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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 24, 2011)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
11/22/2011 Paramount Pictures, New Orleans, LA 70129 Worker died of head injuries when he fell out of a scissor lift that tipped over.
11/28/2011 Ethical Exteriors, Ann Arbor, MI 48198 Worker died after falling nearly 50 feet from a ladder.
12/02/2011 Carlos & Carla LLC., Grand Prairie, TX 75050 Worker using a 40-foot ladder to hang Christmas lights was electrocuted when the ladder touched an overhead power line.
12/6/2011 Four Leaf Construction, Palo Alto, CA 94301 Worker fell in an elevator shaft.
12/8/2011 Best Way Transport Inc., Cayey, PR 00736 Worker was crushed between a trailer and a door.
12/12/2011 Andy on Call, Plano, TX 75074 Worker died when he fell from a ladder.
12/13/2011 K & Y Designs, Inc., Schaumburg, IL 60195 Worker installing graphic decals died after falling more than 11 feet.
12/13/2011 The Pruner Tree Services, Fort Collins, CO 80525 Worker was killed after being struck by a fallen tree branch while performing tree trimming activities.
12/14/2011 Premium Roofing Systems, LLC., Houston, TX 77040 Worker repairing a roof died after falling 25 feet through the roof to the concrete floor.
12/14/2011 Roofing Louisiana General Contractors, Lafayette, LA 70508 Worker installing shingles on a roof died when he fell nearly 20 feet to the ground.
12/14/2011 Young & Rubicam, New York, NY 10017 Worker was crushed between the passenger elevator car and the shaft wall.
12/15/2011 Reynolds Transportation, Inc., Cameron, TX 76520 Worker died after being struck and dragged 400 ft by a tractor trailer while walking in a parking lot during heavy rain.
12/16/2011 Airserv Corporation, Union, NJ 07083 Worker was struck and killed by a bus.
12/16/2011 Frank Carradero, dba Frankie Tier Center, Humacao, PR 00791 Worker adding air to a tire was killed when it exploded, propelling him through the building's roof.
12/17/2011 Heritage Waste Technologies Industries, East Liverpool, OH 43920 One worker died, another was seriously burned after handling nonferrous metal material.
12/19/2011 Wolf Tree Inc., Unicoi, TN 37692 Worker trimming trees alongside the road was struck and killed by a passing car.
12/19/2011 Allen Enterprises & Recycling, LLC., Connellsville, PA 15425 Worker was crushed by two 1,100-lb. bales of recycled paper that collapsed on top of him.
12/20/2011 Rumpke of Ohio, Inc., Dayton, OH 45402 Worker sweeping up pieces of paper was killed when six bales of paper fell on him.
12/20/2011 Mead Brothers Excavating, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Worker was crushed beneath a hydraulic excavator.
12/21/2011 Silgan Plastics Corporation, Langhorne, PA 19047 Worker was struck and killed by the cab of a tractor trailer truck that was being moved.
CATASTROPHES (None Reported)