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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 June 9, 2012)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
4/02/2012 MDL Property Management Inc., Boynton Beach, FL 33437
Worker operating a riding lawn mower died from burns after the mower exploded.
5/24/2012 Applied Aquatic Management Inc., Clewiston, FL 33440
Worker for a wetland management company died after his airboat collided with another.
6/01/2012 Beasley Timber Co. Inc., Birmington, AL 35207
Worker unloading bundles of wood was killed when one of the bundles fell on him.
6/01/2012 Eastern Colorado Tire, Burlington, CO 80807
Worker inflating an irrigation tire was killed when the tire exploded.
6/01/2012 Temp Handbody Farm Labor Services, Huron, CA 93234
Farm worker pruning fruit trees died from possible heat stress.
6/01/2012 Waukesha Electric Systems Inc., Goldsboro, NC 27530
Worker died from electrical burns received while testing a transformer.
6/02/2012 L-Con Inc., Houston, TX 77015
Worker welding a pipeline that once contained crude oil died when an explosion occurred.
6/04/2012 Arcelor Mittal Columbus LLC, Columbus, OH 43207
Worker for a steel products manufacturer died after complaining of pain.
6/04/2012 Oil States Industries, Houma, LA 70363
Worker inside a fabrication shop was killed when a wall collapsed on him
6/04/2012 Ward Manufacturing Inc., Blossburg, PA 16912
Worker sustained a head injury while working on a SPH 40 core machine, which is used as part of a foundry process to prepare raw materials for forming the end-product.
6/04/2012 Williams Brothers Construction Company Inc., San Antonio, TX 78232
Worker installing metal decking on a highway under construction died after falling 50 feet.
6/05/2012 Abhe & Svoboda, San Pedro, CA 90731
Worker sand blasting diesel fuel tanks died from a possible heart attack.
6/05/2012 H & H Iron and Metal Inc., Corpus Christi, TX 78405
Worker at a scrap metal facility was crushed between a vehicle and an industrial machine.
6/05/2012 Kurt Clark dba Clark's Concrete, Newcastle, CA 95658
Worker was killed when a wall under demolition collapsed on him.
6/05/2012 Renewed Earth, Otsego, MI 49078
Worker operating a screening machine was killed when he was pulled into the machine.
6/05/2012 Simon Contractors, Caputa, SD 57725
Worker operating an asphalt roller died after the machine tipped over, crushing him underneath.
6/06/2012 Jay Springer Contracting, Ligonier, PA 15658
Worker died after falling off of roof he was repairing.
6/06/2012 Live Nation, Universal City, CA 91608
Worker fell 60 feet from scaffolding while working inside an amphitheater.
6/06/2012 McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
Railroad maintenance worker died after being struck by a rolling rail car.
6/06/2012 Nu Pak Solutions Inc., Norton Shores, MI 49441
Worker at a styrofoam packaging plant was crushed by a press machine.
6/06/2012 Tele-Solutions Inc., Salem, OH 44460
Worker suffered a fatal fall while installing telecommunications equipment.