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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

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Monday, April 16, 2012

OSHA Fatality Report For August 2011

This week we have the OSHA fatality reports from August 2011. Every day we go to the same place and do the same thing... and never get hurt. That's probably what many of these people thought. Don't let habits lead to complacency. Be alert. Pay attention. We don't want you to be listed in next year's OSHA fatality reports.

Roberts Sand Company, LLLP, Quincy, FL 32351 - Worker using an excavator inside a clay pit was killed when the 25-foot wall of clay soil fell, crushing him.

G.P. Evans Contractors, LLC, Port Arthur, TX 77640 - worker died after his tractor fell down an embankment and landed on top of him.

Five Star Masonry, Manhattan, MS 66506 - worker died after falling nearly 45 feet from a scaffold.

S&S Cabinets & Woodworking, Lake Crystal, MN 56055 - worker died after falling from a roof while making repairs.

ANSCO & Associates, LLC, Laurinburg, NC 28352 - worker installing a wooden power pole was electrocuted when his truck and trailer came into contact with an energized pole.

MSD Buncombe County, Asheville, NC 28801 - worker was struck and killed by bucket after the hydraulic lines of a backhoe failed.

Randy Davenport dba Davenport Roofing, Helena, AR 72390 - Two workers were electrocuted when the aluminum ladder they were positioning against a building came in contact with an overhead powerline.

Prestonwood Christian Academy, Plano, TX 75093 - Football coach collapsed and died on the practice field while working in 106-degree weather.


USS Cal Builders, Los Angeles, CA 90068 - Worker, whose fall protection was connected to a 30-foot wall panel he was erecting, died when the panel came loose causing him to fall.

Estes Enterprises, Hapeville, GA 30354 - worker was crushed by a loading dock that had been taken out of service.

Robert J. Denton, Warrensburg, NY 12885 - worker was struck and killed by a tree.

Ashton Sawing & Drilling, LLC, Richmond, TX 77407 - Construction worker was killed when he was crushed between two walls.

Global Propane Energy LLC, Rose Hill, KS 67133 - worker died from burns after several propane tanks exploded.

Park Construction Assoiciates, LLC, Katy, TX 77494 - worker helping to rescue a stuck cement truck was killed when the sling broke loose and hit worker in the chest.

CSM Bakery Products North America, Dallas, TX 75238 - worker unjamming part of a bakery oven was killed after he was caught between the robotic arm and the oven's conveyor belt.

T & S Sawmill, Inc., Clarendon, AR 72029 - worker died from possible heat-related illness after working on a sawmill machine.

Zimmerman Sales and Services LLC, Goshen, IN - worker welding inside a silo died from possible electrocution.

Campbell Road Sawmill, Spencerville, IN 46788 - Logging worker died when struck in the head by a falling tree branch.

M & K Logging, Spring, TX 77373 - worker was killed when the tree he was cutting down fell on him.

Rea Trucking, Inc., Newton, KS 67114 - Worker was killed when 13 bales of hay, each weighing 1,200 pounds, fell on top of him.

Sink Tower Erection Co, Inc., Lexington, NC 27295 - worker was killed after a 50-foot fall from a cellular tower.

Seneca Foods, Payette, ID 83661 - worker died after he was run over by a semi-truck in the loading area.

Nix Contr LLC, Linden, MI 48451 - worker died after falling into a manhole.

Chrysler Group Transport, Detroit, MI 48234 - worker adding fuel to a truck died of poisoning after diesel fuel sprayed over her body.

Natal Excavating, Inc., Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046 - worker was paying for fuel he had just pumped into his truck and was run over by the truck.

Select Services LLC, Caddo Parish, LA - Worker was crushed when the truck he exited rolled backward, crushing him between it and a backhoe.

Patrick Lovett Farm, Tabor City, NC 28463 - worker unclogging tobacco materials from a harvester conveyor died when his clothing was caught and he was pulled into the machine.

Clement B Rozanski, Pleasantville, NY 10570 - worker cutting down a tree died when a large section of the tree fell and struck him.

Clay Mohon Mowing LLC, Mortons Gap, KY 42440 - worker lost consciousness and was killed after being crushed by the tractor he was operating.

Nielson Construction Inc, Price, UT 84501 - worker performing yard work between the road and property was struck and killed by car.

Sai's Truck Repair Inc., Mauston, WI 53948 - worker making repairs to hoisted semi-truck was crushed when the truck fell on top of him.

Eiver Vergara dba Vergara Roofing and Repair, Monroe, NC 28110 - worker died after falling nearly 30 feet from roof onto concrete driveway.

Blue Collar Construction, Pecos, TX 79972 - worker resurfacing a street was killed when crushed between a chipper spreader and dump truck.

Air Liquide, Hahnville, LA 70057 - Worker attempting to remove a plug from a line at a pressure bottle died when the bottle ruptured, hitting him in the head."

U.S.A. Hauling & Recycling Inc., Enfield, CT 06082 - Truck driver standing outside the truck trying to close its tailgate was killed when another truck backed over him.

Dresser-Rand, Wellsville, NY 14895 - worker was crushed between a crane-held load and a fixed object.

Arc Industries, Inc., Columbus, OH 43230 - Worker fell to the floor, striking her head.

Central Landscape and Maintenance, Pearland, TX 77584 - worker performing landscape work collapsed and later died from hyperthermia.

Act Electric Inc., Youngsville, NC 27596 - worker died after falling 25 feet from a scissor lift after collision with a crane.

Kessler Construction, Munich, ND 58352 - worker nailing rafter stringers on a barn died after falling nearly 20 feet to the ground.

Wally Park, Lester, PA 19029 - worker conducting routine maintenance on a shuttle bus was crushed when the rear of the bus collapsed.

Neilson Construction Inc., Price, UT 84501 - Road flagger was struck and killed by a truck that failed to stop.

Reinhausen Manufacturing, Inc., Kissimmee, FL 34741 - worker died from burns when a transformer exploded.

Wave Hydro, LLC, Baldwinsville, NY 13027 - worker performing electrical maintenance fell into the water and drowned.

Naybor's Well Services Company, High Island, TX 77623 - worker trying to detach a load from a forklift died when the load fell on top of him.

Crawford Construction, Van Buren, AR 72956 - worker bending down to make marks on the road was killed when a road/motor grader operator backed over him.

Deisel Diagnostic & Repair, West Point, GA 31833 - Worker replacing brakes on an automobile carrier truck died when the jack slipped, causing the truck to fall and crush him."

JNJ Holdings, LLC., Pittsburgh, PA 15211 - worker died of head injuries after falling 18 feet from a scaffold to the concrete.

BMW Motorcycles of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89113 - worker loading a motorcycle into a customer's vehicle died after falling backwards off ramp and hitting his head.

Watervliet Public Schools, Watervliet, MI 49098 - worker stripping wood died from head injuries after falling from step.

Rod Van Erp Farm LLC, Ubly, MI 48475 - worker was crushed when a backhoe rolled over him.

S & J Logging Inc., Chelsea, MI 48118 - worker was struck in the head and killed by falling trees while logging.

MVT Iron Works, Guttenberg, NJ 07093 - worker standing on a ladder on the second-story walkway was killed after falling over the guardrail to the ground.

Georgia Power Co., Tifton, GA 31754 - worker was repairing a downed power line and was electrocuted.

Foreign Auto Salvage, INC, dba Walton Imports, Walton, KY 41014 - Auto salvage worker was crushed when the car fell off lift.

Ohio Gratings Texas, Houston, TX 77045 - worker stacking gratings in a warehouse died after being found unconscious.

Extreme Fab Inc., Houston, TX 77015 - worker using hand-held tools and a drop light while inspecting a skid was electrocuted when his sweat caused the drop light to arc.

Sadoff  & Rudoy Industries, Fond du Lac, WI 54935 - worker was killed when a clamp fell on him while performing maintenance on a shearing machine.

Cardone Industries Inc., Harlingen, TX 78550 - worker was sorting motor vehicle parts when he collapsed and died of a heart attack.

Excel Energy, Granite Falls, MN 55401 - worker was killed after falling nearly 10 feet while working on a spillway clearing debris.

Mark Morin Logging, Tampico, IN 47220 - worker crushed while cutting down trees.

Hayward Baker Inc., Aspen, CO 80020 - worker drilling geothermal holes died after becoming entangled with the rotating drill stem and auger.

Hayden Tower Company, Topeka, KS 66618 - worker dismantling a 100-foot tower died after falling 80 feet from the tower.

Spirit AeroSystems, Inc., Wichita, KS 67210 - worker trying to remove a sling caught inside a plane's fuselage was killed when he fell 13 feet off a platform.

Permacolor Inc., Camarillo, CA 93012 - worker pulling metal pipe out of chimney was electrocuted after making contact with overhead powerlines.

ACJ Construction Corp, Mayaguez PR 00680 - worker installing a pipe inside a 6-foot deep trench died after the trench walls collapsed on him.

Greenwich Terminals, Philadelphia, PA 19148 - Worker was assisting a yard horse driver, hooking up to something at the pier, and was run over.

Nicholas Cable Communications, Terre Haute, IN 47801 - Worker discovered unconscious while using a trencher to install underground TV cable.

Kantner Iron and Steel, Inc., Stoystown, PA 15563 - worker was fatally burned while removing padlocks from a steel container with a propane/oxygen torch.

Maher Terminals, Elizabeth, NJ 07201 - worker performing crane maintenance was electrocuted.

Pompei and Sons, Inc., Millsboro, PA 15333 - Construction worker walking across a new roadway was struck and killed by a vehicle.

Merry Maids, Mansfield, TX 76063 - Worker cleaning a residence collapsed and died after hitting her head.

Union Carbide Corporation, Seadrift, TX 77979 - worker performing maintenance on a pressure vessel was killed when the vessel's rim struck him in the face.

NYSMTA, Long Island Rail Road, Babylon Yard, West Islip, NY 11795 - worker electrocuted after touching a high-voltage rail or component while working on railroad cars.

Baker Petrolite Corporation, Sand Springs, OK 74063 - Worker died after being struck in the face with a hose cap and sprayed in the face with the chemical, isopropylamine."

Wickliffe Paper Company LLC, Wickliffe, KY 42087 - worker died from severe burns from paper by-products while removing a manway.

Town of Wingate Public Works, Wingate, NC 28174 - worker was struck and killed by a lawnmower that slid down an embankment and overturned.

Hennen Siding, Fridley, MN 55432 - worker was electrocuted after touching an overhead power line while installing metal fascia from a truck-mounted boom lift.

Vigo County Parks & Recreation Department, Terre Haute, IN 47807 - worker drowned after being trapped underwater when the tractor slid into lake while attempting to remove tractor.

Reynolds Sign, Arlington, TX 76011 - worker died from falling 30 feet to the ground after the catwalk grate collapsed.

H & S Constructors Inc., Corpus Christi, TX 78409 - Worker performing welding operations was killed when the steel structure he was working on moved, striking him."

Patterson-UTI Drilling Co., LLC. Rig #531, Carrizo Springs, TX 78834 - Worker was killed after rigging equipment struck him, throwing him over the guardrail, 26 feet to the ground."

Springer and Sons Tree Service, LLC., Osgood, OH 45351 - worker was trimming trees on a drainage project and was run over and killed by a skid loader.

Ron Brown and Sons Inc., Bear Lake, MI 49614 - worker was struck in the head and killed by a rim that broke while adding air to a truck tire.

Pinnacle Roofing & Painting Inc., Mesa, AZ 85206 - worker performing underlayment repair work fell nearly 30 feet from roof.

Chimenti's Baking Company, Los Angeles, CA 90032 - worker opening the building was crushed when the facility's gate fell on him.

Evco Transport, Inc., Mt. Tremper, NY 12457 - worker moving furniture to a storage area died after falling from a stairwell.

Bailey Farms Intl LLC, Ephraim, UT 84627 - Worker was crushed between the stacker and support brace while operating a hay press.

Barreiro Concrete Materials, Inc., Medley, FL 33178 - Worker standing outside of his truck, waiting to fill it with concrete, was killed after being run over by another truck.

Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356 - worker died from head and neck trauma after losing control of lawn tractor and rolling down an embankment.

Lancaster County Fire Service, Lancaster, SC 29720 - Firefighter, who complained of chest pains and nausea after returning from a fire call, later died of cardiac arrest.

Coastal Cargo Company, Inc., New Orleans, LA 70112 - Worker loading grain on a cargo vessel was killed when the closing hatch cover struck him, causing him to fall 40 feet.

Hundts Auto Salvage, Plymouth, IN 46563 - worker was crushed underneath a vehicle that fell from a front-end loader.

Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations Inc., Mills, WY 82644 - worker was crushed after being pinned between two vehicles in a storage yard.

APAC Texas, Inc., Beaumont, TX 77713 - worker serving as a flagger was struck and killed by a car.

Sands Point Golf Club, Sands Point, NY 11050 - Golf club worker died from cardiac arrest due to a heat stroke.

New Urban Forestry, Hull, GA 30646 - worker was killed when a tree limb he was removing struck him.

Inergy Propane, LLC dba Jenkins Gas, New Bern, NC 28560 - worker died from gas fumes while servicing an underground liquid propane tank.

Glen-Gery Corporation, Shoemakersville, PA 19555 - Worker was removing a lighting fixture from an aerial lift, touched the conductor, and was electrocuted.

U.S. Army - Fort Huachuca, Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613 - worker was performing his physical fitness test and collapsed.

Anaya Welding Service & Lease, Inc., Alamo, TX 78516 - worker operating a trencher machine to dig a four-foot trench died when he fell from his seat onto the machine's extended arm.

Yenkin-Majestic Paint Corp., Columbus, OH 43219 - worker was electrocuted after connecting a battery to his forklift.

Jeffboat LLC., Jeffersonville, IN 47130 - worker was crushed between a barge mover and a barge.

Econo Auto Painting and Body Shop, Ocala, FL 34475 - worker died of possible heart attack while painting a vehicle inside a paint booth.

Oakridge Cemetery Inc., Hillside, IL 60162 - worker was killed when he lost control of the lawnmower and it fell on top of him.

TitleMax of Illinois, Inc., Peoria, IL 61604 - worker was working at a cash loan facility and was stabbed to death.

American Apparel Knit and Dye, Garden Grove, CA 92841 - worker cutting fabric was crushed in an energized machine.

Delaware River Stevedores, Inc., Philadelphia, PA 19137 - worker unloading cargo died when he fell 45 feet inside a ship's hull.

US Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Benning, GA 31905 - worker was inspecting a paving project at a military installation and was struck and killed by an asphalt truck.

Luna Landscape Service, San Clemente, CA 92672 - worker performing landscape work collapsed after complaining of chest pains and later died.

Metropolitan Condominium Association, Irvine, CA 92612 - worker found unresponsive on work site later died from possible carbon monoxide exposure.

20/20 Real Estate Review, Inc., Sahuarita, AZ 85629 - Worker fell off a ladder.

K Reed Roofing, Union City, CA 94587 - Roofer using a fall protection harness that was not tied off died when he fell more than 10 feet from a roof.

Independence Drilling, Inc., Gainesville, FL 32608 - worker was electrocuted when he hit an underground utility while drilling.

NextEra Energy Resources, Ocheyedan, IA 51354 - worker died after falling more than six feet through an unprotected hatch door in a wind tower.

IL Dept. of Transportation- District 1, Woodstock, IL 60098-3295 - worker struck and killed by a car while preparing for a roadway stripping operation.

Building Products Corporation, East Saint Louis, IL 62205 - Employee working around the lower section of a conveyor belt was killed after being caught in the belt.

Coastal Catering, LLC., Mayersville, MS 39113 - Employee was working aboard an uninspected work barge and fell overboard and drowned.

M. Griffin Plumbing & Piping Co., Louisville, KY 40207 - worker using a backhoe to perform renovation work was pinned in an excavation site when a concrete window well fell on him.

Celestrial Landscaping & Construction, Inc., Lemont, IL 60439 - worker conducting tree felling operations slipped and fell 40 feet.

Lumiere Place Casino & Hotel, St. Louis, MO 63102 - worker died after falling into an elevator shaft while trying to retrieve keys.

Stammerrama General Engineering, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 - Construction worker resurfacing road collapsed and died from possible heat stroke.

Garden Center Maintenance, Davis, OK 75030 - Worker assembling a fabric building structure became ill and died, possibly from heat stroke.

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., San Antonio, TX 78219 - worker connecting the trailer's air lines was crushed between the trailer and a dolly.

Cameron International, Ville Platte, LA 70586 - worker repairing a lathe machine was killed when his head was caught between a junction box and piece of iron.

Mark Stephens dba Four S Farm, Raleigh, NC 27614 - worker was killed by a 70-foot tree that was knocked over by another tree being removed.

Roach Brothers Painting Contractors, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA 15241 - worker died after falling nearly 40 feet from a roof without wearing fall protection.

Springfield Golf Club, Fort Mill, SC 29715 - worker was struck and killed by a golf cart.

Inglett & Stubbs, LLC., Americus, GA 31709 - worker was electrocuted while installing light fixtures.

Unknown, Boulder City, NV 89006 - Worker towing an airplane crashed into a building at an airport.

Edgar Wayne Ellington, Madison, NC 27025 - worker died when his tractor went off the road and overturned while pulling a tobacco trailer.

Inglett & Stubbs, LLC., Americus, GA 31709 - worker was electrocuted while installing light fixtures.

Emeritus Assisted Living, Grand Terrace, CA 92313 - worker died after falling about 40 feet while trimming a palm tree.

Novak Construction, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831 - worker died after falling from the back of a moving pickup truck.

UPS Ground Freight, Uniontown, PA 15401 - worker using a scissor lift to transfer parts into a trailer died after falling from the lift.

Hocking Printing Co., Inc., Ephrata, PA 17522 - Worker servicing an industrial riding mower was killed when the mower rolled forward from its parked position, striking the worker.

Lazem Development Corp., Miami, FL 33313 - worker installing ceiling beams died after falling from a scaffold.

Princeton First Aid & Rescue, Princeton, NJ 08540 - Worker, attempting to rescue a trapped motorist in fast moving water, drowned after being separated from his tether.

City of Rutland, Mendon, VT 05701 - Worker drowned after falling into a river while checking the water system after a hurricane.

Old Orchard Country Club, Pittsfield, IL 62363 - Worker was in the process of mowing when the lawn mower tipped over, crushing him.

Blattner Energy, Inc., Byron, CA 94514 - worker using bulldozer to cut roadway was ejected from and crushed by the machine after it rolled down a hillside.

Wild West Construction LLC, Glenrock, WY 82637 - Two workers were killed in an explosion while installing piping on an existing well site.

Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation, Keanu, HI 96749 - Worker died when he struck a tree after crossing the center line on a private road.

Double D Welding and Fabrication, Glenrock, WY 82637 - Worker was killed in an explosion while installing piping on an existing well site.

Sunshine Laundry and Dry Cleaning, Inc., Toledo, OH 43612 - worker was working on a washer and was electrocuted.

ASI Technologies, Inc., Milwaukee, WI 53225 - Worker was working on a press and the cable snapped, crushing his head.

Gerace Construction Company, Inc., Rochester, NY 14620 - worker was crushed when a 35-ton crane he was operating tipped over.

Active Staffing Services, LLC., Jersey City, NJ 07305 - worker was killed when 50-pound bags he was unloading struck him.

D.W. Shouppe Coast dba B&M West Coast Co of TX LTD, Byron, GA 31008 - worker installing a diesel exhaust fuel system died from a heart attack after complaining of chest pains.

J & A Loading, Inc., Naples, FL 34102 - worker unloading roof tiles from a delivery truck was run over by a forklift.

R & R Metal Erectors, Marletta, GA 30063 - worker installing metal decking died after falling 40 feet from the roof.

Hormel Foods Corporation, Tucker, GA 30084 - Worker was struck and killed by a stand-up forklift.

DA Services Hauling & Dumpsters, Martinez, CA 94553 - worker was crushed between dumpster's lift bed and frame.

Liberty Denim, LLC, Liberty, SC 29657 - worker died when caught between rollers while working in a textile machine.

Related Past Posts:
OSHA Fatality Report For February 2011
OSHA Fatality Report For April 2011
OSHA Fatality Report For June 2011

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Anonymous Clark forklift parts said...

safety should be first always. You seem to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is great blog.

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