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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 15, 2012)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
8/1/2012 Libbey Glass Inc., Toledo, OH 43697
Employee died from fall at work.
8/11/2012 Effingtham County Fair, Board of Directors, Altamont, IL 62411
Worker struck and killed by a payloader used to move concrete barriers.
8/17/2012 Evan F. Hamilton, Prosser, WA 99350
Worker struck and killed by a grain harvesting machine.
8/17/2012 Waste Pro USA Inc., Loxahatchee, FL 33470
Employee operating a waste truck was crushed when it tipped over.
8/23/2012 Whispering Hills Landscaping Inc., Radcliff, KY 40160
Worker mowing a hillside was killed when the mower overturned.
8/27/2012 MTA LIRR Hillside Yard Gang 26, Jamaica Queens, NY 11423
Worker performing maintenance work electrocuted after contacting an energized rail.
9/1/2012 Zorienzan's Amusements Inc., Brentwood, NY 11717
Carnival worker was fatally struck by a ride's spinning bucket.
9/4/2012 Cutting Edge Molding, Bonita Springs, FL 34133
Worker operating an aerial lift was electrocuted after contacting an overhead power line.
9/4/2012 NYCDPR Al Oreter Recreation Center, Maintenance Op, Ctr., Flushing, NY 11355
Worker was fatally stabbed during a verbal altercation with a garbage truck operator.
9/5/2012 Pentair, Brookfield, WI 53045
Employee died from a head injury after falling from a chair.
9/5/2012 Roger Elliot Construction, Penn Valley, CA 95946
Worker changing a truck tire struck and killed by a chain on an excavator bucket.
9/7/2012 Ameriwaste Inc., Santa Fe, TX 77510
Worker died after being pinned between truck and ground after truck rolled over into ditch.
9/7/2012 J.R. Resources LP, Ringgold, PA 15570
Worker pumping fluid out of a plastic tank died when the tank exploded.
9/9/2012 S.J. Louis Construction Inc., Bismarck, ND 58501
Trench worker killed after being pinned between track hoe and 24-inch pipe.
9/9/2012 Southern Hens Inc., Moselle, MS 39459
Employee cleaning the processing area in a poultry plant died after falling into a screw conveyor.
9/10/2012 Concrete Foundations Inc., Highway X20 and Abbe Hills Road, IA 52314
Back-hoe operator killed when vehicle rolled over and pinned him underneath.
9/10/2012 K&S Parrott LLC, Amarillo, TX 79104
Worker fatally kicked by cattle during off-loading from a trailer.
9/10/2012 Pizzitola Guttering Co., Houston, TX 77007
Employee fell from ladder while performing work near gutter of house.
9/10/2012 Stagg LLC, San Antonio, TX 78230
Employee died after slipping on a wet floor.
9/10/2012 S&B Masonry Corp., Brooklyn, NY 11205
Employee died when a masonry wall collapsed on him.
9/10/2012 Willman Industries Inc., Cedar Grove, WI 53013
Employee was crushed after being caught in a molding machine.
9/11/2012 Elba Diaz, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
Worker performing residential framing died after falling nine feet from the top of an interior wall.
9/11/2012 Gibson Winery, Sanger, CA 93657
Employee working as a wine blender died from asphyxiation after being exposed to ammonia gas.
9/11/2012 Spirit Aerosystems Inc., Wichita, KS 67210
Worker died after falling approximately 12 feet from a work platform to the ground.
9/12/2012 Athos Construction, Avon, OH 44011
Employee working in temporary work zone was struck and killed by a motor vehicle.
9/12/2012 Farwest Portable Crushing Inc., Gresham, OR 97030
Worker operating a construction vehicle was killed when vehicle rolled over and down a hill.
9/12/2012 Grower's Chemical Corporation, Norwalk, OH 44857
Farm worker died after being struck in the head by a hooper wagon.
9/12/2012 River Cities Machine LLC, Bossier City, LA 71111
Worker was killed after his shirt became caught in a lathe he was operating, pulling him into the machine.
9/13/2012 Delicato Winery Vineyard, Manteca, CA 95336
Worker unhitching a trailer died after he was run over by another driver.
9/13/2012 Fisher Industries, Interstate 80 East Bound, Mile Post 392, NV 89521
Worker making repairs to a tire compactor was crushed between the compactor and a drum roller.
9/14/2012 Belton Metal Company Inc., Belton, SC 29627
Worker run over and crushed by track hoe.
9/14/2012 Danlin Corp, Cedar Bluffs, NE 68015
Employee working on a roof died from injuries after falling 20 feet to the ground.
9/14/2012 Worthington Cylinder Corporation, Westerville, OH 43082
Employee was crushed between two 2,500-pound coils.
9/6/2012 Cudd Pumping Services Inc., Frierson, LA 71027
Four employees for an oilfield services company were hospitalized after being hit by shrapnel and debris from a failed oil pump.