worker passed away from cancer, one day after retiring. Worker was exposed to gas fumes and cleaning solvents while on duty. Not work-related.
5/12/2012 Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Fairfield, IA 52556 Worker was leaving store while on break, tripped on an outside curb and sustained head injuries.
5/03/2012 Pratt Industries, Staten Island, NY 10314
Four workers were injured when the catwalk they were on collapsed.