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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 15, 2011)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
9/15/2011 LVI Environmental Services, Seattle, WA, 98121 Worker removing debris with skid loader died when punctured in the neck by protruding rebar.
9/19/2011 Furrer Construction Inc., Woodland, WA, 98674 Worker pressure washing exterior of silo was electrocuted after contacting a high voltage line.
9/26/2011 Kenai Drilling Limited, Ventura, CA, 93001 Worker was crushed by a piece of drill equipment while working in oilfields.
9/29/2011 Greenes, Inc., Draper, UT, 84020 Worker hit and killed by dump truck while removing temporary traffic control barrels.
10/04/2011 Novelis Corporation, Oswego, NY, 13126-0028 Worker was connecting hoses inside a machine and was crushed between the machine's support block and bulkhead.
10/04/2011 Gregory Dodge (DBA), Munnsville, NY, 13409 Worker died from head injuries after falling from a roof.
10/05/2011 Wayne Farms, LLC., Decatur, AL, 35602 Worker was crossing a road on company property and was struck and killed by a vehicle.
10/06/2011 IRBY Construction Company, Sandersville, GA, 31082 Worker assisting on a power transmission line was electrocuted when he touched a loose cable.
10/06/2011 Dean A. Bowman, Construction, Inc., Troy, OH, 45373 Worker performing indoor construction died when he fell nearly 20 feet from the second floor to the basement.
10/06/2011 Kelley Trucking, Inc., Bailey, CO,. 80421 Worker was struck and killed by a rock while at a construction site.
10/07/2011 Soil & Material Testing, Inc., Williamstown, MA, 01267 Worker was crushed under the front and rear tires of a powered industrial vehicle.
10/07/2011 Airtite Insulation, Goshen, IN, 46528 Worker suffocated after falling into a pit of insulation.
10/07/2011 Jeff Rotella Transport Corp., Manheim, PA, 17545 Worker disconnecting an airline underneath a truck was asphyxiated when his head was caught between the spare tire and a bracket.
10/7/2011 B & B Contracting, Inc., Paintsville, KY, 41240 Worker traveling to another work location fell out of back of truck and struck head on ground.
10/08/2011 Mondi USA, Inc., Romeoville, IL, 60446 Worker lubricating a chain on an automation conveyor died after falling 9 feet from an I-beam to the concrete floor.
10/10/2011 Roger Kreps Drywall & Plaster, Lisbon, OH, 44432 Worker died after falling 14 feet from a roof onto the concrete floor.
10/10/2011 Woodhaven Industries, Sugar Land, TX, 77498 Worker died of a possible heart attack after collapsing while unloading his work truck.
10/10/2011 Gulf Island, LLC., Houma, LA, 70361 Worker was killed when a load of metal plates he was moving fell on top of him.
10/10/2011 Unnerstall Contracting Co., St. Louis, MO, 63146 Worker was found unconscious in a manhole.
10/12/2011 L & D Sign, Centreville, MN, 55038 Worker repairing commercial sign was electrocuted after touching live electrical parts.
10/12/2011 Granite Rock Concrete, La Honda, CA, 94020 Worker was killed when the loaded concrete mixer truck he was driving rolled over.
10/12/2011 Centimark Corporation, Lima, OH, 45804 Worker was performing roofing work on a melt shop and was fatally injured.
10/12/2011 Community Recycling and Resource Recovery, Lamont, CA, 93241 Worker died after being overcome by toxic fumes while cleaning the inside of a drain pipe.
10/13/2011 General Mills, Inc., Lodi, CA, 95242 Worker attempting to stop a moving railcar was crushed between railcar and dock.
10/13/2011 Egan Company, Burnsville, MN, 55337 One worker killed and one injured after being struck by a vehicle that entered a construction zone after going off road.
10/13/2011 PG & E, Bolden, CA, 95915 Two workers died after their work truck sank 25 feet in a reservoir.
10/14/2011 Visions Telecommunications, Pinch, WV, 25156 Worker installing cable between utility poles was electrocuted.
CATASTROPHES - None Reported