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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 17, 2011)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
6/8/2011 Cairo Coop Equity Exchange, Cunningham, KS 67035 Worker transferring herbicide into a tank was sprayed by the chemical and died three months later.
7/24/2011 Brown Logging, Inc., Hiawassee, GA 30546 Worker was killed when a 60-foot tree he was cutting fell on him.
9/1/2011 SKF USA Incorporated, Hanover, PA 17331 Worker died after he was severely burned by a molten salt mixture following an explosion.
9/2/2011 A C Morrison Farms LLC, Lillington, NC 27526-9581 Worker fell ill from possible heat stress while working in a tobacco field.
9/9/2011 Liberty Swabbing Inc., Raymondville, TX 78580 Worker was killed when pressure released from a wellhead struck him in the abdomen.
9/9/2011 Express Glass and Mirror, Inc., Los Angeles, CA 90015 Worker was fatally injured when he fell 15 feet through a 4-foot by 4-foot unguarded opening in a glass catwalk.
9/9/2011 Walsh & Kelly, Griffith, IN 46319 Worker struck by pieces of a large tire that exploded while adding air to it.
9/9/2011 Dan Williams dba Dan Williams Roofing, Whitakers, NC 27891 Worker repairing a building roof was electrocuted when an aluminum bar he was installing touched an electric powerline.
9/9/2011 Sanchez Corporation, Albertson, NY 11507 Worker cutting tree branches died after falling nearly 40 feet to the ground.
9/10/2011 Ross Stores Inc - Moreno Valley DC, Moreno Valley, CA 92551 Worker driving a golf cart was pinned after losing control and driving under a tractor trailer parked behind the warehouse.
9/12/2011 Stella-Jones, Inc., Warrior, AL 35180 Worker was caught in or between rotating machinery during cleaning operations.
9/13/2011 Ashton Inc., Baton Rouge, LA 70815 Worker on a riding mower struck a large pipe and was pinned between the pipe and the mower.
9/13/2011 J. B. James Construction Company, LLC, Hosston, LA 71043 Worker repaving a roadway was run over and killed by a dump truck.
9/13/2011 Bath Magic, Inc., Toledo, OH 43614 Worker for a bathtub reglazing company was found deceased, slumped over a bathtub and wearing a half mask tight-fitting respirator; cause of death is suspected asphyxiation from methylene chloride in the stripping compound.
9/13/2011 Sam Critchelow dba Critchelow Backhoe Service, Hardinsburg, KY 40143 Worker jumped out of a sliding backhoe and was killed when the backhoe's bucket struck and landed on top of him.
9/14/2011 Verizon Communications, Brooklyn, NY 11212 Worker making electrical repairs was electrocuted when he touched a live wire.
9/14/2011 J.C. Masonry and Concrete Pumping, Inc., La Follette, TN 37766 Worker laying bricks while standing on a scaffold died after falling 35 feet when a scaffold plank shifted.
9/15/2011 Network Construction Company, Inc., Atlantic City, NJ 08401 Worker pouring concrete on building's roof was struck and killed by lightning.
9/16/2011 Cardinal Health, Groveport, OH 43125 Worker using a forklift was killed after being pinned against a support beam.