DuraLabel's Weekly Safety News

Blog Author Angelique Sanders

Weekly safety news. Stay in touch with regulations from OSHA, NFPA, and other safety codes. Find out about other companies' best and worst practices. We scour the internet to provide you with helpful training resources and the latest safety information.

Monday, March 12, 2012

OSHA Fatality Report For March 2011

Be careful around moving vehicles of any kind -- from cars, to powered industrial trucks to heavy equipment. Read this list and you'll read about many different ways people are killed by moving vehicles. And I wonder what the worker who checked the level of a flammable liquid in a drum using a cigarette lighter was thinking. Please stop and think!

March 2011
WM Contractor, Houston, TX 77028 - worker taking measurements while walking backwards on a roof died after he fell 30 feet without fall protection.

Alberto Roman Garcia, Santa Ana, CA 92701 - worker was crushed by a falling object.

Patrick Michael Group, Lake Village, AR 71653 - Two workers were in a manlift rigging a steel member hoisted by a crane when the boom collapsed and struck the manlift. Both workers fell 30 feet.

R & L Carriers, Birmingham, AL 35217 - worker was crushed between a truck and a loading dock.

Witmer Mulch, Willow Street, PA 17584 - worker was killed after being struck in the head by a mulch hopper.

Quick Pak Inc., Sharonville, OH 45246 - worker was found after falling 30 feet from an elevated lift.

Elm Farms Incorporated, Okawville, IL 62271 - Two workers were electrocuted after lifting an aluminum pipe to free a raccoon and hitting an overhead power line.

Sauced on Paseo, LLC, Oklahoma City, OK 73103 - Worker was using an electric material hoist to move beer to a lower level when the overloaded hoist failed and struck the worker, coming to rest 8 feet below."

Premier Logging, LLC., Plaucheville, LA 71329 - worker died after being run over by a road grader.

American Hardwood Industries/Graham Lumber Company, Fulton, MS 38843 - Worker, who was fixing a chipper motor, was electrocuted after contacting a live wire."

Manson Mowat a Joint Venture, Bremerton, WA 98310 - worker was operating a hoist on a spud barge when a piece of the winch came loose and struck him on the head.

Reithoffer Shows, Inc., North Fort Myers, FL 33917 - worker disassembling a fair/carnival ride was found unresponsive.

Koch Specialty Plant Services, Inc., Norco, LA 70079 - worker performing maintenance on a tower died after becoming unconscious from hydrogen sulfide exposure and falling 100 feet.

Barnesville Bus Company Barnesville, MN 56514 - Business co-owner was killed after being crushed by facility's garage door.

Probuild LLC., Wichita, KS 67217 - worker was struck and killed by a forklift while standing in a loading yard.

U.S. Postal Service, Dundee, MI 48131 - worker delivering mail was crushed when a concrete porch collapsed.

Boudier Brothers Construction Group, Inc., Violet, LA 70092 - worker doing masonry to cover an opening between a house wall and its foundation was electrocuted when worker came in contact with a set of cables.

Railworks Track Systems, Council Bluffs, IA 51503 - worker died after being hit by a piece of metal while removing railroad track.

Estis Well Service, LLC, Plaquemine, LA 70764 - Working was positioning a pipe into a hole on a derrick when the pipe shifted, striking the worker, and pinning him between the rig and mud tank."

Reeco Well Services, Inc. Lovington, NM 88260 - One worker killed and three workers injured from a fire at an oil well rig.

General Supply & Services, Inc., Pompano Beach, FL 33064 - worker was unloading a truck in the parking lot and was run over by a delivery truck.

Georgia Power Company, Claxton, GA 30458 - worker was climbing down a power line transmission structure when he fell to the ground.

Ultra Building Services, The Woodlands, TX 77381 - worker operating an electric floor buffer in the building was found unconscious and non-responsive by building security.

John Deere PEC Waterloo, IA 50702 - Worker ejected from, then pinned under tractor, after losing control and striking a utility pole."

Westfalia Technologies, Inc., Tampa, FL 33612 - Worker was replacing chains on a storage retrieval machine when a vertical lift station came crashing down, striking the worker."

Asplundh Tree Expert Co. Greenup, KY 41144 - worker struck by falling tree.

5J Oilfield Services, LLC., Stanton, TX 79782 - worker was killed when caught between a tractor trailer and forklift.

Nassau Co PD Bureau of Special Operations N. Bellmore, NY 11710 - Plain clothes police officer mistaken for a perpetrator and shot by a uniformed officer.

NYCPD 84th PCT Brooklyn, NY 11201 - Police officer fell 9 feet after being pushed over railing by suspect.

Walt Disney World Co., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 - worker testing a roller coaster was struck and killed by one of the coasters carts.

United Space Alliance, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899-0001 - worker died after an apparent 215-foot fall from a space shuttle launch structure.

Vesuvius Chicago Heights Plant, Chicago Heights, IL 60411 - worker unclogging a bin died after falling 30 feet onto railroad tracks.

Express Commercial Services of Texas, Plano, TX 75093 - worker operating a street sweeper was struck and killed by two cars that were street racing.

Valley Transportation, Inc., Hueytown, AL 35023 - worker was struck and run over by a moving truck.

JKS Ventures, Inc., Melrose Park, IL 60160 - worker was crushed between a forklift and bale of compressed cardboard.

Century Lighting Sacramento, CA 95834 - worker died after being crushed between a store ceiling and aerial device basket.

Butterville Farms, LLC., Adams, NY 13605 - worker died after sustaining crushing injuries while working in a cow barn.

Sanders Wood Products Molalla, OR 97038 - worker died after being struck on the head by a piece of lumber that fell from a conveyer.

Iowa Bridge and Culvert, Iowa City, IA 55242 - worker was struck and killed by beams when a construction shoring system failed.

ACTV Inc., Bolivar, MO 65613 - worker was electrocuted after contacting a power line while putting up advertisement signs

Devine Intermodal Sacramento, CA 95691 - Worker, who was assisting a vehicle, was struck and killed by another vehicle.

Empire State Cardboard Paper Recycling Corp., Maspeth, NY 11378 - worker was crushed between a trailer and a parking lot sweeper.

Composite Rigging Limited and Company, North Kingstown, RI 02852 - worker died after being struck on the head by a sailboat rigging cable.

Drywall Systems Plus, Inc., Fort Knox, KY 40121 - worker died after being struck by a fallen metal wall panel.

Gilchrist Construction, Alexandria, LA 71302 - worker employed as a traffic flagger was struck and killed by a truck.

Richard McKenzie & Sons, Inc., Frostproof, FL 33843 - worker was ejected from and run over by a front-end loader.

City of Cathedral City- Police Dept. Cathedral City, CA 92262 - Officer crashed during a vehicle pursuit.

P & C Construction, Santa Fe, TX 77510 - worker performing steel erection died after falling 50 feet from collapsed beams and columns.

T. K. Stanley, Beaumont, TX 77713 - worker was crushed between two derricks sections.

Yellow Cab of Lexington Lexington, KY 40510 - worker found shot in cab.

Woodall Electric, Inc., Moselle, MS 39459 - worker was electrocuted after contacting live lighting parts.

Carbide Industries, LLC Louisville, KY 40211 - Two workers were killed and one injured after an explosion in an industrial gas plant.

Baldwin Paving Company, Inc., Marietta, GA 30060 - worker was pinned between asphalt roller and a dumpster.

SAE Vinyl Siding, Cincinnati, OH 45251 - worker setting up a scaffold system was electrocuted when the pole contacted an overhead utility line.

Thieman Stampling Co., New Bremen, OH 45869 - worker was found dead on the floor of a welding shop.

Emjay Environmental Recycling, Ltd., Brentwood, NY 11717 - worker was caught in a machine.

Fuentes Enterprises, Inc., West Springfield, MA 01089 - worker was killed after a cigarette lighter used to check the level of a 55-gal. drum of flammable liquid ignited the liquid's vapor and exploded. Worker died from burns and blunt head trauma.

R,R, Donnelley, Willard, OH 44888-0002 - worker positioning rolls of paper stock into a printing press collasped and later died. Cause of death is undetermined at this time.

Russell Engineering, Sunrise, FL 33322 - worker picking up roadway debris was run over and killed by an asphalt paving roller.

AK Masonry LLC, Ogden, UT 84404 - worker grouting wall was killed when he fell 50 feet from scaffold.

Hamm Company, Perry, KS 66073 - worker was struck and killed by a vehicle in a shop parking lot.

Vo's Auto Repair Gresham, OR 97030 - worker inspecting car bearings was crushed after car began moving.

Tahoe Forest Hospital, Truckee, CA 96160 - Hospital worker died of sepsis from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Previously had work-related back injury before admitted to hospital. Unknown if work-related.

NYS Police Clarence LODD 2011 Clarence, NY 14031 - Police trooper struck by a passing vehicle while conducting a traffic stop.

Pinnacle Foods Group LLC Fort Madison, IA 52627 - Sanitation worker was killed after being pulled into auger while cleaning it.

Kenco LLC., Lincoln, MT 59639 - A truck driver securing a load of logs was struck in the head by a loose log.

ABC Coke-Division of Drummond Company, Tarrant, AL 35217 - worker was crushed between a coal hopper and Larry car while trying to open a coke oven chute.


Dean Stevens, Dayton, OH 45414 - worker performing building demolition activities was killed by fallen steel beam column supports.

Bed Bath & Beyond, Port Reading, NJ 07064 - worker fell from a mobile ladder.

KTG USA LP Memphis, TN 38107 - Park Service worker collapsed and died from possible smoke inhalation after fighting a fire.

Sysco Guest Supply, LLC Concord, NC 28027 - worker died after being struck by falling boxes and falling 19 feet.

Ceres Marine Terminals, Portsmouth, VA 23703 - worker died after being struck by a forklift while directing the transport of a ship's hatch cover.

All American Window Cleaning, Inc. Canyon, CA 92647 - worker washing windows was electrocuted after making contact with a live wire.

Comfort World A/C and Heating, LLC Scottsdale, AZ 85254 - worker fell from ladder.

Timberline Nursery Inc., Hillister, TX 77624 - worker suffered blunt force head trauma after riding bicycle off a four foot loading dock.

Com Ed, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 - Utility worker helping to move electric poles was killed when a portion of the pole fell on the worker's head.

Rebay, Marletta, OH 45750 - worker was operating a skid steer on the ramp to a large running diesel trammel and was found inside the trammel.

Eller-I.T.O. Stevedoring Company L.L.C., Miami, FL 33132 - worker was struck and killed by a falling refrigerated container.

Hilcorp Energy, Inc., Lafayette, LA 70506 - worker performing wire line service was killed after a high pressure well valve burst in worker's face.

Panduit Corp., Dekalb, IL 60115 - worker was found in a forklift truck dead of an apparent heart attack.

DME Enterprises, Bridge City, TX 77611 - A welder working on top of a storage tank was killed when the tank exploded, throwing the worker to the ground."

Dixon Electrical Systems & Contracting, Inc. - Ashland, KY 41101 Electrical worker died from burns and asphyxiation after a coke oven gas explosion."

B&L Services Gort, Lauderdale, FL 33311 - worker died after exposure to chemicals during spray painting operations.

Related Past Posts
OSHA Fatality Reports For February 2011
OSHA Fatality Reports For January 2011

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Anonymous The Moore Law Firm said...

When a company is cited for a repeat OSHA violation, the penalties deserve to be severe enough to force the violator to change its ways. When an employee loses a limb or suffers a similar serious injury as a result of “intentional, knowing or voluntary disregard for the law's requirements, or plain indifference to employee safety and health” could be grounds for an employer intentional tort, as that worker deserves damages beyond just workers compensation. While certain jobs may carry certain risks, employers must still make an effort to reduce those risks instead of ignoring them.

9:10 AM  
Blogger SteelFabCorp said...

It is sad to read this list week after week and see very similar "accidents" happening. Many seem to be because people don't think. But many also seem to result from equipment failures. Is this a maintenance problem? Is it a training problem? How could some of these have been prevented?

5:35 AM  
Anonymous Electrician the woodlands said...

Workplace safety is very important if your workplace is safe you are work properly and effectively.

2:03 AM  

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