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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 15, 2010)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
12/2/2009 Dempsey Electric,
Houston, TX 77079
Worker was making an electrical connection in a junction box, working from an 8-foot ladder, and fell striking his face on a concrete floor.
5/2/2010 Blue Sky Mason,
Honolulu, HI 96822
A tree trimmer died after becoming inverted in his harness and being unable to free himself.
5/5/2010 Tampa International Shipyard,
Tampa, FL 33610
Worker was sent to check on an electrical panel and was found unconscious.
5/6/2010 3M Company,
Cynthiana, KY 41031
Worker was electrocuted by static electricity built up on a plastic film roll line.
5/6/2010 Menifee County Fiscal Court,
Wellington, KY 40387
Worker suffered fatal injuries after falling off a moving garbage truck.
5/8/2010 Carmel High School,
Carmel, IN 46033
Maintenance worker was fatally injured when the riding lawn mower he was using exploded.
5/8/2010 OUI Deliver, LTD,
Addison, IL 60101
Worker was underneath a semi-trailer working on the driveshaft when the trailer began rolling backwards toward the street. Worker was caught and dragged along with the semi-tractor.
5/9/2010 A Class Towing Corp.,
Miami, FL 33145
Worker was getting out of his tow truck and was struck by a motor vehicle.
5/10/2010 Baillie Roofing & Construction Inc.,
New Pot Richey, FL
Worker was on a roof performing an estimate for a re-roofing job and was stung by a wasp.
5/10/2010 Caliber Oil Field Services,
Dimock, PA 18816
Worker was working from an elevated platform on the mast of a drilling rig and was struck by a rotating steel casing.
5/10/2010 Jeffboat LLC,
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Worker was carrying a welding feeder case on the port side of a barge, lost his hold on the case. In trying to keep the case from falling, grabbed the whipline, and was pulled between the rails.
5/10/2010 Mr. Bult's Inc.,
Antioch, TN 37013
Worker was buried under waste being pushed into a trailer by a bulldozer, and suffocated.
5/11/2010 Angel Brothers Enterprises, LTD,
Lockhart, TX 78644
Worker was engaged in testing asphalt and was run over by the truck.
5/11/2010 Baker Pile Driving and Site Work LLC,
Shreveport, LA 71115
Worker was changing out a boom section and removed the wrong pin, causing the boom to open up from the bottom, striking him.
5/11/2010 Ferris Metal Processing,
Brooklyn, OH 44144
Worker was struck on the head by banding.
5/11/2010 First Baptist Church of Alhambra,
Alhambra, CA 91801
Maintenance worker was overcome while using a chemical stripper to prepare for painting.
5/11/2010 Metheny Commercial Lawn Maintenance,
Grand Prairie, TX 75051
Worker was removing debris with a leaf blower and was struck by an automobile.
5/11/2010 N.G.A. Company,
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Worker fell from a pump jack scaffold after a section of the work platform collapsed.
5/11/2010 Signature Landscape Design & Irrigation,
Boyton Beach, FL 33484
Worker was operating a riding lawn mower on a sloped area of a retention pond. Worker rolled the mower over into the pond and was trapped under the mower and water, drowning.
5/12/2010 ChapmanTrucking,
Parshall, ND 58770
Worker was dismantling an oil rig and was crushed between a forklift and a truck.
5/12/2010 Norampac Industries Inc. Niagara Falls Division,
Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Worker was crushed between a forklift truck and a roll of paper.
5/12/2010 Reliable Container Corporation,
San Francisco, CA 90670
Worker suffered fatal injuries after being pinned between a forklift and machine.
5/12/2010 Robinson Drilling of Texas, LTD,
Rankin, TX 79778
Worker, disconnected from his fall protection, stepped off or fell off the monkeyboard.
5/13/2010 Ortowski Construction,
Gainesville, TX 76240
Worker was running alongside a forklift to jump on, slipped, fell, and was run over by the forklift.
5/13/2010 Reid Construction Company,
Carrollton, GA 30117
Worker was laying sod and was later found unconscious.
5/13/2010 Security and Safe of Colorado,
Littleton, CO 80127
Worker was installing a safe that fell off its cribbing, pinning the worker.
5/14/2010 BenchMark Wireline Products,
Simonton, TX 77476
Worker was assisting with moving a metal conveyor containing metal shavings, which was being lifted by a jib crane. The load shifted and the end of the conveyor struck the worker on the chest.
5/14/2010 Brickman Group dba Grass-Roots, Inc.,
Olathe, KS 66061-5879
Worker was mowing a grassy hill along a creek and was later found pinned under the mower in the creek.
5/14/2010 Jeffboat LLC,
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Worker was working at the bottom of a barge, cleaning it up. He was at the top of a ladder with a broom in one hand, his other hand released from the ladder and he fell back, striking a concrete structure.
5/14/2010 John McLoughlin General Contractor,
Bradley Beach, NJ 07720
Worker fell from a ladder.
5/7/2010 Bulova Technologics Ordnance Systems, LLC
, Mayo, FL 320066
A flash simulator exploded during assembly and three workers were hospitalized.
5/12/2010 Felman Productions, Inc.,
Letart, WV 25253
A fire occurred in an industrial-sized roll-off dumpster and four workers responded to the fire. The fire could not be suppressed by the fire extinguishers. Worker filled the bucket of an end loader with water to dump on the dumpster. The water contacted the dumpster and an explosion occurred; four workers were transported to the hospital.