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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 07/10/2010)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
6/28/2010 Diamond Links, Inc., dba Diamond Links Golf Club,
Catlettsburg, KY 41129
Worker was operating a Bobcat machine while installing a culvert drain pipe. The worker was thrown from the seat when the machine slid off an embankment, and was killed when the machine rolled over him.
7/1/2010 Larson Construction Company Inc.,
Independence, IA 50344
Worker was assisting with the setting of tilt-up precast wall panels and was struck in the head by a falling pipe brace.
7/2/2010 Grays Tree Service,
Alabaster, AL 35007
Worker was on top of a tree and was repelling down to make his cut, and hit the ground.
7/2/2010 Keolohi Fishing Inc.,
Lahaina, HI 96761
Worker was diving for black coral and drowned.
7/3/2010 Western Kentucky Correctional Complex,
Fredonia, KY 42411
Worker was going to her car after work when she was struck by the vehicle of another worker pulling their truck out to leave.
7/6/2010 Aerospace Manufacturing CT Systems LLC.,
Fredonia, KS 66736
Worker had installed a new tool and was making a dry run. The tool flew out of the machine and struck the worker on the head.
7/6/2010 Kolat Construction,
Rices Landing, PA 15357
Worker was working construction installing a swimming pool. Worker died from a heat stroke.
7/7/2010 B & W Welding,
Fremont, OH 43420
Three workers were repairing two vertical support columns. During this activity the roof collapsed. One worker fatality and two workers were hospitalized.
7/7/2010 Hillside Manor Rehab and Extended Care Center LLC.,
Jamaica Estates, NY 11432
Worker was struck by flying metal debris.
7/7/2010 Latham Hi Tech Seeds,
Alexander, IA 50420
Worker fell from ladder while installing trim on the side of a warehouse (metal building).
7/7/2010 Marden Industries,
Mulberry, FL 33860
Worker was renovating a piece of farm equipment. A piece of the equipment fell and crushed him.
7/7/2010 Marriott Austin,
Austin, TX 78744
Worker doing laundry work and became dizzy.
7/8/2010 ABC Construction,
Aurora, NE 68818
Worker was attaching sheet metal screws on a pre-fabricated metal building and fell from a scissor lift or a forklift platform.
7/8/2010 ACI Services,
Englewood, CO 80110
Worker was working on an oil and gas tank; the tank exploded.
7/8/2010 Boyer's Nursery,
Biglerville, PA 17303
Work collapsed in the field from heat exhaustion.
7/8/2010 CW Greenwood,
Tallapoosa, GA 30176
Worker was performing electrical wire replacement, placed electrical wire in mouth, then grabbed a metal scaffold. Worker was electrocuted.
7/8/2010 Environmental Safety & Health Consulting Services,
Freeport, TX 77542
Worker was inside a 212-foot diameter tank cleaning out sludge when the air line to the respirator popped off; worker collapsed.
7/9/2010 Buenavista Construction Inc.,
Disney's ESPN Wild World Sport,
700 S. Victory Way, Kissimmee, FL 34747
Worker was working in a temporary transformer and was electrocuted.
7/9/2010 Cedar Homes Inc., dba All Affordable Tree Service,
Flanders, NJ 07836
Worker was struck on the head by a falling tree.
7/9/2010 Halliburton Energy Services Inc.,
San Augustine, TX 75972
Worker was found unresponsive in the lab.
7/9/2010 Nabors Well Services,
Lambert, MT 59243
Worker was at the top of a four-tank group to gather readings and was found collapsed in the walkway.
7/9/2010 Zartman Construction Inc.,
Northumberland, PA 17857
Worker was working in a roof truss for a winery. The roof truss collapsed and the worker fell.