Weekly Fatality Reports

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. OSHA investigates all work-related fatalities and catastrophes. OSHA will link the data on this page to the inspection case file, also on the OSHA public website.

FY 2010 Weekly Summary (Federal data tabulated Nov 16-20, 2009)
FATALITIES
Region Reporting Company and Location Date of Incident Preliminary Description of Incident
1 Enterprise Holdings, Weymouth, MA 02188 11/17/2009 Worker was crushed by an automobile that was rolling backwards.
1 West Selden Construction, Incorporated, Boston, MA 02122 11/19/2009 Worker was in the process of climbing the frames of a scaffold to get to his work station and collapsed, falling 25-feet from the platform to the ground below.
2 Valcourt Building Services, Montclair, NJ 07044 11/17/2009 Worker was caulking an AC unit and fell off the balcony.
4 Big Lade Planting, Belle Glade, FL 33430 11/16/2009 Worker was driving a tractor pulling wagons in sugarcane harvesting, went off the road into a canal, drowning.
4 VT Halter Marine, Escatawpa, MS 11/21/2009 Workers were using a thinner product to prepare the inner section of the bottom hull for painting. There was a fire/explosion killing two workers and hospitalizing two other workers.
5 Pro Medica Health Systems, Toledo, OH 43606 11/18/2009 Worker was struck by a van that was backing in.
5 Trico Excavating, Appleton, WI 11/18/2009 Worker was unloading pipe and was crushed between the pipe and front end loader.
5 Dal-Tile Corporation, Cincinnati, OH 45242 11/19/2009 Worker was transferring granite slabs and a slab fell, crushing the worker.
5 Brubaker Transfer, Inc., Morton, IL 61550 11/20/2009 Worker was standing along side his semi-trailer, as it was being unloaded by a powered industrial truck. A bundle of steel weighing 2700-pounds fell, striking him.
5 Pittsburg Glass Works, Chillicothe, OH 45601 11/20/2009 Worker was operating an order picker and struck a rack, which pushed a pallet of glass onto the order picker.
6 C.N. Construction, Inc., Killeen, TX 76549 11/2/2009 Worker was christmas treeing three roof opening frames and the frame at the bottom of the rigging came off the hook, striking the worker.
6 Keen Energy Services, Nacogdoches, TX 75961 11/9/2009 Worker contracted H1N1 flu.
6 Spring Kingdom, Inc., Houston, TX 77055-5402 11/17/2009 Worker was trapped and crushed by a concrete pallet.
6 Moreau's Material Yard, Des Allemandes, LA 70030 11/17/2009 Worker was riding a lead system when the crawler crane tipped over causing him to be thrown from a platform, striking the boom of the crane.
6 Associated Marine Equipment, Manchac, LA 70421 11/17/2009 Worker was in the process of removing a boom from a crane and knocked out 2 bottom pins from the heel section. The heel section came down, striking the worker.
6 Cactus Drilling, LLC, Elk City, OK 73644 11/17/2009 Workers (2) were struck by a load being raised by a crane when rigging spreader came loose.
6 Elevating Boats LLC, Houma, LA 70363 11/18/2009 Worker was in a nearby workshop when the boom of a 200-ton crane collapsed into the workshop fatally injuring the worker.
6 Keen Energy Services, Nocogdoches, TX 75961 11/20/2009 Worker was part of a land based oil rig & natural gas well drilling rig crew and contracted the H1N1 flu.
6 Nomac Drilling, Inc., Miami, TX 11/21/2009 Worker was working the drilling board. A drill pipe came loose striking the worker on the head.
8 JJ Concrete, Inc., North Sioux CIty, SD 57049 11/17/2009 Worker was setting foundation forms. An excavated dirt wall caved in, burying and crushing him.
CATASTROPHES - MULTIPLE WORKERS HOSPITALIZED (None Reported)

FY 2010 Weekly Summary (State data tabulated Nov 13-20, 2009)
FATALITIES
State Reporting Company and Location Date of Incident Preliminary Description of Incident
IN John COllier Logging, Inc., Filmore, IN 46128 11/16/2009 Working at a private residence curring down trees, the worker was struck b a limb in the head and died.
IN Topp Industries, Rochester, IN 46875 11/18/2009 The worker was removing a starter part. It slipped off the mandrill and fell onto the worker killing him.
IN Brown Transport, Inc., West Alexandria, OH 45381 11/18/2009 Worker was dumping waste from papermill site that is being torn down, when dump trailer made contact with power lines. The worker exited the truck cab and was electrocuted.
KY Bon Harbor Shell Station, Owensboro, KY 11/16/2009 Worker was fatally shot during the commission of a robbery.
MN KLN Enterprises, Inc., Perham, MN 56573 10/30/2009 Worker fell through open catwalk.
NC Gerald B. Denny, Oxford, NC 27565 10/20/2009 The worker was repairing a skylight on the roof. He fell through the skylight area to the concrete pad. The worker died on the scene.
NC Canagra Food Inc. dba Conagra Snack Foods Division, Garner, NC 27529 6/9/2009 An explosion and collapse of the building structure resulted in 4 worker deaths with the fourth succumbing to his injuries 11/19/2009.
NV Opportunity VIllage, ARC, Las Vegas, NV 89146 11/11/2009 The worker was working inside a rental car office. Worker was found unconscious by a customer near the office counter. He was transported to the hospital where he later died.
TN Bristol Tennessee Essential Services, Bristol, TN 37620 11/17/2009 The worker was climbing a utility pole to perform routine maintenance work and came into contact with a high voltage line.
CATASTROPHES (None Reported)