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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 25, 2010)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
12/12/2010 L.C. Halstead,
Jefferson, WV 25177
Worker was walking behind the company utility truck as it was backing up, and worker was struck by a truck.
12/16/2010 L Kenneth Hinkle & Son,
Quakertown, PA 18951
The worker was struck by a backing trash collection vehicle.
12/18/2010 T.W.A. Express LLC,
St. Louis, MO 63147
The worker was underneath his assigned truck possibly attempting to separate the tractor from its trailer. The trailer collapsed unexpectedly striking the worker in the head.
12/19/2010 All Catastrophe Construction Team,
Macon, GA 31238
Worker was standing on the concrete crusher when another employee operating a track hoe mistakenly hit the victim, causing him to fall to the ground.
12/20/2010 Asplundh Tree Expert Company,
Trenton, OH 45067
Worker was walking across a single train track trestle bridge and was struck by the train.
12/20/2010 Lewis Construction INC,
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Worker was pouring concrete into forms. The form system failed, crushing the worker.
12/20/2010 Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard,
Pearl Harbor, HI 96860
Worker was a passenger on an electric motor cart, not wearing his seat belt, and was ejected from the vehicle when the driver lost control.
12/21/2010 George Jones Excavating LLC,
East Cape Girardeau, IL 62957
A section of concrete road collapsed; one worker died.
12/21/2010 M&C Lumber Co.,
Warfordsburg, PA 17267
Worker was struck by a falling tree.
12/21/2010 Sloan Implement Co. Inc,
Carlinville, IL 62626
Worker was loading a mobile sprayer onto a lowboy trailer. As the sprayer was driven on, it rolled off and the worker was crushed by a wheel of the sprayer. The trailer's outriggers were not out/set.
12/22/2010 Calpine Corporation,
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Worker was conducting overhaul work in a power plant when he fell 20 feet through a floor opening.
12/22/2010 Global Electric,
Austin, TX 78754
Worker was remodeling the first floor of a building and fell from a 6-foot ladder.
12/22/2010 Kanaflex Corporation of Illinois,
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Worker fell 23 feet through a skylight on a roof.
12/22/2010 Quality Construction,
Boaz, AL 35957
Worker was working on the front of a bulldozer.  Another worker was backing up a backhoe to attach chains to the bulldozer, and did not see the first worker, who was then caught between the backhoe and bulldozer.
12/24/2010 Black Horse Carriers,
Batavia, IL 60510
Worker was run over by a 6-wheel spotter used to move trailers around the yard.