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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 18, 2010)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
8/17/2010 Scott Walston Construction,
Visalia, CA 93279
Worker suffered fatal head injuries after falling 10 feet from a ladder while climbing to retrieve some material.
8/26/2010 Jack Crump Tree & Moving Service,
Pilot Mountain, NC 27041
Worker was electrocuted after making contact with an overhead power line while securing a de-limbed tree from a boom truck basket.
8/30/2010 Swanson Glass Inc.,
Iowa City, IA 52242
Worker suffered fatal injuries while operating a reciprocating saw on a ladder, losing his balance and falling 24 feet to a concrete slab.
9/8/2010 Seaboard Wellhead Control, Inc.,
Houston, TX 77047
Worker was struck by a pallet with a load weighing 2000 lbs.
9/11/2010 Johnson Feed, Inc.,
North Sioux City, SD 57049
Worker was washing trucks from an elevated platform 9 feet high and was found lying at the bottom of the platform.
9/13/2010 Fast Trek Steel Inc.,
New Haven, CT 06510
Worker was struck by a steel beam that fell from a building to the ground.
9/13/2010 Lowe's Home Improvement,
Searcy, AR 72143
Worker climbed a rolling stepladder to retrieve stock from an overhead rack. He lost his balance and fell, striking his head on a beam and landing on the concrete below.
9/13/2010 Wayne's Tree Removal,
Simsbury, CT 06070
Worker was engaged in tree removal activities. The tree snapped in half at the base; the worker was still attached to the tree as it fell to the driveway.
9/14/2010 Clark's Heavy Equipment & Oil Field Service,
Minot, ND58701
Worker was performing maintenance on skid steer and was later found pinned between the lifting arms and the cab of the skid steer.
9/14/2010 Proscape Holdings, LLC.,
Plantation, FL 33324
Worker using a riding lawn mower rolled over into a lake and drowned.
9/14/2010 Riley Stripping, Bond & Black Top,
Livermore, CA 94550
Worker suffered fatal injuries after being crushed between two farm vehicles.
9/14/2010 Valley Prestress Products Inc.,
Grand Prairie, TX 77050
Worker was test-starting an engine to put in sidewinder. The fan blade came off, striking the worker on the chest and head.
9/14/2010 Vulcraft Carrier Corporation,
Aberdeen, MD 21005
Worker was struck by two bar joists that fell from a load of steel bar joists on a flatbed truck.
9/15/2010 Hatcher Roofing,
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
Worker was tearing off and installing a new roof. He stepped backward off the roof, falling 12 feet to a concrete patio.
9/15/2010 Honey Fix-It,
Media, PA 19063
Worker was painting a fascia board and fell from an extension ladder.
9/15/2010 Park N Fly,
Coppell, TX 75019
Worker was servicing a van. The van rolled off of the ramps, pinning him between the muffler, transmission of the van, and the auto creeper.
9/15/2010 RockTenn,
Norcross, GA 30071
Worker was assigned to operate a commercial printer.
9/15/2010 United Parcel Service, Inc.,
Des Moines, IA 50321
Worker suffered fatal injuries after being struck by a moving semi truck while loading/unloading freight.
9/15/2010 Wright Tree Service,
McAlester, OK 72331
Worker was trimming a tree limb 25 feet high. The limb sprung back and struck him on the chest.
9/16/2010 Dallas Metal Works, LLC,
Pensacola, FL 32505
Worker was replacing a metal roof and fell through a skylight.
9/16/2010 LeBron's Construction,
Springfield, MA 01107-1039
Worker was in the process of reroofing and fell from the second story roof.
9/17/2010 Gavilon Grain LLC,
Morral, OH 43337
Worker was working inside a grain silo in removal of the grain by manually moving wood slats covering the discharge auger. Worker was standing on the grating and was unhooking a sensor cable from the grating. The grating came loose; the worker fell and was pulled into the operations discharger auger.
9/17/2010 Lindsey Masonary Co., Inc.,
Overland Park, KS 66062
Worker fell 30 feet after the scaffold collapsed.
9/17/2010 Midwest Fence Corporation,
Forest View, IL 60402
Worker was performing repair operations on an impact attenuator and was struck by a truck.
9/13/2010 Infinity Construction Services LP,
Clute, TX 77531
Three workers contracted to dismantle scaffolding within a containment dome were exposed to phosgene.