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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 17, 2012)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
10/22/2012 New Mexico School for the Deaf, Santa Fe, NM 87505 Worker died after falling from an extension ladder while working on a roof.
10/25/2012 Tower Maintenance Corp., Edison, NJ 08818 Employee died after falling from an electrical tower.
11/6/2012 Patriot Tree Service, Saint James, NY 11780 Employee died after being struck by a tree limb while trimming a tree.
11/6/2012 RG Landscaping & Tree Service, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 Worker was struck and killed by a tree during tree trimming operations.
11/8/2012 T&T Trucking Inc., Trona, CA 93562 Worker killed after being crushed between two tractors.
11/9/2012 Sovay Iron Works Inc., Oswego, NY 13209 Employee died after falling 40 feet while installing metal decking.
11/9/2012 Municipio de Maunabo Obras Publicas, Maunabo, PR 00707 Worker died after being struck by car while performing road maintenance.
11/10/2012 US Postal Service, Lockport, LA 70374 Worker was crushed and killed after another vehicle crashed into his postal vehicle.
11/11/2012 Washington Township Fire Department, Fort Wayne, IN 46808 Worker died after being ejected from tanker truck when it hit a utility pole.
11/11/2012 NC Department of Transportation, Hatteras, NC 27943 Truck driver died when he was hit by another truck.
11/12/2012 Ismael Pacheco dba Ismael Pacheco, Ayden, NC 28513 Worker was run over and killed by a truck while working in a potato field.
11/13/2012 Thomas Market Inc., Malad City, ID 83252 Employee died from injuries after falling off a loading dock, striking his head and being run over by a vehicle.
11/14/2012 William A Severyns Insurance, Renton, WA 98057 Worker sitting at a desk died when struck by car that crashed through an office building wall.
11/15/2012 National Maintenance & Repair Inc., Hartford, IL 62048 Employee died after being struck by a tug boat propeller wheel when the support chain failed.
11/15/2012 Super Link Plastics Inc., Oakland, CA 94603 Forklift driver killed when struck by another forklift.
11/15/2012 Kett Engineering Corporation, California City, CA 93505 Worker died after a tree fell on him.
11/15/2012 James A Graf Trucking Inc., Winston, OR 97496 Worker killed when his truck went over an embankment.
11/17/2012 Closed Loop Systems, Riverside, NM 88210 Worker killed after being pinned between two loading bins.
CATASTROPHES (None Reported)