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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 27, 2010)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
10/24/2010 Midwest Auto Transport Inc.,
Clyde, OH 43410
Wheel assembly exploded, fatally striking employee.
11/20/2010 American Fireworks Mfg Co. Inc.,
Utica, NY 13502
Worker was struck by fireworks during a fireworks show.
11/22/2010 Ledoux Control Systems,
New Orleans, LA 70112
Workers were pulling cable between two rooms.  Two workers found the third worker, who had been working alone, unconscious.  Worker was later pronounced dead at hospital.
11/22/2010 Wolf Creek Ski Lodge,
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Ski patrol employee was killed in an avalanche.
11/24/2010 Baxter Healthcare Corporation,
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
The worker collapsed and died in the locker room.
11/24/2010 Melton Truck Lines,
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Truck driver picked up a load of insulation and began covering the load with tarp.  Driver was later found dead on top of the load and underneath the tarp.  Cause of death currently unknown.
11/27/2010 Patterson UTI Drilling Co., LLC, Rig 520,
Cotulla, TX 78014
While workers were rigging up a drill rig, the bottom came loose when the crew picked up the rig.  The bottom swung free and fatally struck an employee.