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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 6, 2010)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
10/10/2010 Pennell & Marlowe Land Surveyors,
Midland, TX 79705
Worker was changing the tire on a company truck using a small mechanical jack to lift the truck.  The truck slipped off the jack and fell onto worker.
10/21/2010 Busan Nissan Motor Sales,
Cincinnati, OH 45246
Worker fell, striking his head, while window washing from a ladder/ scaffold.
10/27/2010 Steele Rigging Corporation
Booneville, IN  47601
Workers were on a metal roof when the roof gave way and collapsed due to deterioration.  One worker fell through the roof.
10/31/2010 Blowout Tools, Inc.,
Fannin, TX 77963
Worker had installed a liquid nitrogen jacket around the outside of the conductor pipe and was flowing liquid nitrogen in order to form a plug.  Worker was found collapsed.
11/1/2010 Edwin Sousa Construction,
Greenwich, CT 06831
Worker was crushed when masonry portico fell from foundation wall into the trench where the worker was working.
11/1/2010 L. H. Woods & Sons
Colton, CA  92324
Worker was crushed between two pieces of steel K-rails.
11/1/2010 Mike S Foy Stucco LLC,
Bradenton, FL 34208
Worker was on a residential roof over a pool deck doing stucco work on a chimney.  Worker lost his footing at the edge of the roof, fell through the pool screen, and struck his head on the concrete pool decking, sustaining head trauma.
11/1/2010 Travel Centers of America,
Brunswick, GA 31523
Worker was replacing a tire on a tractor trailer when the vehicle fell off the jacks and crushed the worker underneath.
11/2/2010 Meade Electric Co. Inc.,
Rock Island, IL 61201
Worker was loading a backhoe onto a low-boy trailer when the backhoe tipped over, fell off the trailer, and crushed the worker underneath the cab.
11/2/2010 Monsanto Company,
Secor, IL 61771
Worker was pinned under truck during work at a rural site.
11/2/2010 Precision Construction & Maintenance, LLC,
Metairie, LA 70119
While excavator was lifting a mat, a chain broke and worker was crushed underneath.
11/3/2010 Bradley Construction, Inc.
Charlotte, NC  28205
Two workers were framing on roof of building 30 feet above ground level, when one fell over the side of the building onto the concrete sidewalk below.  He had been walking backwards moving a 2x6 piece of lumber.
11/3/2010 Menominee Tribal Enterprises,
Neopit, WI 54150
Worker was cutting a tree down.  As tree fell, a branch broke off and struck worker.
11/3/2010 Tanner Construction,
Jackson, MS 39211
Worker was riding on top of plywood that was on the forks of a rough terrain forklift.  Worker fell off the plywood and was run over by the forklift.
11/4/2010 Integral Rebar Inc.,
Cumming, GA 30040
Forklift, rigged with telescoping boom, was lowering approximately 3,000 lbs. of rebar into excavated area.  Boom failed, tipping the forklift and causing it to roll onto and crush the worker.
11/5/2010 Adecco, York, PA 17402 While flagging traffic, worker was struck by a vehicle he was directing to a different lane.
11/5/2010 Juan C. Parada,
Roosevelt, NY 11575
Worker was electrocuted when ladder contacted overhead electrical lines.
11/5/2010 MFA Agri Services,
St. Joseph, MO 64501
After worker attached an ammonia nurse tank to a customer's pickup truck, the truck began to roll.  Customer jumped into truck and hit the wrong pedal.  Truck accelerated and pinned worker.
11/5/2010 Tri City Wastepaper, Inc.
Kingsport, TN 37660
Worker, attempting to load a forklift onto a flatbed trailer, suffered fatal injuries after a ramp dropped onto him.