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Jimmy Ray Baker, 45 of Houston identified as victim of rock crusher accident in Altus
Rochester Man Killed After Industrial Accident in Herkimer County
Rochester, NY — John Sedita, 53, of Rochester, was killed in an industrial accident in Herkimer County Saturday morning. State Police were called to the Cook Fence Company in Newport after they say a bundle of fence fell on top of a worker while he was unloading bundles from a trailer using a forklift. Sedita was taken to the hospital, where he died from his injuries.
Officials piece together events before Ohio nursing home shooting
KIRKERSVILLE, Ohio – Authorities in Ohio are piecing together the events that led up to a nursing home shooting that left four people dead including the suspected gunman. Kirkersville Police Chief Steven Eric DiSario, nurse Marlina Medrano and nurse’s aide Cindy Krantz were killed in the Friday attack. Suspect Thomas Hartless was found dead inside the Pine Kirk Care Center in Kirkersville, a village of some 500 residents, about 25 miles (39 kilometres) east of Columbus. Authorities have said they’re looking into the relationship between Hartless and Medrano, who had obtained civil protection orders against him in connection with domestic violence cases.
Sheriff’s Deputy, Officer Killed In Modesto Car Crash
MODESTO, CA — A sheriff’s deputy and a community service officer have died in Modesto when the patrol car they were riding in struck a building and caught fire. Authorities said Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Garner and his passenger, Officer Raschel Johnson, were responding to a burglary call when their car swerved and hit an auto wreckage business Saturday morning.
Roofer dies after fall at apartment
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Thirty-three-year-old Alberto Dominguez died Thursday after a 20-foot fall from the roof of a two-story apartment building, Tippecanoe County Coroner Donna Avolt said. Dominguez, who is from Mexico but was living in Indianapolis, was part of a roofing crew working at 34 Country Squire Court, Avolt said. Dominguez was working for an Indianapolis-based roofing company. He was wearing his safety harness. However, the safety rope was not attached and had been removed from the harness, Couch said.
Jacksonville police: 1 dead, 1 hospitalized after industrial fall at construction site
Jacksonville, FL — One worker died and another was critically injured Thursday after a three-story fall at a construction site near Myrtle Avenue and West 16th Street, authorities said. The accident occurred about 11:50 a.m. at the Mary Eaves apartment complex under construction in the 1200 block of West 16th Street.The men were working out of a wooden crate perched atop a hydraulic lift, loading doors into a third-story window, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. The pair fell when the crate they were using as a platform tipped over and came crashing to the ground, said Sgt. David Smith. It’s unclear if the workers were strapped into harnesses. “It came loose from the lift and fell to the ground, taking them with it,” Smith said. The fall comes the same week as OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. The initiative is marked by voluntary events for employers to educate and have dialogue with employees about workplace hazards, prevention methods and safety policies.
Tow truck driver struck while assisting motorist dies
Employee dies in fire at North Carolina golf course
ELKIN, NC (AP) – An employee has died after an explosion at a North Carolina golf course. Wilkes County Chief Deputy Sheriff David Carson says the fire was reported early Thursday at the Countryside Golf Course in Elkin. Investigators say 64-year-old Gary Jordan died when a fire started in a building that stored golf carts. Investigators think the explosion occurred while Jordan was fueling the golf carts. About 20 carts were destroyed.Firefighters don’t know what caused the initial fire, but they think the fuel from the golf carts sparked the explosion.
Worker dies after incident in flooded basement
Ketchum, ID — A Ketchum man died Wednesday after attempting to pump water from the basement of a home at the eastern end of Eagle Creek Road, north of Ketchum. Mike Wirth, 54, who was hired to work at the site, died after being brought to the hospital Wednesday afternoon, family friend Susan Teren confirmed. Teren is also the office manager of Wirth Co., a Ketchum-based landscaping company that Wirth owned with his wife, Tami Nakaoka. The Ketchum and Sun Valley fire departments were dispatched around 11 a.m. Wednesday to reports of a man trapped in a flooded basement.
Crash update: Semi-truck driver killed by detached container
Tacoma, WA — A semi-truck driver died after the container he was hauling detached and smashed into the truck’s cab. The driver, traveling on northbound I-5 in Tacoma, was braking for traffic when the truck hit a center Jersey barrier near South 72nd Street. The container detached from the truck’s chassis, smashed into the cab, killed the driver, and then rolled into the southbound lanes.
Highway Patrol releases name of semi-truck driver killed in collision
NEW TOWN, N.D. – UPDATE: The name has been released of one of the semi-truck drivers who was killed on Highway 23B near New Town, N.D., on May 6. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a frac sand semi was heading west and a crude oil semi, driven by 29-year-old Anthony Gonzales, was heading east.The west-bound truck came into Gonzales’ lane and the trucks collided head-on. Both vehicles caught on fire and burned completely.
Investigation continues into falling death of Newton man
LOS ANGELES, CA — Mourners gathered outside a South Los Angeles market Monday to remember the owner killed during a robbery over the weekend.Two armed men robbed the Martinez Market at 6565 South Normandie Avenue shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday. In the process, Carlos Martinez, 61, got into a gun battle with the robbers and was killed, police said.
2 killed in plane crash near Lake Berryessa identified
NAPA COUNTY, CA — Two people are dead after a small plane crashed in a Napa County lake. The scene was so remote, crews could only access it by boat. The plane crashed just after 9 a.m. Monday near Lake Berryessa. The NTSB and FAA as well as the Napa County sheriffs have been investigating. The plane that crashed was a special amphibious plane that’s made nearby in Vacaville. The victims have been identified as 55-year-old Jon Murray Karkow, the pilot in command of the aircraft, and 41-year-old Cagri Sever, who was a passenger. Both are employees of ICON Aircraft.