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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 07/24/2010)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
4/22/2010 Tactical Cleaning,
Commerce City, CO 80022
Worker was cleaning the inside of a rail car that previously had gas inside. A flash fire occurred and worker was burned.
5/24/2010 Phillips Construction,
Pewaukee, WI 53072
Worker was preparing and pouring a concrete patio. Worker began to show signs of heat exhaustion/heat stress, lost consciousness.
7/4/2010 Whitestar Development Corporation,
Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Worker fell into a compactor and was crushed.
7/12/2010 Streb Construction Co. Inc.,
Iowa City, IA 52244
Worker was run over by a dump truck while working as a laborer on a road construction project.
7/13/2010 TMK/IPSCO,
Camanche, IA 52730
Truck driver was strapping down steel coils on his trailer when one of the coils fell off the truck and struck him.
7/15/2010 Randy Clanton Farms Inc.,
Hermitage, AR 71647
Worker was removing stakes and strings from the fields, and collapsed.
7/16/2010 Platinum Property Management,
Ft. Myers Beach, FL 33931
Worker was standing on a ladder performing tree trimming and fell from the ladder.
7/17/2010 C & C Transload LLC,
Tyler, TX 75702
Worker was transferring sand from a rail car into a truck using a conveyor belt loading machine. Fell onto the rotating conveyor belt and was caught inside the machine.
7/18/2010 Sunnybrook Golf Club,
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Worker fell off the back of a golf cart, hitting his head.
7/19/2010 CR&R Inc.,
Stanton, CA 90680
Worker was adjusting an hydraulic front-end bucket with a clamping device on a truck, when he was crushed between the bucket and clamping arm.
7/19/2010 Reclamation Sciences, LLC,
Phoenix, AZ 85212
Worker was crushed between the boom of the backhoe and the stabilizer (outrigger) leg.
7/19/2010 Sohnrey Farms,
Chico, CA 95928
Worker shooting squirrels was killed when hit by a falling limb.
7/20/2010 Newmar Corporation,
Nappanee, IN 46550
Worker riding in the back of a pickup truck fell out of the truck and hit his head when the truck hit a bump.
7/21/2010 Accelerated Courier Inc.,
Bensenville, IL 60106
Worker was loading a truck and passed out.
7/21/2010 AEE Tecnica de Cayey,
Cayey, PR 00737
Worker was servicing a utility pole to restore service to clients, came in contact with the energized part of an electric transmission line and was electrocuted.
7/21/2010 Conco Concrete Specialists,
Whiteriver, AZ 85941
Worker fell into a blocklayers mortar mixer and was killed by revolving paddles.
7/22/2010 Arnolds Masonry Construction,
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Worker was climbing down from a scaffold to get water and fell from the scaffold.
7/22/2010 DOD Directorate of Logistics,
Fort Hood, TX 76544
Worker was working under a forklift. The front being supported by two jackstands. He was removing a hydraulic cylinder, it fell on his hand. The jackstands became dislodged and the forklift fell on the worker, crushing his head and chest.
7/22/2010 Horsehead Corporation,
Monaca, PA 15061
There was an explosion in B column. Two worker fatalities.
7/22/2010 Nichols Construction Company,
Welch, WV 24801
Worker was working to install a fiberoptic line and became unconcious, possible heat stress.
7/23/2010 Northeast Energy Management Inc.,
Cheswick, PA 15024
Two workers were in the process of performing arc welding on a oil tank that contained 85 barrels of crude oil. The tank exploded. The workers were blown up to 60 feet from the pad of the oil tank, receiving fatal burns.
7/23/2010 Tennessee Steel Haulers,
Dupo, IL 62239
Worker was standing by a flatbed trailer during loading operations and material rolled from the trailer, striking the worker.