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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 December 3, 2011)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
11/18/2011 Lankford Protective Services, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 Worker died when he slipped down the stairs and struck his head.
11/21/2011 New River Tree Company, Inc., West Jefferson, NC 28694 Worker died when he fell 10 feet from a trailer while unloading trees.
11/21/2011 Experience Works Inc., New Port Richey, FL 34668 Worker died after slipping and falling on a wet floor.
11/23/2011 DBI Services, LLC., Ft. Myers, FL 33905 Road maintenance worker was killed when he was hit by a car.
11/23/2011 Parnell & Son Drywall Inc., Raleigh, NC 27614 Worker making repairs in a church attic without using fall protection, died when he fell through the ceiling to the concrete floor.
11/26/2011 United States Department of Agriculture, South Fallsburg, NY 12779 Federal safety inspector died of respiratory system complications.
11/26/2011 81 Saxon Avenue Corp., Bay Shore, NY 11706 Laundry services worker was crushed by a conveyor shuttle.
11/28/2011 D & J Construction Co., W. Monroe, LA 71292 Worker operating an excavator in a sand pit was killed when the machine became engulfed in wet sand.
11/28/2011 Vivid Image, Inc., Theresa, WI 53091 Worker died after being exposed to a chemical following a chemical spill.
11/28/2011 Joe's Towing and Recovery Service, Commerce City, CO 80022 Worker unloading a semi-truck was crushed by a tow truck.
LNB Farms, LLC., Homestead, FL 33030 Worker was electrocuted after bobcat carrying trees touched an overhead power lines.
11/29/2011 Jones County Cotton Gin, Inc, Trenton, NC 28585 Worker was killed after four bales of cotton, each weighing 500 pounds, fell on top of him.
11/29/2011 Sigma Services, Inc., Plant City, FL 33596 Worker repairing company's front gate was found unresponsive inside utility vehicle.
11/30/2011 Nichols Farms, Hanford, CA 93230 Worker was struck and killed by the seal from an over-pressurized diesel fuel tank.
11/30/2011 Inoxum, Calvert, AL 36513 Worker operating an overhead crane connected to a roll of steel was crushed between falling and stationary rolls of steel placed in the layout area.
12/1/2011 Leonardo Logging, Eureka, CA 95540 Worker was struck and killed by a log that bounced off a stump.
12/1/2011 Blacha Trucking & Service, Inc., Alsip, IL 60453 Worker adjusting supports holding up a trailer was killed when his head and torso were caught between two side-by-side trailers.
12/1/2011 Albany Steel Inc., Menands, NY 12201 Worker died after falling 18 feet from a ladder.
Bevis Construction, Inc., Sebring, FL 33875 Worker died when he fell from a pallet elevated by a forklift.
CATASTROPHES (None Reported)