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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 26, 2011)
FATALITIES
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
2/2/2011 SST Energy Corporation, Douglas, WY 82633 Worker died when the assist device on a derrick ladder failed, causing him to fall approximately 70 feet.
11/31/2011 Plaza Shopping Center Inc., dba Plaza House Furniture, Selinsgrove, PA 17870 Warehouse worker died from head trauma after falling from ladder.
11/03/2011 Morris Roofing, Savannah, GA 31419 Worker died after slipping off ladder and falling 33 feet.
11/03/2011 Lykes Bros., Inc., Okeechobee, FL 34974 Worker riding a horse while performing routine work at a ranch fell off and was killed when the horse stepped on his torso and face.
11/8/2011 White County Lumber Co., Sparta, TN Worker died when struck in the chest by a pack of lumber.
11/14/2011 Terry & Joe Baker Farms, LLC., Norman Park, GA 31771 Worker attempting to gain access to a moving trailer, slipped and was killed after being run over by another trailer.
11/14/2011 Wertling and Sons, Inc., Burkettsville, OH 45310 Worker died from an apparent electrocution after being found in the boiler room with multiple burns.
11/16/2011 Producers Gin of Belen, Inc., Marks, MS 38646 Worker operating a cotton press was killed when she was hit by parts of the machine after it blew up.
11/16/2011 Wm. P Bearne Produce, LLC., Palmetto, FL 34221 Worker was electrocuted when the tractor he was driving touched an overhead power line.
11/17/2011 Reilly Painting and Contracting, Cleveland, OH 44135 Worker cleaning up after repairing a roof, died when he fell off the roof and landed on his head.
11/19/2011 SEI Aaron's, Inc., Lynn, MA 01901 Worker was struck and killed by an overhead door.
11/20/2011 Tri-County Electric Membership Corporation, Seven Springs, NC 28578 Worker performing electrical repair was killed when he was thrown from the bucket truck after it was hit by a tractor trailer.
11/20/2011 Northern Lights Auto Service, Inc., Mattydale, NY 13211 Worker was helping a driver whose vehicle was disabled and was struck and killed by a passing tractor trailer.
11/20/2011 ESE Alcohol Inc., Leoti, KS 67861 Worker walking on a catwalk that connects to a fermentation tank died when he fell inside the tank.
11/21/2011 Texas Highway Maintenance, LLC., Houston, TX 77090 Road worker repairing guardrails was struck and killed by a car.
11/23/2011 Javco Trailer Sales Inc., Franksville, WI 53126 Worker was checking numbers on a trailer and was crushed between two trailers.
CATASTROPHES (None Reported)