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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 30, 2012)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
6/09/2012 Recycling Services of Indiantown LLC, Indiantown, FL 34956
Worker using a torch to cut a propane tank died from burns suffered when the propane ignited, causing a fire.
6/12/2012 Dynamic Concrete Solutions LLC, Tampa, FL 33610
Worker performing roof repairs died after falling 60 feet.
6/13/2012 Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, NY 14215
Hospital worker was shot and killed.
6/13/2012 Electrical Contractor Inc., Augusta, GA 30906
Worker making electrical repairs was electrocuted after touching a nearly 300-volt line.
6/13/2012 Scruggs Equipment Company, Memphis, TN 38113
Worker was killed when a garbage truck he was working on activated, pinning his head.
6/14/2012 Ball Fabrics Inc., Deland, FL 32720
Worker making roof repairs fell 35 feet through a skylight.
6/14/2012 Dragon Man's Shooting Range, Colorado Springs, CO 80929
Worker on the set of a TV show was killed by a smoke bomb.
6/14/2012 Joy Construction, Ridgewood, NJ 074506
Worker was struck on the head and killed by flying debris.
6/14/2012 M. G. Dyess Inc., DeKalb, MI 39328
Worker was crushed by pipes after the strap holding a load of pipes together broke.
6/14/2012 Sugar Farms Co-op, South Bay, FL 3349
Farm worker died after he drove his tractor with a spray rig into a canal.
6/17/2012 Food Business Inc., dba Germantown Café East, Nashville, TN 37206
Restaurant worker died from suffocation after becoming trapped in a walk-in cooler.
6/19/2012 Grass Choppers, Purcellville, VA 22132
Worker operating a lawnmower died when the mower rolled down an enbankment and landed on top of him in a creek.
6/21/2012 BPS Inc., Minneapolis, MN 55413
Worker at a metal manufacturing facility was killed after being crushed by a pile of steel.
6/21/2012 National Park Service Paradise Station, Longmire, WA 98397
National parks service worker attempting to rescue climbers was killed after falling 3,000 feet down a mountain.
6/22/2012 Village of Central City - Public Works Department, Central City, IL 62801
Worker was killed when a burning tree limb fell on his head.
6/25/2012 Bob Evans Restaurant, Streetsboro, OH 44241
Restaurant worker died from surgical complications after falling and fracturing her right hip.
6/25/2012 BP Petroleum, Durango, CO 81303
Worker at a gas compression station was killed during an explosion.
6/25/2012 Illinois Department of Transportation - District 3 Ladd Yard, Springfield, IL 61362
Highway maintenance worker performing mowing operations died after being thrown from the tractor, which landed on top of him.
6/26/2012 Ati Allvac, Richburg, SC 29729
Worker at a metals facility died from asphyxiation after exposure to nitrogen.
6/26/2012 Bombardier Recreational Products, Benton, IL 62812
Worker test driving a recreational boat was killed when his boat collided with another.
6/26/2012 General Motors Corp., Cleveland, OH 4413
Worker at a metal processing plant was killed after being caught between machinery.
6/26/2012 Jason Inc., Benton, IL 62812
Collision of two Sea-Doo boats being demonstrated by manufacturer, one worker fatality.
6/26/2012 Lane Line LLC, Brookhaven, MS 39601
Worker performing measurements inside a workzone was struck and killed by a company truck.
6/27/2012 Florida Natives Nursery Inc., Englewood, FL 33565
Worker drowned after being pinned underwater by an overturned dozer.
6/27/2012 Hav-Tech Inc., Fairfield, OH 45014
Worker installing plywood sheeting on a roof fell from a ladder after suffering an apparent heart attack.
6/27/2012 Midwest Steeplejacks, Fargo, ND 58104
Worker died after falling 153 feet from a cellphone tower.
6/27/2012 Seven Hills Dairy LLC, Goodland, IN 47948
Worker at a dairy farm was crushed by a front loader bucket.
6/28/2012 Key Energy Services, Arboles, CO 81121
Worker performing rigging operations died after falling from the rig platform.
6/28/2012 R & B Mechanical Inc., West Mittlin, PA 15122
Worker died of a possible heart attack or from being caught between top of aerial lift and the ceiling.
6/29/2012 Bluegrass Materials Company LLC, Baxter, KY 40806
Worker at a construction materials company died when the forklift he was operating overturned.
6/22/2012 CD Builders Inc., Toa Alta, PR 00953
Five workers were buried during a trench excavation. Three of the five workers were hospitalized.