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 all workplace-related fatalities 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 Oct 5-9, 2009)
Date of OSHA-36 Region Reporting Company and Location Date of Incident Preliminary Description of Incident
10/2/2009 2 International Shipping Agency, Inc., San Juan, PR 00902 10/1/2009 Worker was run over by an intermodal container.
10/1/2009 3 Odyssey Painting, McKees Rocks Bridge, Pier 16, McKees Rocks, PA 15136 10/1/2009 Worker was sandblasting under a bridge and fell 124-feet from a two-point suspension scaffold.
10/4/2009 3 Frontier Drilling, Salem, WV 26426 10/4/2009 Worker was performing work on a gas drilling rig and was struck in the chest by a drill pipe.
10/2/2009 4 Target, Lady Lake, FL 32159 10/2/2009 Worker was found unresponsive in the employee restroom.
10/4/2009 4 T. A. Operating LLC dba Petro Lube Center, Jackson, MS 39201 10/3/2009 Worker was assigned to check out a semi-trailer's front right air bag. While positioned between the two trailer axles, he was struck on the head by the left front air bag's base cup.
10/6/2009 4 McPherson Electric, Tallahassee, FL 32305 10/5/2009 Worker was electrocuted.
10/6/2009 4 Daughtry Tree Service, Archer, FL 32501 10/6/2009 Worker was trimming trees and was electrocuted, after the aerial lift contacted an overhead powerline, causing the bucket truck to become energized.
10/7/2009 4 Golden Strip Transfer, Inc., North Charleston, SC 29408 10/7/2009 Worker was locking down a shipping container to the bed of his truck and was struck by the rubber tire crane.
10/5/2009 5 Doherty Construction, Deerfield, IL 60015 10/2/2009 Worker was putting in metal studs and was found on the scissor lift.
10/8/2009 5 Fox and Hound English Pub and Grille, Parma, OH 44129 10/7/2009 Worker was cleaning a pizza oven and was found later, unresponsive in the break room.
10/5/2009 6 Price Gregory Construction, W. Monroe, LA 71292 10/1/2009 Worker was inside the engine compartment of a backhoe changing the filters and was struck by the counter weight of another backhoe.
10/1/2009 6 Y O Ranch Partnership, Mountain Home, TX 78058 10/1/2009 Worker was loading a wild barrsinghuas into a holding pen. The animal gored the decedent in the leg and back.
10/5/2009 6 Marine Fabrication and Repair, Houma, LA 70360 10/5/2009 Worker was performing welding duties aboard a marine vessel. An electrode from his welding equipment contacted the sweat on his neck, causing an electric shock.
10/5/2009 6 Holts Mechanical, San Antonio, TX 78219 10/5/2009 Worker was carrying tools to the other side of a metal corrugated roof and fell 25-feet through one of the skylights.
10/8/2009 6 Wayne's Plumbing, Taylor, TX 76574 10/8/2009 Worker was under a home doing plumbing work in a tunnel, dug under the concrete foundation using an electrical shovel type drill, and was electrocuted.
10/9/2009 6 Radley Electric, Sour Lake, TX 77659 10/9/2009 Employees were splicing a de-energized downed oil field line. The oil field line got into a 7300-volt line, electrocuting one worker.
10/6/2009 7 Kroy Industries, Inc., Ulysses, KS 67880 10/6/2009 Worker was operating a line 2 extrusion machine and was struck by a plug at the end of the line.
10/7/2009 7 Buckhorn, Inc., Springfield, MO 65803 10/7/2009 Worker was cleaning the hardened plastic from the mold. He was standing in between the mold plates when the machine started and was crushed between the mold plates.
10/7/2009 7 Werner Construction, Inc., Norfolk, NE 68701 10/7/20098 Worker was washing flights on an auger of a concrete machine and was pulled into the flights of the auger.
10/9/2009 8 Duckels Construciton Inc., Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 10/9/2009 Worker was struck by a pipe cap in the back.
CATASTROPHES (None Reported)

FAT/CAT FY09 Weekly Report (State data reported Oct 5-9, 2009)
Date of OSHA-36 State Reporting Company and Location Date of Incident Preliminary Description of Incident
not available AZ Ace Flooring, Inc., Mesa, AZ 85205 10/6/2009 The worker was crushed under a 12-foot long, 3-inch diameter carpet roll.
not available IN Butler, Fairman & Seufert, Inc. 10/5/2009 The worker was measuring the roadway as part of the painting process when struck by a vehicle.
not available NC Pages Creek Marine Services, Inc., Wilmington, NC 28411 10/7/2009 The worker used a set of 2-ton underslung hoists to raise a boat on a trailer. The boat fell, crushing the worker between the boat and the left rear of the trailer.
not available NM Albuguerque Treatment Center, Albuquerque, NM 87121 10/3/2009 The worker was in route to the Bernalillo County Detention Center to dispense medication to inmates and was struck by another car on the I-40 Frontage Road.
not available NV Mattress Discounters, Las Vegas, NV 89128 9/30/2009 The worker was found behind the sales counter unconscious and unresponsive. The worker was pronounced dead at the scene by the coroner's office at 4:30pm.
not available NV Escalera Maintenance Corporation, Las Vegas, NV 89123 9/19/2009 The worker was assigned to perform irrigation maintenance work in an apartment complex. The worker was asked by a couple moving for help moving furniture. While moving a piece of furniture, the worker got on the truck, fell to the ground and hit his head. The worker was taken to the hospital where he died 14 days later.
not available NV Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Las Vegas, NV 89101 10/7/2009 The worker was traveling in a patrol vehicle when the patrol vehicle left the road, struck a stationary object and rolled over. The worker was taken to the hospital where he later died.
not available SC C & S Wholesale, Mauldin, SC 29607 9/25/2009 The worker was operating a pallet jack, when entering an intersection drove into the stairwell.
CATASTROPHES (None Reported)