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. The fatalities listed here include only those that initially appear to be work-related, but excludes 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 Dec 25, 2009)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
12/17/2009 Manion & Associates, Inc.,
Brandenburg, KY 40108
Two workers were doing road surveying each on either side of the road. A civilian driver came over the hill and suddenly applied his brakes, even though no person, equipment, or car was in the road. This caused his car to spin off the road, running over one of the workers.
12/17/2009 TBM, Inc.,
Visalia, CA 93277
Worker fell from a ladder while working inside an airplane.
12/18/2009 Pro-Tech Contracting of Georgia LLC,
Lawrenceville, GA
Worker was securing tarp on a roof (not wearing fall protection, although it was available) and fell 35 feet to lower level.
12/18/2009 Sonoma Compost Company, LLC,
Petaluma, CA 94952
Worker was on ground when he was run over by a front loader.
12/19/2009 Auto Zone Store,
Oakland, CA 94603
Security guard worker was shot three times during robbery. The assailants took his weapon.
12/20/2009 Gateco,
Newbery Park, CA 91360
Worker, who is the owner, was doing electrical work and fell through the skylight. (No inspection planned)
12/20/2009 Premier Asphalt and Masonry, Inc.,
Coram, NY 11727
Worker was found in vehicle with engine running; carbon monoxide over exposure.
12/21/2009 County of Los Angeles - Office of Education,
Downey, CA 90242
Worker was found unconscious in her cubicle by a janitor. (Inspection planned)
12/21/2009 Country Club Auto Repair, Inc.,
Lake Charles, LA 70305
Worker was repairing a roof insulation and fell 14 feet to the ground.
12/21/2009 Estes Express Lines,
Seekonk, MA 02771
Worker was crushed between the forklift he was operating and a concrete bollard next to the loading dock door after stepped off the forklift.
12/21/2009 Kenvelm, Inc. dba KE Beal Company,
Cape Coral, FL 33919
Worker was part of a four man tree trimming crew and was in the process of cutting down a 25-foot palm tree. Worker walked into the path of the falling tree and was struck by the tree.
12/22/2009 3 ML Construction Company, Inc.,
Methuen, MA
Worker was installing shingles and moving planks on a roof and fell 20' 6" from the roof to a driveway below.
12/22/2009 ANF Engineering, Inc.,
Redwood City, CA 94061
Worker was cleaning up on side of the road and was run over by a dump truck backing up.
12/22/2009 South Dakota Wheat Growers Association,
McLaughlin, SD 57642
Worker entered a storage bin through a track side access hole that was 15 feet above ground and was engulfed by sunflower seeds.
12/23/2009 Golden Empire Concrete Products, Inc.,
Bakersfield, CA 93311
Worker, a Quality Control Manager, was found lying face down. (Inspection planned)
12/23/2009 I.G. Express Electric,
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Worker was being elevated from a trash box on a forklift to reach a light pole. The trash box and worker fell to the parking lot.
12/23/2009 Storage Battery Systems, Inc.,
Alsip, IL 60803
Worker was working beneath an elevated hydraulic platform and the platform failed, crushing the worker.
12/23/2009 Walls Contractors, Inc.,
Newport, AR 72112
Worker was preparing drywall to be painted and found a coil of wire hanging from the ceiling. He attempted to throw the coil over a beam in the ceiling. The coil of wires struck the beam and fell back down. The wires contacted the worker and he was electrocuted.
12/25/2009 Stark Excavation, Inc.,
Normal, IL 61790
Worker was operating a track hoe to remove columns lodged against a building. The columns were rigged with a nylon strap and were attached to the track hoe. While hoisting the façade from the building, the strap broke and the concrete façcade fell on the cab of the track hoe, fatally injuring the worker.
12/26/2009 Tomcat Drilling, LLC,
Ames, OK 73718
Worker on a derrick board fell with the collapsing mast. The derrick board broke loose from the mast and the worker was thrown against a metal structure on the ground.