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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 26, 2012)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
4/16/2012 Keuka Lake Vineyards Ltd., Hammondsport, NY 14840
Worker at a vineyard was crushed by tractor that rolled over during a spraying operation.
4/25/2012 Adirondack Utility Construction Inc., Middletown Springs, VT 05757
Utility worker installing telecommunications lines from inside a steel bucket was electrocuted when the bucket truck contacted a 7,200-volt power line.
5/05/2012 Americold Logistics LLC, Tacoma, WA 98424
Warehouse worker stranded on a platform 35 feet high after his forklift malfunctioned died when he fell from another forklift used to rescue him.
5/17/2012 Priemo Homes, Siren, WI 54872
Worker performing roofing activities died after collapsing on the roof.
5/18/2012 ASAP Seamless Gutters, Secaucus, NJ 07094
Worker died after being ejected from a 40-foot high aerial lift basket.
5/18/2012 Brandywine Railroad Subsidiary of Arcelor Mittal, Conshohocken, PA 19428
Railroad worker, who opened up the door to a railcar containing rolls of paper, was crushed when the paper rolls fell on him.
5/19/2012 Sandmeyer Steel Company, Philadelphia, PA 19116
Worker painting a fence was struck and killed by a moving vehicle.
5/20/2012 Columbia County Mental Health, St. Helens, OR 97051
Worker delivering medications at a mental health facility was attacked and fatally stabbed by a patient.
5/22/2012 American Contracting Enterprises Inc., Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Worker performing asbestos removal was electrocuted.
5/22/2012 Arens Controls Company LLC, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Worker testing energy components for use in hybrid vehicles was killed when an explosion occurred.
5/22/2012 Boss 4 Packing LLC, Heber, CA 92249
Worker died from possible heat stress after becoming unconscious while harvesting cantaloupes outdoors.
5/22/2012 Briteway Stripping Services Inc., Fairview Heights, IL 62208 Road construction worker was struck and killed by a motorist.