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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

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Monday, February 27, 2012

OSHA Fatality Report For January 2011

I feel that a useful tool for preventing accident is to be aware of what went wrong at other workplaces. For the next 12 weeks we will publish the OSHA list of workplace fatalities for 2011. Each week we'll publish another month.  This list has been edited to eliminate duplicates and correct some of the  typos in the list OSHA publishes.

The Electrical Safety Foundation International has just released their summary of electrical injuries for the past 20 years.  You can read their report at: http://esfi.org/index.cfm/pk/download/id/12394/pid/10272 

Here is the OSHA information for January 2011.

Granger Roofing, Topeka, KS 66617 - Worker was electrocuted when his aluminum ladder touched a 7,200-volt overhead powerline.

Top Flyte Security, Portland, OR 97204 - A Worker (security guard) was shot to death in the street outside a nightclub.

 ADT Security Services, Oakdale, PA 15071 - Worker was positioned on a portable extension ladder, installing wire. The ladder slipped and the worker fell 14 to 15 feet, striking the concrete floor.

J.D. Eckman, Allentown, PA 18102 - Worker was operating a jackhammer in a trench when a section of masonry material displaced, fatally pinning him while injuring and entrapping one other employee.

Harding University, Searcy, AR 72149 - Worker was installing curbing for an HVAC unit and fell about 13 feet to the concrete floor below.

Mikrut Properties, Winona, MN 55987 - Worker performing demolition was crushed by a partially collapsed wall.

Unit Drilling Company, Boulder, WY 82923 - Worker was struck and burned when a valve on a standpipe came loose during pressurized drilling, and the mud ignited after coming in contact with a damaged halogen light fixture.

Jade Ramey Construction LLC., Winston-Salem, NC 27106 - Worker was fatally injured while working on an air release valve for a 36-foot raw water supply pipe inside a manhole.

Kinematics Research, Oakland, TN 38060 - Worker killed from flash fire after ignition of gunpowder.
City of Rainier, Rainier, OR 97048 - Police Chief shot and killed while attempting to apprehend someone breaking into a car.

KM Plant Services, Peoria, IL 61607 - Workers was assigned to wash down the coal house at the power plant and was found on the floor, nonresponsive.

Newell Recycling of Atlanta Inc., East Point, GA 30364 - Worker was operating a front-end loader removing scrap metal when a spark caused an ignition of gasoline. The fire engulfed and burned the loader with the worker trapped inside.

Universal Laundry and Linen, Las Vegas, NV 89101 - Worker was discovered lying on the ground and unresponsive. Cause of death was determined to be cardiac arrest, but the worker exhibited signs of electrical burns.

Cyclone Drilling, Williston, ND 58801 - Worker was found at the bottom of the steps leading up to the rig platform.

Mcjunkin Red Man Corporation, St. Louis, MO 63111 - Worker was found in a fire.
Howard Industries Inc., Ellisville, MS 39437 - Worker was electrocuted while performing tests on voltage up to 14,440 volts at a transformer testing station.

Chung Hing Inc., Elmhurst, NY 11373 - Worker was crushed by a collapsed exterior wall.

Polar Service Center, St. Gabriel, LA 70776 - Worker climbed into a tank truck to repair an internal valve and collapsed.

J & J Ag Products Inc., Clewiston, FL 33440 - Worker was electrocuted while spraying a broccoli field when he raised the tractor's spray boom and hit an overhead power line.

Alexander's Ag Flying Service, Bethel Island, CA 94511 - Worker flying a plane crashed after the wing clipped a tower.

Triumph Aerostructures Vought Aircraft Division, Grand Prairie, TX 75211 - Worker died after falling from a tractor trailer while trying to secure materials.

Lunar Steel LLC, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 - Worker fell 21 feet from a steel beam.

Slack's Inc., Lodi, WI 53555 - Worker was loading antiques onto a pallet and fell through a floor opening.

Lunar Steel LLC - Worker fell 21 feet from a steel beam.

Southern Gulf Citrus Inc., Punta Gorda, FL 33982 - Worker was picking oranges and was run over by a vehicle that was backing up.

AEE Palo Seco, Toa Baja, PR 00949 - Worker performing maintenance was suctioned by a pressure vessel that was part of a furnace system.

Bulk Transportation, City of Industry, CA 91748 - Worker descending tractor trailer ladder fell to ground.

Coppa's Service Center & Towing, North Brunswick, NJ 08902 - Worker was caught between the flatbed and the cab of a wrecker.

Homeowner (not named), Los Angeles, CA 90210 - Worker, hired by homeowner, fell 10 feet from a scaffold, landing on head."

AEE Palo Seco - Worker performing maintenance was suctioned by a pressure vessel that was part of a furnace system.

Bulk Transportation - Worker descending tractor trailer ladder fell to ground.

Blackwater Divers Inc., Orlando, FL 32832 - Worker was cleaning out a pipe in a 10-foot deep lake. He was exiting the water and fell over.

Kerry Inc., St. Louis, MO 63122 - Worker was trapped between two scissors lifts.

Knoxville Zoological Gardens, Knoxville, TN 37914 - Worker (elephant keeper) was struck by the head and trunk of an elephant while giving the animal a treat.

Myrick Marine Contracting Corporation, Savannah, GA 31421 - Worker was struck by an excavator.

Patterson UTI Drilling Co, LLC., Shunk, PA 17768 - Worker was hit by a mud pipe at a drilling site.

Shine and Company Inc., Trenton, FL 32693 - Worker was working from a 10-foot portable ladder installing HVAC duct piping. Worker fell from the ladder, striking his head on the concrete slab surface."

DeVere Construction Co., Louisburg, NC 27549 - Worker partially in manhole was struck by a swinging excavator bucket and fell into the manhole.

M & M Farms of Bude Inc., Vicksburg, MS 39180 - Worker was struck from behind by a falling tree.

SAR Transportation, Chico, TX 76431 - Worker was raising the bed of a dump truck when it hit an overhead power line. Worker got out of the truck to release the tailgate and was electrocuted.

Best Auto Inc., Arnold, MO 63010 - Worker was inflating a tire when the wheel rim suffered a catastrophic failure, and forced the worker into an adjacent vehicle."

Wisconsin Plastic Drain Tile Corp., Jesup, IA 50648 - Worker became pinned between a semi-truck and forklift while trying to get the semi-truck unstuck from snow.

Burkshire Construction Company, Highland Heights, OH 44122 - Worker was operating an articulating boom lift and was re-positioning the aerial lift when his head got caught between the safety railing and a concrete beam.

Precision Concrete Steel & Manufacturing LLC., Claxton, GA 30417 - Worker was working on a flat metal roof and fell through a flush-mounted translucent skylight panel to the lower concrete surface.

Zampell Refractories, Chester, PA 19013 - Worker was found collapsed on the floor.

Chuck Radney Company, Houston, TX 77015 - Worker was in the process of conducting roofing operation on a canopy under construction and fell off the roof.

Forrest Management Associates Inc., Oxford, PA 19363 - Worker was cutting trees. The tree he cut fell and pinned him against another tree.

Hammer Construction, Fort Worth, TX 76135 - Worker was operating a water truck and was backing up over a bump. The dirt gave way causing the truck to roll over.

Key Energy Services, Boyd, TX 76023 - Worker was checking drilling collars to determine which ones were defective and was crushed by two drilling collars that had rolled off the stack.

Rice Logging Inc., Dallas, OR 97338 - Worker drove a log loader off a bridge and drowned in the creek/river below.

Acme Markets, Newark, DE 19702 - Worker was operating a forklift to load truck trailers at a loading dock and was found slumped over the side of the forklift.

Flintstone Paver Installations LLC., Buford, GA 30518 - Worker was using a 5-gallon tote of gasoline to prepare to burn wooden pallets and was smoking. Part of the smoking apparatus sparked onto the gasoline igniting an instantaneous flash fire.

North Suffolk Mental Health Association, Revere, MA 02151 - Worker employed at a community-based group home was attacked by a resident.

Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Los Angeles, CA 90039 - One worker was killed and two injured when they were overcome by fumes; two were cleaning a tank, the third attempted rescue."

Certified Testing Services Inc., Orange City, IA 51041 - Worker drilling a test hole became entangled in a boring bit on the drilling machine.

Chicago Streets and Sanitation Department, Chicago, IL 60608 - City worker enforcing street parking for snow removal was struck by a stolen car.

Steve Draper LLC., Jacksonville, FL 32220 - Worker was operating a 225-ton crane as part of the demolition process of a old port container crane. He was lifting a section of the old crane and the crane overturned, crushing the worker underneath the cab of the crane."

Unit Drilling Corp., Oklahoma City, OK 73179 - Worker was struck by a mousehole pipe that was being lifted from the rig floor with an air hoist.

Falcon Landscaping, LLC, Honolulu, HI 96817 - Worker trimming a tree fell when rotted limb gave way.

P & B Liquor, Long Beach, CA 90802 - Worker was shot and killed during a possible robbery attempt of a liquor store.

Vino Farms Santa Rosa, CA 95240 - Worker applying pesticide to vineyard was killed after exiting the tractor and being run over.

Tortilleria Chinantla, Brooklyn, NY 11211 - Worker was caught in the auger of a dough mixing machine.

Advantage Powder Coating Inc., Defiance, OH 43512 - Worker was struck by pieces of a grinding wheel after the 14-inch wheel exploded.

Southern Electric Corp. of Mississippi, Lewisville, TX 75029 - Worker was on the ground operating a boom and was electrocuted.

Arklahoma Pipeline Inc., Van Buren, AR 72956 - Worker died after a 544-lb. pipe worker was unloading rolled off a trailer causing worker to fall from the platform.

Britton Bridge, Knoxville, TN 37917 - Worker unloading cylinders from a backhoe onto a truck was caught between the backhoe's bucket and the truck.

Duffy Inc., Smethport, PA 16749 - Worker was found caught between a loader bucket and a dumpster.

First Student Inc., Center Moriches, NY 11934 - Worker was crossing the parking lot and was struck by a snowplow.

Dal-Tile Corporation Raleigh, NC 27610 - Worker unloading crates of granite slabs was crushed after the wire rope holding the crates broke.

Pilot Travel Center # 726, Dallas, TX 75241 - Worker cleaning a truck parking lot and was struck and killed by a tractor trailer.

Forklift of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43607 - Worker was found at desk with a gunshot wound.

Jesus De Nova Santa Maria, Austin, TX 78745 - Worker was in a makeshift wooden scaffold box atop the forks of a forklift applying caulk to the outside of an apartment complex at a height of over 20 feet and fell to the ground.

Eastern NY Correctional, Napanoch, NY 12458 - Correctional officer in a state prison van was killed when it collided with a private vehicle.

Advanced Roofing Inc., Hobe Sound, FL 33455 - Worker was replacing the wood block under a trailer hitch when the trailer fell onto the worker.

Dewitt Excavating, Clermont, FL 32711 - Worker was crushed while clearing a jam in a machine used for mixing soil and cement.

Eduardo Flores Acosta dba Tron Masonry & Stucco, Katy, TX 77454 - Worker was on the second level of a scaffold when he lost his balance and fell 13 feet to the ground.

Metro Express, Inc., Ontario, CA 91764 - Worker was found unresponsive in a vehicle carrying dry ice with the engine running. Possible asphyxiation.

Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions Waseca, MN 56093 - ,Worker hit head on the overhead protection on a forklift.

Lowell Transitional Living Center Inc., Lowell, MA 01852 - Worker was murdered by a client.

C-D McMullin Trucking LLC Myton, UT 84052 - Worker struck in head by counterweights of a pump jack.

Liberty Building Services, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 - Worker tripped in an office and fell.

Hoeganaes Corporation, Gallatin, TN 37066",One worker killed and one injured by a flash fire from combustible iron dust while working on a conveyor elevator that was moving the iron powder.

Klink Electric, Lawrence, PA 15055 - Worker was inside a parts basket lifted up by a forklift. The worker leaned over and the basket tipped over, falling off the forks and 20 feet to the concrete floor.

Regal Plumbing Corp., Brooklyn, NY 11208 - Worker was removing existing piping during a remodeling job and fell from a stepladder.

Village of Western Springs, Western Springs, IL 60558 - Worker fell off water tower.

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Anonymous Ajlounyinjurylaw said...

So much that is happening around us. Be safe people.

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