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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 23, 2010)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
9/6/2010 Village of Tarrytown
Tarrytown, NY  10591
Two workers were killed from a possible fall and/or oxygen deficiency while entering a permit-required confined space manhole.
10/11/2010 Rose Hill Conference Center
Nashville, NC  27856
Worker was operating a small tractor that overturned and pinned him underneath.
10/13/2010 BAE Systems,
York, PA 17408
Worker was operating an aerial lift and got caught between the lift and an overhead door's overhang.
10/15/2010 Willoway Nurseries Inc.,
Huron, OH  44839
Worker was operating his personal vehicle at a railroad crossing and was struck by a train.
10/16/2010 (Company name not determined)
Long Beach, CA 90603
Fisherman was electrocuted on a boat at sea as he was changing a capacitor in a breaker box.  (U.S. Coast Guard is investigating.)
10/17/2010 Haberle Steel Inc.,
Souderton, PA  18964
Worker was crushed by a section of steel plate.
10/18/2010 ArcelorMittal,
Vinton, TX  79835
Worker was lighting up a gas furnace.  An explosion occurred and the worker was struck on the head by falling debris.
10/19/2010 Bush & Burchett, Inc.,
Catlettsburg, KY 41129
Worker was measuring a grade for the bridge brackets, outside the life-line system, on the I-64 bridge when he fell approximately 30 feet to the ground below.  He was wearing a fall protection harness, but was not tied off.
10/20/2010 Federouch Landscape Supply,
Carnegie, PA 15106
Worker without fall protection was replacing sections of a roof.  He fell through a 40-inch opening in the roof and down 31 feet to the ground.
10/20/2010 Roy Case Construction,
Mountain Pine, AR 71956
Worker was operating crane when crane tipped.  Worker fell and was crushed between crane cab and a wall.
10/21/2010 Qualico Steel Company, Inc.
, Webb, AL 36376
While changing and wiring two heaters, worker turned on electricity to check wiring.  He forgot to turn off the electricity and was electrocuted by 480 volts upon contact.
10/21/2010 Wright Brothers Construction Company,Inc.,
Charleston, TN 37304
Worker lost control of an articulating dump truck at a landfill.  The truck flipped over, pinning the operator under the motor compartment.
10/22/2010 Alliance Electric LLC,
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Worker was holding end of the hose while pouring concrete from pump truck.  Truck's boom contacted overhead line, electrocuting worker.
10/22/2010 Grayco Construction Co. of TN, LLC,
Conway, AR 72032
Worker had parked a water tank truck on an incline.  While filling the truck's tank, the truck rolled down the incline and over the worker.
10/23/2010 TKH Northeast, Inc.,
Hornell, NY 14843
Worker was operating an earth roller that tipped and crushed him.
10/23/2010 Universal Plumbing,
Augusta, GA 30904
While worker was uncovering a sewer pipe with a shovel in a trench approximately 6 feet deep when the trench collapsed.