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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 16, 2011)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
6/23/2011 Tri-State Planting & Polishing, Inc., Huntington, WV 25703 Worker was electrocuted while operating an overhead hoist.
6/27/2011 Delta Oil Mill, Greenwood, MS 38930 Worker trying to put out a pit fire with an extinguisher was killed when a flash fire and explosion occurred.
6/27/2011 Sepulveda Air Conditioning, San Juan, PR 00925 Worker repairing an air conditioning unit was electrocuted.
6/28/2011 Wild Bayside Jewelry, El Sobrante, CA 94803 Worker suffered heart attack while cutting logs and stacking wood at employer's residence.
7/2/2011 Dredge and Marine Company LLC, Nashville, TN 37218 Worker died from burns after an explosion occurred inside of the boat he was painting.
7/3/2011 Greater Miami Baseball Club Limited Partnership, Ft. Myers, FL 33912 Worker died after his pelvis was crushed in a moving freight elevator.
7/5/2011 Total Grain Marketing, LLC, Metcalf, IL 61940 Worker riding a scissor lift was electrocuted after contacting live powerlines.
7/6/2011 Sunroc Corp, Cedar City, UT 84720 Worker died after he was run over by a front-end loader while clearing a work site.
7/6/2011 Johnson Roofing, Waco, TX 76712 Worker installing insulation on a roof died fom head trauma after slipping off the roof's edge and falling more than 20 feet.
7/7/2011 C Clunn Consulting, Holtville, CA 92250 Worker driving a tractor that pulled a farm harvesting machine collapsed and later died from possible heat illness.
7/7/2011 Southern New Hampshire Services Inc., Manchester, NH 03103 Worker performing work underneath a car was killed when the car's owner accidentally ran over him.
7/8/2011 McConway & Torley LLC., Pittsburgh, PA 15201 Worker was impaled and crushed within a machine that creates product molds.
7/8/2011 Patterson UTI Drilling Company, Carlsbad, NM 88220 Worker was struck and killed by hoisting equipment while working on an oil drilling rig.
7/8/2011 Bailey-Buchanan Masonry, Inc., Beaumont, TX 77705 Worker collapsed while working on a 24-foot scaffold.
URS Corporation, Soda Springs, ID 83230 Worker driving a construction road scraper was killed after the scraper rolled over into a pond.
7/9/2011 Mike Howe Builders, Inc., Two Rivers, WI 54241 Worker was killed when a truck driver backed up pinning him in between the truck and a dumpster.
7/11/2011 LA Hardwood Products, LLC, Le Moyen, LA 71356 Worker died from apparent heat stress while performing welding operations.
7/11/2011 Tipton Trucking, Inc., Bordentown, NJ 08505 Worker was crushed when a 7,000-pound concrete barrier fell on top of him.
7/11/2011 Evergreen Caissons, Telluride, CO 81435 Worker died after falling into a covered hole that gave way.
7/11/2011 Charles R. Ellis, Richwood, OH 43344 Worker was in the process of removing a large tree when it fell on him knocking him to the ground.
7/11/2011 Solar Erectors US Inc., Miami, FL 33128 Worker constructing a parking garage died when the cable he was leaning on snapped, causing him to fall 40 feet.
7/12/2011 Bar-S Foods Co., Lawton, OK 73505 Worker cleaning an auger inside a meat processing factory died after falling into the processing machine.
7/12/2011 Employee Staffing Services LLC, Camp Hill, PA 17603 Worker died from heat stress while repairing a school roof.
7/12/2011 McPherson Son's Plumbing & Heat, Evans, WV 25241 Worker performing service on exterior A/C unit was electrocuted.
7/12/2011 MC Lighting Maintenance, Houston, TX 77088 Worker installing a switch on an electric light was electrocuted, then fell from the scissor lift onto the floor.
7/13/2011 The Brickman Group LLC Ltd., Mokenia, IL 60448 Worker was crushed when he was thrown from the powered industrial vehicle he was driving and it fell on top of him.
7/13/2011 Nash Johnson & Son, Rose Hill, NC 28458 Farm worker died from possible heat illness after experiencing light-headedness and confusion while collecting eggs.
7/14/2011 Con-Way Freight, San Antonio, TX 78220 Worker was killed when a crate of equipment fell on top of him.
7/14/2011 Hungtinton Ingalls Industries, Inc., Avondale, LA 70094 Worker was electrocuted while performing task on a vessel.
7/15/2011 Remco, Inc., Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 Worker was apparently electrocuted while making repairs to an air conditioning unit.