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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 26, 2010)
FATALITIES
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
4/7/2010 Windward Sea Venture,
League City, TX 77573
Worker was cleaning out the bottom of yachts and was found floating near the pier.
6/5/2010 Delta Window Cleaning Company, Inc.,
Orinda, CA 94563
Worker elevated in an aerial boom lift was killed when lift made contact with 115 KV transmission line.
6/16/2010 Robert Robinson,
San Jose, CA 95682
Worker suffered mass trauma to his body; cause was not known.
6/17/2010 Virgin Islands Paving,
St. Thomas, VI 00801
Worker was struck by a car.
6/18/2010 Omni Stone Masonry Inc,
Ross, CA 94957
Worker suffered critical head injury after falling from a scaffold.
6/20/2010 Professional Facilities Management, Inc.,
Montgomery, AL 36116
Worker died from an oxygen-deficient atmosphere.
6/21/2010 Lewis Petro Properties, Inc.,
Encinal, TX 78019
Worker was removing a frozen bolt from the track of a catepiller front end loader and was struck by a bolt that entered his forehead.
6/22/2010 Beth Abraham Family of Health Services, Inc.,
Bronx, NY 10467-8108
Worker died from an explosion.
6/22/2010 Comcast of Georgia,
Atlanta, GA 30331
Worker was doing a cable connection, working on a ladder 20 feet up, became unresponsive and fell to the asphalt.
6/22/2010 Garden City Tire,
Garden City, KS 67846
Worker was repairing tires on a front-end loader. Worker crawled under the loader with a bead bar to attempt to break the tire bead from the wheel rim. The equipment shifted and came off the jacks, crushing the worker under the rear of the loader.
6/22/2010 Gleneagles Country Club,
Plano, TX 75093
Worker was riding in a golf cart after a housekeeping assignment, collapsed and fell out of a moving golf cart, striking her head on the concrete cart trail.
6/23/2010 Joe Cook Logging,
Lewiston, ID 83501
Worker on the ground was struck by the boom of a tree delimber.
6/23/2010 Rocke Overhead Doors Inc.,
Sullivan, IL 61951
Worker was repairing an overhead door motor. He had removed the cover of the motor exposing the electrical components to replace a component. Worker leaned over the motor after replacing the component to make an adjustment to the chain, and began to shak
6/24/2010 AGCO Incorporated,
Russell, KS 67665
Two workers were off-loading trucks on the exterior of the grain elevator and two elevator grain tubes collapsed. Both workers were buried under structure debris.
6/24/2010 Arbor Tech,
Doyline, LA 71023
Worker was cutting limbs from a tree and fell 50 feet.
6/24/2010 Champion Communication,
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Worker was working on a TV dish from a roof, lost his balance, and fell 9 stories to the ground.
6/24/2010 Maxwell Heating & Cooling, Inc.,
Carrollton, GA 30117
Worker was installing an air conditioning unit. He was using a torch to sweat a pipe joint and was electrocuted.
6/25/2010 Preferred Transit aka Brinker Enterprises,
Brooklyn, NY 11230
Worker was struck by a load of wall panels that fell off his truck.
6/25/2010 RG Installation,
Longmont, CO 80504
Worker was on a scaffold and the scaffold tipped over. Worker fell off and hit his head.
6/26/2010 Berlin Industries, Inc.,
Carol Stream, IL 60188-9401
Worker was found crushed in the paper baler.
CATASTROPHES - MULTIPLE WORKERS HOSPITALIZED
6/22/2010 TN Dept of Transportation,
McKenzie, TN 38305
Four workers using a crane to rebuild a bridge washed out by floods were injured when the crane boom cable broke, causing the boom to fall on them.