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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 4, 2010)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
7/5/2010 Skyline Produce LLC,
Hatch, NM 87937
Worker was riding a pallet on the forks of an industrial truck when his foot was caught between the pallet and stationary object.  Worker died of a reported embolism at a medical facility.
8/13/2010 Good Shepherd Medical Center dba Champion EMS,
White Oak, TX  75693
Worker was found sleeping at the ambulance station, carbon monoxide poisoning.
8/13/2010 Prestonwood Baptist Church,
The Colony, TX  75056
Worker was assembling industrial racks and fell five feet to the ground below, striking his head on the concrete floor.
8/24/2010 PR Management Corp. dba Panera Bread,
Bedford, NH  03110
Worker slipped in the kitchen area.
8/26/2010 Chapparl Energy,
Clinton, OK  73601
Worker was running electrical lines through metal conduit and collapsed.
8/26/2010 D.R. Mozeley, Inc.,
Charlotte, NC 28216
Worker was run over by co-worker while making grade measures.
8/26/2010 Sonoco Recycling, Inc.,
Salisbury, NC 28144
Worker suffered fatal injuries after getting caught between forklift mast and 1600 lbs of baled cardboard.
8/26/2010 Timber Roof Service,
Gualala, CA 95445
Tree service worker suffered fatal injuries after falling 63 feet from a tree and landing on previously cut limbs and branches.
8/27/2010 DJE Leasing, Inc.,
Phoenix, AZ 85043
Worker was fatally injured after getting caught in between while connecting a second trailer to a lead trailer.
8/27/2010 Kansas City Southern Railroad,
Port Arthur, TX  77640
Worker was found near an electrical enclosure, unresponsive.
8/29/2010 Sorey Tire, Inc.,
Forest, MS  39074
Worker was installing a tire on a truck.  The tire exploded, striking the worker.
8/30/2010 Complete Land Sculpture,
Dallas, TX  75220
Worker was performing maintenance work on a water pump and was electrocuted.
8/30/2010 Stebbins Engineering,
Watertown, NY 13601
Worker was hung by a safety strap while working on an extended boom lift, after the boom snapped.
8/31/2010 BEJT, LLC.,
Paterson, NJ  07522
Worker was crushed by an industrial truck that fell on him.
8/31/2010 Nemeth Contracting,
White Oak, PA  15131
Worker was standing on the edge of the roof and fell 60 feet.
8/31/2010 Rick's Electric,
Burwell, NE  68823
Worker was tracing an electrical short and contact was made with the live circuit.
9/1/2010 Allens Air Conditioning.
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Worker was electrocuted after making contact with a 110-volt doorbell transformer while performing A/C service.
9/1/2010 Dominos Pizza,
Hyde Park, MA  02136
Worker was stabbed and murdered at delivery site.
9/1/2010 J & E Electric,
Murfeesboro, TN 37128
Worker was electrocuted after cutting into an energized electric line while working in the attic of a residence.
9/1/2010 Transworld Plastics Films, Inc.,
Rochelle, IL  61068
Worker was operating a machine and was pulled through the machine.
9/2/2010 J.D. Parker & Sons Co., Inc.,
New Port Richey, FL  34652
Worker was run over by truck.
9/2/2010 Yecta Inc. dba Morningside Plumbers,
Inglewood, CA 90302
Worker suffered fatal injuries (burns) consistent with electrocution while working 35 to 40 feet into a crawl space while attempting to repair water heater.
9/3/2010 Back Nine Club, LLC,
Lakeville, MA  02747
Worker was operating a riding lawn mower.  The lawn mower went into a pond, pinning the worker under it.
9/3/2010 Embry Shaw dba 220 Electric Inc.,
Hammond, LA  70401
Worker was in the process of installing a backup generator and was electrocuted.
9/3/2010 Tridelta Systems, LLC,
Graceville, FL  32440
Worker was performing welding repairs on the log selector gate and was crushed by the gate.  The equipment was not properly locked and tagged out for maintenance.