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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 27, 2011)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
8/8/2011 JNJ Holdings, LLC., Pittsburgh, PA 15211 Worker died of head injuries after falling 18 feet from a scaffold to the concrete.
8/9/2011 Georgia Power Co., Tifton, GA 31754 Worker was repairing a downed powerline and was electrocuted.
8/15/2011 Pinnacle Roofing & Painting Inc., Mesa, AZ 85206 Worker performing underlayment repair work fell nearly 30 feet from roof.
8/16/2011 Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356 Worker died from head and neck trauma after losing control of lawn tractor and rolling down an embankment.
8/17/2011 APAC Texas, Inc., Beaumont, TX 77713 Worker serving as a flagger was struck and killed by a car.
8/17/2011 Sands Point Golf Club, Sands Point, NY 11050 Golf club worker died from cardiac arrest due to a heat stroke.
8/17/2011 New Urban Forestry, Hull, GA 30646 Worker was killed when a tree limb he was removing struck him.
8/18/2011 Inergy Propane, LLC dba Jenkins Gas, New Bern, NC 28560 Worker died from gas fumes while servicing an underground liquid propane tank.
8/18/2011 Glen-Gery Corporation, Shoemakersville, PA 19555 Worker was removing a lighting fixture from an aerial lift, touched the conductor, and was electrocuted.
8/18/2011 U.S. Army - Fort Huachuca, Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613 Worker was performing his physical fitness test and collapsed.
8/19/2011 Econo Auto Painting and Body Shop, Ocala, FL 34475 Worker died of possible heart attack while painting a vehicle inside a paint booth.
8/19/2011 Oakridge Cemetery Inc., Hillside, IL 60162 Worker was killed when he lost control of the lawnmower and it fell on top of him.
8/19/2011 TitleMax of Illinois, Inc., Peoria, IL 61604 Worker was working at a cash loan facility and was stabbed to death.
8/19/2011 American Apparel Knit and Dye, Garden Grove, CA 92841 Worker cutting fabric was crushed in an energized machine.
8/20/2011 Delaware River Stevedores, Inc., Philadelphia, PA 19137 Worker unloading cargo died when he fell 45 feet inside a ship's hull.
8/20/2011 US Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Benning, GA 31905 Worker was inspecting a paving project at a military installation and was struck and killed by an asphalt truck.
8/22/2011 Luna Landscape Service, San Clemente, CA 92672 Worker performing landscape work collapsed after complaining of chest pains and later died.
8/22/2011 Metropolitan Condominium Association, Irvine, CA 92612 Worker found unresponsive on work site later died from possible carbon monoxide exposure.
8/22/2011 K Reed Roofing, Union City, CA 94587 Roofer using a fall protection harness that was not tied off died when he fell more than 10 feet from a roof.
8/22/2011 Independence Drilling, Inc., Gainesville, FL 32608 Worker was electrocuted when he hit an underground utility while drilling.
8/23/2011 M. Griffin Plumbing & Piping Co., Louisville, KY 40207 Worker using a backhoe to perform renovation work was pinned in an excavation site when a concrete window well fell on him.
8/23/2011 Celestrial Landscaping & Construction, Inc., Lemont, IL 60439 Worker conducting tree felling operations slipped and fell 40 feet.
8/23/2011 Lumiere Place Casino & Hotel, St. Louis, MO 63102 Worker died after falling into an elevator shaft while trying to retrieve keys.
8/24/2011 Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., San Antonio, TX 78219 Worker connecting the trailer's air lines was crushed between the trailer and a dolly.
8/24/2011 Cameron International, Ville Platte, LA 70586 Worker repairing a lathe machine was killed when his head was caught between a junction box and piece of iron.
8/24/2011 Mark Stephens dba Four S Farm, Raleigh, NC 27614 Worker was killed by a 70-foot tree that was knocked over by another tree being removed.
8/25/2011 Emeritus Assisted Living, Grand Terrace, CA 92313 Worker died after falling about 40 feet while trimming a palm tree.