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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 18, 2012)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
8/6/2012 Sanders Painting & Decorating, Kenosha, WI
Worker performing outside painting activities died from a heart attack, possibly heat-related.
8/9/2012 AAA National USA Inc., Atlanta, GA 30303
Worker died after being struck by lightning while collecting his tools from a roof.
8/10/2012 D.J.S. Tractor and Trailer Service Inc., Conley, GA 30288
Worker was killed when he was pinned beneath the cab of a yard tractor he was repairing.
8/11/2012 BAE Systems, Thomasville, PA 17364
Worker driving a maintenance cart died from head trauma when the brakes failed causing him to hit a wall.
8/11/2012 E&R Roll Off Services LLC, Commerce City, CO 80022
Worker died after falling in between the rear tires of a semi-truck after the truck lunged forward.
8/12/2012 U.S. Forest Service, Clearwater, ID 83546
Worker died when a tree fell on her while she was building a fireline.
8/14/2012 Mason Construction Ltd., Beaumont, TX 77707
Worker laying pipe inside a trench was killed when another pipe fell on the worker.
8/15/2012 Union Pacific Railroad Company, Deer Grove, IL 61243
Worker was killed after an 18-wheeler delivering a machine struck the worker.
8/16/2012 Bacardi Bottling Corp., Jacksonville, FL 32218
Worker cleaning up broken glass at a bottling plant died after being crushed by a machine that molds materials into pellet shapes.
8/16/2012 Hammett Electric Inc., Wooster, AK 72181
Worker was electrocuted while installing wiring at a residence under construction.
8/16/2012 Osmic Inc., Titusville, PA 16354
Worker died after falling 30 feet while removing bolts from a crane rail.
CATASTROPHES (Non-Fatalities)
1/25/2012 RH Construction Inc., Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Three workers were hospitalized after they were injured by a partially collapsed roof.
8/14/2012 Clean Harbors Catalyst Technologies LLC, Whiting, IN 46394
Three workers inside a vessel were hospitalized for burns when a flash fire occurred.