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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 07/03/2010)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
4/5/2010 Pipe Distributors, Ltd.,
Amelia, LA 70340
Worker was loading pipe onto a truck and was struck by pipe.
6/10/2010 Francisco Campos dba Paco Painting,
Clayton, NC 27520
Four workers were injured by electrical shock. One later died.
6/13/2010 True Drilling LLC,
Bonanza, UT 84008
Worker was fatally struck in the head by the kelly bushing, which broke free during rig-up procedures.
6/16/2010 Sabre Steel LLC,
West Valley City, UT 84115
Worker putting decking on roof joists was blown off roof by wind. He fell 17 feet and hit his head on a rock.
6/22/2010 Tim Nicely dba Tim Nicely Construction,
Bean Station, TN 37708
Worker fell 14 feet to the ground from the roof decking on a 10/12 pitch residential roof.
6/23/2010 EPNM Inc., Electrical Products Co.,
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Worker died after falling to the ground when hydraulic ram elevating a telescoping ladder truck broke in half.
6/24/2010 H. Schrier & Co., Inc.,
Brooklyn, NY 11234
Worker fell out of a man lift.
6/24/2010 Smith Roofing Company,
Brownwood, TX 76801
Worker was in the process of finishing a roofing contract and fell from the roof.
6/25/2010 Thunder Valley Motocross,
Morrison, CO 80401
Worker was setting up a camera and fell 20 feet.
6/25/2010 Wilcin Enterprises, Inc.,
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Worker was cleaning out gutters and fell from a ladder.
6/26/2010 Reel Brothers Timbering,
Lumberport, WV 26386
Worker was felling a tree and was struck by another tree.
6/27/2010 Texas Pack, Inc.,
Port Isabel, TX 78578
Worker was performing maintenance on a forklift truck battery charger and contacted live electrical parts of the battery charger.
6/28/2010 ABECO, Rochester,
MN 55904
Worker was crushed by a roller that tipped over.
6/28/2010 Royal West Amusements Inc.,
West Valley City, UT 84120
Worker died when his head was impaled by metal from the drive section of a Ferris wheel. The employee slipped after acknowledging he was clear and the wheel began to turn, trapping his head.
6/28/2010 Trees Are Us,
Mishawaka, IN 46545
Tree trimmer struck in the head while walking under a tree on which employees were working; tree had been damaged by thunderstorms.
6/29/2010 CBS, Inc.,
Weskan, KS 67662
Worker was working on the elevator bin deck area and fell into grain bin.
6/29/2010 Comcast,
Broomall, PA 19008
Worker was electrocuted after contacting a sagging 4000-volt power line.
6/29/2010 Farm,
San Joaquin County, CA 95321
Worker got off tractor, which then began to move. Then he tried to get back on to stop tractor, slipped, and was run over by tractor and trailer.
6/29/2010 Las Vegas Paving Corporation,
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
Worker was run over by a reversing loader which was moving dirt around a "pork chop" near an interstate entrance.
6/29/2010 Securitas Security Services USA,
St. Joseph, MO 64501-1738
Worker was waving a truck to cross a railroad track and struck by the train rolling the truck over, pinning the worker under the truck.
6/30/2010 Atlas Roofing,
Harrison, TN 37341
Worker apparently fell while stepping out of a cherry picker and onto a scaffold.
6/30/2010 Clearwater Paper Corporation,
Lewiston, ID 83501
Worker was removing a jam from the back of the machine and fell onto the conveyor in the paper pulper. Worker drowned or was scalded.
7/1/2010 LM Glasfiber Inc.,
Grand Forks, ND 58206
Worker was working from a scissor lift removing a glass wagon and was struck by/crushed by an overhead gantry crane.
7/1/2010 Priority Plastics Inc.,
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Temporary worker sustained a fatal crushing head injury when his head was caught between two moving parts while removing purge from a blow molding and conditioning machine.
7/1/2010 Utility Lines Construction Services,
Augusta, GA 30907
Worker was working on a transformer came in contact with an energized 37 kV cable inside a transformer.
7/3/2010 AT&T,
Angleton, TX 71515
Worker was found unresponsive.