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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 8, 2012)
FATALITIES
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
3/28/2012 Schindler Elevator Corp., NY, NY 10104
Elevator mechanic was electrocuted while working on a panel.
7/21/2012 Dandridge Golf and Country Club Inc., Dandridge, TN 37725
Worker at a golf country club died after falling from the mezzanine inside a storage barn.
8/11/2012 Phoenix Logging Company, Prince of Wales Island, AK 99922
Worker banding together logs was struck and killed by a falling log.
8/20/2012 Hubster Logging Inc., Ryderwood, WA 98581
Worker was struck by a haywire and was hospitalized, treated, and released. Several days later worker was found dead at home due to complications resulting from incident.
8/25/2012 Stone & Surface Designers Inc., Cocoa, FL 32926
Worker died after a granite slab fell on him.
8/26/2012 All Florida Tree & Landscape Inc., Ft Lauderdale, FL 33126
Tree trimmer was electrocuted after contacting a power line
8/27/2012 Forward Air Solutions Inc., Medley, FL 33178
Worker died from head injuries after falling off of a conveyor.
8/27/2012 H&W Logging, Tazewell VA 24651
Worker was killed after being run over by a skidder machine.
8/29/2012 Home Crafters of Tidewater, Suffolk, VA 23435
Worker erecting a pump jack scaffold system was electrocuted when the pole he was using contacted a power line.
8/31/2012 Fireworks and Stage FX America Inc., Lake Elsinor, CA 92530
Worker was preparing aerial fireworks when an explosion occurred. Worker was hospitalized but succumbed to injuries on 9/2/2012.
9/1/2012 Carolina Salvage, Rock Hill, SC 29730
Worker operating a crane to put a trailer on beams was killed when the trailer fell on worker.
9/1/2012 CR Koehl and Sons Inc., Hancock, MN 56244
Worker died after the semi-tractor/trailer he was driving overturned.
9/1/2012 OG&E Energy Corp., Mustang, OK 73064
Employee for an energy supply company was electrocuted.
9/2/2012 AJ's Transport LLC, Lincoln, AL 35096
Employee was crushed when a jack supporting a tractor trailer failed causing the trailer to fall on him.
9/2/2012 Core-Mark International, Wilkes Barre, PA 18703
Worker operating a forklift died from head injuries after being struck by a beam.
9/2/2012 GreenTek Roofing, Carnigie, PA 15106
Worker died after falling from a roof.
9/2/2012 Smithfield Packing, Grayson, KY 41101
Worker electrocuted while rewiring a breaker panel for a smoke generator.
9/3/2012 Bravo Environmental NW Inc., McKenna, WA 98580
Worker was killed in motor vehicle accident due to weather conditions.
9/3/2012 High Desert Roofing, Farmington, NM 87401
Worker died after falling through a roof opening and hitting concrete floor.
9/3/2012 Sonoco Hartville, SC 29550
Worker at a packaging products facility died after being caught between two rolling parts of a paper machine.
9/4/2012 Glass Machinery and Excavation, Clintwood, VA 24228
Roadway worker flagging traffic was struck and killed by 18-wheel truck.
9/4/2012 Mark F. Taggert Company, Columbus, OH 43229
Worker died from fall from a ladder.
9/4/2012 Hansen Plumbing Inc., Gettysburg, SD 57442
Employee was struck and killed by parts of a wastewater pump that exploded.
9/4/2012 HRI Inc., Bethlehem, PA 18015
Worker was crushed when a section of a road barrier fell on him.
9/4/2012 Mullen Electric Co., Kyle, TX 78640
Employee repairing a lamp died after falling from a ladder and hitting his head.
9/4/2012 Rangeline Tapping Services Inc., Cut and Shoot, TX 77306
Employee performing painting services died after being pinned by a 2,000-pound flange housing.
9/5/2012 Industrial TX Corp., Webster, TX 77598
Worker was struck and killed by construction equipment.
9/5/2012 M&C Electrical, Arlington, VA 22201
Worker was electrocuted while installing a conduit.
9/5/2012 MWR Riverside Orchards LLC, Eltopia, WA 99330
Worker changing irrigation pipes was electrocuted after the pipe contacted power lines.
9/5/2012 Tidco Transportation Inc., Double Springs, AL 35553
Emplyoyee died due to tractor trailer falling on him when the support jack failed.
9/5/2012 Werkheiser Roofing, Rye, NY 10580
Worker died after falling 20 feet from a ladder.
9/6/2012 Construction Engineering Consultants Inc., Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Employee was struck and killed by a dump truck moving in reverse.
9/6/2012 Select Sires Inc., Plain City, OH 43064
Worker was crushed between the gate and post of a pen when letting bulls out to feed.
CATASTROPHES (None Reported)