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Monday, March 26, 2012

OSHA Fatality Report For May 2011

This is the fifth in our series of weekly posts listing the workplace fatalities in 2011. These come from published OSHA data and have only been edited to remove duplicates and correct obvious typos.

Please read these and realize you could appear in this list next year. One of the incidents listed below could happen to you. Think! Be careful!

Braden Drilling, LLC., Smyrna, NY 13464 - worker died after being caught between a steel staircase on a reach forklift and a drilling rig trailer.

Autocatalyst Recycling Inc., Dearborn, MI 48126 - worker died after falling from seven-foot ladder and hitting his head on surface below.

South Fork Gardening and Landscape Inc., Southampton, NY 11968 - worker repairing a skid-steer was crushed by the equipment's rear arm assembly.

Ohio Edison Company, Massillon, OH 44646 - worker was working on live electrical lines when the worker grabbed one of the energized lines and was electrocuted.

Capitol Roofing, Cheyenne, WY 82002 - worker cutting roofing material at the edge of a roof was killed when he slipped and fell to the ground.

Ryan Companies US, Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 - worker died after falling 109 feet from a guarded 8th floor roof.

ITT Corporation, Maxwell AFB, AL 36112 - Worker servicing truck's brakes was killed after the truck moved in reverse and struck, dragged, and ran over her.

Crockett County Hwy Dept., Alamo, TN 38001 - worker cutting down a tree was struck and killed by snapped tree limb.

G. T. Installation Services Inc., Key Biscayne, FL 33149 - One worker killed and one injured after 1,000 pounds of glass panels they were unloading fell on top of them."

Jeff Watts Plaster & Stucco, Co., Long Boat Key, FL 34228 - worker using a lift to patch stucco on a house was killed when he fell out of the lift and was crushed by the lift's box.

Eller ITO, Miami, FL 33167",Marine cargo worker was struck and killed by a trailer.

TRC Construction, Elko County, NV 89801 - worker died after falling 28 feet through a hole-opening on the roof of a remodel project.

Henrie Trucking, LLC, Kaysville, UT 84037 - worker unloading dump truck was crushed when the truck's tailgate fell on his head and neck.

Donald Rhine, Corona, CA 92879 - worker removing tape from a window was killed after falling 20 feet from a scaffold.

Great American Insulation, Inc., Taylor, TX 76574 - Worker exited a delivery vehicle, rolled underneath it while it was still in motion, and was run over by the back wheels."

C.O. Delivery LLC., Henderson, CO 80640 - Delivery worker was killed inside a warehouse when his truck pinned him against another vehicle.

Veolia Environmental Services, Alvin, TX 77512 - worker cleaning an industrial boiler suffered fatal burns after slipping into a steam pit while filling five-gallon buckets with water.

JA Alexander Inc., Kenilworth, NJ 07033 - Construction worker was killed after he was crushed by a machine's roller.

Calloway Contracting, Inc., Jacksonville, FL 32221 - worker holding a metal concrete slab hoisted by a crane was electrocuted when the crane touched an overhead powerline.

Formation Plastics, Quinter, KS 67752 - worker troubleshooting material being formed in a pressure former was killed when he was crushed between the press frame and the moving plate.

Plakos Scrap Processing Inc., Brooklyn, NY 11236 - worker was killed when a wheeled tractor with attached forks struck him.

Contra Costa County, Richmond, CA 94801 - worker died and tested positive for Legionnaires' disease.

Sanderson Farms Inc., Hammond, LA 70404 - A tractor trailer driver was killed by a freight train while driving across railroad tracks.

Futures Unlimited, Inc., Pontiac, IL 61764 - worker was struck and killed by a forklift.

Uniqco Group, Tampa, FL 33619 - worker was repairing a flat tire on a welding cart on a roof. He slipped and fell off the roof to the ground.

IL Dept. of Natural Resources, Morris, IL 60450 - worker sitting on tractor bucket loader while taking a break was struck and killed by a car driven by park patron.

Jose Ricardo Guerrero, Rose Hill, KS 67113 - worker reroofing a residential structure died from an apparent heat stroke.

Ortelaunee Mushroom Farm, Temple, PA 19560 - Farm worker, complaining of sharp head pain, died after being found unconscious on the ground."

Sipp Trucking, Allen, TX 75013 - Worker using a forklift to unload 2,100 pounds of rubber pipes from a flatbed truck was killed when the pipes slipped and fell on him."

Nabors Drilling, Williston, ND 58801 - Worker walking out of a building, collapsed and died from possible electrocution."

Ramsey Oil, Hutchinson, KS 67501 - worker cutting down a large tree died after the tree fell on him.

River Run Apartments, LLC, Macomb, IL 61455 - worker repairing air conditioning units died from a heart attack; possibly heat-related.

Harbor Point Mineral Products, Utica, NY 13502 - worker died after being trapped in a silo.

Stimson Lumber Company, Gaston, OR 97119 - worker killed and two injured in an explosion while attempting to disassemble a hydraulic accumulator charged with nitrogen gas.

Roden Landscaping, Festus, MO 63028 - Worker moving a trailer loaded with straw bales collapsed and died, possibly from heat stress."

Smedley's Tree Service, Louisville, OH 44641 - An electrical worker cutting down a tree was killed when the hydraulic cylinder came loose causing him to fall 30-feet to the ground.

William Grant Tank & Vessel, Inc., Henderson, TX 75652 - Worker using a scaffold to gain access to a fabricated pressure vessel died after the scaffold dislodged, causing him to fall nearly 12 feet to the concrete floor."

Daves Tree Service, Bock, MN 55313 - worker cutting down tree was fatally injured when the tree base hit him in the chest.

DBA/ Jose Rivera, Hartford, CT 06103 - window washer lowering equipment to the ground died after falling from the roof of an eight-story building.

First American Resources Company, LLC., Mableton, GA 30126-2942 - worker inspecting coil machine rollers was killed when he reached into the machine while in operation and was pulled in.

Menzi USA Sales, Inc., Ft. Pierce, FL 34982 - Worker disconnecting a hydraulic hose from a fitting cab died when the cab fell, landing on him."

The Fishel Company, Tampa, FL 33613 - worker transferring energized power lines from an old pole to a new one was electrocuted when he touched an uninsulated part of the power line.

Carlsbad Block & Supply, Carlsbad, NM 88220 - worker making repairs underneath a vehicle was crushed when the blocks supporting it shifted.

Gustav Koven, Santa Monica, CA 90407 - Worker fell from ladder into a 3-foot deep drained pool, possibly of cardiac arrest."

Superior Painting & Construction, Houston, TX 77043 - worker using a 24-foot aluminum ladder to paint the exterior walls of an apartment complex was electrocuted when his equipment contacted an overhead powerline.

TEC Payroll Services, Kansas City, MO 64108 - worker rigging a concert stage died after losing his footing and falling 40 feet.

Lee's Tree Trimming & Tree Removal, Enterprise, AL 36330 - Worker using an aerial lift to cut down a 72-foot tree was killed when the tree top swung back and hit the lift bucket, causing the worker and bucket to fall 52 feet."

Bimm Enterprises, Angels Camp, CA 95222 - worker trying to stop his truck from rolling down the hill died after the truck ran over him.

Mullins Marine Service, Inc., Winthrop, MA 02152 - Worker using a device to loosen the wire cable that secured a boat was killed when the device broke from the concrete, trapping the worker against the wall."

Stutesman Auto Salvage, Highlandville, MO 65669 - worker was killed when the tractor tire he was inflating exploded.

T.C. Thompson Builder, Inc, Artesia, NM 88210 - Worker using a saw to cut through a building frame at an airport hangar was killed when sparks ignited insulation, causing a fire."

James Hamilton Construction, Caballo, NM 87931 - worker struck by semi truck while working in a highway work zone.

Event Coordinators, Inc., Greensboro, NC 27403 - One worker killed and one injured after falling while disassembling a carnival ride.

Dillards Department Store, Montgomery, AL 36117 - worker changing store's light bulbs fractured his skull after falling from a 12-foot ladder.

Russell Brands, LLC., Alexander City, AL 35010 - Worker lowering a 332-pound ink drum was killed when he lost control of the drum, fell to the ground and hit his head on the concrete floor and pallet."

C J Doudrick, York, PA 17404 - A tree service worker died after falling 30 feet when the fiberglass boom supporting the bucket in which he was standing broke.

Wallace Paving, West Chicago, IL 60185 - worker died after he was pinned between truck trailers at work site.

Pacific Alaska Shellfish Company, Inc., Nikiski, AK 99635 - Five fishermen transporting fish to land drowned when their vessel sank.

City of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NM 87701 - Two workers installing a new water line died after being caught in an excavation wall collapse.

XL Plastering, Santa Ana, CA 92704 - worker fell 3 stories from roof onto sidewalk while plastering adjacent wall with no fall protection.

Herzog Railroad Services, Inc., St. Joseph, MO 64507 - worker making repairs while lying underneath a rail car was crushed when the supports holding up the car broke.

Whirlpool Corp. Marion Division, Marion, OH 43302 - A production line worker collapsed and died.

P.B. Sod Farms, Chino, CA 91710",Two workers were electrocuted after the irrigation pipe they were moving contacted an overhead power line.

H Construction Systems Inc., Littlefield, TX 79339 - Worker fell 20 feet from a roof, then later died of a heart attack after being transported to the hospital."

Delmonte Pet Foods, Topeka, KS 66618 - Worker found unresponsive, laying near a forklift and laser guided vehicle, later died after being struck by equipment."

Lowes, Inc., Enterprise, AL 36330 - A worker was killed after his truck rolled back, crushing him between his and another truck.

Bellagio Wood Tank Co. Inc., Healdsburg, CA 95448 - worker crushed when tractor overturned.

Sam Broussard Trucking Co., Inc., Geuydan, LA 70542 - Truck driver died from burn injuries after truck caught fire from colliding with two other vehicles, flipping over and landing in a ditch."

Shin Tech Louisiana LLC, Plaquemines, LA 70764 - worker entered a confined space and was asphyxiated.

Performance Contractors Inc., Plaquemines, LA 70764 - worker entered a confined space and was asphyxiated.

Cambridge Fire Dept., Cambridge, MN 55008 - worker fell and hit head during training.

Nucor Steel, Memphis, TN 38109 - worker pinned between forklift load and rack of steel.

A. Merante Contracting, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 - worker smoothing the ground in preparation for concrete was run over by a skid-steer.

Universal Service, Inc., Trenton, FL 32693 - worker cleaning sludge died after complaining of not feeling well.

Nucor Steel Memphis, Inc., Memphis, TN 38109 - worker pinned between the load on a powered industrial truck and a stack of steel.

Frank Cross dba Cross Cut Tree Service, Old Hickory, TN 37135 - Worker electrocuted after his positioning device came in contact with a 13,200 volt powerline."

Cross Country Courier, Hermantown, MN 55810 - worker died after falling from an elevated loading dock inside a warehouse.

SCP Distributors, LLC., Conroe, TX 77385 - Worker was killed when the 18-wheeler truck he was unloading rolled backward, pinning him between the bumper and the loading dock."

Britton Bridge, Knoxville, TN 37920 - worker struck and killed by a piece of concrete that fell from a bridge while doing demo work.

National Gypsum, Mount Holly, NC 28120 - worker died after being pinned under the arms of a transfer table while cleaning equipment.

Klapp Roofing Company, Bettendorf, IA 52722 - worker fell from flat roof approximately 26 feet to ground below.

Rojas All Repairs, Wilmington, DE 19805 - worker using an aluminum extension ladder on roof was killed after falling 30 feet to the ground.

Ardaman & Associates, Bal Harbour, FL 33154 - Marine terminal worker complaining of not feeling well later died at the hospital.

Grove Farm Fish Hukilau Foods, Honolulu, HI 96814 - Worker found unconscious on ocean floor while performing commercial diving, later died from unknown cause.

Cobb & Cobb Seed Company, Davisboro, GA 31018 - worker changing a tire was struck and killed by a trailer.

Huggins Tire Sales, Inc., Concord, NC 28027 - worker died from head injuries after falling from the bed of a loaded pickup truck.

RJM Investment, Inc., Congress, AZ 85332 - A crane operator was crushed after the crane overturned while backing down a hill.

Kenyon Plastering, Lubbock, TX 79416 - Worker dropping pieces of scaffolding to a lower level was killed when his vest got caught in one of the pieces, causing him to fall 14 feet to the ground.

Thompson Electric Inc., Wooster, OH 44691 - worker operating a derrick truck was electrocuted after coming into contact with an energized line.

Tyler Perrigo, Seaside, OR 97138 - worker killed in explosion while trying to cut the top off of a 55-gallon drum with a plasma cutter.

PECO, Philadelphia, PA 19101 - worker fell 60 feet while working on a utility pole.

WB Sealcoating, Inc., dba Winberry Blacktop Sealcoat, Hendersonville, NC 28792 - Road paving worker died from hyperthermia after his body's temperature reached 108 degrees.

Hawthorne Police Dept., Torrance, CA 90250 - Police officer killed in collision between two motorcycles during officer funeral.

Go Native, Inc., Coastside, CA 94062 - One worker was killed and five injured when their forest services truck ran off the road and rolled down a hill.

Southwood Apartments, Morrow, GA 30260 - worker moving window sills from a delivery truck died when he collapsed and struck his head on the asphalt.

Spartan Manufacturing Corp, Kernersville, NC 27284 - worker standing on top of a storage room died after falling off a 9-foot ladder.

Waccamaw Metal Recycling, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 - worker pinned between baler and truck while unloading metal.

Madison Ave. Autos and Trucks, Sacramento, CA 95841 - worker cleaning glass died after falling from ladder and striking his head.

Peak Steel, LLC, Apex, NC 27523 - worker received fatal injuries after being struck by a falling section of structural steel.

E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Electronic Technologies, Circleville, OH 43113 - Department store worker died after collapsing to the floor.

Peak Steel LLC, Raleigh, NC 27523 - A worker died from staph infection after surgery on neck, which was injured when struck by falling structural steel.

TGGT Holding, LLC, Shreveport, LA 71101 - One worker was killed, another injured when the pressure vessel from a nearby tank exploded.

Pine Grove Farm, Standish, MI 48658 - worker engulfed in silo after top layer of corn collapsed.

Annbriar Golf Course, Inc., Waterloo, IL 62298-5225 - A groundskeeper operating a commercial mower died after the mower veered off path and down a steep embankment.

Wharncliffe Compressor Station, Wharncliffe, WV 25621 - Worker performing maintenance at a natural gas compressor station died after complaining about the heat and major pain in his arm, chest, and stomach."

Elemental Holdings LLC, Jackson, TN 38301 - worker changing rolls in the rolling mill was crushed by falling top roll.

Bermudez Longo Diaz-Masso LLC, San Juan, PR 00926 - worker crushed when tower supporting truck shifted and truck fell on worker.

Related Past Posts
OSHA Fatality Report April 2011
OSHA Fatality Report March 2011
OSHA Fatality Report February 2011

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Anonymous Electrician Conroe said...

Safe workplace is very important in every field mainly in electric field because it would be danger if the workplace is not safe.If workplace is safe the worker work properly & without any fear.

10:59 PM  
Blogger Zayne Carrick said...

The last job I had was with a tree removal in West Chicago IL and it was incredibly dangerous, I was surprised how many people could be injured just pulling out trees.

8:29 AM  

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