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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 25, 2011)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
3/31/11 B&L Services, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 Worker died after exposure to chemicals during spray painting operations.
5/21/11 Ohio Edison Company, Massillon, OH 44646 Worker was working on live electrical lines when the worker grabbed one of the energized lines and was electrocuted.
5/26/11 Waccamaw Metal Recycling, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 Worker pinned between baler and truck while unloading metal.
6/13/11 Showcase Cinema Deluxe, Dedham, MA 02026 Worker was climbing an extension ladder to clean a sign, and his feet slipped from under him.
6/15/11 Stafford Development & Construction, Inc., Guntersville, AL 35976 Worker was removing a tree when he was struck by another tree being moved by a machine.
6/15/11 Charleston Electrical Services, Charleston, SC 29403 Worker conducting live work to isolate circuits electrocuted by arc from two wires.
6/17/11 LAD, INC. dba Roto-Rooter, Fayetteville, NC 28301 One worker killed and one injured after making contact with electricity during plumbing work in crawl space.
6/17/11 City of DuQuoin Fire Department, Pinckneyville, IL 62274 Firefighter crushed by collapsing wall while fighting fire.
6/18/11 SJ Stucco and Stone Inc., Elmwood Park,NJ 07407 Worker fell from a roof while working.
6/20/11 Chamberlin Building Services, Hollywood, CA 90038 Worker washing windows fell 50 feet when climbing from building into a boatswain chair.
6/20/11 Sunrise Farms, Pixley, CA 93274 Worker pinned under tire while attempting to jump-start tractor that rolled.
6/20/11 Ace Automotive, New Albany, IN 47150 Worker struck by vehicle while performing automotive service.
6/20/11 Fiberspar LinePipe LLC, Houston, TX 77041 Worker was run over by a forklift while in the process of moving a 16-foot spool.
6/21/11 Intercoastal Repair Service, Jefferson, LA 70181 Worker was cleaning up hopper barge. He was found between two barges downriver from where he fell.
6/21/11 JB Hunt Transport, Inc., Grove City, OH 43123 Worker was caught between two trailers.
6/21/11 P G & E, Tracy, CA 94105 Worker electrocuted while working on powerline from a bucket truck.
6/21/11 Prince, Inc., Savage, MT 59262 Worker was trying to remove an object stuck in the rollers on a hotplant when the worker was pulled into the rollers.
6/21/11 Portland Mechanical Construction Inc., Hubbard, OR 97032 Worker fell 10-12 feet from a ladder.
6/21/11 York Excavating Company, Incorporated, Lancaster, PA 17601 Worker went into a trench to insert a test ball when the wall caved in, burying him.
6/22/11 Gilbane Building Company, Sanford, NC 27330 Worker fell 20 feet through roof decking damaged during tornado while performing an inspection.
6/22/11 BP West Coast Products, Carson, CA 90749 Worker pinned between railcar and loading rack.
6/22/11 Best Buy Tire 11 Inc., Charlotte, NC 28208 Worker struck by cast iron spacer that broke while putting tire on a rim.
6/22/11 Golden Alley, Inc., Rozel, KS 67574 Worker was sweeping the elevator when he stepped into a manhole and fell 70 feet into the grain bin.
6/22/11 Ridgeway Electric, Ozona, TX 76943 Worker went out to repair a powerline. The line was energized when the worker touched the wire and he was electrocuted.
6/23/11 Robert B. Marshall Inc., Shelbyville, IN 46176 Worker crushed in building collapse while performing deconstruction work.
6/23/11 Matrix Electrical Contractors, Philadelphia, PA 19148 Worker was holding a tag line when a 10-ton hook and block fell and struck his head.