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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

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Monday, March 05, 2012

OSHA Fatality Report For February 2011

In reading these I'm struck by how everyday circumstances can lead to a fatality. Be careful. Just because you've done something every day, that does not mean it is safe to do. Be careful walking on ice. Be extra careful whenever working above ground level. Read this list and think about what could happen to you.

Staff Management, Elizabethtown, PA 17022 - Worker was walking from the facility to vehicle in the parking lot and slipped, falling on ice."

Creative Multicare Inc., Clarkston, GA 30021 - Worker was resurfacing a bathtub in an apartment building and was found on the floor.

Arcelor Mittal LaPlace, LaPlace, LA 70068 - Worker was disconnecting a hose from an air gun attached to a ladle filled with molten steel when the worker was splashed with the molten steel.

O'Connor Corporation, Everett, MA 02149 - Worker had walked up several flights of stairs and complained that he was not feeling well. Worker bent over some scaffolding parts and collapsed.

SST Energy Corporation, Douglas, WY 82633 - Worker fell 50 to 70 feet when a climbing-assist device failed while descending a derrick ladder.

Adamson's Inc., Picabo, ID 83348 - Fuel truck with trailer was off-loading fuel when it exploded.

Magnum Minerals LLC., Hereford, TX 79045 - Worker was loading a truck with salt from a silo when the silo collapsed. Worker was struck by the falling debris.

Placerville Union School District, Placerville, CA 95667 - Worker was shot in office.

Alvan Construction Inc., Brielle, NJ 08730 - Worker fell from a roof.

Kaufman Enterprises Inc., Williamsburg, IA 52361 - Worker cutting down tree was crushed as tree fell to ground.

18 Karat Inc., Cameron, WV 26033 - Worker was operating a bulldozer pulling a water truck up a hill.The bulldozer drifted back and pinned the worker against the water truck.

Milark Industries Inc., Mansfield, OH 44903 - Worker was attempting to free a forklift stuck in the snow and was kneeling between two forklifts. Another worker moved the second forklift closer to connect a chain when the worker was pinned.

Romero's Construction, Edison, NJ 08818 - Worker was working from a scissor lift and fell 16 feet to the floor.

Fisher Barton South Carolina Inc., Fountain Inn, SC 29644 - Worker fell while placing salt in a tank being prepared for production.

AT&T, Starke, FL 32091 - Worker was struck by a vehicle at the work site.

Caribe General Constructors, Mayaguez, PR 00680 - Worker fell while removing an extension cord tied to a window railing on the third floor.

Nassau Co PD Hwy Patrol Bellmore, NY 11710 - Police officer was pushed under a box truck after vehicle was struck by a truck that crossed striped lanes.

CCAPS, LLC DBA ServiceMaster, Belmont, MA 02578 - Worker was electrocuted when cleaning a wet carpet and moving an old lamp.

Supervalu Inc., Hazelwood, MO 63042 - Worker was driving a stand-up forklift with forks trailing. The forklift struck a full pallet and the worker was thrown from the forklift, landing on a metal railing."


Ace in the Hole Towing, El Dorado, CA 95678 - Worker was hit by a tractor trailer rig while hooking vehicle for towing.

B & B Lumber Co. Inc., Jamesville, NY 13078 - Worker was caught in a saw.

Enterprise Products dba Enterprise Transportation, Freeport, TX 77541 - Worker was washing a chemical tanker truck that contained polyurethane foam and was found unresponsive inside the tank.

Power Zone Equipment, Center, CO 81125 - Worker's clothing was caught on a shaft attached to a motor, which pulled his body into the rotating equipment.

Trinidad Drilling, Garden City, TX 79739 - Worker checking a motor that pumps water out of a cellar was found unresponsive.

Enterprise Products Operating LLP, Mont Belvieu, TX 77580 - Worker was blinding flanges on a piping manifold when a fire started. The worker was unaccounted for.

Pneumatic and Hydraulic Company, LLC, Houston, TX 77095 - Worker was replacing a 120 psi pneumatic hose for a compressor system and was struck by the pressurized equipment.

Chicago Decking & Steel, Glenview, IL 60026 - Worker was struck by a steel beam that was being erected as part of a canopy on the exterior of a hospital addition.

Dubuque Community School District, Dubuque, IA 52001 - A worker was run over by a vehicle driven by another worker attempting to perform a three-point turn and in reverse at the time of the accident.

Elevator Dynamic, Santa Monica, CA 90401 - Worker fell into an elevator shaft.

Green 46 Recycling, LLC, Rochester, WI 53167 - Worker's hood was caught in a piece of equipment used to recycle asphalt shingles and the worker was asphyxiated.

Rod and Staff Publishers, Crockett, KY 41413 - Worker slipped and hit head in the parking lot arriving at work.

Two-Brothers Enterprises Inc., Cumming, GA 30041 - Worker installing a sewer line was trapped inside a trench when the trench collapsed.

Cross-County Contracting Inc., New York, NY 10014 - Two workers fell off an I-beam down an elevator shaft, 56 feet to the third floor.

Gra-Kat Environmental Services, Walton, KY 41094 - Worker was struck by a vehicle while cleaning up an accident site involving an overturned trailer.

Airco Service, Inc., Tulsa, OK 74146 - Worker died after falling 15 feet through a snow-covered skylight.

RM Beverage Delaware LLC, Portland, OR 97217 - Worker struck on head by products when a storage rack collapsed.

HB Performance Systems Inc., Mequon, WI 53092 - Worker leaned over to see if a drip pan was full and he fell over, hitting the back of his head.

Bland Farms, LLC, Cato, NY 13033 - Worker was on a roof shoveling snow and fell through a skylight.

Darnell Belt dba D Bell Tree Service, Centreville, IL 62003 - Worker was conducting tree trimming operations when struck on his head by a 6-inch diameter branch.

Ameron International, Rancho Cucamunga, CA 94739 - A worker was crushed when a concrete pipe became displaced and struck the worker.

Setton Pistachio, Terra Bella, CA 93270 - Worker was caught in an auger.

Advanced Tree Service, Springfield, MA 01103 - Worker was dumping a wheelbarrow containing snow over the edge of a flat roof, lost control and fell 15 feet.

Erie Coke Corporation, Erie, PA 16512 - Worker had stepped around the corner of a building and directly into the path of a frontend loader.

Midstate Manufacturing Company, Galesburg, IL 61401 - Worker doing maintenance in a wet paint booth stepped off a catwalk and fell 20 feet through the ceiling and struck his head on a fixture below.

Eastern Wood Products Company, Williamsport, PA 17701 - Worker feeding scrap wood into an auger for transport to a primary grinder was entangled in the auger.

California Highway Patrol, Garberville, CA 95542 - Police officer was struck in a head-on collison.

Mayberry Machinery Movers Inc., Moorestown, NJ 08057 - Worker was crushed by a trailer's falling undercarriage.

Norfolk Iron & Metal Co., Norfolk, NE 68701 - Worker was walking near racks which contained metal trays. A forklift struck one of the trays and the tray moved laterally, striking the worker."

The Cliffs Resort, Graford, TX 76449 - Worker was checking water lines from the shore to the marina and was found in the water by the shore.

An Hua Laundry Service Inc.,Jamaica, NY 11433 - Worker was asphyxiated after her scarf was caught on the rollers of an iron/press machine.

Delgado Construction, Houston, TX 77055 - Worker was performing stucco activities from a scaffold platform 14 feet above ground. Worker fell through an opening between the house and the scaffold as he was reaching to take measurements.

H.L.S. Fire & Safety, Delcambre, LA 70528 - "Worker was swinging from a boat to a work platform and fell into the water, drowning."

Superior Environmental Solution, Inc., Canton, OH 44704 - Worker was pinned between a hatch door and the opening framework at the rear end of an industrial vacuum truck.

Coastal Crane & Rigging, Inc., Savannah, GA 31419 - Worker was killed after falling from a boom truck platform.

Eldridge & Son Farm Equipment, Morehead, KY 40351 - Worker was pinned between vehicle and dump truck while unloading material.

Purity Plus Water Systems, Rockford, IL 61109 - Worker was struck by a truck.

Garden City Park FD Hdqtrs, Garden City Park, NY 11040 - Firefighter slipped on ice and struck head

Joseph M. Sanzari Inc., Clifton, NJ 07012 - Worker was struck by a motor vehicle.

Fallon Logging Co. Inc., Tillamook, OR 97141 - Worker cutting down a tree was struck by the top of another tree that fell to the ground.

L & J Company, Aurora, CO 80018 - Worker was delivering a load of waste roofing material and he was under the dump truck to engage a hydraulic control lever when his jacket got caught in a rotating power take-off.

Amf Bowling Centers Inc., 300 Dallas, Store 571, Addison, TX 75001 - Worker was releasing a jam from a bowling pinsetter machine when the worker was caught by an elevator wheel.

Davis Specialties Services, Okeechobee, FL 34972 - Worker was installing an antenna on a newly erected 300-foot tower and fell 110 feet from the tower.

Master Fleet, LLC, Green Bay, WI 54304 - Worker slipped and fell on ice in the parking lot, hitting his head on the ground.

Viking Coca Cola Bottling Company, St. Cloud, MN 56303 - Worker at a soda bottling company was found dead inside a walk-in freezer.

Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co., Midland, TX 79701 - Worker was in the process of removing a stabilizer when a piece of equipment was moved or dislodged by a forklift and the piece struck and caught the worker.

Coast Career Institute, Los Angeles, CA 90015 - Worker was shot by student during a training session.

Austin Industrial Services, LP., Deer Park, TX 77536 - Worker entered a railcar previously containing olefin sulfide and was overcome by hydrogen sulfide.

Davey Tree Expert Company, Du Bois, PA 15801 - Worker was clearing trees and was struck on the head by a section of a falling tree.

Rogers Logging Company Inc., Magnolia, AR 71753 - Worker was approaching a fallen tree to cut off its top while another worker was cutting another tree when a piece broke off and hit the first worker.


Randy's Window and Carpet Cleaning, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 - Worker fell 40 feet from the roof of an apartment complex.

Stronghold Engineering, Riverside, CA 92507 - Worker was electrocuted while working on an electrical panel.

Ceres Gulf Inc., New Orleans, LA 70115 - Worker was removing a tire from a container handler on a marine dock when the tire blew off its rim.

Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department, Mint Hill, NC 28227 - Worker (SWAT Team Member) working with tactical distraction device (flash bang device) when it activated.

Metropolitan Water Reclamation Dist., Hanover Park, IL 60133 - Worker fell 12 feet over a railing after losing control of a Bobcat.

Ceres Gulf Inc., New Orleans, LA 70115 - "One worker was killed, another injured after the tire they were removing blew off the axle."

Federal Marine Terminals, Palmetto, FL 34221 - Worker died after falling inside a marine vessel.

Brookshire Brothers Ltd., Lufkin, TX 75904 - Worker was salvaging parts from a mechanical dock leveler. A forklift was raising the dock leveler when it slipped and crushed the worker.

Central Valley Meat, Hanford, CA 93230 - Worker struck by paddle of meat blender after sanitizing it, and blender wasn't locked out."

City of White House, White House, TN 37188 - Worker fell into rushing water and got trapped in culvert while clearing debris from a drain.

International Bankshare Corp., San Antonio, TX 78207 - Worker walking on an elevated catwalk died when he fell nearly 12 feet through an unsecured access door.

Related Past Post:
OSHA Fatality Report For January 2011

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