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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 14, 2011)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
2/28/11 International Bankshare Corp., San Antonio, TX 78207 Worker walking on an elevated catwalk died when he fell nearly 12 feet through an unsecured access door.
3/24/11 AK Masonry LLC, Ogden, UT 84404 Worker grouting wall was killed when he fell 50 feet from scaffold.
4/13/11 Fred M. Schidwacter & Sons, Inc., Bronx, NY 10461 Worker attempting to stop his oil truck from rolling was killed when he was caught underneath the truck.
5/3/11 Ryan Companies US, Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 Worker died after falling 109 feet from a guarded 8th floor roof.
5/4/11 G. T. Installation Services Inc., Key Biscayne, FL 33149 One worker killed and one injured after 1,000 pounds of glass panels they were unloading fell on top of them.
5/4/11 Jeff Watts Plaster & Stucco, Co., Long Boat Key, FL 34228 Worker using a lift to patch stucco on a house was killed when he fell out of the lift and was crushed by the lift's box.
5/4/11 Eller ITO, Miami, FL 33167 Marine cargo worker was struck and killed by a trailer.
5/4/11 TRC Construction, Elko County, NV 89801 Worker died after falling 28 feet through a hole-opening on the roof of a remodel project.
5/5/11 C.O. Delivery LLC., Henderson, CO 80640 Delivery worker was killed inside a warehouse when his truck pinned him against another vehicle.
5/6/11 JA Alexander Inc., Kenilworth, NJ 07033 Construction worker was killed after he was crushed by a machine's roller.
5/6/11 Calloway Contracting, Inc., Jacksonville, FL 32221 Worker holding a metal concrete slab hoisted by a crane was electrocuted when the crane touched an overhead powerline.
5/9/11 Contra Costa County, Richmond, CA 94801 Worker died and tested positive for Legionnaires' disease.
5/9/11 Sanderson Farms Inc., Hammond, LA 70404 A tractor trailer driver was killed by a freight train while driving across railroad tracks.
5/9/11 Futures Unlimited, Inc., Pontiac, IL 61764 Worker was struck and killed by a forklift.
5/9/11 Uniqco Group, Tampa, FL 33619 Worker was repairing a flat tire on a welding cart on a roof. He slipped and fell off the roof to the ground.
5/10/11 Sipp Trucking, Allen, TX 75013 Worker using a forklift to unload 2,100 pounds of rubber pipes from a flatbed truck was killed when the pipes slipped and fell on him.
5/10/11 Nabors Drilling, Williston, ND 58801 Worker walking out of a building, collapsed and died from possible electrocution.
5/11/11 River Run Apartments, LLC, Macomb, IL 61455 Worker repairing air conditioning units died from a heart attack; possibly heat-related.
5/11/11 Harbor Point Mineral Products, Utica, NY 13502 Worker died after being trapped in a silo.
5/12/11 Smedley's Tree Service, Louisville, OH 44641 Electrical worker cutting down a tree was killed when the hydraulic cylinder came loose causing him to fall 30-feet to the ground.
5/12/11 William Grant Tank & Vessel, Inc., Henderson, TX 75652 Worker using a scaffold to gain access to a fabricated pressure vessel died after the scaffold dislodged, causing him to fall nearly 12 feet to the concrete floor.