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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 30, 2011)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
4/18/2011 Mac Electric Inc, Duarte, CA 91010 Worker died after suffering electrical burns on arms, hands and face.
5/23/2011 Cross Country Courier, Hermantown, MN 55810 Worker died after falling from an elevated loading dock inside a warehouse.
6/17/2011 Labor Ready/ Allied Waste, Imperial, CA 92251 Employer pulling empty residential garbage bins collapsed and later died.
6/30/2011 Precision Tree and Landscaping, Apple Valley, MN 55124 Worker died after falling nearly 50 feet while trimming trees.
7/11/2011 Power Bros Machine, Montebello, CA 90640 Worker electrocuted while replacing a fuse in an air compressor.
7/13/2011 DirectSat USA, Elk River, MN 55330 Worker fell more than 15 feet from a ladder while making repairs to a satellite dish.
7/13/2011 RMG Construction Contractors LLC, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 Worker digging in an 8-foot deep trench died after the trench walls caved in on him.
7/15/2011 Silva International Inc., Momence, IL 60954 Worker was killed after falling about 13 feet into the material hoist carriage.
7/18/2011 Landscape Solutions, Mendota Heights, MN 55120 Worker collapsed while trimming bushes and raking, and later died.
7/18/2011 RDL Masonry, Inc., Umatilla, FL 32784 Worker was killed after falling nearly 20 feet while setting concrete supports on a residential construction site.
7/19/2011 Brad Ragan Recycling Inc. DBA BR Tire, Glasgow, KY 42142 Worker suffered possible heat stroke while changing a tractor tire.
7/19/2011 Crystal Rock Amusements, Inc. dba Castelrock, Johnson, VT 05656 Worker was killed after getting caught in metal fan blades while working on an unguarded generator.
7/20/2011 JL Cattle, Inwood, IA 51240 Young worker crushed between pay loader bucket and cattle shed header.
7/20/2011 Highland House, Highland, MI 48356 Restaurant kitchen worker died from alleged heat stress after feeling disoriented and being found unresponsive at home.
7/20/2011 Jean Genie Studio Inc., Los Angeles, CA 90023 Worker was killed after being pulled into a commercial washing machine.
Die-Cut Paper Company, Inc., West Haven, CT 06516 Worker trying to clear a jam in a conveyer died after he slipped and fell from a ladder.
7/21/2011 CE Systems, Columbus, IN 47201 Worker collapsed at work from possible heat stress.
7/25/2011 American Railcar Industries, Marmaduke, AR 72443 Worker performing welding operations using a metal torch was electrocuted when the torch's frame became energized.
7/25/2011 Rainbow Transport, Carson, CA 90745 Worker was struck and killed by parts of rim that exploded while tire was being changed.
R & J Enterprises of IL, Inc., Rock Falls, IL 61071 Two workers were electrocuted while detasseling corn.
7/25/2011 Potential Industries, Wilmington, CA Worker crushed by truck backing into loading dock.
Basic Energy Services, Plains, TX 79355 Worker observing a counterwieght cable raise a mast was struck and killed by the counterweight when the cable snapped.
Pool Hoopers, Franklin Park, IL 60131 Worker fell over into a pump pit and drowned.
7/25/2011 Charles Ahlem Ranch, Avettilman, CA 95324 Worker trying to free a stuck tractor was killed after he was pinned between truck and tractor.
7/26/2011 Van's Logging Springville, CA 93265 Worker struck in head by falling limb while cutting trees.
7/26/2011 CJ Contracting, Morgantown, WV 26505 Worker died after a 2x4 rail he sat on gave way, causing him to fall 11 feet to the ground.
7/26/2011 Cinco Hermanos Construction, Santa Fe, NM 87508 Worker was crushed after the structure he was buildng onto a mobile home collapsed on top of him.
Elliot Brothers Truck Line, Dysart, IA 52224 Truck driver was crushed when a bale of cardboard fell on him after opening the truck's cargo doors.
B & M Welding, West Carrollton, OH 45439 Worker died after falling from a ladder down two levels.
7/27/2011 Pilgrims Pride Corporation, Mount Pleasant, TX 75456 Employee working on a docking bay was run over by an 18-wheeler tractor trailer moving in reverse.
7/27/2011 Bowen Engineering, Valparaiso, IN 46385 Worker found unresponsive in tank while performing repair work.
Monroe Marine & Associates, LLC., Garyville, LA 70051 Worker drowned after the crane block he tried to turn flipped, causing him to be thrown in the river.
Bowdoin Excavation LLC, Bangor, ME 04401 Worker was killed when a backhoe loader frame overturned and struck him.
Leadership Circle LLC, Montrose, CO 81402 Worker was crushed by a skid steer while working around housing basements.
7/28/2011 Green Global LLC, New Haven, WV 25265 Worker was killed when his powered industrial truck went over an embankment.
Duppong's Inc., Glen Ullin, ND 58631 Worker was crushed while working inside a baler.
7/28/2011 American Airlines, Albuquerque, NM 87106 Worker servicing a truck conveyor was crushed under machine when it fell.
7/29/2011 Bosselman Quick Tire Lube Repair, Gary, IN 46408 Worker crushed by vehicle while performing repair.