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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 8, 2012)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
8/16/2012 Rhodes Pump Sales & Service Company, New Harmony, UT 84757 Worker electrocuted after truck boom contacted power lines during water pump maintenance.
8/16/2012 Cheston Madsen dba Madsen Plumbing, Ephraim, UT 84632 Worker crushed and killed by tractor backhoe bucket while removing top from sanitation tank.
11/1/2012 Roswell Commerical Roofing Inc., Salt Lake City, UT 84104 Worker died after falling 25 feet through skylight to concrete surface.
11/9/2012 J. Goode Environmental Services, Nacogdoches, TX 75964
Employee died after falling from a tree during tree cutting operations.
11/21/2012 J.F.T. Enterprises Inc., Port Washington, NY 11050
Employee died after falling 16 feet from a ladder during chimney repairs.
11/21/2012 Monster Tree Service, South Hampton, PA 18954
Employee died after being struck by a tree during tree removal operations.
11/27/2012 Diamond S Company, Saratoga Springs, UT 84043 Worker died after being caught in asphalt pulverizing machine.
11/30/2012 Mac Haik Used Car, Houston, TX 77024
Employee died after being shot by another employee.
12/2/2012 Jack Cooper Transportation Company, Bethpage, NY 11714
Employee died after falling from the second level of a vehicle transport trailer.
12/2/2012 Santa Fe Fire Protection District, Bartelso, IL 62218 Firefighter struck and killed by fire truck while trying to contain fire.
12/3/2012 Al Cook Electric, MaComb, IL 61455
Employee died after falling off a ladder while installing electrical power lines.
12/3/2012 Lincoln Well Services LLC, Skiatook, OK 74070
Worker was electrocuted while setting up a rig at an oil well site.
12/3/2012 LPC Landscaping, Oak Park, MI 48237 Worker killed after being struck in jaw by 15-pound metal piece from trailer plate.
12/3/2012 BJ Barnes and Sons Inc., Green River, WY 82935 Worker died after falling off trailer while opening hatch.
12/3/2012 Empresas Diaz Betterecycling Corp., Salinas, PR 00751 Worker struck and killed by loader.
12/4/2012 Endeavor Energy Resources LP, Stanton, TX 79782
Employee electrocuted while installing a power line from a bucket.
12/4/2012 Safway Services LLC, Wheatfield, IN 46395 Worker died after falling 20 feet to ground while climbing scaffold.
12/5/2012 Corrosion Controls Corporation, Audubon, PA 19403
Worker died from a fall after a suspended scaffold partially collapsed.
12/6/2012 Badger Pressure Control, Pecos, TX 79772
Three employees hospitalized after being injured while conducting drilling operations.
12/6/2012 TForce Energy Services Inc., Rock Springs, WY 82901 Worker died after being ejected from bucket and striking metal object while positioning equipment on trailer.
12/7/2012 Globe Energy Services, Midland, TX 79712
Three employees hospitalized after tubing burst while performing oilfield rigging activities.
CATASTROPHES (None Reported)