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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, May 14, 2012

OSHA Fatality Report For December 2011

It can be the things that we do over and over every day that result in an injury or fatality.  On December 16, 2011 an employee in a tire center was doing something he did many times every day, adding air to a tire.  The tire exploded propelling him through the building's roof.  Pay attention to what you are doing and what is happening around you.

12/1/2011
Leonardo Logging, Eureka, CA 95540 - worker was struck and killed by a log that bounced off a stump.

Blacha Trucking & Service, Inc., Alsip, IL 60453 - worker adjusting supports holding up a trailer was killed when his head and torso were caught between two side-by-side trailers.

Albany Steel Inc., Menands, NY 12201 - worker died after falling 18 feet from a ladder.

Bevis Construction, Inc., Sebring, FL 33875 - worker died when he fell from a pallet elevated by a forklift.

Central Florida Irrigation Services, Inc., Avon Park, FL 33825 - worker loading machinery onto a utility truck was electrocuted when the truck's lift touched an overhead power line.

AGS Waterproofing, Atlanta, GA - Two workers were killed when the crane they were operating collapsed.

12/2/2011
Barstow Truck Parts and Equipment Leasing, Inc., Indian Springs, NV 89018 - worker was killed when caught-in between a tractor backing up and a trailer.

Compeq International Corp., Salt Lake City, UT 84116 - Worker died after falling 12 feet from an unsecured ladder while cutting into a 5,000-gallon tank.

Diversified Machinery Columbus, Columbus, GA 31904 - worker walking across the parking lot was struck and killed by a semi-truck delivering freight.

Carlos & Carla LLC., Grand Prairie, TX 75050 - worker using a 40-foot ladder to hang Christmas lights was electrocuted when the ladder touched an overhead power line.

12/3/2011
Champion Construction Co., North Bergen, NJ 07047 - worker operating a tilt frame truck used to place a roll-off container onto the truck was killed when an anchorage point broke free and struck him on the head after it was propelled through the rear window of the truck cab.

12/5/2011
Decker Forest Products, Inc., Bainbridge, NY 13733 - worker was cutting down a tree when he was struck and killed by a nearby falling tree.

Fazio Mechanical Services, Inc., New Albany, OH 43054 - worker servicing a refrigeration unit leak collapsed and died.

Sharp Roofing, Irvine, CA 92603 - worker removing roofing tiles died after falling 14 feet and striking his head.

Southwest Concrete and Paving, Deming, NM 88030 - worker died after he slipped and fell while clearing asphault.

Mission City Fumigation, San Rafael, CA 94901 - worker was fumigating a house and collapsed.

Wexcon, Incorporated, Lancaster, PA 17604 - worker putting paddles in the back of a pickup truck was run over and killed after the driver put the truck in reverse.

Groundworks Unlimited, LLC., Savannah, GA 31411 - worker engaged in roadway patchwork was struck and killed by a motor vehicle.

12/6/2011
Silver Brook Stables, Louisville, KY 40241 - worker died after being kicked by a horse.

Prudencio Pereda, Palm Springs, FL 33461 - Worker died when a 3,000-pound commercial oven he was loading fell off the manual forklift, crushing him.

DNH Hedging, LLC., Eagle Pass, TX 78852 - worker died after being struck by a tree-pruning machine he was repairing.

Four Leaf Construction, Palo Alto, CA 94301 - worker fell in an elevator shaft.

12/7/2011
Road Safe Traffic Systems, Naples, FL 33412 - worker picking up road barricades while riding on the back bumper of a company truck died from head injuries when he fell off.

12/8/2011
Best Way Transport Inc., Cayey, PR 00736 - worker was crushed between a trailer and a door.

TNT Energy, Inc., Rising Star, TX 76471 - worker died from head injuries after he was thrown from a collapsed rig.

CAL Strip Industries, Inc., Commerce, CA 90040 - worker died after falling nearly 40 feet from an aerial lift work platform after a bridge crane collided into the lift boom.

The Davey Tree Expert Company, Pratville, AL 36067 - worker was trimming around power lines when he was struck and killed by a falling limb.

12/9/2011
Haverstraw Transit, Haverstraw, NY 10927 - worker died when he fell from a ladder while repairing a garage bay door opener.

Kraft Foods North America, Farmington Hills, MI 48335 - worker's head was crushed between the rear of a trailer and a warehouse door.

Precision Facilities Corporation, West Point, NY 10996 - Worker suffered fatal injuries after falling off a ladder, hitting his head on concrete.

United Commercial Cast Stone, Denton, TX 76208 - worker operating a forklift that became stuck in a muddy pothole was killed when the unbalanced forklift tipped over onto him after he attempted to jump from vehicle.

Action Electric Co., Inc., Smyrna, GA 30080 - Worker installing a cooling fan died when the fan fell, pinning him underneath it."

VPP Group, LLC., Norwalk, WI 54648 - worker removing a water line on a kill floor was electrocuted after touching energized parts.

12/10/2011
Deer Country Farm & Lawn Equipment, Inc., Mohnton, PA 19540 - Worker disassembling the head piece of a forage harvester was killed when the machine tipped over, crushing him.

Highlands Drilling, LLC., Wellsboro, PA 16901 - Worker walking alongside a forklift was run over and killed when he fell, landing in front of the forklift's rear tire.

12/12/2011
Reillys Tree Cutting Service, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 - Worker trimming trees was electrocuted after contacting a high voltage line.

BJ's Wholesale Club, Avon, OH 44011 - Worker was found slumped over a guardrail.

Quality Scapes, Inc., Streamwood, IL 60107 - Worker was crushed by an auger inside a salt truck.

Andy on Call, Plano, TX 75074 - Worker died when he fell from a ladder.

12/13/2011
K & Y Designs, Inc., Schaumburg, IL 60195 - Worker installing graphic decals died after falling more than 11 feet.

The Pruner Tree Services, Fort Collins, CO 80525 - Worker was killed after being struck by a fallen tree branch while performing tree trimming activities.

Enerfab, Inc., Arcadia, FL 34266 - Worker performing welding tasks inside a steel tank was killed when he fell 55 feet from scaffolding.

Pulverdryer USA, Springfield, MI 49037 - worker was electrocuted after touching a 480-volt plug.

Hampton Lumber Mills - Washington, Morton, WA 98356 - worker was found crushed on a conveyor belt.

Aerospace Fabrications of Georgia, Inc., Dallas, GA 30132 - Worker handling an abrasive waterjet machine died from injuries when a high pressure water line coupling failed, causing the water to hit the worker in the chest."

12/14/2011
Conway Auto Service, LLP., La Crosse, WI 54601 - Employee was working on a vehicle that fell from the hydraulic in ground two post lift.

Premium Roofing Systems, LLC., Houston, TX 77040 - Worker repairing a roof died after falling 25 feet through the roof to the concrete floor.

Roofing Louisiana General Contractors, Lafayette, LA 70508 - Worker installing shingles on a roof died when he fell nearly 20 feet to the ground.

Young & Rubicam, New York, NY 10017 - worker was crushed between the passenger elevator car and the shaft wall.

12/15/2011
Reynolds Transportation, Inc., Cameron, TX 76520 - worker died after being struck and dragged 400 ft by a tractor trailer while walking in a parking lot during heavy rain.

12/16/2011
Airserv Corporation, Union, NJ 07083 - worker was struck and killed by a bus.

Tribe Mediterranean Foods, Inc., Taunton, MA 02780 - worker cleaning the pump feeder skid machine was pulled into it and crushed between the machine's two augers.

Frank Carradero, dba Frankie Tier Center, Humacao, PR 00791 - Worker adding air to a tire was killed when it exploded, propelling him through the building's roof.

12/17/2011
Heritage Waste Technologies Industries, East Liverpool, OH 43920 - One worker died, another was seriously burned after handling nonferrous metal material."

12/18/2011
Traffic Services, Inc., Palm Harbor, FL 33772 - worker moving traffic control equipment from one side of the street was struck and killed by a vehicle.

12/19/2011
Wolf Tree Inc., Unicoi, TN 37692 - worker trimming trees alongside the road was struck and killed by a passing car.

Allen Enterprises & Recycling, LLC., Connellsville, PA 15425 - Worker was crushed by two 1,100-lb. bales of recycled paper that collapsed on top of him.

12/20/2011
Rumpke of Ohio, Inc., Dayton, OH 45402 - worker sweeping up pieces of paper was killed when six bales of paper fell on him.

Myceix Technologies Corporation, Gainesville, GA 30501 - worker handling materials inside of a humidity chamber died from injuries after an explosion occurred.

Mead Brothers Excavating, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 - worker was crushed beneath a hydraulic excavator.

12/21/2011
Silgan Plastics Corporation, Langhorne, PA 19047 - worker was struck and killed by the cab of a tractor trailer truck that was being moved.

12/22/2011
Stone Burg Marble and Granite, Tempe, AZ 85284 - worker was crushed by a stack of stone slabs.

12/24/2011
R&M Oil Supply, Inc., Smithton, IL 62285 - worker was found laying on the ground with his arm in a manhole.

12/25/2011
Cardinal FG Company, Portage, WI 53901 - worker was crushed by a glass plate that fell on him while unloading.

12/26/2011
Broadcast Tower & Antenna Services, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 - worker was electrocuted while repairing a beacon at the top of a communications tower.

12/28/2011
Johnson Harvesting, Inc., Arcadia, FL 34266 - worker was picking oranges and died after falling from a ladder.

JFS Food Mart, Seminole, FL 33772 - worker was shot during a robbery.

E Z Roofing, Inc., O'Fallon, IL 62269 - worker performing roofing activities died when he fell more than two stories to the concrete.

12/30/2011
T. Fiore Demolition, Inc., Newark, NJ 07105 - worker died after he was caught in a moving conveyor belt.

Related Past Posts:
OSHA Fatality Report - November 2011
OSHA Fatality Report - October 2011
OSHA Fatality Report - September 2011

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Blogger Fred said...

Thanks for printing these. You've expanded my thinking to include a wider range of possible hazardous situations... and in many respects scared me. And that's a good thing.

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