Weekly Fatality/Catastrophe Report

This part of the weekly FAT/CAT Report summarizes preliminary information provided to OSHA from employers, which are required to notify OSHA of fatalities or catastrophes (FAT/CAT) in accordance with OSHA standard 29 CFR 1904.39. After incidents are investigated by OSHA, information from these initial employer notifications is updated if necessary. All incidents are assigned an event number (OSHA-36 Form) by OSHA's local Area Office. Subsequent inspections by OSHA are assigned an inspection number (OSHA-170 Form).

FAT/CAT FY09 Weekly Report (Federal data tabulated between Sep 28-Oct 2, 2009)
FATALITIES
Date of OSHA-36 Region Reporting Company and Location Date of Incident Preliminary Description of Incident
9/29/2009 2 Innovative Masonry, LLC, Hoboken, NJ 07030 9/25/2009 Decedent fell 4-ft, 8-inches off a platform, striking his head.
9/30/2009 2 Randy's Pro Landscaping Service, LLC, Milburn, NJ 07041 9/30/2009 Decedent was trimming a tree and fell 60 feet to the ground.
9/30/2009 3 Weight Farm, Bellfonte, PA 16823 9/30/2009 Decedent was inside a silo loading the feeder from a ladder. He became wedged within the ladder cage in a fetal position and suffocated.
9/24/2009 4 Hines Construction Company, Sparta, GA 31087 9/23/2009 Employees were installing roof trusses 20 feet from ground level, when 50 trusses fell in a domino effect crushing the employees. One employee fatality and to employees were hospitalized.
9/25/2009 4 St. Peter Catholic Church, Deland, FL 32720 9/25/2009 Decedent was cleaning the grout on the walls with a pressure washer, containing water, and was overexposed to carbon monoxide.
9/29/2009 6 U E Power Train dba Bucks Engines, Amarillo, TX 79109 9/24/2009 Decedent was observed standing behind the parts counter, conscious but bleeding from the head.
9/26/2009 6 Tyson Foods - River Valley Animal Foods, Scranton, AR 72863 9/25/2009 Decedent was dumping a load of offal from a tractor trailer. He was in the process of dumping offal into a bin when the tailgate malfunctioned. Decedent was freeing the tailgate, it released, and the load swept the decedent into the offal bin. Decedent drowned in the bin.
9/30/2009 6 Artistic Painting Company, Grand Praire, TX 75050 9/26/2009 Decedent was using a scaffold above 10 to 15 feet while painting. Instead of extending the scaffold, he used a step ladder on the scaffold, and feel off the scaffold.
9/28/2009 6 Jacoby Feed & Seed, Melvin, TX 76858 9/28/2009 Employees were installing a tilt-wall into a trench. Decedent was inside the trench when the earth collapsed.
9/28/2009 6 Zachary Construction Corp., Mansfield, LA 71052 9/28/2009 Decedent was walking across a tank and fell through a hatch into a tank of boiling water. He either drowned or died of thermal burns.
9/28/2009 10 OZ Technology, Inc., Rathdrum, ID 83858 9/20/2009 Decedent was working inside a mobile home, mixing propane and butane to make a substitute refrigerant. A fire occurred. The cause of death was determined to be carbon monoxide asphyxiation.
9/29/2009 10 Dennis Powell Loggin, St. Maries, ID 83861 9/21/2009 Decedent was driving a log truck uphill to pick up a load of logs. The truck left the road and went 200 feet down a hill. Decedent was thrown for the truck.
CATASTROPHES (None Reported)
FAT/CAT FY09 Weekly Report (State data reported Sep 28-Oct 2, 2009)
FATALITIES
not available 4 UPS, Louisville, KY 40202 9/26/2009 The decedent returned from his break to his work area and was sitting when he fell over. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. It was determined the decedent died from natural causes.
not available 5 Brinks, Inc., Evansville, IN 47711 9/28/2009 Decedent was assisting in unloading material when he fell from the back of the truck, striking his head.
not available 5 Hoffman Sawmill, Jasper, IN 46546 9/30/2009 Decedent was unloading logs from truck in sawmill yard. While releasing straps one of the logs rolled onto the employee.
not available 7 B & C Auto Inc., Davenport, IA 52806 9/28/2009 The decedent was removing a part from an elevated truck. The truck fell crushing the decedent.
not available 8 Nelson Brothers Construction Co., Eagle Mountain, UT 84005 9/28/2009 Decedent was operating a roller compactor on a grade. The compactor tipped over and fell on the decedent resulting in the decedent's death.
not available 9 Colorado Bell Hotel & Casino, Laughlin, NV 89028 9/27/2009 The decedent was not feeling well and left work early. While he was sitting waiting for the bus he collapsed and was non-responsive from an apparent heart attack. He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
not available 9 Macy's West, Las Vegas, NV 89107 9/29/2009 Decedent collapsed in the Macy's West store. CPR was performed. The decedent passed away at the hospital.
CATASTROPHES (None Reported)