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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 11, 2012)
FATALITIES
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
2/15/2012 Otwell Mercantile, Otwell, IN 47564
Worker died from asphyxiation while performing maintenance on a tractor inside a closed garage.
5/24/2012 Bird Ranch, Andrews, TX 79714
Worker checking windmills died after falling from structure.
7/20/2012 Affordable Mobile Home Movers, Channelview, TX 77530
Worker died from possible electrical shock.
7/25/2012 Circle Rubbish Removal Inc., 1033 Rt 1 South, Avenel, NJ 07001
Employee suffered fatal head and spine injuries after falling off of a dumpster.
7/26/2012 Quaker Oats, Danville, IL 61832
Worker suffered fatal injuries after falling approximately 50 feet from a manlift.
7/31/2012 Assured Realty, Orlando, FL 32805
Worker died after a tree fell on him while performing tree trimming and cutting activities.
7/31/2012 Bryan's Door Inc., Hialeah Gardens, FL 33016
Employee assisting forklift operator died after being crushed by the forklift load.
7/31/2012 Gamboa Construction, Hanover, MD 21240
Worker installing anchorage points on a roof died after falling to the concrete.
8/1/2012 J&M Contractors of South Florida Inc., Parkland, FL 33067
Roofing worker died after falling from a structure onto the ground.
8/2/2012 Ames Group LLC, Homestead, FL 33035
Worker collapsed and hit his head on a pipe. Worker suffered a possible heart attack.
8/2/2012 Best-Tec Asbestos Abatement Inc., West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Employee died after falling approximately 12 feet while removing ceiling tiles.
8/2/2012 D&B Builders Inc., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32577
Worker died after falling 15 feet out of a trash box being lifted by a forklift.
8/3/2012 Jersey Central Power & Light Company, Manalapan, NJ 07726
Employee was electrocuted while working on a downed wire.
8/4/2012 Conagra Foods Inc., Alton, IL 62002
Worker died after falling nearly 70 feet while attempting to exit a manlift onto a building's 5th floor.
8/4/2012 Tuckerman Home Group, New Albany, OH 43054
Worker died after falling approximately 20 ft from a roof.
8/6/2012 AAW Services, Seminole, TX 79360
Worker died after being pinned beneath an ATV he was operating.
8/6/2012 Big Sky Well Service Inc., Killdeer, ND 58640
Worker died after falling approximately 75 feet from a service rig.
8/6/2012 D.R. Exteriors LLC, West Milford, NJ 07480
Roofing worker died after falling approximately 30 feet from a residential roof.
8/6/2012 Glatfelter Paper, Chillicothe, OH 45601
Worker operating a bulldozer died when he was runover by the machine while trying to jump from it when it caught fire.
8/6/2012 Rowlett Tree Service, Henryville, IN 47126
Worker was crushed by a tree that was being cut down.
8/7/2012 ACH Foam Technologies, Fon Du Lac, WI 54937
Worker died from severe abdominal injuries after being crushed by a pneumatic door.
8/7/2012 Kraft Foods Inc., Granite City, IL 62040
Employee died after being crushed between a forklift and metal storage racking.
8/8/2012 Excel Inc., Palmetto, GA 30268
Worker died from head injuries after being thrown from his forklift.
8/8/2012 Ogden Avenue Materials Inc., Chicago, IL 60608
Worker died from injuries after falling from an elevated surface.
8/9/2012 Rocky Mountain Recycling, Las Vegas, NV 89030
Worker at a recycling facility was crushed under a forklift after it tipped over.
8/10/2012 Louisa Water and Sewer District, Louisa, KY 41230
Worker operating vehicle died when it rolled down an embankment.
CATASTROPHES None Reported