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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 24, 2012)
FATALITIES
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
11/6/2012 APAC-Southeast Inc., Naples, FL 34117 Employee died from hydrogen sulfide exposure.
11/13/2012 Barnett Management, West Palm Beach, FL 33409 Employee died after falling into a canal and drowning.
11/13/2012 Bisom Trucking, Des Moines, IA 50309 Worker died from injuries sustained after falling off a semi-trailer while unloading rebar.
11/13/2012 Forever Green Tree Solutions LLC, Parma, MI 49269 Worker killed after being crushed between a truck's bed and frame while making repairs.
11/14/2012 Roscoe Stewart dba R. Stewart Tree Service, Durham, NC 27703 Worker died after falling 30 feet while cutting down a tree.
11/16/2012 Jose Ochoa-Rodriguez, Wheaton, MD 20904 Worker died after falling 50 feet from a tree.
11/18/2012 Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15221 Employee died after falling 10 feet while cleaning on an elevated surface.
11/19/2012 Precision Lawn Care and Landscaping Inc., Williamston, NC 27892 Worker was struck and killed by a tractor trailer while mowing grass along the highway.
11/20/2012 J.F. Wilkerson Contracting Company Inc., Raleigh, NC 27606 Worker died after becoming entrapped in a trench.
11/21/2012 Sonora Auto Sales, Fresno, CA 93721 Worker died after being crushed by a vehicle while performing maintanance.
11/24/2012 Somer Township - Highway Commission, Urbana, IL 61802 Worker died from exposure to carbon monoxide while repairing his equipment's engine.
11/26/2012 Illinois State Police - District 18, Litchfield, IL 62056 Police officer killed after being hit by a passing vehicle.
CATASTROPHES
11/20/2012 Porterville Unified School District Porterville, CA 93257 Sixteen workers were hospitalized following a refrigerant leak.