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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 23, 2011)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
5/1/2011 Autocatalyst Recycling Inc., Dearborn, MI 48126 Worker died after falling from seven-foot ladder and hitting his head on surface below.
6/1/2011 Asplundh Tree Expert Company, Coats, NC 27504 Worker cutting trees in 100-degree weather fell unconscious and later died from heat stroke.
6/9/2011 Frontier Industrial Corp., St. Petersburg, FL 33702 Worker cutting beams in preparation for a controlled building demolition died when the building collapsed prematurely.
6/23/2011 DH Roberts Construction of Jonesville, Battle Creek, MI 49036 Construction worker was crushed between boom lift and steel beam.
7/6/2011 Casey's General Stores, Inc., La Porte City, IA 50651 Worker collapsed and died from asphyxiation while trying to escape a store fire.
7/10/2011 Pike Creek Turf Farms, Inc., Adel, GA 31620 Worker was electrocuted while hooking up a power generator that was still running.
7/12/2011 Essex Newbury Contracting Services Corp., Newbury, MA 01951 Worker, who complained of feeling sick while digging a one-foot trench, collapsed and later died.
7/12/2011 H.C. Haynes, Winn, ME 04495 Worker was killed when a tree struck him in the chest while inside a skid-steer cab.
7/12/2011 Russell Disposal Inc., Methuen, MA 01844 Worker collecting trash was struck and killed by the trash truck while it was moving in reverse.
7/13/2011 Roofers Enterprises Corporation, LLC, Charlotte, NC 28270 Worker making roof repairs fell unconscious and died from possible heat stress.
7/14/2011 Wilson and Associates, White Pine, TN 37890 Worker performing reconstruction work on roadside was struck and killed by car.
7/16/2011 Moore Brothers, Colusa, CA 95950 Worker killed when an electrical panel exploded.
7/16/2011 Dolle Electric, Inc., Rogers, AR 72758 Worker performing construction activities collapsed and died from apparent heat illness.
7/17/2011 Wal-Mart #275, Livingston, TX 77351 Worker buffing floors died after he slipped and hit his head on the floor.
7/18/2011 Imperial Steel Construction, Bensenville, IL 60106 Worker died after falling approximately 35 feet without fall protection from a bar joist.
7/18/2011 Sioux City Engineering Co., Sioux City, IA 51103 Worker was crushed in an auger while servicing a street paver machine.
7/18/2011 Trenchless Technologies of New England, Inc., Port Kent, NY 12975 Worker cleaning a pipe casing using an auger machine died after the machine overturned and crushed him.
7/19/2011 W W Fairbairn & Sons Inc., Walloon Lake, MI 49796 Worker was electrocuted after touching exposed wire while removing water lines.
7/19/2011 Head Roofing, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 Worker was killed when an aluminum scaffold plank fell and struck him in the head.
7/19/2011 Dennis Steel Inc., Austin, TX 78712 Worker died from an apparent heart attack after loading equipment onto a truck.
7/19/2011 Management Mccord Assest, Peoria Heights, IL 61616 Worker falling from roof, grabbed an exposed electrical wire to catch himself and was electrocuted.
7/19/2011 Daniel Martinez, Architect Tustin, CA 92782 Worker providing landscape services collapsed and later died from a heart condition.
7/19/2011 Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co, Topeka, KS 66603 Worker collapsed and died after making repairs to a rubber cooling machine.
7/20/2011 Keystone Consolidated Industries, Bartonville, IL 61607 Worker was found dead inside a break trailer.
7/20/2011 L & T Metal Recycling, Bolivar, MO 65613 Worker died after suffering burns to his lower body from a cutting torch explosion.
7/21/2011 KCH Mechanical, Inc., Effingham, IL 62401 Worker installing HVAC equipment died from electric shock.