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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 9, 2011)
FATALITIES
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
12/12/10 Rotert Construction Company, Carroll, IA 51401 Worker died from carbon monoxide poisoning while refueling generators for a construction site.
12/31/10 Sweet Dreams Pastry Shop, Warren, MI 48092 Store worker died after falling off ladder and hitting his head.
3/8/11 Railworks Track Systems, Council Bluffs, IA 51503 Worker died after being hit by a piece of metal while removing railroad track.
3/16/11 Iowa Bridge and Culvert, Iowa City, IA 55242 Worker was struck and killed by beams when a construction shoring system failed.
6/7/11 Institution Food House, Inc., Hickory, NC 28603 Worker was killed when pinned between truck and loading dock as truck backed in.
6/10/11 D.C.G. Peterson Brothers, Inc., Manson, IA 50563 Worker installing heavy overhead door was crushed when the door fell.
6/21/11 Chevron Lease, Taft, CA 93268 Worker at an oil and gas work site died after falling into a sinkhole filled with an unknown liquid with a temperature of about 180 degrees.
6/24/11 Green Golf Management dba Stansbury Park Golf Course, Stansbury Park, UT 84074 Worker drowned when he was pinned underwater after his mower rolled into lake.
6/27/11 RMDS, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Worker was struck and killed by yard truck.
6/27/11 United Telephone Southeast, Erwin, TN 37650 Worker inside a bucket truck parked on an unstable gravel road died after the truck tipped over.
6/27/11 Hill's Tree and Stump Grinding Services, LLC, Durham, NC 27705 Worker was struck and killed by falling dead tree branch while performing a back cut.
6/28/11 Herzing Roofing, LLC, Universal City, TX 78148 Worker repairing a roof died from head injuries after slipping and falling nearly 20 feet to the concrete.
7/1/11 City of Fulton - De Immigrant Windmill, Fulton, IL 61252 Worker struck on head by part of windmill and fell 10 feet onto the wheel spur.
7/2/11 Texas Industries Inc., Dallas, TX 75247 Worker walking under the plant in the silo area died after losing his balance and falling.
7/2/11 Carousel LLC, Orlando, FL 32819 Worker resetting a switch on a ride was struck and killed by the ride's counterweight.
7/5/11 LG&E and KU Energy LLC, Lousiville, KY 40218 Worker shot supervisor before shooting himself.
7/5/11 City of Sanford Police Department, Sanford, NC 27330 Worker repelling down a building during training died of internal injuries when his harness malfunctioned, slamming him into the building.
7/5/11 McDonagh Amusements Inc., Chesaning, MI 48616 Worker was electrocuted while helping take down an amusement ride.
7/5/11 Avenger Pest Control LLC, Siloam Springs, AR 72761 Worker spraying pesticides underneath a house died from possible poisoning.
7/5/11 T W Benson Trucking, Ashtabula, OH 44004 Worker was killed when his truck, which had known maintenance issues, veered off the road.

7/5/11
Matrix Service Industrial Contractors, Inc., Eddystone, PA 19022 Worker died after falling 40 feet from a tank scaffold.
7/6/11 Apak, Inc., Mundelen, IL 60060 Worker was electrocuted while fixing a machine.
7/6/11 A-1 Appliance Repair Services, Hayward, CA 94541 Worker was electrocuted while repairing a dryer.
7/8/11 Twigg Aerospace Components, Martinsville, IN 46151 Worker was electrocuted while performing maintenance work.
CATASTROPHES - MULTIPLE WORKERS HOSPITALIZED (None Reported)