We continue our summary of OSHA fatality reports with the reports from September 2011. Vehicle accidents account for a significant portion of the fatalities in these reports. Even small vehicles such as golf carts and law mowers are involved in fatal accidents. Whenever you are operating, or near a vehicle of any kind, including heavy equipment down to a lawn mower -- be careful. Be aware of your surroundings and things that could go wrong.
A-1 Tree Service, Bradenton, FL 34203 - Worker trimming a tree died after falling 55 feet, head first, onto a concrete surface."
Titan Drilling, LLC., Dumas, TX 79029 - Worker was struck on the head and killed by the bottom of a blow-out preventer he was resetting.
Edison Park Fast, New York, NY 10036 - Parking garage attendent retrieving a customer's car was crushed between the car and a vertical post.
Miller Poultry, Orland, IN 46776 - Worker processing chicken was crushed while using a press.
Davey Tree Care, St. Peter, MN 56082 - Worker was killed by a falling tree branch.
SKF USA Incorporated, Hanover, PA 17331 - Worker died after he was severely burned by a molten salt mixture following an explosion.
A C Morrison Farms LLC, Lillington, NC 27526-9581 - Worker fell ill from possible heat stress while working in a tobacco field.
Membrane Technology Research, Menlo Park, CA 94025 - Worker died in an explosion while transferring compressed gas from one cyclinder to another.
Shultz Steel Company Inc., South Gate, CA 90280 - Worker died from head injuries after falling 19 feet into a service pit.
Jessica Rodriguez, Patterson, CA 95363 - Worker harvesting peaches died from possible drowning when he drove into an aqueduct.
Tiller Sanitation, Farmland, IN 47340 - Worker was struck and killed by a sanitation truck.
MaxYield Cooperative, Dickens, IA 51333 - Worker suffocated after being engulfed in corn inside a grain bin.
CMC Steel Arkansas, Magnolia, AR 71753 - Worker was killed when his lanyard became tangled in a rotating shaft pulling him into the equipment.
Bryan Shirk, Upper Arlington, OH 43221 - Worker was trimming trees from a truck-mounted basket lift, and was killed after being thrown from the basket and falling nearly 30 feet to the ground."
Liverpool Coil Processing Division, Valley City, OH 44280 - Worker died after his head was caught between steel coil and another piece of equipment.
Fabrication International Inc., Houston, TX 77093 - Worker using an aerial lift to detach rigging was killed when a derrick hit the aerial lift basket, throwing the worker more than 20 feet."
Williams Brothers Construction Company, Inc., Lake Jackson, TX 77566 - Worker was crushed by a front end loader while working on a highway drainage inlet.
Full Throttle Oil Field Services, Wilson, OK 73463 - Worker was struck and killed by a pump jack weight.
Undetermined Company Name, Los Angeles, CA 90011 - Worker performing maintenance underneath a bus was crushed when the bus fell off the jacks.
Freshmark Meat Plant, Canton, OH 44705 - Worker was electrocuted when he plugged a floor fan into an outlet while standing in water.
Caterpillar, Inc., Milwaukee, WI 53172 - Worker was crushed by a crawler piece that fell from a sling.
Ace Automotive, New Albany, IN 47150 - Worker struck by vehicle while performing automotive service.
Liberty Swabbing Inc., Raymondville, TX 78580 - Worker was killed when pressure released from a wellhead struck him in the abdomen.
Express Glass and Mirror, Inc., Los Angeles, CA 90015 - Worker was fatally injured when he fell 15 feet through a 4-foot by 4-foot unguarded opening in a glass catwalk.
Walsh & Kelly, Griffith, IN 46319 - Worker struck by pieces of a large tire that exploded while adding air to it.
Dan Williams dba Dan Williams Roofing, Whitakers, NC 27891 - Worker repairing a building roof was electrocuted when an aluminum bar he was installing touched an electric power line.
Sanchez Corporation, Albertson, NY 11507 - Worker cutting tree branches died after falling nearly 40 feet to the ground.
Ross Stores Inc - Moreno Valley DC, Moreno Valley, CA 92551 - Worker driving a golf cart was pinned after losing control and driving under a tractor trailer parked behind the warehouse.
Adventure Island, Tampa, FL 33612 - Worker was struck and killed by lightning.
APER Construction, Port of Miami, FL 33132 - Worker operating an excavator died when he was thrown forward in the cab and hit his head on the machine's support bar.
Stella-Jones, Inc., Warrior, AL 35180 - Worker was caught in or between rotating machinery during cleaning operations.
Jesco Industrial Services LLC, Calvert City, KY 42029 - Worker was struck and killed by high pressure water after the hose ruptured.
Ashton Inc., Baton Rouge, LA 70815 - Worker on a riding mower struck a large pipe and was pinned between the pipe and the mower.
J. B. James Construction Company, LLC, Hosston, LA 71043 - Worker repaving a roadway was run over and killed by a dump truck.
Barnhill Farms of North Carolina , Inc., Stokes, NC 27884 - Worker refueling a tractor was killed when the tractor ran over him.
Foxworth Forestry Consultants, LLC., Coffeeville, AL 36524 - Worker operating a four-wheeler was thrown off and run over by a log truck.
Austin Maintenance & Construction, Inc., Augusta, GA 30901 - Worker testing a wiring system was electrocuted when he touched energized parts carrying nearly 14,000 volts."
Bath Magic, Inc., Toledo, OH 43614 - Worker for a bathtub reglazing company was found deceased, slumped over a bathtub and wearing a half mask tight-fitting respirator; cause of death is suspected asphyxiation from methylene chloride in the stripping compound."
Sam Critchelow dba Critchelow Backhoe Service, Hardinsburg, KY 40143 - Worker jumped out of a sliding backhoe and was killed when the backhoe's bucket struck and landed on top of him.
Verizon Communications, Brooklyn, NY 11212 - Worker making electrical repairs was electrocuted when he touched a live wire.
J.C. Masonry and Concrete Pumping, Inc., La Follette, TN 37766 - Worker laying bricks while standing on a scaffold died after falling 35 feet when a scaffold plank shifted.
Network Construction Company, Inc., Atlantic City, NJ 08401 - Worker pouring concrete on building's roof was struck and killed by lightning.
LVI Environmental Services, Seattle, WA, 98121 - Worker removing debris with skid loader died when punctured in the neck by protruding rebar.
Cardinal Health, Groveport, OH 43125 - Worker using a forklift was killed after being pinned against a support beam.
Hi-Plains Millwright & Supply, Inc., Plainview, TX 79072 - Worker was killed when a shelving unit frame fell and struck him on the head.
Glen Cove DPW, Leech Circle Water Station, Glen Cove, NY 11542 - Worker died after being stung by bees while clearing overgrowth.
TDG General Contractor, Inc., Cleveland, TX 77328 - Worker connecting a pipe to the bottom of a 3,000-pound water tank was crushed when the tank fell on him.
Knecht Farm Drainage, Charles City, IA 50616 - Worker was crushed between the front of the track and the back of a bucket while checking the track on a skid loader.
First Energy Generation Corp., Haywood, WV 26366 - Worker inside of a coal tunnel was crushed between a concrete shelf and a guardrail.
Wayne's Welding Service, Monahans, TX 79756 - Worker helping to install a 30-foot water tower was killed when the tower fell on him.
Furrer Construction Inc., Woodland, WA, 98674 - Worker pressure washing exterior of silo was electrocuted after contacting a high voltage line.
Faria Brothers Dairy, LLC., Dumas, TX 79029 - Worker in a dairy production facility was killed after his head was caught in a rotary carousel system.
The Indian Club, Irons, MI 49644 - Worker suffered burns and died from asphyxiation after a storage facility fire.
KG Construction, Saltsburg, PA 15681 - Worker moving an aluminum materials lift was killed when the lift touched an energized power line.
Riverview LLC, Hancock, MN 56267 - Worker was killed after hitting a tree while driving an ATV on the work site.
Morrow Meadows Corp., Los Angeles, CA 90045 - Worker was electrocuted while installing new wires.
Halliburton Energy Services, Carlsbad, NM 88220 - Worker was fatally injured when a blowout preventer fell and struck him on the head.
A-1 Tree and Landscape, Lansing, MI 48911 - Worker cutting trees died after a falling branch struck him, causing him to fall 40 feet."
Al and John, Inc., T/A Glen Rock Hams, Paterson, NJ 07503 - Worker cleaning a meat mixer died when he fell into the machine.
Gedek Trailer, Indianapolis, IN 46201 - Worker was possibly electrocuted after being found with small electrical burns on hip.
Sharon Gulf Club, Sharon Center, OH 44274 - Worker was killed after the golf cart he was operating collided with a tractor.
Yellow Brick Properties, LLC., Springfield, MA 01109 - Worker making repairs to a residential building died after falling from a 34-foot ladder.
Livengood Excavators, Palmerton, PA 18071 - Worker was killed when his dump truck overturned, rolled down a hill and landed on top of him."
Stevens Electric & Pump Service, Inc., Kennebunkport, ME 04046 - Two workers died from overexposure to hydrogen sulfide while inside a sewer tank.
Gozip LLC, Hilo, HI 96720 - One worker was killed and another worker was hospitalized after a zipline tower collapsed.
Otis Elevator Company, Brookwood, AL 35444 - Worker performing operations on top of an elevator car was struck and killed by another elevator car.
Mid-State Equipment, Inc., Jackson, WI 53037 - Worker making repairs underneath a piece of equipment was killed when the equipment fell, crushing him.
Wedekemper's Construction, Inc., Pinckneyville, IL 62274 - Worker died when struck-by or caught between a grain elevator leg that was under construction.
Aloha Tree Experts, Kailua, HI 96734 - Worker was killed when he fell 28 feet from a tree that fell over at its base.
Reproduction Services, Inc., Stillwater, OK 74075 - Worker, on the roof of a barn he was building, died when he fell through a skylight, hitting the floor below.
QTI Management Services, Inc., Madison, WI 53714 - Worker died after being found unconscious at the bottom of a staircase.
George Pagany Farms, West Sacramento, CA 95691 - Field laborer died from possible heat illness.
Witten Logging Co., Tehachapi, CA 93561 - Logger cutting trees was struck and killed by a large falling limb.
E&R Construction, Washington Boro, PA 17582 - Worker died from head injuries when he slipped and fell 15 feet from a ladder.
Murphy-Brown, LLC, Laurinburg, NC 28352 - Worker trying to access an auger motor died after becoming entangled in the machine.
Mohawk Industries, Orlando, FL 32819 - Worker was found unresponsive on a warehouse floor.
Kenai Drilling Limited, Ventura, CA, 93001 - Worker was crushed by a piece of drill equipment while working in oilfields.
GreenLeaf's Tree Service, Inc., Chelmsford, MA 01824 - Worker performing tree removal activities died after falling 70 feet while climbing from a crane to the tree.
Demas Enterprises, Inc., Dallas, TX 55210 - Worker who was cleaning while standing on the roof of a gondola lift died after striking his head and falling off the lift.
Monroe Drywall Construction, Panama City, FL 32405 - Worker installing drywall was electrocuted when he touched a 480-volt wire.
Blooming Prairie Well Co., Blooming Prairie, MN 55917 - Worker was killed after he was struck in head by a 35-pound weight that fell 30 feet from a broken cable.
R & R Construction, Inc., Westlake, LA 70669 - Worker attempting to attach slings from a metal bar to a crane was electrocuted when he touched an energized bus bar.
Performance Welding & Machine, Fresno, CA 93725 - Worker was electrocuted while using a welder that was not grounded properly.
Integral Bldrs LLC, Dewitt, MI 48820 - Worker building an addition on a barn was electrocuted after touching a 4,800-volt powerline."
Greenes, Inc., Draper, UT, 84020 - Worker hit and killed by dump truck while removing temporary traffic control barrels.
F & T Farms, Caruthers, CA 93609 - Worker operating a farm vehicle was killed when he hit a gate and a metal pipe struck his head.
Commercial Construction, Inc., Kearney, NE 68924 - Worker using a dozer to fill a lake with sand drowned when the sand could not support the equipment's weight.
Art Rodriguez, Colfax, IA, 50054 - Roof worker died when he fell 20 feet after stepping on a fiberglass skylite.
Austin Tyler Construction, LLC., Lockport, IL 60441 - Worker was struck by a truck.
Steve Wolota General Contractor, McKees Rocks, PA 15136 - Worker performing roofing work died after falling more than 10 feet to the ground.
Greenstar Recycling, Northampton, PA 18067 - Worker performing maintenance on a baler was killed when falling cardboard caused him to fall back onto a protruding machine part.
Art Rodriguez, Colfax, IA, 50054 - Roof worker died when he fell 20 feet after stepping on a fiberglass skylite.
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