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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 excludes 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 Jul 31, 2009)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
5/15/2009 Alvin Wynn Electric Company,
Alapaha, GA 31622
Worker was replacing a breaker in a main panel at a saw mill and an arc blast occurred.
7/1/2009 Lakeridge Winery,
Clermont, FL 34711
Worker was putting away a piece of lawn equipment and was stung twice by insects.
7/10/2009 Mandy Electric, Inc.,
Tampa, FL 33610
Worker was found on the ground with hot work gloves lying next to him, apparently electrocuted.
7/17/2009 Arthur Vincent & Sons Construction Inc,
Armonk, NY 10504
Worker fell from a roof.
7/20/2009 W.W. Transport, Inc.,
Harriman, TN  37748
Worker was in the process of loosening straps on a load of pipe located on a flatbed trailer.  The load shifted, causing the pipe to fall and strike the worker.
7/22/2009 Antonio Renteria Framing,
Austin, TX  78738
Worker was 12-feet high removing a roof truss and fell, striking his head on the front door concrete patio below.
7/22/2009 International Marble & Granite Supply, Inc.,
Chicago, IL  60622
Worker was working with an overhead crane and a bundle of 7-8 slabs of granite.  The slabs tipped over on the worker.
7/23/2009 T.T.C.S., LLC,
Sabine Pass, TX  77655
Worker was on the roof of a modular home being placed on pilings.  Lightning struck the roof, electrocuting the worker.
7/23/2009 Timberwolf Tree Service, Inc.,
East Windsor, NJ  08520
Worker was crushed in a chip grinder.
7/24/2009 Charles McCarten & Son, Inc.,
Gibbstown, NJ  08027
Worker was caught between the bucket of a backhoe and a wooden deck attached to a building.
7/25/2009 Wenday South dba Wendy's,
Dayton, OH  45459
Worker was working in the kitchen near the back sink.  She slipped and fell in a wet spot, striking her head on the floor.
7/26/2009 Hardrives Asphalt Company,
Deerfield Beach, FL
Worker was in an aerial lift pressure washing a building and was electrocuted after the lift contacted an overhead powerline.
7/26/2009 Pyi Dell Gei a Services JV,
Milton, FL
Worker was electrocuted.
7/26/2009 Williams Custom Carpentry, Inc.,
Lake Forest, IL  60045
Worker was removing trim from a window and fell 30 feet from a ladder.
7/27/2009 Davids Patio LTD,
Springtown, TX  76082
Worker was performing work on the forks of a forklift truck.  The forks fell, striking the worker on the head.
7/27/2009 Jensen Construction Company,
Pine Bluff, AR  71601
Employees were using a dozer to try and get an overturned all-terrain forklift back on its wheels.  They attached a synthetic strap with a shackle to pull the forklift and turn it upright.  The eye of the strap broke, striking the worker, who was in the cab.
7/27/2009 Light Bulbs, Etc.,
Wichita, KS  67219
Worker was working on a bucket truck repairing an exterior light fixture and fell 25 feet to the ground below.
7/28/2009 Austin Powder Company,
McArthur, OH  45651
An explosion occurred, three employees were hospitalized.
7/28/2009 Cleco Power LLC,
Leesville, LA  71446
Worker and another employee were closing a tap while clearing a branch from a downed powerline.  Worker was electrocuted.
7/28/2009 EK Construction,
De Ridder, LA  70634
While clearing a branch from a downed powerline.  Worker was electrocuted, and died after being hospitalized.
7/28/2009 Martin's Tree Service,
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
Worker was crushed by a tree that was being pulled down and back cut.
7/28/2009 Pike Sanitation Company,
Waverly, OH  45690
Worker was doing trash collection and was struck by oncoming traffic.
7/29/2009 Aramark Corporation,
Flushing, NY  11371
Worker was run over by a pickup truck.
7/29/2009 Basic Industries,
Baton Rouge, LA  70817
Worker was stationary, being handed scaffold material from another employee  Worker collapsed after complaining about being "woozy."
7/29/2009 BLD Services, LLC,
New Orleans, LA  70126
Worker was standing between a sewer bypass pump and an excavator.  The machine turned, crushing him between the excavator and the pump.
7/30/2009 Garfield Alloys,
Garfield Hts., OH  44125
Worker was working on a pump in a magnesium recycling area.  He was in the process of turning a shaft with a pipe wrench to free up a vertical propeller when the hose connected to the pump either split or broke open.  The force of the steam blew him against a metal cage.
7/30/2009 Jerry Castle & Son Hi-Lift,
Elk Grove Village, IL  60007
Worker was working under a lift truck performing maintenance.  The jacks failed and the lift truck fell on the worker.
7/31/2009 Ruth Lake Country Club,
Hillsdale, IL  60521
Worker was standing on the back of a golf cart and fell off.  He was then run over by a truck.