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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 30, 2010)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
5/3/2010 Blue Sky Mason
Honolulu, HI  96822
A coconut tree trimmer suffered fatal injuries after getting caught in his body harness.
7/31/2010 C-Bar-J Corporation
Cannon Falls, MN  55009
Worker was accessing a side kit door of tractor trailer semi and lost grip on handrails; falling backwards, hit back of head on concrete floor.
10/18/2010 IMT Residential,
Austin, TX 78729
Worker was riding in golf cart.  He stepped out while it was still moving, fell, and hit his head.
10/18/2010 Mililani Group Inc dba Mililani Memorial Park
  Waipahu, HI 96797       
Worker was operating a front-end loader with backhoe attachment when he lost control on a 40- to 60-degree slope. The tractor flipped onto its left side, fatally pinning the worker under the cab's roof area.  No seat belt was found on the tractor.
10/19/2010 Merced County Board of Education
Merced, CA 95343
Worker traveling to client's home, when another person in another vehicle drove into a tractor trailer.  The truck hit the worker's car, resulting in fatal injuries.
10/19/2010 Welding Industrial Supply Company,
Chicago, IL 60643
While delivering compressed gas cylinders, worker collapsed from compressive asphyxia; cause unknown.
10/20/2010 Eun Construction, Inc
Mount Holly NC 28120
The roof section of a screened porch fell and struck the worker.
10/22/2010 Ambhar Lounge Tropicana Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Worker was dusting decorative molding when he fell approximately eight feet to the floor, resulting in blunt force trauma to his head.  (This was a possible diabetic episode; the coroner is investigating.)
10/23/2010 California Department of Mental Health
Napa, CA  94558
Worker was on her dinner break. She did not return and was found dead on the grounds at 6:10 p.m.  A patient was arrested by Napa County Sheriff's Office and is being held in corrections with the fatal incident.
10/23/2010 Greg's Marine Construction, Inc.,
Lusby, MD 20657
During a demolition operation, worker was attached into a pylon splash jacket that slipped down the pylon and pulled the worker 50 feet underwater.
10/24/2010 Ayalaz Agriculture Services FLC #12004
Kettleman City, CA 93239
Worker was crushed when tractor he was driving, pulling a bin dumper full of pomegranates, fell onto its side.  Worker was possibly trying to make a U-turn while going too fast.
10/24/2010 Labor Only Re-Cover, Inc.,
Berlin, NJ 08009
Worker was walking across roof and fell through the roof to the floor.
10/25/2010 Acha Construction
, Havertown, PA 19083
While roofing, worker fell from pitched roof of residence.
10/25/2010 Gulf-Atlantic Constructors, Inc.,
Gulf Breeze , FL 32563
Worker was placing highway safety barrels for a lane closure.  An on-coming car swerved into the closed lane and struck him.
10/26/2010 Family Ranch, Inc.
Kettleman City, CA 93239
Worker was using an auger to drive posts into the ground, when his clothing became entangled in the equipment resulting in fatal injuries.
10/26/2010 Post Buckley Schuh & Jerngan Inc.,
Houston, TX 77032
While walking along track, worker was struck by unmanned rail car at airport.
10/27/2010 Don Park (USA) Limited Partnership,
Conley, GA 30288
While worker was attempting to guide a steel beam structure being moved by a crane and a forklift, the structure tilted and crushed worker.
10/27/2010 Notre Dame University
Notre Dame, IN  46556
Worker was in a scissor lift filming a football practice when the lift tipped over.  (High winds were reported.)
10/27/2010 Transportation Technology Services
, Pueblo, CO 81004
Worker was caught between a powered industrial truck and a railroad car and was crushed.
10/28/2010 A&B Restoration
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Roofer fell head first from roof to concrete below.
10/28/2010 Central States Fumigation,
Liberal, KS 76901
While working on the exterior of a bin deck of a grain elevator, worker fell approximately 93 feet to the ground.
10/28/2010 Strickland Lumber Company,
Eufaula, AL 36027
Worker fell from lift.
10/29/2010 County of Bernalillo Sheriff's Department
 Albuquerque, NM 87109
Sheriff's Deputy was killed after the patrol motorcycle that he was riding was struck by a truck that crossed the median.
10/29/2010 MPW Industrial Services, Inc.,
Drakesboro, KY 42337
Workers were vacuuming ash inside power plant.  Ash pile became unstable and collapsed onto 3 workers, causing serious burns.