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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 10, 2011)
FATALITIES
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
11/01/2011 Medley Communications, Inc. Sierrra Vista, AZ 85635 Worker died when he fell 18 feet while climbing a ladder.
11/24/2011 University of Illinois at Chicago - Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60637 Worker was shot by a co-worker.
12/01/2011 Central Florida Irrigation Services, Inc., Avon Park, FL 33825 Worker loading machinery onto a utility truck was electrocuted when the truck's lift touched an overhead power line.
12/01/2011 AGS Waterproofing, Atlanta, GA Two workers were killed when the crane they were operating collapsed.
12/02/2011 Barstow Truck Parts and Equipment Leasing, Inc., Indian Springs, NV 89018 Worker was killed when caught-in between a tractor backing up and a trailer.
12/03/2011 Champion Construction Co., North Bergen, NJ 07047 Worker operating a tilt frame truck used to place a roll-off container onto the truck was killed when an anchorage point broke free and struck him on the head after it was propelled through the rear window of the truck cab.
12/05/2011 Decker Forest Products, Inc., Bainbridge, NY 13733 Worker was cutting down a tree when he was struck and killed by a nearby falling tree.
12/05/2011 Fazio Mechanical Services, Inc., New Albany, OH 43054 Worker servicing a refrigeration unit leak collapsed and died.
12/05/2011 Sharp Roofing, Irvine, CA 92603
Worker removing roofing tiles died after falling 14 feet and striking his head.
12/05/2011
Southwest Concrete and Paving, Deming, NM 88030 Worker died after he slipped and fell while clearing asphault.
12/05/2011
Mission City Fumigation, San Rafael, CA 94901 Worker was fumigating a house and collapsed.
12/05/2011 Wexcon, Incorporated, Lancaster, PA 17604 Worker putting paddles in the back of a pickup truck was run over and killed after the driver put the truck in reverse.
12/06/2011 DNH Hedging, LLC., Eagle Pass, TX 78852 Worker died after being struck by a tree-pruning machine he was repairing.
12/08/2011 TNT Energy, Inc., Rising Star, TX 76471 Worker died from head injuries after he was thrown from a collapsed rig.
12/08/2011 CAL Strip Industries, Inc., Commerce, CA 90040 Worker died after falling nearly 40 feet from an aerial lift work platform after a bridge crane collided into the lift boom.
12/09/2011 Haverstraw Transit, Haverstraw, NY 10927 Worker died when he fell from a ladder while repairing a garage bay door opener.
CATASTROPHES (None Reported)