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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 29, 2012)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
6/29/2012 Williams Warehouse Inc, Plains, GA 31780
Employee died after falling from a roof through a skylight while removing metal panels.
7/19/2012 Terrapin Construction Bowie, MD 20715
Worker was trimming a tree limb from an extended tree belonging to a neighbor and fell off ladder. Worker was hospitalized but succumbed to injuries and died on 8/13/2012.
8/22/2012 New Jersey Transit Heavy Rail Kearny, NJ 07032
Worker performing maintanence underneath railroad equipment when hydraulic line disconnected and equipment lowered crushing worker.
9/11/2012 Desert Rose Golf Course Las Vegas, NV 89142
Worker was operating a front end loader to spread dirt in the wash and was unexpectedly swept away by a wall of water flowing at approximately 65-70 MPH. Worker's body was found on 9/14/2012.
9/13/2012 Mr Asphalt Inc., Corvallis, MT 59828
Worker died after falling approximately 13 ft while checking the level of an asphalt oil tank.
9/20/2012 Bonneville Power Administration, Saint Regis, MT 59866
Worker died after falling approximately 80 feet while replacing insulators.
9/20/2012 Ryan's Tree Service, Chaumont, NY 13622
Worker died after being crushed by a chipper.
9/21/2012 G.R. Birdwell Construction LP, Channelview, TX 77530
Worker was killed after being pinned between the dirt compactor he was operating and a wall.
9/21/2012 United Drilling Inc, Fort Stockton, TX 79735
Worker was killed after being struck in the head by a cable that snapped during drilling operations.
9/22/2012 Mark F. Taggert Company, Columbus, OH 43229
Worker died from fall from a ladder.
9/22/2012 Olmar Salazar, Airmont, NY 10901
Employee died after being struck by a tree branch while working on a landscaping site.
9/22/2012 Prime Flight Aviation Services San Francisco, CA 94128
Worker drove service truck off road crashing into parked lear jet.
9/23/2012 Archer Underbalanced Services, Boys Ranch, TX 79010
Worker was killed while repairing an air compressor after a 2-inch line separated and struck employee in the chest.
9/24/2012 Indiana Women's Prison Indianapolis, IN 46214
Worker was issued a firearm, went outside, and committed suicide.
9/24/2012 KAYCO Erectors Inc, Sugar Hill, GA 30518
Employee died after falling through floor hole while installing metal decking.
9/24/2012 PennAKem, LLC Memphis, TN 38108
Two workers transferring Furfurlyamine and Methanol from a storage tank to a reactor when an explosion occurred. Both suffered second degree burns and were hospitalized. One of these workers who suffered burns over 92% of body died on 9/27/2012.
9/24/2012 SITI, Rayne, LA 70578
Worker was pouring concrete when he was struck and killed by a vehicle being driven by another employee.
9/24/2012 Traffic Specialists, Inc. Calhoun, TN 37309
Worker was installing reflectors when struck by a tractor trailer.
9/25/2012 Jet Import Inc, Chicago, IL 60608
Worker died after being struck on the head by a pallet that had fallen from a trailer he was preparing to unload.
9/26/2012 Advanced Recycling Center, Brewton, AL 36426
Worker was crushed when bucket of skid loader fell on him when he crawled under machine to disconnect a hydraulic line.
9/26/2012 Recovery Home Improvement, Inc. Baltimore, MD 21222
Worker was electrocuted when a 27-foot ladder hoist the worker was moving fell backwards and struck two 7.62 kV overheard distribution lines.
9/26/2012 Russell Toll dba Toll Roofing and Repair Maysville, KY 41018
Worker installing a tarp on a roof of a hotel stepped on the eave which collapsed resulting in worker falling approximately 26 feet on to parking lot.
9/26/2012 Steven Barkoff Hillsborough, CA 94010
Worker fell from attic to garage floor striking a flower base, hitting the right artery by armpit resulting in loss of blood. Worker was hospitalized but died in ER.
9/27/2012 Viking Drilling, Rankin, TX 79778
Employee was electrocuted when the forklift he was operating became entangled with a 440-480 volt electrical line.
CATASTROPHES (None Reported)