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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, April 09, 2012

OSHA Fatality Report For July 2011

Here are the workplace fatalities reported to OSHA for July 2011. As these reports enter the summer months notice the fatalities from heat stress. It's April and cool right now, but keep this in mind when the hot summer months return again this year. When working in heat we need to drink more water than we think is necessary and take some cool down breaks.

7/1/2011
City of Fulton - De Immigrant Windmill, Fulton, IL 61252 - worker struck on head by part of windmill and fell 10 feet onto the wheel spur.

7/2/2011
Texas Industries Inc., Dallas, TX 75247 - worker walking under the plant in the silo area died after losing his balance and falling.


Carousel LLC, Orlando, FL 32819 - worker resetting a switch on a ride was struck and killed by the ride's counterweight.

Dredge and Marine Company LLC, Nashville, TN 37218 - worker died from burns after an explosion occurred inside of the boat he was painting.


7/3/2011
Greater Miami Baseball Club Limited Partnership, Ft. Myers, FL 3912 - worker died after his pelvis was crushed in a moving freight elevator.

7/5/2011
LG&E and KU Energy LLC, Lousiville, KY 40218 - worker shot supervisor before shooting himself.

City of Sanford Police Department, Sanford, NC 27330 - Worker repelling down a building during training died of internal injuries when his harness malfunctioned, slamming him into the building."

McDonagh Amusements Inc., Chesaning, MI 48616 - worker was electrocuted while helping take down an amusement ride.

Avenger Pest Control LLC, Siloam Springs, AR 72761 - worker spraying pesticides underneath a house died from possible poisoning.

T W Benson Trucking, Ashtabula, OH 44004 - Worker was killed when his truck, which had known maintenance issues, veered off the road."

Matrix Service Industrial Contractors, Inc., Eddystone, PA 19022 - worker died after falling 40 feet from a tank scaffold.

Total Grain Marketing, LLC, Metcalf, IL 61940 - worker riding a scissor lift was electrocuted after contacting live powerlines.

7/6/2011
Apak, Inc., Mundelen, IL 60060 - worker was electrocuted while fixing a machine.

A-1 Appliance Repair Services, Hayward, CA 94541 - worker was electrocuted while repairing a dryer.

Sunroc Corp, Cedar City, UT 84720 - worker died after he was run over by a front-end loader while clearing a work site.

Johnson Roofing, Waco, TX 76712 - worker installing insulation on a roof died from head trauma after slipping off the roof's edge and falling more than 20 feet.

Casey's General Stores, Inc., La Porte City, IA 50651 - worker collapsed and died from asphyxiation while trying to escape a store fire.

Marys Tree Service & Landscaping, Lahaina, HI 96761 - Tree trimmer fell nearly 50 feet when his safety belt broke while trimming coconut fronds.

7/7/2011
Clunn Consulting, Holtville, CA 92250 - worker driving a tractor that pulled a farm harvesting machine collapsed and later died from possible heat illness.

Southern New Hampshire Services Inc., Manchester, NH 03103 - worker performing work underneath a car was killed when the car's owner accidentally ran over him.

7/8/2011
Twigg Aerospace Components, Martinsville, IN 46151 - worker was electrocuted while performing maintenance work.

McConway & Torley LLC., Pittsburgh, PA 15201 - worker was impaled and crushed within a machine that creates product molds.

Patterson UTI Drilling Company, Carlsbad, NM 88220 - worker was struck and killed by hoisting equipment while working on an oil drilling rig.

Bailey-Buchanan Masonry, Inc., Beaumont, TX 77705 - worker collapsed while working on a 24-foot scaffold.

7/9/2011
URS Corporation, Soda Springs, ID 83230 - worker driving a construction road scraper was killed after the scraper rolled over into a pond.

Mike Howe Builders, Inc., Two Rivers, WI 54241 - worker was killed when a truck driver backed up pinning him in between the truck and a dumpster.

7/10/2011
Pike Creek Turf Farms, Inc., Adel, GA 31620 - worker was electrocuted while hooking up a power generator that was still running.

7/11/2011
LA Hardwood Products, LLC, Le Moyen, LA 71356 - worker died from apparent heat stress while performing welding operations.

Tipton Trucking, Inc., Bordentown, NJ 08505 - Worker was crushed when a 7,000-pound concrete barrier fell on top of him."

Evergreen Caissons, Telluride, CO 81435 - worker died after falling into a covered hole that gave way.

Charles R. Ellis, Richwood, OH 43344 - worker was in the process of removing a large tree when it fell on him knocking him to the ground.

Solar Erectors US Inc., Miami, FL 33128 - Worker constructing a parking garage died when the cable he was leaning on snapped, causing him to fall 40 feet."

Power Bros Machine, Montebello, CA 90640 - worker electrocuted while replacing a fuse in an air compressor.

7/12/2011
Bar-S Foods Co., Lawton, OK 73505 - worker cleaning an auger inside a meat processing factory died after falling into the processing machine.

Employee Staffing Services LLC, Camp Hill, PA 17603 - worker died from heat stress while repairing a school roof.

McPherson Son's Plumbing & Heat, Evans, WV 25241 - worker performing service on exterior A/C unit was electrocuted.

MC Lighting Maintenance, Houston, TX 77088 - Worker installing a switch on an electric light was electrocuted, then fell from the scissor lift onto the floor."

Essex Newbury Contracting Services Corp., Newbury, MA 01951 - Worker, who complained of feeling sick while digging a one-foot trench, collapsed and later died."

H.C. Haynes, Winn, ME 04495 - worker was killed when a tree struck him in the chest while inside a skid-steer cab.

Russell Disposal Inc., Methuen, MA 01844 - worker collecting trash was struck and killed by the trash truck while it was moving in reverse.

7/13/2011
The Brickman Group LLC Ltd., Mokenia, IL 60448 - worker was crushed when he was thrown from the powered industrial vehicle he was driving and it fell on top of him.

Nash Johnson & Son, Rose Hill, NC 28458 - Farm worker died from possible heat illness after experiencing light-headedness and confusion while collecting eggs.

Roofers Enterprises Corporation, LLC, Charlotte, NC 28270 - worker making roof repairs fell unconscious and died from possible heat stress.

DirectSat USA, Elk River, MN 55330 - worker fell more than 15 feet from a ladder while making repairs to a satellite dish.

RMG Construction Contractors LLC, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 - worker digging in an 8-foot deep trench died after the trench walls caved in on him.

7/14/2011
Con-Way Freight, San Antonio, TX 78220 - worker was killed when a crate of equipment fell on top of him.

Hungtinton Ingalls Industries, Inc., Avondale, LA 70094 - worker was electrocuted while performing task on a vessel.

Wilson and Associates, White Pine, TN 37890 - worker performing reconstruction work on roadside was struck and killed by car.

Gulfpoint Landscape Management LLP, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 - worker performing landscaping around a swimming pool drowned after falling in.

7/15/2011
Remco, Inc., Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 - worker was apparently electrocuted while making repairs to an air conditioning unit.

Silva International Inc., Momence, IL 60954 - worker was killed after falling about 13 feet into the material hoist carriage.

7/16/2011
Moore Brothers, Colusa, CA 95950 - worker killed when an electrical panel exploded.

Dolle Electric, Inc., Rogers, AR 72758 - worker performing construction activities collapsed and died from apparent heat illness.

7/17/2011
Wal-Mart #275, Livingston, TX 77351 - worker buffing floors died after he slipped and hit his head on the floor.

7/18/2011
Imperial Steel Construction, Bensenville, IL 60106 - worker died after falling approximately 35 feet without fall protection from a bar joist.

Sioux City Engineering Co., Sioux City, IA 51103 - worker was crushed in an auger while servicing a street paver machine.

Trenchless Technologies of New England, Inc., Port Kent, NY 12975 - worker cleaning a pipe casing using an auger machine died after the machine overturned and crushed him.

Landscape Solutions, Mendota Heights, MN 55120 - Worker collapsed while trimming bushes and raking, and later died."

RDL Masonry, Inc., Umatilla, FL 32784 - worker was killed after falling nearly 20 feet while setting concrete supports on a residential construction site.

Laxton Enterprises Inc, Wallingford, PA 19086 - worker died from head trauma after falling off a trash truck and hitting the ground.

7/19/2011
W W Fairbairn & Sons Inc., Walloon Lake, MI 49796 - worker was electrocuted after touching exposed wire while removing water lines.

Head Roofing, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 - worker was killed when an aluminum scaffold plank fell and struck him in the head.

Dennis Steel Inc., Austin, TX 78712 - worker died from an apparent heart attack after loading equipment onto a truck.

Management Mccord Assest, Peoria Heights, IL 61616 - Worker falling from roof, grabbed an exposed electrical wire to catch himself and was electrocuted."

Daniel Martinez, Architect Tustin, CA 92782 - worker providing landscape services collapsed and later died from a heart condition.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co, Topeka, KS 66603 - worker collapsed and died after making repairs to a rubber cooling machine.

Brad Ragan Recycling Inc. DBA BR Tire, Glasgow, KY 42142 - worker suffered possible heat stroke while changing a tractor tire.

Crystal Rock Amusements, Inc. dba Castelrock, Johnson, VT 05656 - worker was killed after getting caught in metal fan blades while working on an unguarded generator.

Complete General Contractors, Inc., Sarasota, FL 34240 - worker died after falling from a ladder while removing wood from the second floor window.

Graichen Sanitation, New London, WI 54961 - Worker was riding on the outside of a garbage truck, emptying garbage containers, and suffered a heart attack."

7/20/2011
Keystone Consolidated Industries, Bartonville, IL 61607 - worker was found dead inside a break trailer.

L & T Metal Recycling, Bolivar, MO 65613 - worker died after suffering burns to his lower body from a cutting torch explosion.

JL Cattle, Inwood, IA 51240 - Young worker crushed between pay loader bucket and cattle shed header.

Highland House, Highland, MI 48356 - Restaurant kitchen worker died from alleged heat stress after feeling disoriented and being found unresponsive at home.

Jean Genie Studio Inc., Los Angeles, CA 90023 - worker was killed after being pulled into a commercial washing machine.

7/21/2011
KCH Mechanical, Inc., Effingham, IL 62401 - worker installing HVAC equipment died from electric shock.

Die-Cut Paper Company, Inc., West Haven, CT 06516 - worker trying to clear a jam in a conveyer died after he slipped and fell from a ladder.

CE Systems, Columbus, IN 47201 - worker collapsed at work from possible heat stress.

7/22/2011
Target Drilling Inc, Waynesburg, PA 15370 - worker died from possible electric shock.

7/23/2011
Imperial Lawn and Garden Care, Naples, FL 34108 - worker died when he fell 25 feet from a ladder after receiving an electric shock while cutting branches that contacted an electrical line.

7/24/2011
LG Hausys America, Inc., Adairsville, GA 30103 - worker replacing the seal on a piece of equipment was killed when part of the equipment struck him in the head.

Brown Logging, Inc., Hiawassee, GA 30546 - Worker was killed when a 60-foot tree he was cutting fell on him.

7/25/2011
American Railcar Industries, Marmaduke, AR 72443 - worker performing welding operations using a metal torch was electrocuted when the torch's frame became energized.

Rainbow Transport, Carson, CA 90745 - worker was struck and killed by parts of rim that exploded while tire was being changed.

R & J Enterprises of IL, Inc., Rock Falls, IL 61071 - Two workers were electrocuted while detasseling corn.

Potential Industries, Wilmington, CA - worker crushed by truck backing into loading dock.

Basic Energy Services, Plains, TX 79355 - worker observing a counter wieght cable raise a mast was struck and killed by the counterweight when the cable snapped.

Pool Hoopers, Franklin Park, IL 60131 - worker fell over into a pump pit and drowned.

Charles Ahlem Ranch, Avettilman, CA 95324 - worker trying to free a stuck tractor was killed after he was pinned between truck and tractor.

7/26/2011
Van's Logging Springville, CA 93265 - worker struck in head by falling limb while cutting trees.

CJ Contracting, Morgantown, WV 26505 - Worker died after a 2x4 rail he sat on gave way, causing him to fall 11 feet to the ground.

Calvin Crest Conference, Oakhurst, CA 93636 - Rock climbing instructor died after falling from a 26-foot tower.

Cinco Hermanos Construction, Santa Fe, NM 87508 - worker was crushed after the structure he was buildng onto a mobile home collapsed on top of him.

Scott Gochnauer Inc. dba Gochnauer Mechanical, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 - worker died when he fell 11 feet through a ceiling opening while repairing an air conditioning unit.

Sizemore Plumbing and Heating, LLC, Albany, GA 31701 - Plumbing and heating worker was electrocuted when he touched an energized metal gas pipe while working in a crawl space.

7/27/2011
Elliot Brothers Truck Line, Dysart, IA 52224 - Truck driver was crushed when a bale of cardboard fell on him after opening the truck's cargo doors.

B & M Welding, West Carrollton, OH 45439 - worker died after falling from a ladder down two levels.

Pilgrims Pride Corporation, Mount Pleasant, TX 75456 - Employee working on a docking bay was run over by an 18-wheeler tractor trailer moving in reverse.

Bowen Engineering, Valparaiso, IN 46385 - worker found unresponsive in tank while performing repair work.

Monroe Marine & Associates, LLC., Garyville, LA 70051 - Worker drowned after the crane block he tried to turn flipped, causing him to be thrown in the river."

STCT UCONN Facilities Operations, Storrs, CT 06269 - worker was found dead. Cause of death unknown.

J & P and Sons Construction, Vidalia, GA 30474 - worker was killed after falling more than 50 feet through a roof while carrying roofing materials.

A-N-R Door Systems, Inc., Brunswick, GA 31520 - worker fell from an 8-foot ladder while troubleshooting a roll-up door.

7/28/2011
Bowdoin Excavation LLC, Bangor, ME 04401 - worker was killed when a backhoe loader frame overturned and struck him.

Leadership Circle LLC, Montrose, CO 81402 - Worker was crushed by a skid steer while working around housing basements.

Green Global LLC, New Haven, WV 25265 - Worker was killed when his powered industrial truck went over an embankment.

Duppong's Inc., Glen Ullin, ND 58631 - worker was crushed while working inside a baler.

American Airlines, Albuquerque, NM 87106 - worker servicing a truck conveyor was crushed under machine when it fell.

Jeremiah O'Mahony Paint Company, Abington, MA 02351 - worker died after falling from a ladder while removing paint.

Onda-Lay Pipe, Rome, PA 18837 - worker was killed after he was run over by a bulldozer at a gas well site.

Dietz Vacuum Service Inc., Mount Prospect, IL 60056 - worker was killed after being caught between a rope and a five-inch rubber hose.

BO-Nine Ranch LLC, Peoria, AZ 85383 - worker was killed when struck by a metal cable while riding an all-terrain vehicle.

City of Asheville Fire Department, Asheville, NC 28801 - Firefighter went into cardiac arrest after being overcome by smoke while attempting to extinguish a fire.

7/29/2011
Bosselman Quick Tire Lube Repair, Gary, IN 46408 - worker crushed by vehicle while performing repair.

7/30/2011
Professional Directional LTD, Conroe, TX 77303 - worker testing a battery used for power drilling tools in oil fields died after the battery exploded.

Wilson Salt Water Disposal, Inc., Wilson, OK 73463 - worker unloading salt water was killed when nearby oil tanks exploded.

7/31/2011
Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc., Peoria, IL 61641 - worker operating a powered industrial vehicle died after driving head-on into a guardrail.

Related Past Posts:
June OSHA Fatality Report
May OSHA Fatality Report
April OSHA Fatality Report

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