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, April 30, 2012

OSHA Fatality Report For October 2011

This starts the final quarter of 2011 OSHA workplace fatality reports. This months seems to have a lot of fatalities resulting from falls from roofs or buildings.  Anytime you are working above ground level be aware that gravity is a killer. Be particularly careful around skylights. Tripping when near a skylight, and falling through the skylight, has killed several people in 2011. And when working on a roof never step on other material (wood, sheet metal, etc.) as that material nay be covering a hole and the material you are stepping on will not support you.

The Associated Press, Sparta, KY, 41086 - Photographer on assignment at a race track suffered fatal head injuries after falling on track.

Landmark Pacific Builders Inc., Honolulu, HI, 96817 - Residential construction worker renovating roof died after falling two stories.

Klin Drying Systems and Components, Inc., Etowah, NC, 28729 - worker operating a metal cutting machine was killed when caught between machine's back gauge and top plate.

Novelis Corporation, Oswego, NY, 13126-0028 - worker was connecting hoses inside a machine and was crushed between the machine's support block and bulkhead.

Gregory Dodge (DBA), Munnsville, NY, 13409 - worker died from head injuries after falling from a roof.

Wayne Farms, LLC., Decatur, AL, 35602 - worker was crossing a road on company property and was struck and killed by a vehicle.

Stovens Brothers Water Wells, Hampden, MA, 01036 - worker drilling a hole for a well died after he stepped back and fell 10 feet down into water.


IRBY Construction Company, Sandersville, GA, 31082 - worker assisting on a power transmission line was electrocuted when he touched a loose cable.

Dean A. Bowman, Construction, Inc., Troy, OH, 45373 - worker performing indoor construction died when he fell nearly 20 feet from the second floor to the basement.

Kelley Trucking, Inc., Bailey, CO,. 80421 - worker was struck and killed by a rock while at a construction site.

Soil & Material Testing, Inc., Williamstown, MA, 01267 - worker was crushed under the front and rear tires of a powered industrial vehicle.

Airtite Insulation, Goshen, IN, 46528 - worker suffocated after falling into a pit of insulation.

Jeff Rotella Transport Corp., Manheim, PA, 17545 - worker disconnecting an airline underneath a truck was asphyxiated when his head was caught between the spare tire and a bracket.

Agustin Valladares Tree Trimming, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361 - Tree trimmer died from head injuries after falling 30 feet from a tree.

B & B Contracting, Inc., Paintsville, KY, 41240 - worker traveling to another work location fell out of back of truck and struck head on ground.

Mondi USA, Inc., Romeoville, IL, 60446 - worker lubricating a chain on an automation conveyor died after falling 9 feet from an I-beam to the concrete floor.

Built Rite Contracting Corp., New York, NY 10021 - worker was struck and killed by his unoccupied truck as it rolled to the bottom of an incline.

Roger Kreps Drywall & Plaster, Lisbon, OH, 44432 - worker died after falling 14 feet from a roof onto the concrete floor.

Woodhaven Industries, Sugar Land, TX, 77498 - worker died of a possible heart attack after collapsing while unloading his work truck.

Gulf Island, LLC., Houma, LA, 70361 - worker was killed when a load of metal plates he was moving fell on top of him.

D & H Pump Service, dba D&H Petroleum and Environ, Albuquerque, NM 87113 - worker died from injuries sustained when a fuel dispenser fell on him.

Unnerstall Contracting Co., St. Louis, MO, 63146 - worker was found unconscious in a manhole.

L & D Sign, Centreville, MN, 55038 - worker repairing commercial sign was electrocuted after touching live electrical parts.

Granite Rock Concrete, La Honda, CA, 94020 - worker was killed when the loaded concrete mixer truck he was driving rolled over.

Centimark Corporation, Lima, OH, 45804 - worker was performing roofing work on a melt shop and was fatally injured.

Community Recycling and Resource Recovery, Lamont, CA, 93241 - worker died after being overcome by toxic fumes while cleaning the inside of a drain pipe.

General Mills, Inc., Lodi, CA, 95242 - worker attempting to stop a moving rail car was crushed between rail car and dock.

Egan Company, Burnsville, MN, 55337 - One worker killed and one injured after being struck by a vehicle that entered a construction zone after going off road.

PG & E, Bolden, CA, 95915 - Two workers died after their work truck sank 25 feet in a reservoir.

Walden General Contractors Inc., Lebanon, TN, 37090 - worker died after falling down a flight of stairs.

Grove River Mills, Inc., Monroe, GA, 30656 - Worker operating a truck's boom was electrocuted when the boom touched a 14,400-volt power line.

Sams Discount Grocery, Inc., Tampa, FL, 33610 - worker was shot and killed during a robbery.

West New York Restoration of CT, Inc., New York, NY 10019 - worker installing a fall protection safety line died after touching a live wire while on a ladder and falling 92 feet.

Walker Police/Fire Department, Walker, MI, 49534 - Police Officer laying a spike strip was run over and killed by suspect vehicle during police chase.

Visions Telecommunications, Pinch, WV, 25156 - worker installing cable between utility poles was electrocuted.

Six Forks Cinema, LLC, Raleigh, NC 27615 - worker fell at movie theater.

Sergio Arroyo-Contreras dba SAC Hands, Gray, TN 37615 - Employee fell approximately 18 feet from the roof of a frame residential structure, after striking his head on a trailer jack.

W.A. Klinger, L.L.C., Sioux City, IA, 51104-2324 - Construction worker died from fatal head trauma when a wall collapsed, crushing him.

Boat Grotto, San Diego, CA, 92115 - Mechanic died from possible aneurism and heart attack after making repairs to boat engine.

Esther's 103, Inc., Miami, FL, 33150 - worker trying to replace pumps inside a manhole collapsed and later died from exposure to toxic air.

Cherokee Freight Lines Stockton, LLC, St. Helena, CA, 94574 - Worker tripped and fell while walking on job site, hitting his head on a step. Worker later suffered a heart attack at hospital.

Moores Contracting Services LLC, Buckhannon, WV, 26201 - worker died after falling 35 feet through the doorway of a silo-type structure.

PCH Hotels and Resorts, Inc., Mobile, AL, 36602 - worker was electrocuted while repairing a hotel room air conditioning unit.

Complete Coverage Inc., North Kingstown, RI, 02852 - worker replacing a roof was killed after falling 47 feet.

Advantage Plumbing & Heating, Inc., Mencken, ND, 58558 - Trench engulfment.

Midco Diving & Marine Services, Inc., Parshall, ND, 58770 - water treatment plant worker diving into a 138-foot-deep chamber to perform maintenance died after his umbilical line failed.

Blackowiak Disposal Inc., Mound, MN, 55364 - worker removing debris from back of trash truck was crushed between truck's cart tipper and the loading dock.

All-Town, Incorporated, Marshfield, MA, 02050 - worker rotating truck tires was killed when one of the rings holding the tire in place struck him in the head.

Performance Abatement Service, Berkeley, CA, 94709 - worker in full suit and mask died from a seizure while removing asbestos.

Mark Dewsnup, General Contractor, Marysville, CA, 95901 - worker was killed after he was run over by a farm tractor.

Calpine, Middletown, CA, 95461 - worker went off a cliff.

Hilltop Tune, Inc., Pelham, AL, 35124 - worker repairing an SUV was killed when the truck slipped into gear and ran over him.

Metro Construction, Mckenzie, ND, 58854 - Truck driver hauling gravel was killed when his truck tipped over.

NYSDOT Bridge Maintenance Shop, Warrensburg, NY, 12885 - worker inspecting a bridge died after he was pinned between bridge and lift basket.

K.P. Meiring Company, St. Augustine, FL, 32084 - worker repairing a roof died after stepping on a metal sheet that covered a hole and falling 20 feet.

Hilario Valero, San Antonio, TX, 78245 - worker applying siding on a chimney died after falling 18 feet.

Lawrence Construction & Leasing, Inc., Florence, KY, 41042 - Pipe layer was killed when a testing machine he was using swung around, striking him in the head.

A-1 Self Storage LLC, Seattle, WA, 98119 - Manager of self storage facility was stabbed during a robbery.

Sante Shipping Lines, Inc., Miami, FL, 33142 - worker inspecting a vessel's cargo from a suspended man basket died after equipment failure caused him to fall 18 feet to the ground.

North Star Cable Construction, Inc., Chicago, IL 60651 - worker servicing a cable line died after falling 15 feet to the concrete pavement.

Quality Castings, Orrville, OH, 44667 - worker using a wheelabrator machine died of complications sustained when his finger was amputated.

Orestes Lescano, Miami, FL, 33130 - worker installing weather stripping at an apartment building was killed after falling 40 feet.

R.L. Mitchell, Lyons, GA 30436 - worker installing metal roof panels on a warehouse building died after falling 21 feet through a roof opening.

Spartan Steel Coating, Monroe, MI 48162 - Maintenance worker adjusting a belt wrapper was crushed between the wrapper and machine frame.

EAL Fig LLC dba 5-Point Tire & Auto Repairs, Camden, NJ, 08105-3855 - worker was struck and killed when a tool disk struck him in the chest.

American Building, LLC., Stamford, CT, 06902 - worker installing metal roof panels died from head injuries after falling 35 feet to the ground.

G & S Paving, Palo Alto, CA, 94304 - worker was run over by a semi-truck traveling in reverse.

Dickson Dept. of Public Works, Dickson, TN, 37055 - worker was struck ad killed by a falling tree limb.

Cumberland Garage and Trash Service, Inc., Fayetteville, NC, 28306 - worker riding on rear of trash truck was killed when he fell under the truck traveling in reverse.

Nucor, Crawfordsville, IN, 47933 - worker was run over and killed by machine.

G &S Paving, Palo Alto, CA - worker struck by truck travelling in reverse.

Yubas Construction, Johnstown, PA 15906 - worker died from head and spinal injuries after falling 20 feet from a roof.

Dennis Stearns Concrete, Vernal, UT 84078 - worker lifting a 21-foot pipe died from head trauma after the pipe fell and hit his head.

Simon Roofing and Sheet Metal Corp., Charlotte, NC, 28262 - worker unclogging trash chute died after falling 40 feet when the chute collapsed.

Harris Quality Inc., Fort Worth, TX, 76140 - worker was found crushed between truck and loading dock.

Anibal Landscaping Corp., Jamaica, NY, 11435 - Landscape worker riding in the back of a truck died from carbon monoxide fumes after he used a gas-powered lawn mower to keep warm.

Noble Casing Incorporated, Watford City, ND 58854 - worker was killed in a vehicle roll-over incident while enroute to a job site.

Walter R Lindenmuth Lumber & Supply, LLC, Green Point, PA 17038 - worker changing knife blades on a wood chipper was killed when he was caught between the chipper's spout and mounting plate.

Team Carolinas, Inc., dba Domino's Pizza, China Grove, NC 28023 - Pizza delivery worker died from head injuries after falling from front porch striking his head on the sidewalk.

Ringo Drilling ILP, Pecos, TX 79772 - Three workers were injured when a centrifugal pump exploded while they were setting up a rig site.

Intercounty Paving Associates of NY, LLC, Hicksville, NY 11801 - worker was struck by a motor vehicle.

Dependable Highway Express Inc., Los Angeles, CA 90023 - worker died after falling off dock while trying to stop an out of control forklift.

J.J. Tree Service and Landscaping, Monroeville, PA 15146 - worker died when he suffered a severe laceration to his leg while cutting tree branches.

Arberia, LLC, Lakewood, OH 44107 - worker was killed when he fell 15 feet from a collapsed roof.

Bartlett Grain Company, LP, Atchison, KS 66002 - Four workers were killed in a grain elevator explosion and fire.

Kansas Grain Inspection Services, Inc., Atchison, KS 66002 - Two workers were killed while performing grain inspection services at a grain elevator when an explosion occurred.

Arcelor Mittal, Burns Harbor, IN 46304 - worker died from burns after a steam pipe erupted.

Yorkville Gin Company, Yorkville, TN 38389 - worker was crushed by a lift box while fixing a hydraulic leak on a press.

BJB Properties, Chicago, IL 60657 - worker was found unresponsive in a stairwell of the building where he worked.

Irving Diedrich Construction, Chehalis, WA 98223 - worker repairing a dry-rotted roof died when he fell 30 feet through a hole.

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