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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 21, 2011)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
5/4/11 Henrie Trucking, LLC, Kaysville, UT 84037 Worker unloading dump truck was crushed when the truck's tailgate fell on his head and neck.
5/6/11 Formation Plastics, Quinter, KS 67752 Worker troubleshooting material being formed in a pressure former was killed when he was crushed between the press frame and the moving plate.
5/9/11 IL Dept. of Natural Resources, Morris, IL 60450 Worker sitting on tractor bucket loader while taking a break was struck and killed by a car driven by park patron.
5/9/11 Jose Ricardo Guerrero, Rose Hill, KS 67113 Worker reroofing a residential structure died from an apparent heat stroke.
5/10/11 Ramsey Oil, Hutchinson, KS 67501 Worker cutting down a large tree died after the tree fell on him.
5/11/11 Stimson Lumber Company, Gaston, OR 97119 Worker killed and two injured in an explosion while attempting to disassemble a hydraulic accumulator charged with nitrogen gas.
5/11/11 Roden Landscaping, Festus, MO 63028 Worker moving a trailer loaded with straw bales collapsed and died, possibly from heat stress.
5/12/11 Daves Tree Service, Bock, MN 55313 Worker cutting down tree was fatally injured when the tree base hit him in the chest.
5/12/11 DBA/ Jose Rivera, Hartford, CT 06103 Window washer lowering equipment to the ground died after falling from the roof of an eight-story building.
5/12/11 First American Resources Company, LLC., Mableton, GA 30126-2942 Worker inspecting coil machine rollers was killed when he reached into the machine while in operation and was pulled in.
5/12/11 Menzi USA Sales, Inc., Ft. Pierce, FL 34982 Worker disconnecting a hydraulic hose from a fitting cab died when the cab fell, landing on him.
5/12/11 The Fishel Company, Tampa, FL 33613 Worker transferring energized power lines from an old pole to a new one was electrocuted when he touched an uninsulated part of the power line.
5/13/11 Gustav Koven, Santa Monica, CA 90407 Worker fell from ladder into a 3-foot deep drained pool, possibly of cardiac arrest.
5/14/11 Bimm Enterprises, Angels Camp, CA 95222 Worker trying to stop his truck from rolling down the hill died after the truck ran over him.
5/16/11 Mullins Marine Service, Inc., Winthrop, MA 02152 Worker using a device to loosen the wire cable that secured a boat was killed when the device broke from the concrete, trapping the worker against the wall.
5/16/11 Stutesman Auto Salvage, Highlandville, MO 65669 Worker was killed when the tractor tire he was inflating exploded.
5/16/11 T.C. Thompson Builder, Inc, Artesia, NM 88210 Worker using a saw to cut through a building frame at an airport hangar was killed when sparks ignited insulation, causing a fire.
5/16/11 James Hamilton Construction, Caballo, NM 87931 Worker struck by semi truck while working in a highway work zone.
5/17/11 C J Doudrick, York, PA 17404 Tree service worker died after falling 30 feet when the fiberglass boom supporting the bucket in which he was standing broke.
5/17/11 Wallace Paving, West Chicago, IL 60185 Worker died after he was pinned between truck trailers at work site.
5/17/11 Pacific Alaska Shellfish Company, Inc., Nikiski, AK 99635 Five fishermen transporting fish to land drowned when their vessel sank.
5/18/11 City of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NM 87701 Two workers installing a new water line died after being caught in an excavation wall collapse.
5/20/11 Whirlpool Corp. Marion Division, Marion, OH 43302 Production line worker collapsed and died.