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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 19, 2011)
FATALITIES
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
10/8/2011 Built Rite Contracting Corp., New York, NY 10021 Worker was struck and killed by his unoccupied truck as it rolled to the bottom of an incline.
10/14/2011 Six Forks Cinema, LLC, Raleigh, NC 27615 Worker fell at movie theater.
10/15/2011 Sergio Arroyo-Contreras dba SAC Hands, Gray, TN 37615 Employee fell approximately 18 feet from the roof of a frame residential structure, after striking his head on a trailer jack.
10/22/2011 North Star Cable Construction, Inc., Chicago, IL 60651 Worker servicing a cable line died after falling 15 feet to the concrete pavement.
10/24/2011 Spartan Steel Coating, Monroe, MI 48162 Maintenance worker adjusting a belt wrapper was crushed between the wrapper and machine frame.
10/27/2011 Team Carolinas, Inc., dba Domino's Pizza, China Grove, NC 28023 Pizza delivery worker died from head injuries after falling from front porch striking his head on the sidewalk.
10/29/2011 Arcelor Mittal, Burns Harbor, IN 46304 Worker died from burns after a steam pipe erupted.
10/31/2011 Irving Diedrich Construction, Chehalis, WA 98223 Worker repairing a dry-rotted roof died when he fell 30 feet through a hole.
11/1/2011 Cenveo West Inc., Kent, WA 98032 Worker died from head trauma after falling while climbing pallet racks to pick orders of envelopes.
11/6/2011 Dick's Drive In, Seattle, WA 98109 Janitor fell and struck head.
11/7/2011 Adams Thermal Systems, Inc., Canton, SD 57013 Worker doing maintenance on machinery died after being caught between the machine and a moving part.
11/8/2011 T. Mar Enterprises S.E., Inc., Brooksville, FL 34604 A construction worker removing paint strips from road was struck and killed by a vehicle.
11/8/2011
SP&K Construction, Inc., Brooklyn, NY 11235 One worker died and three others were hospitalized when multiple floors collapsed in the structure where they were pouring concrete.
11/9/2011 Black Crow Candle Co., Canton, IL 61520 Worker died after falling 9 feet in an elevator shaft to the basement.
11/9/2011 Town of Lucama, Wilson, NC 27893 Worker attempting to move a service pole while inside a bucket truck died after falling more than 50 feet when the pole fell on the bucket.
11/9/2011 Con-Fab Inc., Morgan City, LA 70380 Maintenance worker trying to remove a hose from a forklift was fatally crushed by the forks when the hydraulic pressure was released.
11/11/2011 Mamaroneck Tn Hwy Dept., Mamaroneck, NY 10543 Worker was struck and killed by a local government truck in a recycling yard while performing leaf collection.
11/11/2011 Gilyard Enterprises, LLC., Palatka, FL 32177 Worker was struck on the head and killed by a log that fell from his load.
11/11/2011 FM Home Improvement, Inc., York, PA 17404 Forklift operator was killed when he jumped out of the cab as the forklift tilted sideways, and was struck on the head by the extendable arm of the lift.
11/12/2011 Danco Construction, Inc., Evansville, IN 47715 Worker died after falling six feet from a scissor lift.
11/12/2011 C-Steel Erectors, Tiki Island, TX 77554 Worker tightening a nut while sitting on a horizontal beam slipped and fell 14 feet, landing on his head and shoulders.
11/12/2011 E-Light Electrical Services, Oil Center, NM 88040 Solar farm worker died after developing a respiratory ailment (Desert Fever) while working in the field.
11/12/2011 J R Excavating, Fairborn, OH 45324 Worker replacing a sewer line inside a trench was killed after natural gas contacted an ignition source, causing an explosion and fire.
11/13/2011 Big Lots, Livermore, CA 94551 Worker died after collapsing while working in a home furnishings store.
11/14/2011 Century Link, Loveland, CO 80537 Worker died after falling from an extension ladder in the back yard of a residential home.
11/14/2011 Evans Contractors, LLC., China, TX 77613 A tractor driver drowned when his tractor flipped over and landed upside down in a ditch, trapping him inside the cab.
11/14/2011 Vollers Excavating & Construction, Inc., Newark, NJ 07102 Worker was struck and killed by a vehicle at the edge of a parking lot driveway.
11/15/2011 Brookman Iron and Metals, Inc., Washington, PA 15301 Worker was crushed after part of a bulldozer bucket being cut for scrap collapsed on him.
11/15/2011 Vista Paints, Fullerton, CA 92831 One worker was killed and another hospitalized after being overcome by fumes while using a paint stripping chemical in a confined space.
11/16/2011 Leelaunau Fruit Co., Suttons Bay, MI 49682 Worker was asphyxiated in a brine pit while transferring cherries from a brine pit to truck.
11/16/2011 Heneghan Wrecking Company, Chicago, IL 60619 Worker performing building demolition operations was fatally crushed when a section of the wall collapsed on him.
11/18/2011 Andrew T. Jacos, Belleville, IL 62220 Worker operating a wood chipper was killed after being pulled into the machine.
11/18/2011 Jan's Roofing Co., Inc., Chicago, IL 60618 Worker repairing a roof died after falling three stories to the ground.
CATASTROPHES (None Reported)