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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 August 4, 2012)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
5/21/2012 Mississippi Phosphate Corp., Pascagoula, MS 39581
Worker performing equipment maintenance at a phosphate fertilizer plant died during a steam explosion.
7/3/2012 Rutherford Tree Service, Fairfield, TX 75840
Worker was performing tree trimming operations and fell from a bucket.
7/10/2012 Tecta America, Arvada, CO 80004
Worker performing commercial roofing services died after falling from roof.
7/11/2012 Far East Construction Inc., Cambridge, MA 02139
Worker performing construction activities died after falling from a ladder.
7/26/2012 Beyers Welding Inc., Saint Cloud, FL 34772
Worker performing welding work was electrocuted.
7/26/2012 Colors Construction Inc., Boca Raton, FL 33487
Worker performing construction activities died when he was ejected nearly 30 feet from an aerial lift.
7/27/2012 ATW Automation Inc., Dayton, OH 45402
Worker operating a core pole assembly machine died after being caught in between two conveyors.
7/29/2012 U.S. Postal Service, Allen Park, MI 48101
Worker was found unconscious with a serious head injury.
7/29/2012 Wildlife Specialists LLC, Canton, PA 17724
Worker using metal poles to catch bats was electrocuted when the poles touched power lines.
7/30/2012 Bimbo Bakery, Galt, CA 95632
Worker was crushed by a rack of baked goods.
7/30/2012 Hillcrest Supply Inc., Montgomery, IN 47558
Worker at feed mill loading a feeding truck fell while standing on a 9-inch beam.
7/30/2012 Soudan Metals Company Inc., Chicago, IL 60609
Worker processing a coil of rolled steel was struck by the steel roll and pinned between the roll and processing line.
7/31/2012 Eastern Arrow Corporation Inc., Logan, WV 25601
Worker cutting down trees collapsed and died from a possible heat stroke.
7/31/2012 Iowa DNR - Lake Manawa State Park, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Worker mowing lawn near canal drowned when mower fell into water, pinning worker underneath.
7/31/2012 Manny's Tree Service LLC, Bernville, PA 19506
Worker performing tree trimming operations was struck and killed by a tree limb.
7/31/2012 Mountain Barricade, Westcliffe, CO 81252
Worker doing flagging operations was struck and killed by a vehicle.
7/31/2012 Texas TST Inc., Sweetwater, TX 79556
Worker at a metals refinery plant collapsed and died from possible heat stress.
8/1/2012 Golden State Elevators Inc., Paramount, CA 90723
Worker performing repairs to an elevator fell 26 feet.
8/1/2012 Roc Equipment, Clark, NV 89015
Worker performing work on a drill rig died from exposure to hydraulic fluid after a cylinder cracked from extreme pressure.
8/1/2012 Spacesaver Corporation, Fort Akinson, WI 53538
Worker was crushed by falling sheet metal.
8/2/2012 TCI LLC, Milwaukee, WI 53224
Worker was shot and killed by a disgruntled employee.
8/2/2012 Fox Transportation, Racho Dominiquez, CA 90220
Worker suffered fatal head injuries after he was runover by a transport truck.
8/3/2012 Clovis Sign Service Inc., Clovis, NM 88101
Worker installing a billboard was electrocuted when metal from the sign touched a power line.
8/3/2012 NC Department of Transportation, Murphy, NC 28906
Two workers were struck-by and pinned against the back of a dump truck after being hit by a vehicle.