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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 3, 2011)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
3/7/2011 Probuild LLC., Wichita, KS 67217 Worker was struck and killed by a forklift while standing in a loading yard.
8/11/2011 Permacolor Inc., Camarillo, CA 93012 Worker pulling metal pipe out of chimney was electrocuted after making contact with overhead powerlines.
8/12/2011 Pompei and Sons, Inc., Millsboro, PA 15333 Construction worker walking across a new roadway was struck and killed by a vehicle.
8/15/2011 Chimenti's Baking Company, Los Angeles, CA 90032 Worker opening the building was crushed when the facility's gate fell on him.
8/16/2011 Lancaster County Fire Service, Lancaster, SC 29720 Firefighter, who complained of chest pains and nausea after returning from a fire call, later died of cardiac arrest.
8/22/2011 NextEra Energy Resources, Ocheyedan, IA 51354 Worker died after falling more than six feet through an unprotected hatch door in a wind tower.
8/22/2011 IL Dept. of Transportation- District 1, Woodstock, IL 60098-3295 Worker struck and killed by a car while preparing for a roadway stripping operation.
8/22/2011 Building Products Corporation, East Saint Louis, IL 62205 Employee working around the lower section of a conveyor belt was killed after being caught in the belt.
8/23/2011 Stammerrama General Engineering, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 Construction worker resurfacing road collapsed and died from possible heat stroke.
8/23/2011 Garden Center Maintenance, Davis, OK 75030 Worker assembling a fabric building structure became ill and died, possibly from heat stroke.
8/24/2011 Roach Brothers Painting Contractors, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA 15241 Worker died after falling nearly 40 feet from a roof without wearing fall protection.
8/24/2011 Springfield Golf Club, Fort Mill, SC 29715 Worker was struck and killed by a golf cart.
8/25/2011 Novak Construction, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831 Worker died after falling from the back of a moving pickup truck.
8/26/2011 UPS Ground Freight, Uniontown, PA 15401 Worker using a scissor lift to transfer parts into a trailer died after falling from the lift.
8/26/2011 Hocking Printing Co., Inc., Ephrata, PA 17522 Worker servicing an industrial riding mower was killed when the mower rolled forward from its parked position, striking the worker.
8/29/2011 Old Orchard Country Club, Pittsfield, IL 62363 Worker was in the process of mowing when the lawn mower tipped over, crushing him.
8/29/2011 Blattner Energy, Inc., Byron, CA 94514 Worker using bulldozer to cut roadway was ejected from and crushed by the machine after it rolled down a hillside.
8/30/2011 ASI Technologies, Inc., Milwaukee, WI 53225 Worker was working on a press and the cable snapped, crushing his head.
8/30/2011 Gerace Construction Company, Inc., Rochester, NY 14620 Worker was crushed when a 35-ton crane he was operating tipped over.
8/30/2011 Active Staffing Services, LLC., Jersey City, NJ 07305 Worker was killed when 50-pound bags he was unloading struck him.
8/31/2011 DA Services Hauling & Dumpsters, Martinez, CA 94553 Worker was crushed between dumpster's lift bed and frame.
8/31/2011 Liberty Denim, LLC, Liberty, SC 29657 Worker died when caught between rollers while working in a textile machine.
9/1/2011 Titan Drilling, LLC., Dumas, TX 79029 Worker was struck on the head and killed by the bottom of a blow-out preventer he was resetting.
9/1/2011 Edison Park Fast, New York, NY 10036 Parking garage attendent retrieving a customer's car was crushed between the car and a vertical post.
9/1/2011 Miller Poultry, Orland, IN 46776 Worker processing chicken was crushed while using a press.
9/1/2011 Davey Tree Care, St. Peter, MN 56082 Worker was killed by a falling tree branch.