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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 31, 2011)
FATALITIES
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
12/16/2011 Tribe Mediterranean Foods, Inc., Taunton, MA 02780 Worker cleaning the pump feeder skid machine was pulled into it and crushed between the machine's two augers.
12/18/2011 Traffic Services, Inc., Palm Harbor, FL 33772 Worker moving traffic control equipment from one side of the street was struck and killed by a vehicle.
12/20/2011 Myceix Technologies Corporation, Gainesville, GA 30501 Worker handling materials inside of a humidity chamber died from injuries after an explosion occurred.
12/22/2011 Stone Burg Marble and Granite, Tempe, AZ 85284 Worker was crushed by a stack of stone slabs.
12/24/2011 R&M Oil Supply, Inc., Smithton, IL 62285 Worker was found laying on the ground with his arm in a manhole.
12/25/2011 Cardinal FG Company, Portage, WI 53901 Worker was crushed by a glass plate that fell on him while unloading.
12/26/2011 Broadcast Tower & Antenna Services, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 Worker was electrocuted while repairing a beacon at the top of a communications tower.
12/28/2011 Johnson Harvesting, Inc., Arcadia, FL 34266 Worker was picking oranges and died after falling from a ladder.
12/28/2011 JFS Food Mart, Seminole, FL 33772 Worker was shot during a robbery.
12/28/2011 E Z Roofing, Inc., O'Fallon, IL 62269 Worker performing roofing activities died when he fell more than two stories to the concrete.
12/30/2011 T. Fiore Demolition, Inc., Newark, NJ 07105 Worker died after he was caught in a moving conveyor belt.
CATASTROPHES (None Reported)