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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 4, 2010)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
10/28/2010 Prestige Security Inc,
Coral Springs, FL 33065
The worker tripped on a median curb, fell backwards and struck his head on a car.
11/6/2010 Joe Leduff,
Owensboro, KY  42301
Worker was electrocuted while attempting to reposition an aluminum ladder.  The ladder created an arc from the overhead lines.  Second employee was hospitalized.
11/23/2010 Harsco Metals ARI, LLC,
Ghent, KY  41045
One worker was killed and 5 others injured, one critically, when the workers were removing a chain from a tire on a front-end loader and the tire exploded.
11/23/2010 Searcy Healthcare Center, LLC,
Searcy, AR  72143
Worker was hanging curtains and fell from a ladder.
11/23/2010 US Postal Service,
Petoskey, MI 49770
While delivering mail, worker lost consciousness and hit a parked car.  Cardiac arrest likely.
11/24/2010 Reed Construction,
Knoxville, TN  37914
Worker fell 12 feet from the edge of a roof while in the process of measuring and marking metal panels for installation. During the fall, the victim stuck both a stairwell and handrail.
11/24/2010 Roberts Bros., Inc.,
Shawboro, NC  27973
A worker servicing a vehicle was run over when a co-worker moved the vehicle.
11/25/2010 Stock Automotive Repair,
Lodi, CA  95242
Worker found on floor, after apparent fall from ladder; ladder may have been damaged.
11/26/2010 Chicago Police Department,
Chicago, IL  60601
A Chicago police officer was shot and killed while processing the scene of a burglary inside a garage.
11/28/2010 Kurk Haslow Farms,
Loyal, WI 54449
Worker was caught between a gate and a building, while herding cows into a barn for milking.
11/29/2010 J & D Rack,
Cincinnati, OH 45238
Worker was engaged in cleaning debris from a 60-inch storm sewer pipe and collapsed from health issues.
11/29/2010 Payne Transportation LP,
Shelby, OH 44875
Worker was struck by a semi-truck as he was walking across a parking lot.
11/29/2010 Trinity Marine Products Inc.,
Ashland City, TN  37015
Worker was crushed by a metal frame that fell and struck him.
11/30/2010 Advanced Imaging Technologies,
West Yarmouth , MA 02673
Worker fell from a 9-foot high unguarded mezzanine while working.
11/30/2010 Allocco Recycling LTD,
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Worker was found crushed between the conveyor belt and roller.
11/30/2010 Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe,
Onamia, MN 56359
Worker was found unresponsive at his vehicle in a parking lot, outside the casino, where he worked; possible heart disease.
11/30/2010 Peconic Land Trust Inc,
Amagansett, NY 11930
Worker was crushed by a tractor.
12/1/2010 Burlington Northern Santa Fe,
Superior, WI 54880
Worker was working on an elevated catwalk of a material handling system, and was caught between the material chute and the framework of a  moving shuttle conveyor.
12/1/2010 Schindler Elevator Corporation,
Louisville, KY  42546
Worker was working alone on an elevator when he was trapped between an elevator car and a fixed ladder and was crushed.
12/2/2010 Faith Technologies,
Green Bay, WI 54307
A lift truck backed into a scissor lift that was being operated by two employees. The scissor lift tipped forward and fell to the ground. Both workers were taken to the hospital, where one worker died.
12/3/2010 C & C Construction & Floor Covering, Inc.,
Junction City, KS  66441
Worker was working on a new construction residence and fell from a ladder.
12/3/2010 Helping Hands Recycling,
Reedsburg, WI  53959
Worker was approaching a semi-trailer to open the trailer doors and was struck by a straight truck, pinning him against the semi-trailer.
12/3/2010 Putnam and Sons Trucking,
Towanda, PA  18848
Worker was struck by a vehicle.
12/4/2010 Pride Capitol LLC,
Philadelphia, PA 19137
Worker was installing new hinges on the doors of an electrical transformer and contacted an energized conductor inside.
12/1/2010 Grosse Tete Well Service Inc,
Lake Salvador, LA 70740
Worker was cutting the last bolt off of the flange when it ignited and caught fire.  Two other workers were assisting.  All three workers were hospitalized due to burns.
12/2/2010 Big Lake Services,
Midland, TX 79702
Four workers were coming out of the well-hole pipe. After a worker opened the blow-out preventer, the well burped and created a flash fire. All four employees sustained injuries.