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 19-23, 2009)
FATALITIES
Date of OSHA-36 Region Reporting Company and Location Date of Incident Preliminary Description of Incident
10/18/2009 1 Marlette Homes, Inc., Ledyard, CT 06339 10/18/2009 Worker was installing trimming and fell, hitting his head against the kitchen island.
10/23/2009 1 David Gooding Inc., Brockton, MA 02302 10/23/2009 Worker was sruck by an object that fell from a shelving rack.
10/19/2009 2 E & C Construction Oc., Newark, NJ 07104 10/18/2009 Worker fell 30-feet from a roof to the ground.
10/21/2009 2 Sutherland Builders Inc., Penn Yan, NY 14527 10/20/2009 Worker was struck/crushed by walls and roof of a building after a dump truck fell onto the building.
10/22/2009 3 Johnson Western Gunite Company, Kermit, WV 25674 10/22/2009 Worker was operating an excavator and was crushed after the wall collapsed on the excavator.
10/22/2009 3 P & B Partitions, Inc., Verona, PA 15147 10/22/2009 Worker was in the process of moving a scissor lift using a lull to move it from floor to floor. Worker entered the scissor lift to drive it off the forks, a portion of the concrete plank landed on the worker, who was in the scissor lift.
10/20/2009 4 JSJ Tile & Stone, Inc., Bradenton, FL 34209 10/16/2009 Worker was struck by a pick-up truck that was backing up from a warehouse.
10/18/2009 5 American Packaging Corp., Columbus, WI 53925 10/18/2009 Worker was using a hand-held grinder on floor bolts when sparks ignited flammable vapors in the area.
10/19/2009 5 Mark-It Stripping Corp., Berywn, IL 60402 10/18/2009 Worker was marking a roadway for striping operations and was struck by an automobile.
10/21/2009 5 Hunter Maintenance & Leasing, Inc., Chicago, IL 60609 10/20/2009 Worker was replacing a hydraulic cylinder which raised the hopper of a street sweeping vehicle. The decedent had raised the hopper and was working within the framework, when the hopper dropped, crushing the worker between the hopper and the framework.
10/19/2009 6 Oakwood Apts., Lake Jackson, TX 77566 10/2/2009 Worker was doing repairs on the roof of apartments using a 24-foot aluminum extension ladder. He descended from the ladder, stepping on the first step and fell 20-22 feet.
10/21/2009 6 Souter Construction, Menifee, AR 72107 10/16/2009 Worker fell off a boarding ramp to a docked tug and drowned.
10/17/2009 6 Steve Bolin Logging, Hamburg, AR 71646 10/17/2009 Worker was waiting in line to be loaded out at a mill. He had exited his truck to check on something on the trailer in front of him. While doing so the truck pull forward. The trailer tires struck and traveled over the worker.
10/20/2009 6 Dobson Brothers Construction Company, Lincoln, NE 68501 10/20/2009 During the interface between an asphalt paving machine and the asphalt truck, the rear tire of the truck exploded. The worker was struck be the exploding tire debris and release of pressure.
10/21/2009 6 Harris Rathole Service, Midland, TX 79701 10/21/2009 Worker was holding the lid of a derrick truck while the derrick was being raised. The derrick contacted overhead power transmission lines and the worker was electrocuted.
10/19/2009 7 Tri-County Trucking & Excavating, Hermann, MO 65041 10/16/2009 Worker was unloading a D76 Dozer and was trapped by the dozer.
10/19/2009 8 Unknown, Broomfield, CO 80023 10/19/2009 Worker was doing construction operations and was struck by a road grader.
10/22/2009 8 Ace Roofing, Carbondale, CO 81623 10/21/2009 Worker was working in the attic space of a residential home securing a ventilation line and fell through the attic floor.
10/23/2009 8 Brug Electric, Golden, CO 80401 10/23/2009 Worker was working on a light fixture from a ladder 15-feet above the ground and fell, possible shock.
CATASTROPHES (None Reported)



FAT/CAT FY09 Weekly Report (State data reported Oct 19-23, 2009)
FATALITIES
Date of OSHA-36 State Reporting Company and Location Date of Incident Preliminary Description of Incident
not available CT Town of Plainfield Polic Department, Plainfield, CT 06374 10/8/2009 The worker collapsed while responding to an aggressive dog call at a resident's address. The worker died 9 days later in the hospital.
not available KY Color Corporation of America, Louisville, KY 40210 10/15/2009 The worker collapsed while filling production barrels. The worker was transported to the hospital where he later died.
not available MN TD & I Cable Maintenance, Lakeland, MN 55043 10/23/2009 The worker was pulling cables or cutting cables and hit a 13,000 line and was electrocuted.
not available NC All About Care Heating & Air Conditioning, Winston Salem, NC 27107 10/7/2009 The worker was working on the roof on a home when the worker fell through a hole in the roof and hit his head against the concrete floor of the basement. He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead on October 9, 2009.
not available OR Wong Potatoes Inc., Merrill, OR 97603 10/17/2009 The worker was run over by a trailer while harvesting onions.
not available PR Marino Construction, San Juan, PR 00918 7/21/2009 Two workers were plastering walls at an elevated height of 150-feet, a mast scaffold was used as a working platform. The scaffold platform became loose and fell to the ground, killing the two workers.
not available PR Maderera Donestevez Inc., Carolina, PR 00979 10/14/2009 The worker was working on dispatching merchandise and was pinned against the merchandise by the fork lift being driven by another employee.
not available WA Flat Top Ranch LLC, 2521 Fishhook Park Road, Prescott, WA 99348 9/27/2009 The worker was attempting to hook up a tractor grader to a semi that lost traction while ascending a hill. The grader was parked in front of the semi. The grader lost brakes, rolled back crushing the worker between the grader and the semi truck.
not available WA AAA Seattle Best Autobody Inc., Seattle, WA 98133 10/8/2009 The worker was removing a bumper from a wrecked SUV. The worker jacked up the rear of the SUV and was underneath removing the bumper when the jack collapsed pinning the worker.
CATASTROPHES (None Reported)