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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 18, 2011)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
11/9/10 FGJ, Inc. dba Lone Star Machine, Shallowater, TX 79363 Worker was using a lathe machine when his clothing got caught. Worker pulled his clothing out of the machine and fell and hit his head on the concrete floor.
4/18/11 Wachter Network Services, Harper Woods, MI 48225 Worker electrocuted while relocating televisions and cabling above an office ceiling.
4/21/11 Ronald J Overbeek Contr. Inc., Plainwell, MI 49080 Worker struck by falling trusses and knocked to the ground.
4/27/11 Wrangler VF Jeanwear, Inc., Hackleburg, AL 35564 Worker was taking shelter during a tornado and was struck by a steel beam from a collapsing building.
5/2/11 South Fork Gardening and Landscape Inc., Southampton, NY 11968 Worker repairing a skid-steer was crushed by the equipment's rear arm assembly.
5/16/11 Russell Brands, LLC., Alexander City, AL 35010 Worker lowering a 332-pound ink drum was killed when he lost control of the drum, fell to the ground and hit his head on the concrete floor and pallet.
5/27/11 Peak Steel LLC, Raleigh, NC 27523 Worker died from staph infection after surgery on neck, which was injured when struck by falling structural steel.
5/30/11 Pine Grove Farm, Standish, MI 48658 Worker engulfed in silo after top layer of corn collapsed.
6/3/11 Hascall & Hall, Auburn, ME 04210 Worker was found with his neck under a 5-foot section of scaffolding.
Garza Contracting, Inc., Arvin, CA 93203 Worker died after falling from an 8-foot tripod ladder while thinning peach trees.
6/8/11 Bak Auto Inc., Scottdale, GA 30079 Worker was servicing a vehicle when it slipped off of the jack stand and crushed the worker.
6/9/11 Houston Electric, Waco, TX 76009 Worker was installing wiring to lights in an office when he came in contact with a live electrical connection.
6/9/11 Dakota AG Cooperative, Kindred, ND 58051 Worker exited a front-end loader and became caught in grain flow.
6/10/11 Rainbow, Inc., Minneapolis, MN 55427 Worker was in an aerial lift and was caught between the lift and a horizontal beam.
6/10/11 Campbell Maritime Inc., Seward, AK 99664 Worker fell from the edge of a platform into the water.
6/10/11 Squeegee Squad, St. Louis Park, MN 55426 Window washer died after falling from an 8-story building.
6/10/11 Commercial Lawn Management of Wichita, Wichita, KS 67209 Worker engaging in weed trimming along the curb was struck by a motor vehicle.
6/11/11 Thermoclad Company, Inc., Erie, PA 16511 Worker suffered a heart attack.

Robinson Drilling of Texas, Ltd., Lamesa, TX 79331 Workers were pushing the kelly towards a mouse hole. The kelly bushing blew apart and pieces struck two employees on the head.
6/11/11 Planet Organics Inc., Oakland, CA 94601 Worker struck by rolling, unattended delivery van.
6/12/11 Lowe's Home Center, Inc., Charlotte, NC 28203 Worker struck by roll-up door as he was closing it.
6/12/11 Resource Management Companies, Earth City, MO 63045 Worker fatally injured inside a baler attempting to free a jam when both legs were amputated.
6/13/11 FESCO LTD., Mansfield, LA 71052 Worker was relieved from work on a Friday and was found dead in the crew quarters on Monday. Cause of death undertemined.
6/13/11 Hot Springs Awning, Hot Springs, AR 71913 Worker was removing an awning on the balcony of third floor. The worker fell 30 feet from the balcony.
Interstate Tree Service, Stockton, CA 95209 Worker fell from tree after cutting himself with chainsaw while trimming tree branches.
6/14/11 Corsicana Bedding, Inc., Middletown, NY 10941 Worker died from injuries after being crushed in a machine.
6/14/11 City of South Pasadena Police Dept., Azusa, CA 91702 Worker fell and struck head on railroad tie.
6/14/11 GMC Services, LLC, Lafayette, LA 70507 Worker was changing a compressor on a rooftop unit when he came into contact with an energized wire and was electrocuted.
6/14/11 Pepper Contracting Services, Inc., Brandon, FL 33511 The worker was picking up traffic-control devices when he was hit by a pickup truck.
6/15/11 Fabrizi Trucking and Paving Co., Valley City, OH 44280 Worker was struck by a bucket that fell from an excavator.
6/15/11 City of Muncie Fire Department, Muncie, IN 47305 Firefighter killed after being trapped inside building when roof collapsed during fire.
6/15/11 US Dept of Interior USFWS, Guthrie, OK 73044 Worker was sampling endangered species of fish when he fell into water that was over his head.
6/15/11 City of Redding, Redding, CA 96001 Worker received fatal injuries in water pressure tank explosion after tank wall failed as it was being reloaded.
Hayward Bakr, Inc., New Orleans, LA 70127 Worker hit his head on the ground when he fell from a cargo trailer while moving materials.
6/16/11 Indiana Dept of Transportation, Rensselaer, IN 47978 Worker struck and killed by vehicle.
6/16/11 Associated Marine & Industrial Staffing, Inc., Houston, TX 77015 Worker was crushed by bundles of steel as he attempted to put a strap around them at the bottom of the ship.
6/16/11 Sabina Landaverde, Olathe, KS 66062 Worker fell from the rooftop while engaging in work.