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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 19, 2010)
FATALITIES
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
5/27/2010 US Deer Antlers Export & Import,
Los Angeles, CA, 90006
Worker sustained head injuries after falling from an 8-foot ladder in store; died 9 days later.
5/31/2010 Contemporary Homes of the Southwest, Inc.,
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Worker, framing a second-level addition on a home, died after falling about 10 feet.
6/5/2010 Overdorf Mechanical, Inc.,
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
Worker was conducting HVAC repairs and was working from a 6-foot ladder on the HVAC system above the ceiling tiles. He was found on the floor in an unresponsive state.
6/8/2010 Camp Glen Arden Group, LLC,
Tuxedo, NC 28784
Worker on tractor pulling a loaded manure spreader was run over and pinned by the spreader when tractor and spreader became disengaged and rolled backwards.
6/10/2010 Arbuckle Construction,
Minneapolis, MN 55438
Worker hanging sheetrock fell from ladder and struck head.
6/11/2010 Rock Solid Security,
Nashville, TN 37211
Security guard on night duty, patrolling country music festival grounds during 100-degree weather, was found collapsed inside a medical tent that was closed for the night.
6/13/2010 Clifford-Lee and Associates,
Franklin, LA 70538
Worker was placing a ladder to access a roof. The ladder contacted a power line and the worker was electrocuted.
6/13/2010 Robert Koumarianos Plumbing,
Sacramento, CA
Worker installing a gas line in the attic of a house collapsed from the heat.
6/13/2010 Wiper Technologies, Inc.,
Milwaukee, WI 53223
Worker was fabricating oil absorbent booms filled with raw cotton fibers that float on water to absorb and limit the spread of spilled oil. Worker was operating a pallet-wrapping machine, as well as placing finished oil absorbent booms on the pallets. W
6/14/2010 Blake Electric,
Stockton, CA 95203
Worker was electrocuted while working on a high voltage panel; was entrapped on the panel for one hour.
6/14/2010 Coastal Flow Measurement, Inc.,
Mont Belvieu, TX 77580
Worker was freeing a pump component under pressure and was impaled by the pump component.
6/14/2010 McJunkin Red Man Company - Labarge,
Hueytown, AL 35023
Worker was loading a semi-flat bed trailer with 41-foot metal pipes with a weight of 5,000 pounds, and was struck by a pipe that rolled off of the truck.
6/14/2010 Select Energy Services LLC dba Cactus Lease Services,
Catarina, TX 78280
Worker was loading pipe onto a flatbed trailer with a forklift. Worker was struck by a pipe and knocked off of the trailer bed.
6/14/2010 U.S. Postal Service,
Hayward, CA 94541
Worker was found unresponsive in a trash dumpster.
6/15/2010 Benes Heating and Air Conditioning Service, Inc.,
Raymond,NE 68428
Worker was on a loft/balcony area and fell from the elevated area.
6/15/2010 Delta Airlines, St. Paul International Airport,
St. Paul, MN 55111
Worker greasing gears in airport gate at night put head into gear door and was struck by door.
6/15/2010 Memphis Light Gas and Water,
Memphis, TN, 38103
Worker was tearing down a transmission structure using a digger-derrick when a pole broke and struck him on the head.
6/15/2010 OCS Industries,
Rock Tavern, NY 12575
Worker was replacing structural roof panels and fell through the roof.
6/15/2010 Rothamn Furniture Inc.,
O'Fallon, MO 63366
Worker was retrieving a load of furniture from shelving with a stock picker. He was driving the stock picker backwards, the load snagged on the shelving and fell on top of the worker pinning him to the controls.
6/15/2010 Southeastern Steel Buildings,
Caddo, OK 74729
Worker was engaged in cutting an 8,000-lb boiler in sections with a cutting torch. The section being cut, fell off allowing the remaining section, 5000 lbs., to flip over onto its bottom and land on the worker.
6/15/2010 Whrad Silva Farms,
Stockton, CA 95203
Worker drowned after being pinned under a large grader that fell into a ditch/pond.
6/16/2010 AUI Inc,
Alamillo, NM 87831
Driver pulling a trailer with work materials lost control of the vehicle and collided with a tractor trailer.
6/16/2010 Bayou Concrete,
Gulfport, MS 39501
Worker was working under a truck fixing the brakes when the truck rolled onto the worker.
6/16/2010 Nassau University Medical Center,
East Meadow, NY 11554
Worker was shot and killed by an off-duty corrections officer while outside hospital entrance on a break.
6/16/2010 NYCTA Division of Tracks,
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Worker inspecting a passenger train at night was found unconscious at end of shift.
6/16/2010 Stuart & Kim Sorenson Feed and Grain LLC.,
Zachow, WI 54182
Worker was in a grain bin breaking loose bridged grain that was not flowing and was buried in the corn.
6/16/2010 Temple-Inland, Inc.,
Rome, GA 30165
Worker was working at an unstacker, went under a catwalk, and failed to lockout the equipment. Worker raised her arm up toward the roller and was caught and pulled into the roller.
6/17/2010 Complete HVAC Plumbing and Electric, Inc.,
Fairfield, IL 62837
Worker was running a lateral sewer line when the trench wall collapsed.
6/17/2010 Crane Masters,
Richmond, VA 23231
Worker cleaning up a trainwreck died when crane brake failed and crane fell and crushed him .
6/17/2010 Lake Erie Construction Company,
Canton, OH 44720
Worker was working with a truck boom. The boom struck a power line and the worker was electrocuted.
6/17/2010 PI & I Motor Express, Inc.,
Masury, OH 44438
Worker was standing on top of a trailer load of pipes pulling the tarp up to cover the load. He fell over 10 feet from the top of the load, striking his head on the concrete floor.
6/17/2010 Tangent Rail Corporations,
Alexandria, LA 71302
Worker was found inside the plant on the side of a ditch with a four-wheeler on top of him.
CATASTROPHES - MULTIPLE WORKERS HOSPITALIZED
6/14/2010 Zimmer-Eschette Service II, LL.,
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Three workers were hospitalized due to a ceiling collapse of a newly constructed building.