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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 22, 2011)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
9/30/2011 Art Rodriguez, Colfax, IA, 50054 Roof worker died when he fell 20 feet after stepping on a fiberglass skylite.
10/02/2011 The Associated Press, Sparta, KY, 41086 Photographer on assignment at a race track suffered fatal head injuries after falling on track.
10/04/2011 Klin Drying Systems and Components, Inc., Etowah, NC, 28729 Worker operating a metal cutting machine was killed when caught between machine's back gauge and top plate.
10/05/2011 Stovens Brothers Water Wells, Hampden, MA, 01036 Worker drilling a hole for a well died after he stepped back and fell 10 feet down into water.
10/13/2011 Walden General Contractors Inc., Lebanon, TN, 37090 Worker died after falling down a flight of stairs.
10/13/2011 Grove River Mills, Inc., Monroe, GA, 30656 Worker operating a truck's boom was electrocuted when the boom touched a 14,400-volt power line.
10/13/2011 Sams Discount Grocery, Inc., Tampa, FL, 33610 Worker was shot and killed during a robbery.
10/13/2011 Walker Police/Fire Department, Walker, MI, 49534 Police Officer laying a spike strip was run over and killed by suspect vehicle during police chase.
10/15/2011 W.A. Klinger, L.L.C., Sioux City, IA, 51104-2324 Construction worker died from fatal head trauma when a wall collapsed, crushing him.
10/17/2011 Moores Contracting Services LLC, Buckhannon, WV, 26201 Worker died after falling 35 feet through the doorway of a silo-type structure.
10/17/2011 PCH Hotels and Resorts, Inc., Mobile, AL, 36602 Worker was electrocuted while repairing a hotel room air conditioning unit.
10/18/2011 Complete Coverage Inc., North Kingstown, RI, 02852 Worker replacing a roof was killed after falling 47 feet.
10/19/2011 Blackowiak Disposal Inc., Mound, MN, 55364 Worker removing debris from back of trash truck was crushed between truck's cart tipper and the loading dock.
10/19/2011 All-Town, Incorporated, Marshfield, MA, 02050 Worker rotating truck tires was killed when one of the rings holding the tire in place struck him in the head.
10/19/2011 Performance Abatement Service, Berkeley, CA, 94709 Worker in full suit and mask died from a seizure while removing asbestos.
10/20/2011 Mark Dewsnup, General Contractor, Marysville, CA, 95901 Worker was killed after he was run over by a farm tractor.
10/20/2011 Calpine, Middletown, CA, 95461 Worker went off a cliff.
10/21/2011 K.P. Meiring Company, St. Augustine, FL, 32084 Worker repairing a roof died after stepping on a metal sheet that covered a hole and falling 20 feet.
CATASTROPHES - None Reported