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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 6, 2011)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
6/27/2011 Isemoto Contracting Co. Ltd. , Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 Truck driver ejected and crushed by truck that flipped over after losing control while making a turn on restricted airport roadway.
6/28/2011 AEE Oficina Tecnica Humacao, Nagvabo, PR 00718 Worker restoring power to a business was electrocuted while working on a public utility pole.
7/6/2011 Marys Tree Service & Landscaping, Lahaina, HI 96761 Tree trimmer fell nearly 50 feet when his safety belt broke while trimming coconut fronds.
7/14/2011 Gulfpoint Landscape Management LLP, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 Worker performing landscaping around a swimming pool drowned after falling in.
7/18/2011 Laxton Enterprises Inc, Wallingford, PA 19086 Worker died from head trauma after falling off a trash truck and hitting the ground.
7/19/2011 Complete General Contractors, Inc., Sarasota, FL 34240 Worker died after falling from a ladder while removing wood from the second floor window.
7/19/2011 Alliance Contractors Inc., Algonquin, IL 60102 Employee was working outside during road construction and became ill due to the heat. Employee was taken to the hospital and was in a medically induced coma for 5 days, then died on 7/28/11.
7/22/2011 Target Drilling Inc, Waynesburg, PA 15370 Worker died from possible electric shock.
7/23/2011 Imperial Lawn and Garden Care, Naples, FL 34108 Worker died when he fell 25 feet from a ladder after receiving an electric shock while cutting branches that contacted an electrical line.
7/24/2011 LG Hausys America, Inc., Adairsville, GA 30103 Worker replacing the seal on a piece of equipment was killed when part of the equipment struck him in the head.
7/26/2011 Scott Gochnauer Inc. dba Gochnauer Mechanical, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 Worker died when he fell 11 feet through a ceiling opening while repairing an air conditioning unit.
7/27/2011 STCT UCONN Facilities Operations, Storrs, CT 06269 Worker was found dead. Cause of death unknown.
7/27/2011 J & P and Sons Construction, Vidalia, GA 30474 Worker was killed after falling more than 50 feet through a roof while carrying roofing materials.
7/28/2011 Jeremiah O'Mahony Paint Company, Abington, MA 02351 Worker died after falling from a ladder while removing paint.
7/28/2011 Onda-Lay Pipe, Rome, PA 18837 Worker was killed after he was run over by a bulldozer at a gas well site.
7/28/2011 Dietz Vacuum Service Inc., Mount Prospect, IL 60056 Worker was killed after being caught between a rope and a five-inch rubber hose.
7/30/2011 Professional Directional LTD, Conroe, TX 77303 Worker testing a battery used for power drilling tools in oil fields died after the battery exploded.
7/30/2011 Wilson Salt Water Disposal, Inc., Wilson, OK 73463 Worker unloading salt water was killed when nearby oil tanks exploded.
7/31/2011 Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc., Peoria, IL 61641 Worker operating a powered industrial vehicle died after driving head-on into a guardrail.
8/1/2011 Roberts Sand Company, LLLP, Quincy, FL 32351 Worker using an excavator inside a clay pit was killed when the 25-foot wall of clay soil fell, crushing him.
8/1/2011 G.P. Evans Contractors, LLC, Port Arthur, TX 77640 Worker died after his tractor fell down an embankment and landed on top of him.
8/1/2011 Five Star Masonry, Manhattan, MS 66506 Worker died after falling nearly 45 feet from a scaffold.
8/1/2011 S&S Cabinets & Woodworking, Lake Crystal, MN 56055 Worker died after falling from a roof while making repairs.
8/1/2011 ANSCO & Associates, LLC, Laurinburg, NC 28352 Worker installing a wooden power pole was electrocuted when his truck and trailer came into contact with an energized pole.
8/1/2011 MSD Buncombe County, Asheville, NC 28801 Worker was struck and killed by bucket after the hydraulic lines of a backhoe failed.
8/2/2011 USS Cal Builders, Los Angeles, CA 90068 Worker, whose fall protection was connected to a 30-foot wall panel he was erecting, died when the panel came loose causing him to fall.
8/2/2011 Estes Enterprises, Hapeville, GA 30354 Worker was crushed by a loading dock that had been taken out of service.
8/2/2011 Robert J. Denton, Warrensburg, NY 12885 Worker was struck and killed by a tree.
8/2/2011 Ashton Sawing & Drilling, LLC, Richmond, TX 77407 Construction worker was killed when he was crushed between two walls.
8/2/2011 Global Propane Energy LLC, Rose Hill, KS 67133 Worker died from burns after several propane tanks exploded.
8/2/2011 Park Construction Assoiciates, LLC, Katy, TX 77494 Worker helping to rescue a stuck cement truck was killed when the sling broke loose and hit worker in the chest.
8/3/2011 Zimmerman Sales and Services LLC, Goshen, IN Worker welding inside a silo died from possible electrocution.
8/3/2011 Campbell Road Sawmill, Spencerville, IN 46788 Logging worker died when struck in the head by a falling tree branch.
8/3/2011 M & K Logging, Spring, TX 77373 Worker was killed when the tree he was cutting down fell on him.
8/3/2011 Rea Trucking, Inc., Newton, KS 67114 Worker was killed when 13 bales of hay, each weighing 1,200 pounds, fell on top of him.
8/3/2011 Sink Tower Erection Co, Inc., Lexington, NC 27295 Worker was killed after a 50-foot fall from a cellular tower.
8/3/2011 Seneca Foods, Payette, ID 83661 Worker died after he was run over by a semi-truck in the loading area.
8/4/2011 Select Services LLC, Caddo Parish, LA Worker was crushed when the truck he exited rolled backward, crushing him between it and a backhoe.
8/4/2011 Patrick Lovett Farm, Tabor City, NC 28463 Worker unclogging tobacco materials from a harvester conveyor died when his clothing was caught and he was pulled into the machine.
8/5/2011 Sai's Truck Repair Inc., Mauston, WI 53948 Worker making repairs to hoisted semi-truck was crushed when the truck fell on top of him.