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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 13, 2011)
FATALITIES
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
7/26/2011 Sizemore Plumbing and Heating, LLC, Albany, GA 31701 Plumbing and heating worker was electrocuted when he touched an energized metal gas pipe while working in a crawl space.
7/27/2011 A-N-R Door Systems, Inc., Brunswick, GA 31520 Worker fell from an 8-foot ladder while troubleshooting a roll-up door.
8/1/2011 Randy Davenport dba Davenport Roofing, Helena, AR 72390 Two workers were electrocuted when the aluminum ladder they were positioning against a building came in contact with an overhead powerline.
8/1/2011 Prestonwood Christian Academy, Plano, TX 75093 Football coach collapsed and died on the practice field while working in 106-degree weather.
8/2/2011 CSM Bakery Products North America, Dallas, TX 75238 Worker unjamming part of a bakery oven was killed after he was caught between the robotic arm and the oven's conveyor belt.
8/2/2011 T & S Sawmill, Inc., Clarendon, AR 72029 Worker died from possible heat-related illness after working on a sawmill machine.
8/3/2011 Nix Contr LLC, Linden, MI 48451 Worker died after falling into a manhole.
8/4/2011 Clay Mohon Mowing LLC, Mortons Gap, KY 42440 Worker lost consciousness and was killed after being crushed by the tractor he was operating.
8/4/2011 Nielson Construction Inc, Price, UT 84501 Worker performing yard work between the road and property was struck and killed by car.
8/5/2011 Eiver Vergara dba Vergara Roofing and Repair, Monroe, NC 28110 Worker died after falling nearly 30 feet from roof onto concrete driveway.
8/5/2011 Blue Collar Construction, Pecos, TX 79972 Worker resurfacing a street was killed when crushed between a chipper spreader and dump truck.
8/5/2011 Air Liquide, Hahnville, LA 70057 Worker attempting to remove a plug from a line at a pressure bottle died when the bottle ruptured, hitting him in the head.
8/5/2011 U.S.A. Hauling & Recycling Inc., Enfield, CT 06082 Truck driver standing outside the truck trying to close its tailgate was killed when another truck backed over him.
8/5/2011 Dresser-Rand, Wellsville, NY 14895 Worker was crushed between a crane-held load and a fixed object.
8/6/2011 Kessler Construction, Munich, ND 58352 Worker nailing rafter stringers on a barn died after falling nearly 20 feet to the ground.
8/6/2011 Wally Park, Lester, PA 19029 Worker conducting routine maintenance on a shuttle bus was crushed when the rear of the bus collapsed.
8/8/2011 Wave Hydro, LLC, Baldwinsville, NY 13027 Worker performing electrical maintenance fell into the water and drowned.
8/8/2011 Naybor's Well Services Company, High Island, TX 77623 Worker trying to detach a load from a forklift died when the load fell on top of him.
8/8/2011 Crawford Construction, Van Buren, AR 72956 Worker bending down to make marks on the road was killed when a road/motor grader operator backed over him.
8/9/2011 BMW Motorcycles of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89113 Worker loading a motorcycle into a customer's vehicle died after falling backwards off ramp and hitting his head.
8/9/2011 Watervliet Public Schools, Watervliet, MI 49098 Worker stripping wood died from head injuries after falling from step.
8/9/2011 Rod Van Erp Farm LLC, Ubly, MI 48475 Worker was crushed when a backhoe rolled over him.
8/9/2011 S & J Logging Inc., Chelsea, MI 48118 Worker was struck in the head and killed by falling trees while logging.
8/9/2011 MVT Iron Works, Guttenberg, NJ 07093 Worker standing on a ladder on the second-story walkway was killed after falling over the guardrail to the ground.
8/10/2011 Foreign Auto Salvage, INC, dba Walton Imports, Walton, KY 41014 Auto salvage worker was crushed when the car fell off lift.
8/10/2011 Ohio Gratings Texas, Houston, TX 77045 Worker stacking gratings in a warehouse died after being found unconscious.

8/10/2011
Extreme Fab Inc., Houston, TX 77015 Worker using hand-held tools and a drop light while inspecting a skid was electrocuted when his sweat caused the drop light to arc.
8/10/2011 Sadoff & Rudoy Industries, Fond du Lac, WI 54935 Worker was killed when a clamp fell on him while performing maintenance on a shearing machine.
8/11/2011 Mark Morin Logging, Tampico, IN 47220 Worker crushed while cutting down trees.
8/11/2011 Hayward Baker Inc., Aspen, CO 80020 Worker drilling geothermal holes died after becoming entangled with the rotating drill stem and auger.
8/12/2011 Greenwich Terminals, Philadelphia, PA 19148 Worker was assisting a yard horse driver, hooking up to something at the pier, and was run over.
CATASTROPHES - MULTIPLE WORKERS HOSPITALIZED
8/10/2011 Ambriz Construction, Maumelle, AR 72113 Five construction workers were hospitalized when the scrap box they were inside fell 20 feet to the ground.