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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