««  Return to the Weekly Reports Page

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 18, 2010)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
12/1/2010 Bob Davis Paint & Drywall, Inc.,
Galveston, TX 77554
Worker was operating an aerial lift to perform painting on a 4-story condominium, when he was pinned between the building and the control station in the elevated working platform.  His body pushed against the joystick that controlled the lift, causing it to push him even more against the building, which eventually caused his death. 
12/09/2010 S. Digregorio & Son, Inc.,
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Worker was found under an overhead door.
12/09/2010 Shawn Smith Contracting,
Everett, MA 02149
Worker fell from lower level while installing asphalt roof shingles.
12/10/2010 Highways Inc.,
Montery, TN 38574
Bulldozer operator was backing down a slope preparing for seeding. Bulldozer flipped over twice and worker was ejected after hitting his head on dash.
12/11/2010 Wayne Farms,
Decatur, AL 35602
Worker fell from a vertical staircase located in the locker room. She cut her lip and was taken to the medical room, where she later passed out in the chair. She was rushed to the emergency room, where she was pronounced dead.
12/13/2010 Bronco Drilling,
Edmond, OK 73019
The drilling rig crew was making a connection, when a worker threw a chain over his shoulder. The chain wrapped around the line going into the drum, and the worker was pulled into the draw works.
12/13/2010 Radi LLC,
Garyville, LA 70051
Worker fell into the Mississippi River under the barge he was working on. He was admitted to a hospital, where he later died.
12/14/2010 Eagle Insulation LLC.,
Westlake, LA  70669
Worker was stepping out of his vehicle and fell over onto the ground.
12/14/2010 Eclipse Construction Company,
Etters, PA 17319
A 15- to 20-foot trench collapsed on two workers who were inside helping to move storm drain pipes.
12/14/2010 Francisco Becerra,
Prosper, TX 75078
Worker suffered fatal injuries when he fell from a second floor area, which was not equipped with guardrails or fall protection, to the floor of the foyer below.
12/15/2010 S. Miller Excavating,
Attica, OH 44807
Owner of an excavating company performing forestry operations was killed after being struck by a falling branch.
12/16/2010 Marshall Durbin Food Corp,
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Worker was picking up trash on the side of the access road and stepped in front of a truck.
12/16/2010 Osi Industries LLC,
Chicago, IL 60609
Worker was fatally injured while working on a grease recovery platform. Worker was attempting to use a boom pipe to fill a tanker truck with grease and collapsed on the platform.