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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 23, 2012)

FATALITIES

Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
5/17/2012 New York City Parks & Recreation, Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Worker for a city parks and recreation department died from overexposure to sealant and dye fumes.
6/5/2012 Bamford Timber, Oroville, CA 95966
Worker using an excavator to perform logging operations was killed when the chain on the equipment broke and struck worker in the head.
6/5/2012 Veit & Company Inc., Rogers, MN 55374
Worker operating a drill rig died from head trauma when he fell from the machine's broken seat.
6/13/2012 NOSWerks, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Worker was killed when bottles of nitrous oxide exploded.
6/14/2012 Camino Agave Inc., Yorktown, TX 78164
Worker hydrotesting two pipelines was struck and killed by the pressure testing equipment.
6/15/2012 Millicoma Logging LLC, Ten Mile, OR 97420
Worker was fatally injured when a log being lifted by equipment broke and fell on his chest.
6/15/2012 Seattle Mechanical, Auburn, WA 98001
Worker servicing a HVAC unit on a building roof died after falling through an unguarded skylight.
6/15/2012 The Davey Tree Surgery Company, Fort Bend, TX 77494
Worker performing tree services died after falling from a boom truck bucket.
6/17/2012 Brown County Guided Trail Guide, Nashville, IN 47448
Worker leading a guided horseback trail ride was struck and killed by a falling tree.
6/18/2012 Kaiser Electric, Inc., St. Louis, MO 63110
Worker climbing a ladder to access a roof died after falling more than 20 feet.
6/18/2012 Mill Steel Company, Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Worker moving steel coils was crushed when one of the 8,000-pound coils fell on him.
6/18/2012 Universal Roofing & Sheetmetal, Inc., Norman, OK 73014
Worker died from a 50-foot fall while repairing a roof.
6/18/2012 Waste Management, San Leandro, CA 94577
Worker in a waste management plant was struck and killed by a bulldozer.
6/18/2012 Zandstra Construction, Faith, SD 57626
Worker operating an asphalt roller was pinned underneath the machine when it rolled over into a ditch.
6/19/2012 A & S Trucking, Washington, DC 20018
Worker picking up mail from an office trailer was struck and killed by a dump truck.
6/19/2012 Cleveland Wrecking Company, Bakersfield, CA 93308
Worker died from a 50-foot fall when the beam he was cutting collapsed and knocked over the man-basket he was inside.
6/19/2012 Powers Distributing Company, Orion, MI 48359
Worker at a brewery warehouse died from injuries when he fell from a trailer onto the cement ground.
6/19/2012 Sky Brand Services, Arvin, CA 93203
Worker dismantling pipes on an oil tanker was killed when the tank exploded.
6/21/2012 Jimmy A. Odom General Building Contractors, Antioch, CA 94509
Worker installing sheeting on the exterior of a house died after falling eight feet from ladder.
6/22/2012 Consumers Energy, Jonesville, MI 49028
Worker assessing the damage to downed power lines was struck and killed by a vehicle.
6/22/2012 Dustin Ellis dba Dustin Ellis Logging, Stanley, NC 28164
Worker cutting down trees was killed when a tree struck him.

CATASTROPHES

None Reported

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