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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 21, 2012)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
4/26/2012 Alside Supply Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
Worker at a residential building supply company died from a possible heart attack.
7/12/2012 Welding Services Inc., Stamford, CT 06902
Worker was electrocuted while reinforcing steel.
7/13/2012 Baker Logging, Williamsburg, PA 16693
Worker cutting lumber was struck and killed by a falling tree.
7/13/2012 Dean Construction, Canton, MS 39288
Worker installing skylights died after falling 20 feet onto concrete floor.
7/16/2012 Aluminum Co. of America Bettendorf, IA 52722
Worker performing maintenance on a machine used to cut steel was struck and killed by an overhead carriage.
7/16/2012 Fino Electric, LLC, Newark, NJ 07105
Worker fell 35 feet from an aerial lift basket.
7/16/2012 MKE Producing, Bolivar, OH 44612
Two workers died when a gas well they were painting exploded.
7/17/2012 7-Eleven Albuquerque, NM 87106
Store worker died from a gun shot wound to the neck during a robbery.
7/17/2012 Bruce and Merrilees Electric Company, New Castle, PA 16101
Worker transporting a telephone pole died from head trauma when a vehicle hit the pole, causing the pole to strike the worker's head.
7/17/2012 Inland Systems Incorporated, Tomahawk, WI 54487
Worker cleaning an ash silo died from burns received by flying ash.
7/18/2012 Bonedty Enterprises Inc., St. Augustine, FL 32080
Worker on a tractor cutting grass was killed after being struck by a vehicle and thrown from the tractor.
7/19/2012 Living Waters Lutheran Church Fort Wayne, IN 46816
Worker was struck and killed by a motor vehicle.
7/19/2012 Rafael Esparza Germantown, TN 38139
Worker died after falling 13 feet from a roof while tossing materials to wheel a barrow.
7/19/2012 Tombigee Electric Power Association, Fulton, MS 38843
Worker cutting down trees was struck and killed by a falling tree.
7/20/2012 Coranado Wrecking and Salvage Santa Fe, NM 87503
Worker was struck and killed by a load of metal beams being stacked onto a trailer.