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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 10, 2011)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
5/25/2011 WB Sealcoating, Inc., dba Winberry Blacktop Sealcoat, Hendersonville, NC 28792 Road paving worker died from hyperthermia after his body's temperature reached 108 degrees.
7/28/2011 BO-Nine Ranch LLC, Peoria, AZ 85383 Worker was killed when struck by a metal cable while riding an all-terrain vehicle.
8/12/2011 ACJ Construction Corp, Mayaguez PR 00680 Worker installing a pipe inside a 6-foot deep trench died after the trench walls collapsed on him.
8/23/2011 Coastal Catering, LLC., Mayersville, MS 39113 Employee was working aboard an uninspected work barge and fell overboard and drowned.
8/25/2011 Inglett & Stubbs, LLC., Americus, GA 31709 Worker was electrocuted while installing light fixtures.
8/25/2011 Edgar Wayne Ellington, Madison, NC 27025 Worker died when his tractor went off the road and overturned while pulling a tobacco trailer.
8/28/2011 Lazem Development Corp., Miami, FL 33313 Worker installing ceiling beams died after falling from a scaffold.
8/31/2011 D.W. Shouppe Coast dba B&M West Coast Co of TX LTD, Byron, GA 31008 Worker installing a diesel exhaust fuel system died from a heart attack after complaining of chest pains.
8/31/2011 J & A Loading, Inc., Naples, FL 34102 Worker unloading roof tiles from a delivery truck was run over by a forklift.
8/31/2011 R & R Metal Erectors, Marletta, GA 30063 Worker installing metal decking died after falling 40 feet from the roof.
9/1/2011 A-1 Tree Service, Bradenton, FL 34203 Worker trimming a tree died after falling 55 feet, head first, onto a concrete surface.
9/1/2011 Granger Roofing, Topeka, KS 66617 Worker was electrocuted when his aluminum ladder touched a 7,200-volt overhead powerline.
9/2/2011 Membrane Technology Research, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Worker died in an explosion while transferring compressed gas from one cyclinder to another.
9/3/2011 WM Contractor, Houston, TX 77028 Worker taking measurements while walking backwards on a roof died after he fell 30 feet without fall protection.
9/3/2011 Shultz Steel Company Inc., South Gate, CA 90280 Worker died from head injuries after falling 19 feet into a service pit.
9/4/2011 Clement B Rozanski, Pleasantville, NY 10570 Worker cutting down a tree died when a large section of the tree fell and struck him.
9/5/2011 Jessica Rodriguez, Patterson, CA 95363 Worker harvesting peaches died from possible drowning when he drove into an aquaduct.
9/5/2011 Tiller Sanitation, Farmland, IN 47340 Worker was struck and killed by a sanitation truck.
9/6/2011 MaxYield Cooperative, Dickens, IA 51333 Worker suffocated after being engulfed in corn inside a grain bin.
9/6/2011 CMC Steel Arkansas, Magnolia, AR 71753 Worker was killed when his lanyard became tangled in a rotating shaft pulling him into the equipment.
9/7/2011 Liverpool Coil Processing Division, Valley City, OH 44280 Worker died after his head was caught between steel coil and another piece of equipment.
9/7/2011 Fabrication International Inc., Houston, TX 77093 Worker using an aerial lift to detach rigging was killed when a derrick hit the aerial lift basket, throwing the worker more than 20 feet.
9/8/2011 Williams Brothers Construction Company, Inc., Lake Jackson, TX 77566 Worker was crushed by a front end loader while working on a highway drainage inlet.
9/8/2011 Full Throttle Oil Field Services, Wilson, OK 73463 Worker was struck and killed by a pump jack weight.
9/8/2011 Undetermined Company Name, Los Angeles, CA 90011 Worker performing maintenance underneath a bus was crushed when the bus fell off the jacks.
9/8/2011 Freshmark Meat Plant, Canton, OH 44705 Worker was electrocuted when he plugged a floor fan into an outlet while standing in water.
9/8/2011 Caterpillar, Inc., Milwaukee, WI 53172 Worker was crushed by a crawler piece that fell from a sling.
9/6/2011 Aurubis Buffalo, Inc., Buffalo, NY 14207-2299 Three workers were hospitalized when molten copper and water mixed, causing a steam explosion.