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.

Weekly Summary (Federal and State* data tabulated week ending Dec 4, 2009)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
6/14/2009 ARB, Inc.,
Bay Point, CA* 94565
Worker was struck by train while in company vehicle.
7/8/2009 Safeway,
Pleasanton, CA* 94588
Worker was found underneath the desk and pronounced dead at the scene.
8/11/2009 CA, Transportation,
Richmond, CA* 94801
While taking tolls, a person drove up and shot the worker in the face.
8/25/2009 Speed Link,
Orinda, CA* 94563
The worker was found in his vehicle by the Orinda P.D. and was unresponsive.
9/4/2009 Accent Care,
Walnut Creek, CA*94595
Worker was found face down on site and taken to the hospital. Employer was informed that worker died on 9/7/2009.
10/15/2009 SF American Taxicab, Inc.,
Orinda, CA*94563
Worker's vehicle was clipped by another vehicle causing the worker's vehicle to hit an on-coming big rig. The impact between the worker's vehicle and the big rig caused the fatality.
11/19/2009 Beyond Green, Inc.,
Paddock Lake, WI 53168
Worker working in a tree, fell hitting their head.
11/21/2009 A-Noohi Meat Packaging Co.,
Vernon, CA*
The worker was unloading a truck when it started rolling and pinned the worker between a wall and the tire.
11/23/2009 Z-Medical Inc.,
Irvine, CA* 92606
Worker got into an accident, got out of the car, walked onto the street, and was hit by another car.
11/24/2009 Johnson Controls Inc.,
Pulaksi, TN* 38478
Worker was adjusting the temperature leaning through a guardrail. He was struck by a roller cam, and his head was caught between the guardrail and roller cam.
11/24/2009 Roseburg Forest Products Co.,
Riddle, OR* 97469
Worker was on a platform by a sander. The platform gave way, and the worker fell to the concrete floor.
11/27/2009 Dix Hills FD Headquarters,
Dix Hills, NY* 11746
Worker suffered a stroke in his home on 11/21/2009. Worker responded to alarm earlier that same day. Worker died at the hospital on 11/27/2009.
11/28/2009 Eastern Illinois University,
Charleston, IL*
While riding home from a football game, the worker was killed in an automobile accident.
11/30/2009 AAA Planta Regional de Caguas,
Caguas, PR* 00725
Worker fell in underground pit tank where there were recirculating pumps.
11/30/2009 King FIsher Marine Service, Inc.,
Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Worker was painting a boat on the water and was unaccounted for. Worker drowned, and the body was found underwater.
11/30/2009 Naperville School District 203,
Naperville, IL*
Worker gained access to the roof of the construction area. The worker fell from a significant height and died from those injuries. It is unclear whether the worker jumped or fell from the roof.
12/1/2009 Main Street Feeds Inc.,
Monett, MO 65708
Worker fell from atop of a feed truck.
12/1/2009 Rafael Torres dba Rafael Torres,
Oak Park, IL 60302
Worker was removing a radiator from a house, and fell 7 feet off an unguarded wood deck.
12/1/2009 Salem Golf Culb,
Salem, OH 44467
Worker was cutting down a tree using a chain saw. The tree fell onto another tree, causing a branch to fall on the worker.
12/1/2009 United Industrial Services,
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Worker was preparing to remove waste containers from the highway and was struck by a motor vehicle.
12/1/2009 Viking Electric, L.L.C.,
Phoenix, AZ* 85034
Worker was changing the ballast on a light fixture and was electrocuted.
12/2/2009 Raymond F. Kravits Center for Performing Arts,
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Worker was installing stage lights at a height of 25 feet from a truss system and fell.
12/3/2009 Kid Jones Oil Co.,
Tyler, TX 75701
Worker was standing on the medium and was struck by a car.
12/4/2009 Valero Refinery,
Texas City, TX 77590
Worker was lighting a pilot on a boiler in a stream unit when the boiler catastrophically failed.