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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 11, 2011)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
4/14/11 Our Lady of Angels, Burlingame, CA 94010 Worker changing light bulb on roof fell 30 feet from ladder to concrete ground below.
5/3/11 Showpay LLC, Orlando, FL 32821 Worker was struck by a stack of industrial lighting that was being raised on a forklift.
5/13/11 AEG Live Productions, LLC Kansas City, MO 64108 Worker putting together a concert stage died when he fell from a 40-foot overhead truss.
5/21/11 Dynamic Auto Brokers, Inc., Sussex, NJ 07461 Worker removing a downed tree was electrocuted after coming in close proximity to a 7,200-volt downed powerline.
5/26/11 Southwood Apartments, Morrow, GA 30260 Worker moving window sills from a delivery truck died when he collapsed and struck his head on the asphalt.
6/3/11 Kilderry Painting, Winthrop, MA 02152 Worker painting the outside of a residentail house died when he fell 14 feet from the ladder.
6/4/11 Prevail Energy, Incorporated, Corpus Christi, TX 78418 A worker was killed when a tractor being loaded onto a trailer flipped over the trailer and struck the worker.
6/6/11 Southern Tree Services, Gunthersville, AL 35976 Worker was struck and killed by a falling tree.
6/6/11 Bowser Precision Areadia, PA 15712 Worker was fatally burned when the diesel fuel tank he was repairing exploded.
6/6/11 Mountain States Constructors, Moriarty, NM 87035 Worker performing maintenance died after being caught in between a closing hopper door.
6/7/11 Cooperative Elevator Assoc., Ocheyedan, IA 51354 Worker transferring grain into a storage facility was found engulfed in the outside grain pile.
6/7/11 Triangle Paving & Grading Inc, Durham, NC 27703 Two workers died from oxygen deprivation after getting trapped in a manhole.
6/7/11 Southern California Value, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 Worker stepped through skylight on roof while flying a kite, falling 30 feet to concrete below.
6/7/11 Interstate Waste Services, Inc., Chester, NY 10918 Waste disposal worker crossing street to collect trash cans was struck and killed by oncoming car.
6/7/11 Southern Scrap of Meridian LLC, Meridian, MS 39307 Worker fixing a truck's brake lines was crushed between the truck and trailer.
6/7/11 Acme Galvanizing, Inc., Milwaukee, WI 53215 Worker using a crane to move a 1,200-pound steel bar was crushed when the bar fell on top of him.
6/7/11 Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., Holcomb, KS 67851 Worker cutting up meat died when he bumped into a coworker and the knife in the coworker's hand cut the worker's neck.
6/7/11 G&J Pepsi Cola, Washington Court House, OH 43610 Worker delivering soft drink products died after going into convulsions.
6/8/11 Edie Waste Incorporated, Marietta, PA 17547 Worker underneath vehicle making repairs to its wheel was crushed when the hand jack supporting the vehicle gave way.
6/8/11 Back Country Logging, Elkins, WV 26241 A skidder operator transporting logs was killed when the skidder's wheel rolled over a log, causing the log to flip up and strike the worker's head.
6/8/11 Hot Springs Village Property Owners Association, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909 Worker cleaning a grinder's conveyor belt was killed when the equipment's screen fell, pinning the worker against the screen bar and the back of the grinder.
6/9/11 Milestone Contractors, Lafayette, IN 47906 Worker was struck and killed by a car while painting stripes on the highway.
6/9/11 Sonny Jackson Roofing, Inc, Richmond, CA 94801 Worker installing plywood roofing died after falling nearly 20 feet off the edge of a residential roof.
6/9/11 Martin Marietta Materials, Fort Calhoun, NE 68023 Worker, driving a truck in reverse that was filled with rocks, drowned when the truck rolled into the water after the worker failed to respond to warnings to stop.
Heller Brother's Packing Corp, Immokalee, FL 34142 Worker using ladder to perform tree maintenance was electrocuted after touching a powerline.
6/10/11 Marjam Supply of Alabama, LLC, Montgomery, AL 36117 Worker trying to secure the crane operator seat with a bungee cord died from head injuries when the cord snapped, causing him to fall 10 feet to the ground.
6/1/11 Lansink Construction, Inc., Lenox, IA 50851 Three workers fell 12 feet through trusses, receiving non-life-threatening injuries.