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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 20, 2011)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
6/13/2011 Westside Wholesale Tire, Hamel, MN 55340 Worker was killed when he was struck by a barrel that burst while changing its nozzle.
7/19/2011 Graichen Sanitation, New London, WI 54961 Worker was riding on the outside of a garbage truck, emptying garbage containers, and suffered a heart attack.
7/28/2011 City of Asheville Fire Department, Asheville, NC 28801 Firefighter went into cardiac arrest after being overcome by smoke while attempting to extinguish a fire.
8/3/2011 Chrysler Group Transport, Detroit, MI 48234 Worker adding fuel to a truck died of poisoning after diesel fuel sprayed over her body.
8/3/2011 Natal Excavating, Inc., Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046 Worker was paying for fuel he had just pumped into his truck and was run over by the truck.
8/5/2011 Arc Industries, Inc., Columbus, OH 43230 Worker fell to the floor, striking her head.
8/5/2011 Central Landscape and Maintenance, Pearland, TX 77584 Worker performing landscape work collapsed and later died from hyperthermia.
8/5/2011 Act Electric Inc., Youngsville, NC 27596 Worker died after falling 25 feet from a scissor lift after collision with a crane.
8/6/2011 Neilson Construction Inc., Price, UT 84501 Road flagger was struck and killed by a truck that failed to stop.
8/7/2011 Reinhausen Manufacturing, Inc., Kissimmee, FL 34741 Worker died from burns when a transformer exploded.
8/8/2011 Deisel Diagnostic & Repair, West Point, GA 31833 Worker replacing brakes on an automobile carrier truck died when the jack slipped, causing the truck to fall and crush him.
8/10/2011 Cardone Industries Inc., Harlingen, TX 78550 Worker was sorting motor vehicle parts when he collapsed and died of a heart attack.
8/10/2011 Excel Energy, Granite Falls, MN 55401 Worker was killed after falling nearly 10 feet while working on a spillway clearing debris.
8/11/2011 Hayden Tower Company, Topeka, KS 66618 Worker dismantling a 100-foot tower died after falling 80 feet from the tower.
8/11/2011 Spirit AeroSystems, Inc., Wichita, KS 67210 Worker trying to remove a sling caught inside a plane's fuselage was killed when he fell 13 feet off a platform.
8/12/2011 Kantner Iron and Steel, Inc., Stoystown, PA 15563 Worker was fatally burned while removing padlocks from a steel container with a propane/oxygen torch.
8/12/2011 Maher Terminals, Elizabeth, NJ 07201 Worker performing crane maintenance was electrocuted.
8/13/2011 Union Carbide Corporation, Seadrift, TX 77979 Worker performing maintenance on a pressure vessel was killed when the vessel's rim struck him in the face.
8/14/2011 NYSMTA, Long Island Rail Road, Babylon Yard, West Islip, NY 11795 Worker electrocuted after touching a high-voltage rail or component while working on railroad cars.
8/14/2011 Baker Petrolite Corporation, Sand Springs, OK 74063 Worker died after being struck in the face with a hose cap and sprayed in the face with the chemical, isopropylamine.
8/14/2011 Wickliffe Paper Company LLC, Wickliffe, KY 42087 Worker died from severe burns from paper by-products while removing a manway.
8/15/2011 Town of Wingate Public Works, Wingate, NC 28174 Worker was struck and killed by a lawnmower that slid down an embankment and overturned.
8/15/2011 Hennen Siding, Fridley, MN 55432 Worker was electrocuted after touching an overhead powerline while installing metal fascia from a truck-mounted boom lift.
8/15/2011 Vigo County Parks & Recreation Department, Terre Haute, IN 47807 Worker drowned after being trapped underwater when the tractor slid into lake.
8/15/2011 Reynolds Sign, Arlington, TX 76011 Worker died from falling 30 feet to the ground after the catwalk grate collapsed.
8/15/2011 H & S Constructors Inc., Corpus Christi, TX 78409 Worker performing welding operations was killed when the steel structure he was working on moved, striking him.
8/15/2011 Patterson-UTI Drilling Co., LLC. Rig #531, Carrizo Springs, TX 78834 Worker was killed after rigging equipment struck him, throwing him over the guardrail, 26 feet to the ground.
8/15/2011 Springer and Sons Tree Service, LLC., Osgood, OH 45351 Worker was trimming trees on a drainage project and was run over and killed by a skid loader.
8/15/2011 Ron Brown and Sons Inc., Bear Lake, MI 49614 Worker was struck in the head and killed by a rim that broke while adding air to a truck tire.
8/16/2011 Evco Transport, Inc., Mt. Tremper, NY 12457 Worker moving furniture to a storage area died after falling from a stairwell.
8/16/2011 Barreiro Concrete Materials, Inc., Medley, FL 33178 Worker standing outside of his truck, waiting to fill it with concrete, was killed after being run over by another truck.
8/17/2011 Coastal Cargo Company, Inc., New Orleans, LA 70112 Worker loading grain on a cargo vessel was killed when the closing hatch cover struck him, causing him to fall 40 feet.
8/17/2011 Hundts Auto Salvage, Plymouth, IN 46563 Worker was crushed underneath a vehicle that fell from a front-end loader.
8/17/2011 Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations Inc., Mills, WY 82644 Worker was crushed after being pinned between two vehicles in a storage yard.
8/19/2011 Anaya Welding Service & Lease, Inc., Alamo, TX 78516 Worker operating a trencher machine to dig a four-foot trench died when he fell from his seat onto the machine's extended arm.
8/19/2011 Yenkin-Majestic Paint Corp., Columbus, OH 43219 Worker was electrocuted after connecting a battery to his forklift.
8/19/2011 Jeffboat LLC., Jeffersonville, IN 47130 Worker was crushed between a barge mover and a barge.
8/30/2011 Sunshine Laundry and Dry Cleaning, Inc., Toledo, OH 43612 Worker was working on a washer and was electrocuted.