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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 14, 2010 )
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
7/1/2010 West Texas Oilfield Trucking,
Odessa, TX 79766
Worker was using a broom handle to push ground wire into the live wire and caused an arch electrocution.
7/12/2010 Streb Construction Co. Inc.,
Iowa City, IA 52244
Worker run over by a dump truck while working as a laborer on a road construction project.
7/15/2010 Georgia Power Company,
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Worker was working from a bucket in the process of removing a utility pole. An auger was being used to widen the hole and remove the dirt. The auger hit a gas line and exploded, burning the worker.
8/5/2010 Ward Trucking Co., LLC.,
West Chester, PA 19380
Worker was unloading a skid, lost control, fell and hit his head on the ground.
8/6/2010 Sunstreet Mortgage, LLC.,
Tucson, AZ 85718
Worker fell and hit his head while trying to climb over a partition wall to gain entry into a locked adjoining office.
8/7/2010 City of Wyoming Police Department, Wyoming, IL 61491 Worker (Police Chief) involved in a motor vehicle accident with civilian driver.
8/7/2010 Inket Fisheries,
Fort Pierce, FL 39496
Worker was traveling in a boat and struck an intracoastal channel marker. He was ejected from the boat and struck the pylon head first.
8/8/2010 North Central Power,
Winter, WI 54862
Worker was repairing a 7200-volt, two-strand, electric distribution line and was electrocuted.
8/8/2010 Ralph's Machine Shop,
Delano, CA 93215
Worker fell through roof of his business while attempting to fix an air conditioner.
8/9/2010 Alan Blackman,
Griffin, GA 30224
Worker was working on a roof of a fire-damaged building. He was on a ladder and slipped, falling from the upper roof to a lower roof, then to the asphalt 20 feet below.
8/9/2010 Bootz Industry,
Evansville, IN 47712
Worker was operating a forklift when he hit a curb, becoming pinned under overturned forklift.
8/9/2010 California Baptist University,
Riverside, CA 92504
Worker killed in vehicle accident en route to Mammoth, CA.
8/9/2010 City of Chicago Fire Department,
Chicago, IL 60601
Worker fell from an iron rung ladder at the top of a 4-story building while carrying equipment up the ladder.
8/9/2010 Hentges Arborist Group Inc.,
Fulton, MO 65251
Worker contacted a power line and was electrocuted.
8/9/2010 Innovative Mattress Solutions LLC.,
Avon Lake, OH 44012
Worker was unloading mattresses and box springs and was stung by a bee.
8/9/2010 W.F. Wilson & Sons, Inc.,
Laurel, MD 20723
Worker was struck by the counterweight and revolving superstructure of an excavator when he walked between the excavator and a hillside.
8/10/2010 Acne Barricades, K.C.,
Jacksonville, FL 32221
Worker was underneath an attenuator truck releasing the cushing bed. He released the bed and it fell on him, crushing him.
8/10/2010 Clarence Welti Associates, Inc.,
Waterbury, CT 06708
A drill rig lost footing and rolled down a hill, landing on the worker.
8/10/2010 Clements Dean Building Company, LLC.,
Talladega, AL 35160
Worker was removing a roof that was under renovation and fell through a section of galvanized sheet metal, 35 feet to the concrete floor.
8/10/2010 Village of Cowden Police Department,
Cowden, IL 62422
Worker (police officer) died of injuries suffered after losing control of a police car which overturned during a chase, ejecting the officer.
8/11/2010 Rocky Plumbing,
Alvin, TX 77511
Worker was working 10 feet below street level, cleaning dirt from a newly installed culvert, when the worker fainted.
8/11/2010 Sherwin-Williams - Store 1902,
Richmond, KY 40475
Worker sustained fatal injuries after company truck, which worker was driving, was struck by an oncoming train.
8/11/2010 WATCO,
North Kansas City, MO 64116
Worker was found slumped over against building.
8/12/2010 Burke Repo Outlet,
North Webster, IN 46555
Worker was test-driving a cycle for a customer when he received fatal injuries from a traffic accident.
8/12/2010 Superior Boiler Works Inc.,
Hutchinson, KS 67504
Worker was sandblasting a metal plate. The plate fell over and crushed him.
8/13/2010 Superior Coating VL,
Farmersville, TX 75442
Worker fell 160 feet from water tower.