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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 July 7, 2012)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
5/22/2012 AJG Inc., Washington, DC 20008
Worker died after falling through a floor opening at a residential construction site.
5/23/2012 Browntree Horses, Macon, GA 31211
Worker died from blunt force trauma to the head when a horse she was caring for kicked or stepped on her.
6/7/2012 Bes Packaging Corp., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Worker changing a mold on a thermo forming machine was found dead slumped over at the machine.
6/15/2012 Lakewood 400 Antiques Market LLC, Cumming, GA 30040
Worker at an antiques market was crushed by a 2,600-pound pill press machine.
6/18/2012 Cooper Road LLC, Parsonburg, MD 21849
Worker died after falling six feet while installing wiring.
6/20/2012 Long Cove Development Inc., Malakoff, TX 75148
Worker at a residential community development was struck and killed by a falling tree.
6/21/2012 Rosiek Construction Co., Inc., Blytheville, AK 72315
Worker performing construction activities collapsed and died from possible heat stress.
6/23/2012 Obayashi Corporation, Austin, TX 78726
Worker removing concrete at a construction site died after collapsing.
6/24/2012 Baja Ranch LLC, Lordsburg, NM 88045
Worker was run over and killed by a field tractor.
6/24/2012 Grand Isle Shipyard Inc., Abbeville, LO 70510
Worker was struck and killed by a forklift after the forklift's brakes failed.
6/24/2012 Samsung Austin Semiconductor LLC, Austin, TX 78754
Worker was found laying face down in the doorway of the stairs.
6/24/2012 T.H. Construction Company, Bennet, NE 68317
Worker using a pipe wrench to loosen the cap from an utility line was killed when the wrench struck his head.
6/25/2012 A C & S Inc., Nitro, WV 25143
Worker using a supply air hood to perform sandblast operations died from asphyxiation when the air hood was wrongfully connected to a nitrogen line.
6/25/2012 Symmetry Turf Installations LLC, Fayetteville, AR 72701
Worker laying artificial turf died from possible heat stress.
6/26/2012 River Parish Disposal, Metairie, LA 70003
Worker making repairs underneath a garbage truck was killed when the truck rolled over him.
6/27/2012 R & R Holsteins, Gooding, ID 83330
Worker performing maintenance activities died when he was caught between a feed trailer and a loader.
6/28/2012 Big 4 Erectors LP, Conroe, TX 77384
Worker operating a crane to lift a concrete wall was killed when the crane collapsed, crushing the worker inside the cab.
6/29/2012 Solomon Corporation, Solomon, KS 67480
Worker was crushed by a 9,000-pound electrical transformer.
6/29/2012 S&S Graham Archery Sales Inc., China Grove, NC 28023
Worker using acetone to perform taxidermy activities was killed when the pilot light from a water heater ignited the acetone vapors, causing a fire.
7/1/2012 Thornton Drilling Company, Andrews, TX 79714
Worker power washing a water tank was electrocuted when the power cords arced.
7/2/2012 Black River Builders, Zeeland, MI 49464
Worker performing roof repairs died after falling nearly 25 feet through the roof.
7/2/2012 Chester Bross Construction Co. Inc., Bloomsdale, MO 63627
Worker was doing highway construction and was struck and killed by a dump truck.
7/2/2012 Elite Spice Inc., Jessup, MD 21849
Worker was crushed in the mast of a forklift.
7/2/2012 Tri-State Pole & Piping Inc., Lucedale, MS 39452
Teenage worker helping to stack a bundle of poles was killed when one pole struck his head.
7/3/2012 Express Tire Service Inc., Kalkaska, MI 49646
Worker was changing a tire on a piece of farm equipment when it exploded, striking and killing worker.
7/4/2012 Chief Orchards Packing and Storage, Wapato, WA 989510
Worker checking the pressure of jets on a sprayer tank was killed after being struck by the tank.
7/4/2012 Forrest Tire Company, Hobbs, NM 88240
Worker was changing a truck tire when it exploded, striking and killing worker.
7/4/2012 San Saba Pecan, Las Cruces, NM 88005
Worker using a scissor lift died from injuries suffered when the lift toppled over.
7/5/2012 Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton, CA 94566
Horse jockey died after being thrown from horse and trampled on.
7/5/2012 Platinum Energy Services, Chireno, TX 75937
Worker was killed when the cap of a pressure manifold struck his head.
7/7/2012 Consolidated Fruit LLC, Wapato, WA 98951
Worker operating a forklift was crushed when the vehicle went off the side of the road and tipped over.