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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 22, 2012)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
10/29/2012 Empire Parking Corp., NY, NY 10013 Parking attendant drowned after being trapped in a flooded garage.
11/30/2012 Specialized Trucking Inc., Pearl River, NY 10965 Employee died after being crushed by a heavy computer unit that tipped over while being transferred between two trucks.
12/5/2012 All Seasons Painting, Long Beach, CA 90815 Worker died from injuries after falling backwards two stories from a ladder.
12/11/2012 Kiryas Joel Vill Sanitation Dept., Monroe, NY 10949 Worker died after being struck by a motor vehicle while crossing the street.
12/12/2012 YRC Freight, Kansas City, MO 64129 Employee killed when crushed between a loading dock and a freight container.
12/14/2012 Canada Dry Bottling Co. of NY, NY, NY 10023 Driver fatally struck by passing motor vehicle while delivering beverages from a truck to a supermarket.
12/15/2012 Kennedy Valve, A Division of McWane, Elmira, NY 14901 Employee crushed by machinery while making repairs to a hydraulic tabletop.
12/16/2012 Precision Pipeline, Bethany, WV 26032 Worker killed when a section of pipeline crashed through the windshield of the excavator he was operating.
12/16/2012 Snoqualmie Pass Towing, Hyak, WA 98068 Worker died after being struck by a motor vehicle while assisting a disabled vehicle that had become stuck in the snow.
12/17/2012 Action Metal Recycling Inc., Richmond, CA 94801 Worker was crushed while removing material from a flatbed truck when he became caught between the can of the yard mover and a roll of barloading rebar.
12/18/2012 Hattaway Brothers Inc., Columbus AFB, MS 39701 Worker electrocuted while working on overhead power lines.
12/18/2012 Mountain Vending Inc., Oak Hill, WV 25901 Employee died after being crushed by fork truck.
12/19/2012 WDH Roofing Company, Philadelphia, PA 19104 Employee electrocuted when his aluminum ladder contacted a power line.
12/19/2012 Witmer's Inc., North Lima, OH 44452 Employee died after falling 20 feet from a roof.
12/22/2012 Intat Precision Inc., Rushville, IN 46173 Worker died after being caught in augers while inside the national mold recirculating cooler.
CATASTROPHES (None Reported)