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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 October 09, 2010)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
9/2/2010 Connecticut Department of Public Safety
Middletown, CT  06457
State Police Trooper doing paperwork in his vehicle during a traffic stop was struck from behind by another vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed.
9/23/2010 Stonehedge Apartments
Salt Lake City, UT  84107
Worker was cutting a tree limb from roof of 3-story apartment building when the limb broke, knocking the worker 29 feet to the lower level.
9/23/2010 Vargas General Engineering, LLC,
Peoria, AZ 85381
Worker suffered fatal injuries when an excavator tipped over, pinning him.
9/24/2010 Kingsford Products Co., Inc.
Burnside, KY  42519
Workers were using grinder and oxyacetylene torch to remove equipment from a conveyor system located above silos used to store charcoal briquettes.  A flash fire was ignited after sparks contacted a residual pile of charcoal dust, resulting in 1 fatality and 3 hospitalizations.
9/30/2010 Crescent Resources
Charlotte, NC  28202
Two workers were inspecting waterfront property on a boat,when an unknown event led to their drowning.
10/1/2010 Chino Airport, Planes of Fame Air Museum
Chino, CA  91710
Volunteer was crushed between two vehicles while loading equipment onto a flatbed trailer.
10/1/2010 Dixie Electric
Buckeye, NM  88260
Worker was electrocuted while installing a pole to tie into overhead transmission lines.
10/1/2010 Nibbelink Masonry Construction Corp.,
Adelanto, CA  92301
Worker suffered fatal injuries after falling 20 feet from a scaffold.
10/1/2010 Noblesville City School,
Noblesville, IN  46060
Maintenance worker received fatal injuries after being crushed under a garage door.
10/1/2010 Nutri-Ject,
Hudson, IA  50643
Worker with head and upper torso inside a tanker truck loaded with 6000 pounds of sludge, fell into the tanker.
10/4/2010 Ortiz Lawn Maintenance Service,
West Palm Beach, FL 33461
The worker trimming a tree at a private residence hit a power line and was electrocuted.
10/4/2010 Rays Tree Service,
Middletown, OH 45042
The worker was working on the ground dragging cut tree brush. The pruner dropped a tree limb approximately 25 to 35 feet down striking the worker in the head.
10/5/2010 Legacy Contracting LP,
Dallas, TX 75253
The worker fell 15 feet from a ladder while working to remove piping inside a concrete raw sewage digester.
10/5/2010 Sutter Roofing Company,
Sarasota, FL 34232
The worker fell through a roof.
10/6/2010 Osage Valley Electric Coop,
Rich Hill, MO 64779
The worker was using a chainsaw to cut a tree trunk. As the trunk was cut, it split and sprang back striking the worker fatally.
10/6/2010 Reliable Tree and Mulch,
Sugarcreek Twp, OH 45370
A tree trimmer died from a 90-foot fall.
10/6/2010 Team Industrial Services,
Chalmette, LA, 70043
The worker was working under supplied air with a helper inside a hydrogen sulfide unit. The worker was leaving the job, and slumped over for unknown reasons.
10/6/2010 The Renaissance Project,
Ellenville, NY 12428
The worker was stabbed and killed by a patient.
10/7/2010 Mt. Prospect Public Library,
Mt Prospect, IL 60056
The worker was found dead in the men's restroom from what appeared to be a heart attack.
10/7/2010 Tikal Construction and Roofing,
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
The worker was working on the roof, fell through a skylight and landed on a concrete floor.
10/8/2010 D.R. Services,
Convent, LA 70723
The worker was climbing a ladder on a scaffold to start dismantling it when he fell from the ladder approximately 42 feet to the ground.
10/8/2010 Domino Window Cleaning,
New York, NY 10013
The worker was cleaning the 4th floor window from a ledge without fall protection and fell.
10/8/2010 Miquel Nava,
Johns Creek, GA 30097
The worker was carrying shingles to the roof using a ladder. The worker lost his footing, slipped off the ladder and struck his head on the ground.
10/8/2010 Wanzek Construction,
White, SD 57383
The worker was working in a windmill farm construction staging area and was struck and killed by a truck.
10/9/2010 Quality Steel Corporation,
Cleveland, MS 38732
The worker was moving materials using a crane. The crane tipped over, and the worker was ejected from the cab of the crane. The crane ran over and crushed the worker.