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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 11, 2010)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
11/19/2010 Rexnore Industries, Inc.,
Auburn, AL  36832
Worker was conducting repairs on a milling machine, which was not locked out.  The machine started, crushing the worker.
12/2/2010 LMS Intellibound, Inc.,
Dunn, NC 28334
Worker was operating a stand-up type, reach-rider, high-lift truck in reverse when he struck an empty wooden pallet positioned on the forks of an unmanned reach-rider truck.  The worker contacted the pallet with his upper chest and the force lifted him off the deck of the operator's position and crushed him against the vertical boom of the lift.  Worker was operating both forklifts in performance of his job.
12/2/2010 Professional Metal Roofs,
Huntsville, AL  35805
Worker was pulling the rubber roofing and fell 15 to 20 feet through a skylight.
12/2/2010 Sharps Mill Forest Products, Inc.,
Palmyra, TN 37142
Worker was felling trees in a tract with vines intertwined among the trees when one tree uprooted another, which struck and killed the worker.
12/2/2010 State Armory NYS Div Military & Naval Affairs
New York, NY 11433
Worker was putting a tarp on a leaky roof when he lost his footing, falling about 60 feet through a glass skylight.
12/3/2010 Air Control, LLC.,
Andalosia, AL  36421
Worker was installing heating and cooling equipment and fell from a ladder.
12/3/2010 Draeger Construction Inc.,
Concord, CA 95112
Worker died after receiving multiple bee stings while working outside an apartment building.
12/3/2010 G & M Metals, Inc.,
Wood Dale, IL  60191
Worker was inside a baler performing maintenance or troubleshooting and was crushed by the ram.
12/3/2010 Kramer Tree Specialists, Incorporated,
Chicago, IL 60804
Worker during felling operations of a wood communication pole was struck by the pole.
12/4/2010 Snelson Companies Inc.,
Green River, WY 82935
Worker was welding two pieces of pipe when one of the pieces shifted, striking and fatally injuring him.
12/5/2010 Independent (automotive repair),
Las Vegas, NV 89115
Worker was changing the left front tire of a semi truck with a trailer attached when the jack slipped, causing the truck to fall, crushing his head.
12/5/2010 Odyssey Contracting Corp.,
Sedgwick, ME  04676
Worker was dismantling an outrigger from a bridge, using a bucket truck, and fell 38 feet to the ground.
12/6/2010 South Texas Construction,
Laredo, TX  78501
Worker was performing decking work at a height of 30-35 feet above ground level and fell through the decking.
12/7/2010 Precision Pipeline,
Elko County, NV 89801
Worker was struck by pipe that was being lowered into an excavation by a side-boom pipe layer, causing him to fall into the excavation. The pipe, consisting of 10 sections of 80-foot pipe that were welded together, then fell on top of him.
12/7/2010 Priset Construction,
Wellsboro, PA  16901
Worker fell two and a half stories from a scaffold, striking his head on a pillar below.
12/9/2010 Gulf Stream Marine, Inc.,
Houston, TX  77015
Worker was conducting checker activities at the unloading area.  The driver pulled the tractor trailer forward, causing the worker to fall down under the path of the trailer wheels.
12/9/2010 Proctor & Associates, Inc.,
Richmond Hill, GA  31324
Worker was setting steel bar joists on a concrete-block wall and was knocked off the wall.
12/9/2010 Tyson Foods, Inc., Nashville Feed Mill,
Nashville, AR  71852
Worker was working at a grain bin.   The grain bin collapsed.
12/9/2010 West Penn Energy Services llc Inc.,
Sherocta, PA  15774
Worker was heating a valve on the rear of a water truck with a propane torch and an explosion occurred.
12/8/2010 Dale Homes Inc. and Alliance Redwoods Conference (Camp) Grounds,
Occidental, CA 95465
Four workers injured while jack hammering a septic tank when propane fumes in the tank exploded. Two employees were from ARCG, and two worked for DHI.