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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 September 1, 2012)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
8/7/2012 SSI Services LLC, Indianapolis, IN 46217
Worker inside an asbestos pulverizing unit died from injuries after a combustible dust explosions occurred when equipment malfunctioned.
8/11/2012 Effingham County Fair - Board of Directors, Altamont, IL 62411
Worker was struck and killed by a payloader that was moving concrete barriers.
8/15/2012 J&J Trucking, Vancouver, WA 98660
Worker driving a loaded gravel truck was killed when the brakes failed causing vehicle to strike trees.
8/20/2012 COP Wyoming LLC, Sheridan, WY 82801
Worker was struck and killed by the bucket of a backhoe while inside a trench box.
8/21/2012 Baker Hughes, Casper, WY 82601
Worker at a chemical products warehouse was crushed under a 4,000-pound storage container.
8/22/2012 Action Roofing & Siding LLC, Rye, NY 10580
Worker removing old shingles from a residential roof died after falling from roof
8/22/2012 Aireko Construction Corporation, Caguas, PR 00725
Worker fell 17 feet through a metal roof landing on a concrete floor.
8/22/2012 Pendleton A-1 Hospitality LLC, Pendleton, OR 97801
Hotel worker found inside hotel room was a victim of homicide.
8/25/2012 Jorge Vargas dba Jorge Vargas Martinez, Louisville, KY 40291
Worker using a ladder to install brick board died after falling off the ladder.
8/25/2012 ZIA Construction and Contracting Inc., Cheney, WA 99004
Worker sheeting the roof on a two-story building suffered fatal head injuries after falling 21 feet to the ground.
8/27/2012 Amerifence Inc., Indianapolis, IN 46226
Worker for a fence company sweeping the fence production area was electrocuted.
8/27/2012 Edwards Construction Inc., Rock Hill, SC 29732
Worker preparing to cut tree limbs died after falling 40 feet to ground.
8/30/2012 Hai Chang Inc., Bell, CA 90201
Worker was behind truck and was caught-between truck and loading dock.
CATASTROPHES (None Reported)