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 11, 2009)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
11/4/2009 NYSDSP Troop F,
S. Cairo, NY* 12182
Worker was driving north in patrol vehicle when an attempt was made to pass another northbound vehicle. The vehicles made contact and the worker's vehicle went off the road and hit a utility pole.
11/9/2009 Newell & Company, Inc. dba Robertson & Company,
Moraga, CA* 94556
Worker was performing duties when he reportedly felt ill and then collapsed from cardiac arrest.
11/27/2009 Ulises Jardines dba Cuba Drywall,
Charlotte, NC* 28211
Worker was found unresponsive with head injuries next to an overturned stepladder. The worker never regained consciousness.
11/29/2009 Sodexo Healthcare,
Long Beach, CA* 90806
Worker was found in employee locker room and was taken to emergency room. Worker was pronounced dead shortly after of a possible heart attack.
12/1/2009 Model Dairy,
Reno, NV*
Worker suffered a heart attack and died while walking to meet a forklift driver to get supplies.
12/3/2009 McPherson Enterprises, Inc.,
Lemon Cove, CA* 93657
Worker was crushed when the equipment he was standing on slid off the trailer it was loaded on. The worker was crushed between the bag house and the remaining equipment on the ground.
12/4/2009 Pioneer Surverying and Engineering,
Goldendale, WA* 98620
Worker was on DNR property scouting for well sites for a municipal water system. Worker was riding an ATV, and it appears that the vehicle slipped on the steep terrain throwing the worker off and then landing on top of him.
12/5/2009 Bank of America,
Atascadero, CA* 93422
Worker complained about not feeling well. The worker went home and collapsed about 3 hours later and died before taken to hospital.
12/5/2009 Kane Kauffman,
Lebanon, OH 45036
Workers (2) were in a horse barn fire.
12/6/2009 Exel Inc.,
Lancaster, PA 17061
Worker was operating a picker and was pinned between the horizontal rack bar and the controls of the picker.
12/7/2009 Cahaba Disaster Recovery, LLC,
Coldwater, MS 38618
Workers (2) were engaged in debris removal. They were in the cab of a Caterpillar D-4 dozer and drove it toward the river. The dozer fell into the river, and the two workers drowned.
12/7/2009 First Choice Supply Inc.,
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Worker was crushed by falling granite countertops.
12/7/2009 ISS Facility Services,
Sacramento, CA* 95827
Worker was found having chest pains and was taken to the hospital. Worker died at the hospital.
12/7/2009 R.C. Torre Construction Corporation Inc.,
Greenwich, CT 06830
Worker was installing copper flashing on a roof and was found unresponsive on the ground between the bases of two ladders.
12/8/2009 Community Asphalt Corp.,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33324
Worker was backed over on highway construction site.
12/8/2009 Mountain Comprehensive Health,
Whitesburg, KY* 41858
Worker was fatally shot at a Perry County Clinic.
12/9/2009 Apria Healthcare, Inc.,
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Worker was delivering medical products and was run over by his own truck.
12/9/2009 International Paper,
Modesto, CA* 95956
Worker walked into cafeteria when he had a heart attack. CPR was initiated. Worker was taken to the hospital where he was declared dead.
12/9/2009 J Nobile Sinns Plumbing Co. Inc.,
Bakersfield, CA* 93313
Possible heart attack.
12/9/2009 Southern Custom Exhibits,
Hardeeville, SC 29927
Worker was in the attic of a center under construction and was electrocuted.
12/10/2009 International Chimney Corporation,
Dunkirk, NY 14231
Worker was pinned between the bed of a dump truck and the cab/chassis.
12/11/2009 BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.,
New Castle, DE 19720
Worker was walking from the parking lot to the entrance and was run over by a delivery truck.
12/11/2009 Land O'Lakes, Inc.,
Wooster, OH 44691
Worker was shoveling corn into a bucket of a bobcat and was found unresponsive.