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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 25, 2012)
FATALITIES
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
7/12/2012 Adonis Bronze, Alpine, UT 84004
Worker for a bronze foundry was killed when struck by a pressure vessel door.
7/16/2012 Dow Chemical Texas Inc., Deer Park, TX 77536
Worker opening a filter casing died from burns after being sprayed with 100 degree celsius hot condensate.
8/1/2012 A.H. Sturgill Roofing Inc., Miamisburg, OH 45342
Worker performing roofing activities suffered a heat stroke and later died.
8/9/2012 R&A Construction of Illinois Inc., Willowbrook, IL 60527
Worker died from chemical burns after a varnish applied to a floor caught fire.
8/14/2012 Best Blue Inc., Ellicott City, MD 21043
Worker putting up a pump jack scaffold was electrocuted after contacting a 7,600-volt phase line.
8/15/2012 GEM Drilling, Aspermont, TX 79502
Worker died after falling backwards while on the drillling floor of a rig.
8/15/2012 Steamboat Energy Consultants, Williston, ND 58801
Worker overseeing the operation of an oil rig was struck and killed by a truck.
8/16/2012 Andrews Transport LP., Houston, TX 77049
Worker died from severe head injuries after falling from a tractor trailer.
8/16/2012 Cargill Inc., Bloomington, IL 61702
Worker died after falling through a first floor hole onto the basement floor.
8/19/2012 Jordan General Contractors Inc., 17000 Premium Dr., Hockley, TX 77447
Two workers died from injuries sustained in a demolition dust fire
8/20/2012 Hephalstos Building Supplies Inc., Astoria, NY 11104
Worker loading his vehicle with building supplies was struck and killed by a bus.
8/20/2012 Sammy Coffeys Wholesale Nursery Inc., Lenoir, NC 28645
Worker was struck by a tree that was being cut down.
8/20/2012 Woodruff & Sons Inc., Tampa, FL 33601
Worker was killed after being struck by an excavator's bucket
8/21/2012 J.R. Wyles Inc., Lewisberry, PA 17339
Worker in a bucket truck was electrocuted after contacting a 7,200 volt electric line.
8/21/2012 Oakland County Road Commission, Beverly Hills, MI 48025
Worker operating a dump truck used for road resurfacing was killed when truck rolled into a ditch.
8/21/2012 White Brothers Logging, Cass Lake, MN 56633
Worker was struck and killed by tree pines that slipped out of boom truck.
8/21/2012 Wiggle Tails Oil Field Service Inc., Bloomfield, NM 87413
Worker was crushed under the rear wheels of a truck.
8/21/2012 Yumoto Company Ltd, Dechard, TN 37324
Worker at an automobile assembly plant was crushed in machine.
8/22/2012 David Girard Vineyard, Placerville, CA 95667
Worker at a vineyard was crushed in a wine press.
8/22/2012 Texas Concrete and Asphalt, El Paso, TX 79932
Worker repaving highway ramp died after being struck by vehicle
8/23/2012 Praxair Inc., Geismar, LA 70734
Worker at an industrial gas plant died from carbon monoxide exposure.
8/24/2012 Komatsu America Corp., Peoria, IL 61639
Worker died from injuries sustained while operating a machine used to test hydraulic cylinders.
CATASTROPHES (None Reported)