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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 November 5, 2011)
FATALITIES
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
10/10/2011 D & H Pump Service, dba D&H Petroleum and Environ, Albuquerque, NM 87113 Worker died from injuries sustained when a fuel dispenser fell on him.
10/24/2011 R.L. Mitchell, Lyons, GA 30436 Worker installing metal roof panels on a warehouse building died after falling 21 feet through a roof opening.
10/27/2011 Noble Casing Incorporated, Watford City, ND 58854 Worker was killed in a vehicle roll-over incident while enroute to a job site.
10/27/2011 Walter R Lindenmuth Lumber & Supply, LLC, Green Point, PA 17038 Worker changing knife blades on a wood chipper was killed when he was caught between the chipper's spout and mounting plate.
10/28/2011 Intercounty Paving Associates of NY, LLC, Hicksville, NY 11801 Worker was struck by a motor vehicle.
10/28/2011 Arberia, LLC, Lakewood, OH 44107 Worker was killed when he fell 15 feet from a collapsed roof.
10/29/2011 Bartlett Grain Company, LP, Atchison, KS 66002 Four workers were killed in a grain elevator explosion and fire.
10/29/2011 Kansas Grain Inspection Services, Inc., Atchison, KS 66002 Two workers were killed while performing grain inspection services at a grain elevator when an explosion occurred.
10/30/2011 Yorkville Gin Company, Yorkville, TN 38389 Worker was crushed by a lift box while fixing a hydraulic leak on a press.
10/31/2011 BJB Properties, Chicago, IL 60657 Worker was found unresponsive in a stairwell of the building where he worked.
11/01/2011 Tree Solution Incorporated, Houston, TX 77069 Worker died after he was hit by a falling tree.
11/01/2011 Shintech Louisiana, LLC, Plaquemine, LA 70710 Worker was crushed by a 15-ton crane.
11/01/2011 Exterran, Houston, TX 77086 Worker inspecting a large gas compressor fan was crushed when the fan fell on him.
11/01/2011 Avalon Commons, Smithtown, NY 11787 Worker pumping sludge out of a sewage treatment tank died after falling into tank.
11/2/2011 United Elevator Services, LLC, Memphis, TN 38103 Mechanic was crushed between elevator and hoistway while riding on top of elevator's cab.
11/2/2011 Ivy Tech Community College, Lafayette, IN 47903 Worker fell while climbing tower.
11/3/2011 WS Packaging Group, Inc., Franklin, PA 16323 Worker using a flammable solvent to clean a mixer blade was killed when a piece of equipment ignited the solvent, causing a flash fire.
11/3/2011 Paul Mueller Company, Springfield, MO 65802 Worker serving as a spotter was crushed between a truck and tractor trailer.
11/3/2011 Gordys Pump Service, Spring Valley, WI 54767 Worker connecting a newly installed pipe line inside of a trench died when the trench caved in.
CATASTROPHES
10/28/2011 Ringo Drilling ILP, Pecos, TX 79772 Three workers were injured when a centrifugal pump exploded while they were setting up a rig site.