Global Fatality Count – 2011                                                                                              ...
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Global Fatality Count – 2011                                                                                              ...
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Global Fatality Count – 2011                                                                                              ...
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Incident Report on Global Workplace Fatalities YTD 8/2011

  1. 1. Global Fatality Count – 2011 © 31-Aug-11       EVENTS           Number  of   Date   Details   Mechanism   Industry   Country   State   fatalities   01-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Shooting   Security   United  States   Oregon   Worker  (security  guard)  was  shot  to  death  in  the  street  outside  a  nightclub.   Worker  killed  in  forklift  accident  in  Va  IDe:  Suffolk  authorities  have  identified  an  auto  parts  worker  who  was  killed  when  a   03-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Crushed  By   Warehousing   United  States   Unknown   forklift/front-­‐loader  backed  over  him.  A  city  spokeswoman  told  The  Virginian-­‐Pilot  that  35-­‐year-­‐old  David  Arthur  Blutz  was   killed  Thursday.  The  accident  occurred  at  McKinneys  Auto  Parts.   Man  killed  in  industrial  accident  identified:  Investigators  have  released  the  name  of  a  man  killed  in  an  industrial  accident  in   Vance  on  Friday  morning.  Fernando  De  Leon  Ixcoy,  22,  was  killed  by  a  log  that  struck  him  after  it  fell  from  a  bark-­‐stripping   03-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Struck  By   Forestry   United  States   Unknown   machine,  said  Tuscaloosa  County  Metro  Homicide  Unit  commander  Capt.  Loyd  Baker.  The  accident  occurred  at  Ky-­‐KenKee   Inc.,  a  timber  company  on  U.S.  Highway  11.The  Occupational  Safety  and  Health  Administration  and  the  Tuscaloosa  Metro   Homicide  Unit  are  investigating  Icon’s  death.   04-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Worker  was  positioned  on  a  portable  extension  ladder,  installing  wire.  The  ladder  slipped  and  the  worker  fell  14  to  15  feet,   Fall   Security   United  States   Pennsylvania   striking  the  concrete  floor.   04-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Worker  was  operating  a  jackhammer  in  a  trench  when  a  section  of  masonry  material  displaced,  fatally  pinning  him  while   Crushed  By   Construction   United  States   Pennsylvania   injuring  and  entrapping  one  other  employee.   04-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Fall   Education   United  States   Arizona   Worker  was  installing  curbing  for  an  HVAC  unit  and  fell  about  13  feet  to  the  concrete  floor  below.   04-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Crushed  By   Demolition   United  States   Minnesota   Worker  performing  demolition  was  crushed  by  a  partially  collapsed  wall.   04-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Worker  was  struck  and  burned  when  a  valve  on  a  standpipe  came  loose  during  pressurized  drilling,  and  the  mud  ignited  after   Burn   Drilling   United  States   Wyoming   coming  in  contact  with  a  damaged  halogen  light  fixture.   Man  dies  in  crane  crash:      WORKMATES  of  a  40-­‐year-­‐old  man  killed  in  a  horror  crash  in  Hobart  yesterday  were  called  in  to   help  police  release  his  trapped  body.  A  Highrig  Crane  Hire  driver  from  Lachlan  lost  control  of  a  20-­‐tonne  rig  on  the  East   Vehicle   04-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Construction   Australia   Tasmania   Derwent  Highway  about  12.30pm,  just  2km  from  his  Risdon  Vale  depot.  It  was  the  first  fatality  on  Tasmanias  roads  this  year.   Accident   Last  year,  the  state  recorded  its  lowest  road  toll  in  more  than  60  years  -­‐-­‐  31  deaths.  The  north-­‐bound  crane  crashed  off  the   highway  after  crossing  from  a  100km/h  zone  into  a  70km/h  area  near  the  Willows  Tavern.   Law   05-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Shooting   United  States   Oregon   Police  Chief  shot  and  killed  while  attempting  to  apprehend  someone  breaking  into  a  car.   Enforcement   North   05-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Struck  By   Construction   United  States   Worker  was  fatally  injured  while  working  on  an  air  release  valve  for  a  36-­‐foot  raw  water  supply  pipe  inside  a  manhole.   Carolina   05-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Burn   Manufacturing   United  States   Tennessee   Worker  killed  from  flash  fire  after  ignition  of  gunpowder.   Rockville  car  wash  employees  still  coping  with  death,  injuries:  Employees  of  a  Rockville  car  wash  still  are  trying  to  cope  with   the  death  of  a  co-­‐worker  and  injuries  to  two  others  one  week  after  a  crash  involving  a  sport  utility  vehicle.  Julio  Cesar  Coreas-­‐ Portillo,  27,  of  the  11500  block  of  Idlewood  Road  in  Wheaton  and  an  employee  of  the  car  wash,  was  driving  a  1998  Jeep   05-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Struck  By   Maintenance   United  States   Colorado   Grand  Cherokee  out  of  the  washing  bays  of  Flagship  Carwash  Centre  toward  the  drying  area  when  it  accelerated,  striking  two   employees,  Montgomery  County  Police  spokeswoman  Lucille  Baur  said.  The  two  were  dragged  beneath  the  vehicle  before  it   stopped  at  a  utility  pole.  The  two  employees  were  pinned  beneath  the  Jeep  when  police  and  rescue  crews  arrived  around   5:40  p.m.  Dec.  29  at  the  car  wash,  785  Hungerford  Drive.  They  were  pinned  for  less  than  10  minutes  before  fire  and  rescue  www.achievablesolutions.com.au   grant@achievablesolutions.com.au   0438  010  730   Page  11  of  226    
  2. 2. Global Fatality Count – 2011 © 31-Aug-11       EVENTS           Number  of   Date   Details   Mechanism   Industry   Country   State   fatalities   workers  could  free  them,  Montgomery  County  Fire  and  Rescue  Services  Assistant  Chief  Scott  Graham  said.   06-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Worker  was  operating  a  front-­‐end  loader  removing  scrap  metal  when  a  spark  caused  an  ignition  of  gasoline.    The  fire   Asphyxiation   Recycling   United  States   Georgia   engulfed  and  burned  the  loader  with  the  worker  trapped  inside.   06-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Unknown   Utilities   United  States   Illinois   Workers  was  assigned  to  wash  down  the  coal  house  at  the  power  plant  and  was  found  on  the  floor,  nonresponsive.   Woman  killed  on  job  remembered  as  great  employee:  A  woman  who  worked  for  Buffalo  Exports  for  three  decades  was   06-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   remembered  as  "a  great  employee"  Wednesday,  a  day  after  she  was  killed  when  a  bale  of  clothing  fell  on  top  of  her.Trinidad   Crushed  By   Agriculture   United  States   Washington   Ruiz,  63,  died  from  crushing  injuries  to  her  head,  body  and  extremities,  according  to  the  King  County  Medical  Examiners   Office.  Her  death  has  been  ruled  an  accident.   07-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Worker  was  discovered  lying  on  the  ground  and  unresponsive.  Cause  of  death  was  determined  to  be  cardiac  arrest,  but  the   Electrocution   Retail   United  States   Nevada   worker  exhibited  signs  of  electrical  burns.     Worker  Dies  in  Recycling  Plant  Accident:    An  industrial  accident  in  south  Fulton  County  claims  the  life  of  a  worker  at  an  East   07-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Point  recycling  plant.  The  unidentified  victim  was  found  dead  just  before  11:30  p.m.  Thursday  after  fire  fighters    extinguished   Fire   Recycling   United  States   Georgia   a  flaming  front-­‐end  loader  at  Newell  Recycling  on  Central  Avenue.  The  body  was  found  several  feet  from  the  heavy   machinery  in  an  area  that  is  piled  high  with  crushed  automobiles.   Exploding  Pipe  at  Western  Wyoming  Rig  Kills  Worker:    An  exploding  pipe  has  killed  a  worker  at  a  drilling  rig  outside  Pinedale.   07-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Explosion   Oil  &  Gas   United  States   Wyoming   The  Sublette  County  Sheriffs  Office  says  the  accident  Wednesday  afternoon  killed  42-­‐year-­‐old  Kyle  Rooke,  of  Driggs,  Idaho.   Sheriffs  officials  say  Rooke  was  severely  burned.  Sheriffs  and  Wyoming  state  workers  safety  officials  are  investigating.   Subcontractor  dies  working  on  city  water  lines:  A  subcontractor  hired  by  the  city  of  Winston-­‐Salem  to  repair  and  clean  a  city   07-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   water  line  died  Wednesday  after  gas  from  the  pipe  knocked  him  unconscious.  Two  other  workers  were  injured.  Herman   Struck  By   Utilities   United  States   New  Jersey   Wilson,  62,  of  Winston-­‐Salem,  was  employed  by  J.  Ramey  Construction  LLC,  a  subcontractor  of  Ramey  The  city  hired  Ramey   Inc.  in  November  to  clean  out  and  repair  a  pipe  from  Salem  Lake  to  the  Thomas  in  preparation  for  the  plants  reopening  this   year.   United   07-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Burn   Oil  &  Gas   Unknown   Worker  dies  in  industrial  accident   Kingdom   One  gas  blast  victim  dies  from  injuries:  RIYADH:  A  Sri  Lankan  national,  Lionel,  one  of  four  expatriates  seriously  injured  last   week  in  an  accidental  blast  while  fixing  a  gas  leak  at  a  can  manufacturing  plant  in  Dammam,  died  on  Monday.  Lionel,  44,  is   07-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Explosion   Manufacturing   Sri  Lanka   Unknown   survived  by  his  wife  and  13-­‐year-­‐old  daughter.  The  second  injured  worker,  Sarath  Anil,  48,  has  been  undergoing  treatment  in   the  intensive  care  unit  for  the  22  percent  burns  he  suffered  from  the  blast.  The  third  worker,  Anil,  40,  has  10  percent  burns.   “Both  injured  Sri  Lankans  are  in  critical  condition,”  said  a  source  at  the  hospital.   Mine  accident  kills  Chelmsford  man:  Miner,  28,  was  killed  while  working  at  the  8200  level  shortly  before  midnight  -­‐  his   United   07-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Unknown   Mining   Unknown   company  is  a  contracting  firm  providing  drilling  and  other  services  at  the  mine  -­‐  no  details  have  yet  been  released  about  the   Kingdom   circumstances  surrounding  his  death  -­‐  he  had  been  employed  at  the  mine  for  more  than  two  years)   Worker  killed  in  ammo  plant  blast  :  a  series  of  explosions  tore  through  an  ammunition  plant,  killing  one  worker,  34,  and   07-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   injuring  a  firefighter  while  shells  went  off  for  about  an  hour  afterwards  -­‐  the  building  was  left  standing  but  was  gutted  and   Explosion   Manufacturing   United  States   Tennessee   riddled  with  bullet  holes  -­‐  the  plant  housed  several  thousand  rounds  and  gunpowder  -­‐  one  firefighter  was  injured,  apparently   hit  by  a  bullet  or  fragment  -­‐  the  cause  is  not  yet  known.   07-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   1  killed  in  explosion  at  French  chemical  plant:  An  explosion  at  a  chlorine  plant  in  southern  France  on  Thursday  killed  one  man   Explosion   Manufacturing   France   Paris   and  injured  nine,  authorities  said.  The  administration  for  the  Bouches–du–Rhone  region  said  a  leak  of  water  containing        www.achievablesolutions.com.au   grant@achievablesolutions.com.au   0438  010  730   Page  12  of  226      
  3. 3. Global Fatality Count – 2011 © 31-Aug-11       EVENTS           Number  of   Date   Details   Mechanism   Industry   Country   State   fatalities   sodium  prompted  the  explosion.  The  blast  occurred  at  a  plant  run  by  Gazechim  in  the  Mediterranean  port  of  Lavera.  The   administration  said  in  a  statement  that  no  gases  leaked  outside  the  site.  Traffic  around  the  site  was  restricted,  and  specialists   in  chemical  accidents  were  there.   5  workers  killed  as  service  lift  at  site  comes  crashing  down  in  Mumbai:  Five  construction  workers  died  and  a  liftman  was   07-­‐Jan-­‐11   5   critically  injured  on  Sunday  morning  when  the  service  lift  of  a  23-­‐storey  tower  at  Matunga  came  hurtling  down  from  the  21st   Fall   Construction   India   Mumbai   floor.The  deceased  have  been  identified  as  Suresh  Wadekar,  25,  Sunil  Nigar,  Abdul  Khan,  35,  Modi  Gupta,  30  and  Rajaram   Satta,  50.   Pa.  bridge  worker  crushed  by  concrete:  A    construction  worker,  20,  killed  while  working  on  a  bridge  was  crushed  by  gravel   07-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   and  concrete  chunks  -­‐  he  died  of  traumatic  injuries  suffered  while  working  in  a  six-­‐foot-­‐deep  trench  under  the  bridge  -­‐  he   Crushed  By   Construction   United  States   Florida   was  working  in  the  trench  with  another  man  when  the  walls  collapsed  -­‐  the  other  man  was  pulled  out  alive  about  90  minutes   later,  but  one  worker  was  pronounced  dead  at  the  scene  -­‐  both  men  worked  for  a  bridge  construction  company)   Nurse  dies  after  psychiatric  ward  stabbing:  A  male  nurse  has  died  after  allegedly  being  stabbed  by  a  patient  at  a  mental   Emergency   New  South   07-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Stabbing   Australia   health  hospital  at  Orange  in  the  New  South  Wales  central  west.  Police  say  Bob  Fenwick,  63,  was  stabbed  in  the  chest  and   Services   Wales   arms  yesterday  afternoon  by  a  33-­‐year-­‐old  patient  of  Bloomfield  Hospital.   08-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Fall   Drilling   United  States   North  Dakota   Worker  was  found  at  the  bottom  of  the  steps  leading  up  to  the  rig  platform.   Truck  Crane  Collapse  Kills  2,  Injures  3:  Two  people  were  killed  and  three  injured  when  a  truck  crane  collapsed  at  the   08-­‐Jan-­‐11   2   intersection  of  two  roads  in  east  Chinas  Shandong  Province  Wednesday  afternoon.  The  accident  happened  at  around  1:52   Entanglement   Construction   China   Unknown   p.m.  when  workers  were  assembling  the  crane  at  the  intersection  of  Jinsi  and  Yimeng  roads  in  Linyi  City,  said  a  city   government  spokesman.  Witness  said  the  crane  broke  apart  and  fell  on  passing  cars,  injuring  the  cars  occupants.     Teen  dies  working  at  Wal-­‐Mart:  Workplace  New  Brunswick  is  investigating  the  death  of  a  17-­‐year-­‐old  boy  who  was  working   08-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   at  Wal-­‐Mart.  The  teen,  Patrick  Desjardins,  was  at  work  on  Wednesday  night  when  it  appears  he  was  electrocuted  around   Electrocution   Retail   Canada   Unknown   8:35  p.m.,  Grand  Falls  police  chief  Real  Michaud  said.  “He  was  buffing  the  floor,"  he  told  QMI  Agency.  "There  seemed  to  be  a   problem  with  the  electrical  cord."   09-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Electrocution   Utilities   United  States   Mississippi   Worker  was  electrocuted  while  performing  tests  on  voltage  up  to  14,440  volts  at  a  transformer  testing  station.   09-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Burn   Manufacturing   United  States   Montana   Worker  was  found  in  a  fire.   Chicago  labourer  crushed  to  death  less  than  6,000  lbs.  at  Romeoville  stone  supplier:  Six-­‐thousand  pounds  of  marble  slabs   crushed  a  23-­‐year-­‐old  Chicago  man  to  death  at  a  Romeoville  stone  supplier  on  December  30,  2010.  The  man  was  reportedly   09-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   helping  to  unload  the  slabs  when  the  accident  occurred  around  9  a.m.,  at  the  Primus  Natural  Stone  Facility  in  the  1200  block   Crushed  By   Manufacturing   United  States   Illinois   of  Naperville  Rd.,  as  reported  by  The  Chicago  Breaking  News  Centre.  The  Romeoville  Fire  Department  reported  that  Emilio   Gallardo  was  inside  a  shipping  container  helping  a  forklift  operator  unload  a  bundle  of  marble  slabs  weighing  700  to  1,000   pounds  each,  when  the  load  of  marble  somehow  fell  on  him   Five  killed  in  Russia  refinery  blast:  Five  people,  all  believed  to  be  Chinese,  have  been  killed  in  an  explosion  at  an  oil  refinery  in   Siberia,  media  reports  said.  The  explosion  took  place  overnight  at  a  refinery  in  the  village  of  Dauriya  in  the  Zabaikalsky  region   09-­‐Jan-­‐11   5   of  southern  Siberia,  the  ITAR-­‐TASS  and  RIA-­‐Novosti  news  agencies  reported.  The  reports  said  18  people  were  present  in  the   Explosion   Oil  &  Gas   Russia   Unknown   refinery  at  the  time  of  the  blast,  all  of  them  believed  to  be  Chinese.  "The  whereabouts  of  five  of  them  who  were  at  the   centre  of  the  blast  has  not  been  established  and  it  appears  they  have  all  been  killed,"  ITAR-­‐TASS  quoted  a  spokesman  for   local  prosecutors  as  saying.        www.achievablesolutions.com.au   grant@achievablesolutions.com.au   0438  010  730   Page  13  of  226      
  4. 4. Global Fatality Count – 2011 © 31-Aug-11       EVENTS           Number  of   Date   Details   Mechanism   Industry   Country   State   fatalities   Vehicle   10-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Aviation   United  States   California   Worker  flying  a  plane  crashed  after  the  wing  clipped  a  tower.   Accident   10-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Worker  was  electrocuted  while  spraying  a  broccoli  field  when  he  raised  the  tractors  spray  boom  and  hit  an  overhead  power   Electrocution   Agriculture   United  States   Florida   line.   10-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Asphyxiation   Oil  &  Gas   United  States   Louisiana   Worker  climbed  into  a  tank  truck  to  repair  an  internal  valve  and  collapsed.   10-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Crushed  By   Unknown   United  States   New  York   Worker  was  crushed  by  a  collapsed  exterior  wall.   10-­‐Jan-­‐11   5   Explosion   Manufacturing   China   Unknown   Factory  blast  kills  5  in  China:  No  other  details  available   11-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Struck  By   Agriculture   United  States   Florida   Worker  was  picking  oranges  and  was  run  over  by  a  vehicle  that  was  backing  up.   11-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Fall   Construction   United  States   New  Jersey   Worker  fell  21  feet  from  a  steel  beam.   11-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Fall   Warehousing   United  States   Wisconsin   Worker  was  loading  antiques  onto  a  pallet  and  fell  through  a  floor  opening.   Man  dies  in  printing  firm  accident:  A  man  has  died  in  an  industrial  accident  at  a  printing  firm  in  Sydneys  west.  Paramedics   New  South   11-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   were  called  to  the  firm  at  Kellaway  Place,  Wetherill  Park,  just  after  6pm  (AEDT)  on  Friday.  Police  and  the  Ambulance  Service   Entanglement   Manufacturing   Australia   Wales   of  NSW  say  the  man,  believed  to  be  in  his  early  30s,  had  come  in  to  contact  with  some  machinery  at  the  company.   Macquarie  Radio  Network  said  the  man  was  crushed  to  death  after  becoming  trapped  in  a  printing  press.   Man  Dies  In  Hendry  Farm  Accident:  CLEWISTON,  FL.  -­‐-­‐  On  January  10,  2011,  at  approximately  2:20  pm,  Hendry  County   Deputies  responded  to  the  area  of  Blumberg  Road  off  of  County  Road  835  after  receiving  a  report  of  an  accident  involving  a   11-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Electrocution   Agriculture   United  States   Florida   tractor  and  pull  behind  sprayer.  A  25  year  old  workers  was  found  dead.    When  arriving  on  scene  Deputies  discovered  both   the  tractor  and  spray  rig  burning.    It  appeared  that  the  spray  rig  had  come  into  contact  with  a  power  line  causing  it  to  catch   on  fire.   11-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Drowning   Agriculture   New  Zealand       Man  who  died  in  farming  accident  named   FATALITY  AT  HAHNDORF:  SafeWork  SA  is  investigating  the  death  of  a  45-­‐year-­‐old  man  in  a  workplace  incident  this  morning  at   Hahndorf  in  the  Adelaide  Hills.  The  deceased  was  a  sub-­‐contractor  working  with  two  others  at  a  private  residence  on  a  pool   South   11-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   installation.  Shortly  before  10:15am,  the  man  went  out  to  the  kerb  to  resolve  a  mechanical  issue  with  his  3-­‐tonne  tip  truck.   Crushed  By   Transport   Australia   Australia   With  the  tipper  raised,  the  man  apparently  leaned  over  the  chassis,  and  was  fatally  injured  when  the  tray  came  down  upon   his  upper  body.   South  Australia  Police  has  seized  the  vehicle  for  further  testing.   Tractor  driver  killed  in  rollover:  A  council  worker  has  died  in  a  tractor  rollover  in  the  Yarra  Ranges.  The  tractor  driver  was   11-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   slashing  grass  on  the  side  of  Belfast  Road  in  Mooroolbark,  east  of  Melbourne,  about  11.30am  when  the  accident  occurred,  a   Crushed  By   Agriculture   Australia   Victoria   Victoria  Police  spokeswoman  said.  Yarra  Ranges  Shire  chief  executive  Glenn  Patterson  said  the  mans  death  had  rocked   council  staff.   11-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Woman  dies  on  farm:  WorkSafe  is  investigating  an  incident  on  a  farm  in  Towong,  Victoria,  where  a  woman  was  run  over  by  a   Crushed  By   Agriculture   Australia   Victoria   tractor  with  a  forklift  attachment  carrying  a  load.  In  the  past  year,  tractor  incidents  have  injured  or  killed  more  Victorians        www.achievablesolutions.com.au   grant@achievablesolutions.com.au   0438  010  730   Page  14  of  226      
  5. 5. Global Fatality Count – 2011 © 31-Aug-11       EVENTS           Number  of   Date   Details   Mechanism   Industry   Country   State   fatalities   than  any  other  piece  of  farm  machinery.  Eleven  people  in  Victoria  have  been  killed  by  tractors  since  the  start  of  2009.   11-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Worker  killed  by  shed  roof:  A  65-­‐year-­‐old  man  has  been  killed  after  an  iron  shed  roof  collapsed  and  crushed  him  during   Crushed  By   Maintenance   Australia   Victoria   demolition  work  in  South  Gippsland.  He  was  pulling  the  shed  down  when  it  fell  and  trapped  him  underneath   12-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Unknown   Maintenance   United  States   Puerto  Rico   Worker  performing  maintenance  was  suctioned  by  a  pressure  vessel  that  was  part  of  a  furnace  system.   12-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Fall   Transport   United  States   California   Worker  descending  tractor  trailer  ladder  fell  to  ground.   Caught   12-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Oil  &  Gas   United  States   New  Jersey   Worker  was  caught  between  the  flatbed  and  the  cab  of  a  wrecker.   between   12-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Fall   Maintenance   United  States   California   Worker,  hired  by  homeowner,  fell  10  feet  from  a  scaffold,  landing  on  head.   Employee  killed  at  Howard  Industries  A  workplace  accident  at  the  Howard  Industries  Substation  on  Highway  11;  South  has   12-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   resulted  in  the  death  of  a  Laurel  man.  Jones  County  Coroner  Nancy  Barnett  said  she  was  called  to  the  business  at  about   Electrocution   Manufacturing   United  States   Mississippi   11:45  a.m.  Sunday  where  she  found  EmServ  Ambulance  Service  attending  a  man  whom  employees  identified  as  Ben  Spoon   of  Laurel.  She  said  the  man  was  pronounced  dead  at  the  scene.   Worker  Dies  on  Anticline:  A  42-­‐year-­‐old  man  was  killed  in  an  explosion  Thursday  while  he  was  working  on  a  gas  rig  south  of   Pinedale.Kyle  Rooke  of  Driggs,  Id.,  died  at  the  scene,  according  to  the  Sublette  County  Sheriff’s  Office  (SCSO).On  Wednesday,   Jan.  5,  SCSO  received  a  request  for  medical  assistance  at  4:15  p.m.  on  Unit  Drilling  Rig  332  near  the  intersection  of  the  North   12-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Explosion   Oil  &  Gas   United  States   Wyoming   Anticline  and  Mesa  roads.  “The  reporting  party  stated  a  pipe  had  exploded  …  and  that  a  worker  had  been  severely  burned,”  a   SCSO  press  release  reported.  Rooke  suffered  multiple  injuries  and  burns  and  died  before  Sublette  County  Emergency  Medical   Services  arrived  at  the  scene,  according  to  the  press  release.  A  life-­‐flight  had  been  summoned  from  Idaho  Falls  to  transport   Rooke  for  burn-­‐trauma  treatment  but  was  cancelled.   Peace  River  man  found  dead  following  farm  accident:  A  Peace  River  man  is  dead  following  a  workplace  accident  on  a  farm  in   12-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   the  Harmony  Valley  Region.  The  deceased,  Calvin  Jaschke,  was  discovered  by  RCMPs  Peace  Regional  Detachment  who  was   Crushed  By   Agriculture   Canada       responding  to  a  complaint  of  an  injured  male  on  a  farm.  Following  an  investigation,  it  was  revealed  that  Jaschke  left  his   vehicle  running  when  it  jumped  into  gear  and  backed  over  him.   Grove  worker  killed  in  accident  identified:  CHARLOTTE  COUNTY  -­‐  Authorities  have  identified  the  worker  killed  Tuesday   12-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   afternoon  by  heavy  farm  equipment  at  an  orange  grove.  According  to  the  Charlotte  County  Sheriffs  Office,  Inocencio   Entanglement   Agriculture   United  States   Florida   Morales-­‐Chalma,  24,  of  Arcadia,  was  run  over  by  a  vehicle  called  a  “grove  goat”  and  killed  instantly  at  a  grove  in  the  46000   block  of  Neal  Road  in  a  rural  section  of  the  county.   Worker  dies  in  recycling  plant  explosion:  A  man  has  died  and  another  has  been  injured  in  an  explosion  at  a  recycling  plant  in   United   12-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Rotherham  yesterday.  A  42-­‐year-­‐old  man  was  airlifted  to  hospital  following  the  industrial  explosion  at  Sterecycle,  but  later   Explosion   Recycling       Kingdom   died,  the  police  have  confirmed.  A  50-­‐year-­‐old  man  who  was  also  injured  is  said  to  be  stable  but  suffering  with  serious,   potentially  life-­‐changing,  head  and  body  injuries.   Authorities  Investigating  Deadly  Accident  At  Food  Packaging  Facility:  One  person  was  killed  Wednesday  in  an  industrial   12-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Unknown   Manufacturing   United  States   California   accident  at  a  food  packaging  facility  in  Industry.  L.A.  County  Sheriffs  investigators  responded  to  a  call  Wednesday  morning  of   an  industrial  accident  at  Morning  Star  Foods  in  the  City  of  Industry.   13-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Fall   Diving   United  States   Florida   Worker  was  cleaning  out  a  pipe  in  a  10-­‐foot  deep  lake.    He  was  exiting  the  water  and  fell  over.        www.achievablesolutions.com.au   grant@achievablesolutions.com.au   0438  010  730   Page  15  of  226      
  6. 6. Global Fatality Count – 2011 © 31-Aug-11       EVENTS           Number  of   Date   Details   Mechanism   Industry   Country   State   fatalities   One  man  killed  in  industrial  accident:  The  OSHA  is  investigating  a  fatal  accident  at  a  St.  Louis  County  industrial  plant.  The   Caught   13-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   accident  occurred  Friday  morning  at  Kerry  Sweet  Ingredients  at  8021  New  Hampshire  around  11  a.m.  Investigators  tell  News   Manufacturing   United  States   Missouri   between   Channel  5  a  man  got  stuck  between  two  forklifts.  Michael  Muessig  was  rushed  to  St.  Johns  Mercy  Medical  Centre,  where  he   died  that  afternoon.   Caught   14-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Manufacturing   United  States   Montana   Worker  was  trapped  between  two  scissors  lifts.   between   14-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Struck  By   Zoological   United  States   Tennessee   Worker  (elephant  keeper)  was  struck  by  the  head  and  trunk  of  an  elephant  while  giving  the  animal  a  treat.   14-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Struck  By   Maritime   United  States   Georgia   Worker  was  struck  by  an  excavator.   14-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Struck  By   Drilling   United  States   Pennsylvania   Worker  was  hit  by  a  mud  pipe  at  a  drilling  site.   14-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Worker  was  working  from  a  10-­‐foot  portable  ladder  installing  HVAC  duct  piping.    Worker  fell  from  the  ladder,  striking  his   Fall   Construction   United  States   Florida   head  on  the  concrete  slab  surface.   15-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Worker  was  raising  the  bed  of  a  dump  truck  when  it  hit  an  overhead  power  line.  Worker  got  out  of  the  truck  to  release  the   Electrocution   Transport   United  States   Texas   tailgate  and  was  electrocuted.   North   15-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Struck  By   Construction   United  States   Worker  partially  in  manhole  was  struck  by  a  swinging  excavator  bucket  and  fell  into  the  manhole.   Carolina   15-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Struck  By   Agriculture   United  States   Mississippi   Worker  was  struck  from  behind  by  a  falling  tree.   Man  killed  at  timber  mill  –  Oberon:    Police  have  commenced  a  report  for  the  Coroner  into  the  full  circumstances  surrounding   the  death  of  a  man  at  a  timber  mill  at  Oberon  today.  Shortly  after  11.20am  (Friday,  14  January)  a  48-­‐year-­‐old  Bathurst  man   New  South   15-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   was  conducting  maintenance  on  machinery  at  a  timber  mill  on  Albion  Street.  Whilst  attempting  to  carry  out  the  maintenance   Entanglement   Forestry   Australia   Wales   work  it  appears  the  man  has  become  caught  in  the  machinery  and  suffered  serious  injuries  resulting  in  his  death.  Bathurst   Police  Rescue  Squad  attended  the  location  and  removed  the  man  from  the  machinery.  Police  have  commenced  an  inquiry   into  the  incident  and  will  prepare  a  report  for  the  information  of  the  Coroner   Worker  is  fatally  injured  in  a  bucket  lift  this  morning  at  Tri-­‐C  East:  A  construction  worker,  45,  was  fatally  injured  in  an   Caught   16-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   industrial  accident  -­‐  he  was  pronounced  dead  at  a  Hospital  -­‐  he  was  working  in  a  bucket  lift  with  another  employee  about  8   Construction   United  States   Ohio   between   a.m.  -­‐  they  were  controlling  the  buckets  movements  as  they  inspected  decorative  concrete  beams  on  a  building  -­‐  the  bucket   became  wedged  under  the  beam,  injuring  the  worker  -­‐  the  co-­‐worker  lowered  the  bucket  to  the  ground.   17-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Worker  was  working  on  a  flat  metal  roof  and  fell  through  a  flush-­‐mounted  translucent  skylight  panel  to  the  lower  concrete   Fall   Construction   United  States   Georgia   surface.   17-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Worker  was  inflating  a  tire  when  the  wheel  rim  suffered  a  catastrophic  failure,  and  forced  the  worker  into  an  adjacent   Struck  By   Auto   United  States   Montana   vehicle.   Caught   17-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Manufacturing   United  States   Indiana   Worker  became  pinned  between  a  semi-­‐truck  and  forklift  while  trying  to  get  the  semi-­‐truck  unstuck  from  snow.   between        www.achievablesolutions.com.au   grant@achievablesolutions.com.au   0438  010  730   Page  16  of  226      
  7. 7. Global Fatality Count – 2011 © 31-Aug-11       EVENTS           Number  of   Date   Details   Mechanism   Industry   Country   State   fatalities   Technician  found  dead  in  Ghaziabad:  Ghaziabad,  Jan  18  (PTI)  A  technician  working  for  a  leading  tobacco  company  was  found   17-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   dead  under  mysterious  circumstances  in  Sihani  Gate  area  here,  police  said  today.  Mukesh  (35)  was  found  dead  near  his   Attack   Infrastructure   Russia       workplace.  His  family  suspect  that  he  was  murdered,  they  said.  The  body  has  been  sent  for  post-­‐mortem  to  ascertain  the   cause  for  his  death.   18-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Unknown   Manufacturing   United  States   Pennsylvania   Worker  was  found  collapsed  on  the  floor.   TN  Workplace  Accident:  8,000-­‐lb  African  elephant  crushed  Knoxville  zoo  worker:  Knoxville,  TN—Officials  are  calling  the  death   of  a  zoo  worker  who  was  crushed  by  an  African  elephant  on  Friday,  January  14,  a  “tragic  accident.”  The  elephant  will  not  be   18-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   punished  for  killing  Knoxville  zoo  handler  Stephanie  James,  reports  ABC  News.  The  33-­‐year-­‐old  zoo  worker  was  killed  when   Crushed  By   Tourism   United  States   Tennessee   the  8,000  pound  African  elephant  named  Edie  pushed  James  into  the  metal  bars  of  a  stall,  according  to  zoo  officials.  Another   zoo  handler  shouted  commands  to  the  elephant  to  back  away,  in  which  the  elephant  followed.  The  elephant  was  not  acting   aggressively  at  the  time.   19-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Fall   Construction   United  States   Texas   Worker  was  in  the  process  of  conducting  roofing  operation  on  a  canopy  under  construction  and  fell  off  the  roof.   19-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Struck  By   Forestry   United  States   Pennsylvania   Worker  was  cutting  trees.    The  tree  he  cut  fell  and  pinned  him  against  another  tree.   Vehicle   19-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Construction   United  States   Texas   Worker  was  operating  a  water  truck  and  was  backing  up  over  a  bump.    The  dirt  gave  way  causing  the  truck  to  roll  over.   Accident   19-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Worker  was  checking  drilling  collars  to  determine  which  ones  were  defective  and  was  crushed  by  two  drilling  collars  that  had   Crushed  By   Utilities   United  States   Texas   rolled  off  the  stack.   Vehicle   19-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Forestry   United  States   Oregon   Worker  drove  a  log  loader  off  a  bridge  and  drowned  in  the  creek/river  below.   Accident   SafeWork  SA  is  investigating  a  fatal  incident  which  occurred  yesterday  afternoon  near  Tarlee,  north  of  Adelaide.    A  29-­‐year-­‐ South   19-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Struck  By   Agriculture   Australia   old  man  sustained  serious  injuries  after  being  struck  in  the  neck  by  the  shears  he  was  using  to  shear  a  sheep.    Colleagues   Australia   drove  him  to  Kapunda  Hospital,  where  he  died  shortly  after  arrival.   Four  Workers  Die  in  Accident  at  Brazilian  Chemical  Plant:  Four  workers  were  killed  and  three  others  injured  when  they  were   exposed  to  toxic  fumes  while  cleaning  tanks  at  a  chemical  plant  -­‐  the  workers  were  wearing  masks,  but  they  were  overcome   by  toxic  fumes  from  sulphuric  and  muriatic  acid,  which  are  used  for  routine  cleaning  at  the  nickel-­‐processing  plant  -­‐  fire-­‐ 19-­‐Jan-­‐11   4   Asphyxiation   Manufacturing   Brazil       fighters  found  one  person  dead  at  the  scene  and  four  others  in  serious  condition  -­‐  one  of  the  men  died  while  being   transported  to  the  hospital  -­‐  fire-­‐fighters  found  two  other  victims  inside  the  tank  -­‐  a  worker  cleaning  the  tank  fainted  and  fell   inside,  and  two  co-­‐workers  who  went  to  help  him  also  died  -­‐  the  toxic  fumes  spread,  affecting  several  other  workers  who   were  outside  the  tank  -­‐  an  investigation  has  been  opened  to  determine  the  cause  of  the  accident   20-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Unknown   Agriculture   United  States   Delaware   Worker  was  operating  a  forklift  to  load  truck  trailers  at  a  loading  dock  and  was  found  slumped  over  the  side  of  the  forklift.   20-­‐Jan-­‐11   1   Worker  was  using  a  5-­‐gallon  tote  of  gasoline  to  prepare  to  burn  wooden  pallets  and  was  smoking.    Part  of  the  smoking   Burn   Manufacturing   United  States   Georgia   apparatus  sparked  onto  the  gasoline  igniting  an  instantaneous  flash  fire.        www.achievablesolutions.com.au   grant@achievablesolutions.com.au   0438  010  730   Page  17  of  226      

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