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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 28, 2012)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
7/3/2012 Krause Building LLC, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Worker installing a roof died after falling 25 feet to the ground.
7/10/2012 Leonard Chavarria, Pedricktown, NJ 08067
Worker was replacing roof shingles and fell from the seond story level.
7/13/2012 Williams Brothers Construction, Elm Mott, TX 76640
Worker performing construction activities died from possible heat stress.
7/16/2012 J.C. Hamm & Sons, Inc., Florence, AL 35630
Worker changing a filter in an attic died of a possible electrocution.
7/16/2012 JR Sheet Metal Manufacturing Inc., Caguas, PR 00646
Worker fell 7 feet from a ladder while working on an air conditioning system.
7/21/2012 Public Service of Colorado, Lyons, CO 80540
Worker performing work on a gas pipeline died from cardiac arrest.
7/22/2012 All American Asphalt, Torrance, CA 90502
Two workers were killed, one injured after they were struck by two vehicles while laying concrete on a highway.
7/22/2012 Dalton Trucking Inc., Fontana, CA 92335
Worker repairing bottom of dump sand truck was caught between the truck's pneumatic and hydraulic bottom gates.
7/22/2012 HIMR Inc., Plymouth, VT 05056
Worker died in water while working on a floating trampoline.
7/23/2012 Chemi Con Materials Corporation, Moses Lake, WA 98837
Worker removing a pump from a tank containing 180-degree boric acid died from burns when the acid spilled on him.
7/23/2012 Herman and Kittie Properties, Indianapolis, IN 46222
Worker was struck by Bobcat bucket while loading tree limbs into a dump truck.
7/23/2012 Janicki Logging and Construction Co. Inc., Darrington, WA 98272
Worker performing logging operations was crushed between a carriage and log.
7/23/2012 Locust Valley CSD, Locust Valley, NY 11560
A school bus driver was killed when a cement mixer collided head-on with the bus.
7/23/2012 Pacific Coast Contracting Inc., Medford, OR 97501
Worker was killed when the forestry van he was riding in was struck by a motor vehicle.
7/23/2012 Sierra Pacific Industries, Sonora, CA 95370
Worker at a lumber mill was crushed in a machine.
7/23/2012 Tayco Corp., Wallingford, CT 06492
Worker operating a truck on a dirt surface was crushed when the truck tipped over, pinning the worker underneath.
7/23/2012 Terra Nova Ranch, Helm, CA 93627
Farm worker died from head injuries when his ATV hit a tomato trailer.
7/24/2012 Bankston Creek Land Trust, Norris City, IL 62869
Four workers welding a swab tank were burned when an explosion occurred.
7/25/2012 Auburn Tree Services, Garrett, IN 46738
Worker operating a boom lift to pull a log from a lake died after he was ejected from the lift's basket when the piston on the lift failed.
7/25/2012 Elias Ovalle-Gonzalez, San Antonio, TX 78218
Worker died of an apparent fall from a scaffold.
7/25/2012 Next Specialty Resins, Addison, MI 49220
Worker at a plastics recycling plant died after falling into an industrial grinding machine.
7/26/2012 Cornerstone Plumbing, Waco, TX 76707
Worker inspecting natural gas lines underneath a house was electrocuted after contacting exposed electrical wires.
7/26/2012 Evonik Stockhausen LLC, Greensboro, NC 27406
Worker was pinned between a commercial carrier cab and a trailer.
7/27/2012 Carlton Forge Works,Paramount, CA 90723
Worker performing forging activities was struck and killed by debris.
7/27/2012 PG&E Subcontractors, Bridgeville, CA 90526
Worker fell approximately 80 feet from structure.
7/27/2012 Robinson Drilling of Texas Ltd., Big Lake, TX 76932
Worker performing oil rigging activities died when he fell from a ladder.
7/27/2012 Southern Investments LLC, Reidsville, NC 27320
Worker cutting wire off baled recyclable plastics was killed after being pulled into an auger.
7/28/2012 Esteban Casimiro, Arcadia, CA 91006
Worker trimming trees was electrocuted after touching a powerline.
7/30/2012 Illinois State University - Harris Physical Plant, Bloomington, IL 61709
University worker was found without a pulse after striking a telephone pole. Autopsy concluded worker died from natural causes.
Catastrophies (Non-Fatalities)
7/23/2012 Pacific Coast Contracting Inc., Medford, OR 97501
Three workers were injured when the forestry van they were riding in was struck by a motor vehicle.