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Weekly Fatality Reports

Weekly Fatality/Catastrophe Report

This part of the weekly FAT/CAT Report summarizes preliminary information provided to OSHA from employers, which are required to notify OSHA of fatalities or catastrophes (FAT/CAT) in accordance with OSHA standard 29 CFR 1904.39. After all workplace-related fatalities are investigated by OSHA, information from these initial employer notifications is updated if necessary. All incidents are assigned an event number (OSHA-36 Form) by OSHA's local Area Office. Subsequent inspections by OSHA are assigned an inspection number (OSHA-170 Form).

FAT/CAT FY09 Weekly Report (July 24, 2009)
Region Reporting Company and Location Date of Occurrence Nature of Incident Event Number
2 Howie's Tree Services, Merrick, NY 11566 7/22/2009 Victim was working from the raised bucket of an aerial device. The boom and bucket fell to the ground. 100151943
2 Green Contractors of NY, Merrick NY 11566 7/24/2009 Victim was working from a raised forklift and fell to the ground. 100151950
3 Greensburg, PA 15601 7/11/2009 Employees were throwing away old files. They had a dumpster on the forks in the raised position. In bringing the dumpster down on the forks, the load became unstable. Victim stood on the rear of the forklift to act as a counterbalance. The dumpster fell off the trucs, causing forktruck to lunge forward and the victim to strike his head on the overhead guard, falling to the ground. 100541549
4 L.B. Thompson Inc., Tampa, FL 33610 6/23/2009 Victim was inside a building bundling material and became ill, possible heat stroke. 102571825
4 Cesar Tapia, Miami, FL 33166 7/6/2009 Victim was conducting roofing work, and fell through a hole in the roof, 25 feet to the concrete floor below. 100681428
4 Priority Energy Services, LLC, Raleigh, MS 39153 7/15/2009 Victim was pressure testing a new metering station at a new pipeline construction project, when an explosion occurred. 101365104
4 KM Davis Contracting Co., Inc., Marietta, GA 30008 7/16/2009 Victim was standing on the side of the road and was struck by a car. 361981020
4 Art Iron Works, Inc., Onconta, AL 35121 7/20/2009 Victim was in the process of assembling a transition box, while removing the brace the box collapsed, crushing him. 101275212
4 SES Welding, LLC, Holly Bill, FL 32117 7/21/2009 Victim was working under a disabled truck, disconnecting the drive shaft. The vehicle fell, crushing him. 101357572
6 Presiliana Zamora, Conroe, TX 77304 6/30/2009 Victim was on a scaffold doing repairs on an archway and the scaffold collapsed. 101764744
6 Jenkins Electric, Post, TX 79356 7/18/2009 Victim was working on a pole replacing a transformer, 14,400KV, and was electrocuted. 100814391
6 Lariat Communications, De Kalb, TX 75559 7/18/2009 Victim was installing coax cable hangers down the face of an existing tower and fell 60 to 100 feet. 100784693
6 Fort Smith Garage Doors, Kibler, AR 72921 7/21/2009 Victim was installing an overhead garage door. He was using a truck-mounted generator/welder to generate power for his tools. He was found unresponsive in the bed of the truck. Victim was electrocuted. 100265297
6 Allens Inc,, Siloam Springs, AR 72761 7/22/2009 Victim was repairing a tote at the end of the line. The top tote fell over, crushing the victim. 100265305
6 Martin Product Sales, LLC, Beaumont, TX 77705 7/23/2009 Victim was on top of a railcar carrying elemental sulfur and was found unresponsive. 101933653
7 Knobel Refrigeration, Inc., North Platte, NE 69103 7/9/2009 Victim was climbing a ladder while servicing an air-conditioning unit and fell from the ladder. 100052133
7 Larry Walty Roofing and Guttering, Inc,, Wichita, KS 67208 7/18/2009 Victim was on a roof preparing an estimate. He started to come down from the roof and the ladder became dislodged. Victim fell 12 feet to the concrete driveway. 101345346
7 Newohmer Brothers Feed Lot, Elgin, NE 68636 7/18/2009 Victim was herding cattle for the feedlot from a horse. The horse stumbled and fell. Victim subsequently fell. 100052141
8 Lighthouse Electric, Boulder, CO 80301 7/11/2009 Fatality at a bookstore under construction. 101575629