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Safety Notes: Illustrated fatality and accident reports

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The illustrated fatality and accident reports linked from this page are the Safety Notes pages extracted from OR-OSHA Safety & Health Resource newsletter. They are sorted into broad categories and displayed most recent first.

The dates that appear next to the descriptions are the dates the reports were published in OR-OSHA Safety & Health Resource, not the date of the incident.

Due to the time involved in reporting and investigating workplace fatalities and accidents, there can be substantial time lags between the incident and publication of the report on this Web site. If you have questions about specific workplace incidents, please contact the OR-OSHA Enforcement Section, (800) 922-2689.

Agriculture, forestry, logging

Fatality

A farm worker in a trench digging with hand tools is buried when the bank of the trench collapses. January 2006

Fatality

A roofer installing shingles falls, sustains fatal head injuries. November 2004

Accident

A truck driver working at a feed silo receives an electrical shock when the boom on his truck contacted a power line. March 2004

Fatality

A hook tender is struck by a falling anchor tree. March 2004

Fatality

A ranch hand moving irrigation pipe is electrocuted when the metal pipe he was handling strikes an overhead power line. October 2003

Accident

A maintenance worker is struck by an exploding grinding wheel. October 2003

Fatality

A power-washer operator falls two stories onto a concrete patio. July 2003

Fatality

A construction worker falls 20+ feet to a concrete floor from a pallet of lumber held aloft on a forklift's forks. July 2003

Fatality

A cable splicer falls from a ladder supported by an overhead utility cable. September 2002

Accident

A hook tender's foot is amputated by a wire being winched from a spool. June 2002

Fatality

A shovel operator is pinned by fuel tank falling from a dump truck. December 2001

Accident

A sawmill worker is caught when his jacket is snagged into log roller equipment. December 2001

Accident

A roofing company estimator falls through a skylight opening. December 2001

Fatality

A loader operator is struck by the bucket of the machine. December 2001

Fatality

A farm laborer's neck is broken when he rides an ATV into a cable stretched between trees. September 2001

Fatality

A city maintenance worker is electrocuted when his backhoe contacts an underground electrical power line. June 2001

Fatality

A nursery worker drowns in an irrigation pond. June 2001

Accident

A journeyman electrician falls off a roof while unreeling wire. December 2001

Fatality

A logger is electrocuted when his chainsaw touches live wire. December 2000

Fatality

A roofer falls off an extension ladder. June 2000

Fatality

A gas pipeline worker is crushed by a boom. June 2000

Fatality

A laborer is crushed when a trench collapses. March 2003

Accident

A farmworker falls from a moving tractor. March 2003

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Manufacturing, transportation, wholesale and retail trade

Accident

A warehouse worker's foot is crushed by a forklift. January 2006

Fatality

A manufacturing employee falls to his death from a basket platform raised by a forklift. August 2004

Fatality

A truck driver is pinned and crushed by an overturned bulldozer. September 2001

Fatality

A log truck misses a sharp turn, goes over cliff, killing driver. September 2001

Fatality

A machinist trainee is struck and killed by a part flying off a lathe. September 2001

Accident

A woodworker's finger is amputated by a table saw. June 2001

Fatality

A laborer falls to his death inside a manhole. June 2001

Fatality

A winemaker suffocates inside a fermentation tank. September 2000

Fatality

A farmhand is crushed in a hay squeeze. September 2000

Accident

A mill worker's hand is crushed in machine rollers. June 2000

Accident

A warehouse worker is run over by a forklift. March 2000

Fatality

A warehouse worker is crushed when an aerial lift descends on him. March 2000

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Finance, insurance, real estate, services, administration

Fatality

A forklift operator is crushed against a truck when the unmanned forklift moved unexpectedly. November 2004

Fatality

A marine biologist is asphyxiated during a dive. September 2002

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