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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 07/17/2010)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
6/7/2010 Professional Sales Services Inc.,
Wichita, KS 67213
Worker was disassembling/disconnecting a vertical turning lathe and was struck by the 1200-pound head ram of the lathe.
6/26/2010 Ironbound Enterprises LLP.,
dba Supreme Car Wash,
Newark, NJ 07105
Two workers were struck by a customer's car. One worker fatality and one worker was hospitalized.
7/1/2010 J. Pacheco Landscaping,
Westerly, RI 02891
Worker was performing lawn care services and was struck by an oncoming car.
7/6/2010 Sacramento Overnight Inc.,
Sacramento, CA 95811
Truck driver sustained fatal injuries as a result of being involved in a three-vehicle accident with company truck.
7/7/2010 Canoyer Country Greenhouse
dba Canoyer Garden Center,
Papillion, NE 68133
Worker was working on the roof of a greenhouse repairing a hole. Worker slipped and began to slide six feet down the roof until falling through the hole, landing on feet, then falling back, striking the ground with head.
7/7/2010 City of Chicago Police Department,
Chicago, IL 60636
Police officer was finishing his shift when an individual walked up to him in his personal vehicle. The individual reached for the officer's service revolver and fired three shots at him, striking him in the head.
7/7/2010 Premier Bakers, Inc.
dba Fresh Start Bakeries North America,
141 East Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Worker discovered by co-workers after falling from ladder. Died enroute to hospital.
7/9/2010 Benham LLC,
Naples, FL 34119
Working was using a lawn mower, it flipped over pinning him beneath the water, and worker drowned.
7/10/2010 Alcon Transport Inc.,
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Worker was helping to hook up a trailer, when he was crushed by a truck backing into a dock.
7/10/2010 Speedy Rooter Inc.,
North Sioux City, SD 57049
Two workers were fixing a clogged sewer and were overcome by sewer gases. One worker fatality and one worker was hospitalized.
7/10/2010 Vee-Jay Cement Contracting,
Springfield, IL 62794
Worker was setting anchor bolts into a 4-foot concrete-formed wall, collapsed, and fell backwards. Worker suffered from heat exposure.
7/11/2010 Root Brothers Farm,
Albion, NY 14411
Worker was run over by a flatbed truck.
7/12/2010 Boston University,
Boston, MA 02218
Worker was found on the floor with a mask on, connected to two hoses, one for air and the other for nitrogen.
7/12/2010 Calvi Electric Company,
Linwood, NJ 08221
Worker was working on an energized electrical cabinet and was electrocuted.
7/12/2010 General Dynamics Ordinance and Tactical Systems,
Carthage, MO 64839
Worker was engaged in welding activities on an overhead air pollution control unit and was struck by a small piece of welding equipment/tool that fell from overhead.
7/12/2010 Phoenix Stamping Group LLC,
Atlanta, GA 30336
Worker was on a scissor lift, stripping electrical wires, and was noticed lying on the floor of the bucket of the scissor lift. Worker was electrocuted.
7/13/2010 Advance Pipe Bending & Fabricating Co.,
Huntington Park, CA 90255
Worker fell from a pallet that was elevated eight feet above the ground by a forklift.
7/13/2010 Reid Gardner Power Plant,
Moapa, NV 89025
Worker's left arm was amputated while working near a conveyor. Emergency assistance was called but the employee was pronounced dead at the scene.
7/13/2010 Trinidad Drilling,
Arlington, TX 76010
Worker was in the process of rigging up the cable that was holding up the rig. The cart and the top drive track fell. The cart struck the worker.
7/14/2010 Donaldson Enterprises Inc.,
Tallahassee, FL 32314
Worker was changing a flat tire on a business trailer. Worker was jacking up the trailer and the trailer fell onto the worker.
7/14/2010 Porter Cattle Co.,
Admire, KS 66830
Worker was in the process of moving between cattle pastures. Worker got out of the truck to open the gate and was struck by the truck.
7/14/2010 Shelley and Sands,
Columbus, OH 43215
Worker was working on the roadway, milling a joint in front of a bridge, and was struck by a vehicle.
7/14/2010 Simcals Inc.,
Mount Miegs, AL 36057
Worker was doing electrical work on an overhead crane and was standing on the bridge of the crane by the control motors. Worker either had an electrical shock or a heart attack.
7/14/2010 Unknown,
Blackfoot, ID 83221
Worker was performing weed abatement using an all-terrain vehicle and was found on his back with the vehicle across his chest.
7/15/2010 Bruce J. Koerner Crane & Equipment Inc.,
Rockaway, NJ 07866
Worker was working on the ground, contacted an energized wrecking ball, and was electrocuted.
7/15/2010 Dansville Hauling Corporation,
Forestville, MD 20747
Worker stepped out of driver's door of dump truck and was struck by another dump truck that was backing up within the lane closure.
7/15/2010 MP Technologies,
Bellville, TX 77418
Worker was installing a new wire for a 72 kV transmission line and was electrocuted.
7/16/2010 Westerchil Construction,
Alexandria, LA 71301
Worker was cleaning up the jobsite by picking up lumber and other debris. He was seen lying on the ground unconscious, possible heat stroke.