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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 24, 2011)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
8/12/2011 Merry Maids, Mansfield, TX 76063 Worker cleaning a residence collapsed and died after hitting her head.
8/16/2011 Bailey Farms Intl LLC, Ephraim, UT 84627 Worker was crushed between the stacker and support brace while operating a hay press.
8/28/2011 City of Rutland, Mendon, VT 05701 Worker drowned after falling into a river while checking the water system after a hurricane.
8/29/2011 Wild West Construction LLC, Glenrock, WY 82637 Two workers were killed in an explosion while installing piping on an existing well site.
Double D Welding and Fabrication, Glenrock, WY 82637 Worker was killed in an explosion while installing piping on an existing well site.
8/31/2011 Hormel Foods Corporation, Tucker, GA 30084 Worker was struck and killed by a stand-up forklift.
9/10/2011 Adventure Island, Tampa, FL 33612 Worker was struck and killed by lightning.
9/12/2011 Jesco Industrial Services LLC, Calvert City, KY 42029 Worker was struck and killed by high pressure water after the hose ruptured.
9/13/2011 Barnhill Farms of North Carolina , Inc., Stokes, NC 27884 Worker refueling a tractor was killed when the tractor ran over him.
9/13/2011 Foxworth Forestry Consultants, LLC., Coffeeville, AL 36524 Worker operating a four-wheeler was thrown off and run over by a log truck.
9/13/2011 Austin Maintenance & Construction, Inc., Augusta, GA 30901 Worker testing a wiring system was electrocuted when he touched energized parts carrying nearly 14,000 volts.
9/16/2011 Hi-Plains Millwright & Supply, Inc., Plainview, TX 79072 Worker was killed when a shelving unit frame fell and struck him on the head.
9/17/2011 Glen Cove DPW, Leech Circle Water Station, Glen Cove, NY 11542 Worker died after being stung by bees while clearing overgrowth.
9/17/2011 TDG General Contractor, Inc., Cleveland, TX 77328 Worker connecting a pipe to the bottom of a 3,000-pound water tank was crushed when the tank fell on him.
9/17/2011 Knecht Farm Drainage, Charles City, IA 50616 Worker was crushed between the front of the track and the back of a bucket while checking the track on a skid loader.
9/18/2011 First Energy Generation Corp., Haywood, WV 26366 Worker inside of a coal tunnel was crushed between a concrete shelf and a guardrail.
9/19/2011 Wayne's Welding Service, Monahans, TX 79756 Worker helping to install a 30-foot water tower was killed when the tower fell on him.
9/19/2011 Faria Brothers Dairy, LLC., Dumas, TX 79029 Worker in a dairy production facility was killed after his head was caught in a rotary carousel system.
9/20/2011 Riverview LLC, Hancock, MN 56267 Worker was killed after hitting a tree while driving an ATV on the work site.
9/20/2011 Morrow Meadows Corp., Los Angeles, CA 90045 Worker was electrocuted while installing new wires.
9/20/2011 Halliburton Energy Services, Carlsbad, NM 88220 Worker was fatally injured when a blowout preventer fell and struck him on the head.
9/20/2011 Gedek Trailer, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Worker was possibly electrocuted after being found with small electrical burns on hip.
9/20/2011 Sharon Gulf Club, Sharon Center, OH 44274 Worker was killed after the golf cart he was operating collided with a tractor.
9/21/2011 Yellow Brick Properties, LLC., Springfield, MA 01109 Worker making repairs to a residential building died after falling from a 34-foot ladder.
9/21/2011 Otis Elevator Company, Brookwood, AL 35444 Worker performing operations on top of an elevator car was struck and killed by another elevator car.
9/21/2011 Mid-State Equipment, Inc., Jackson, WI 53037 Worker making repairs underneath a piece of equipment was killed when the equipment fell, crushing him.
9/21/2011 Wedekemper's Construction, Inc., Pinckneyville, IL 62274 Worker died when struck-by or caught between a grain elevator leg that was under construction.
9/23/2011 QTI Management Services, Inc., Madison, WI 53714 Worker died after being found unconscious at the bottom of a staircase.