OSHA investigating after 1 killed in industrial accident along Marsha Sharp Freeway at Wolfforth
Wolfforth, TX — One person was killed in what officials are calling an industrial accident at a construction zone Friday afternoon along the Marsha Sharp Freeway in Wolfforth, according to Wolfforth police. “There had been an accident involving members of the crew of the paving company that are working on improvements to the Marsha Sharp Freeway.”He said heavy machinery was involved, and the crew member fell in the path of the machinery. Dianah Ascencio, spokeswoman with the Texas Department of Transportation, said the crew member killed was an employee doing paving work with The Allen Butler Construction Company.
Store Employee Killed In Robbery Attempt
TAMPA, FL — The Tampa Police Department is investigating a Sunday afternoon robbery that left an employee at the 29th Street Store dead. According to the agency, officers responded to a robbery-in-progress call around 12:37 p.m. July 16. When they arrived at the 29th Street Store, they found an employee who had been shot and killed. The victim has been identified as Mohamoud Ibrahim, 60. Further details about the robbery are not yet available.
Louisiana man identified as victim in fatal Port Arthur industrial accident
PORT ARTHUR, TX – A DeQuincy, Louisiana, man has been identified as the victim in an accident near the Motiva plant late Thursday afternoon. Charles Bagley, 59, suffered massive trauma to his entire body and was killed following an accident with a pole truck at MLK and Terminal Road
Maintenance worker dies at Intel campus
PORTLAND, OR— Police say a worker died in an industrial accident at an Intel campus in Hillsboro. Hillsboro police Lt. Henry Reimann said in a news release that 50-year-old Jay Elwell died Wednesday while performing routine maintenance on a vertical industrial storage carousel. Details about what happened have not been released.
Truck driver killed in Upper Milford Twp. crash
Upper Milford Township, PA – A 55-year-old truck driver was killed Friday morning in a crash in Upper Milford Township, the Lehigh County coroner’s office said. The victim, who was not identified, was driving a tractor-trailer at 6:36 a.m., when he went off the road and hit a retaining wall
GlobalFoundries worker’s death apparently suicide
ESSEX JUNCTION, VT — A GlobalFoundries worker died in an apparent suicide Thursday at the Essex Junction plant, police say. The person’s name and gender have not been released. This is the second time in a year that a suicide has been reported at the company.
Another Construction Worker Killed: 20-year-old Igor Alves
BOSTON, MA –The Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety & Health (MassCOSH), extended its condolences to the friends, coworkers and family of Igor Alves, 20, killed after exiting his vehicle on the Massachusetts Turnpike. Alves was working for Boston Best Construction driving a truck pulling a trailer carrying scrap metal on the Massachusetts Turnpike. Noticing the cargo was not secure, Alves and his co-worker got out of the truck to tie down pieces that had become loose. They were then stuck by a BMW.
Shipping Container Crushes Worker at South Philly Port
Philadelphia, PA — A 52-year-old man (Pat Kelly) was killed Monday afternoon after a shipping container fell on top of his truck at a port in South Philly, police say. Greg Iannarelli, chief counsel for the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, tells Philly Mag that the workplace accident occurred along the Delaware River at the “Publicker Property,” adjacent from Packer Marine Terminal on South Columbus Boulevard.“As far as we know, it sounds like a stack of containers was unfortunately knocked over by a piece of yard equipment and one landed on a truck containing the deceased,” Iannarelli says.
Tow truck driver hit and killed on the job in Russell County
RUSSELL COUNTY, Kan. — Tow truck driver Jeffery Harris was on the clock when he was struck by a vehicle just before midnight on Friday. He died on the scene. Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Tod Hileman says Harris was stopped on the shoulder of I-70, just outside of Russell, to tow a broken down vehicle when a truck hit him. He was standing beside his tow truck on the shoulder,” says Trooper Hileman. “That’s when the other vehicle came along, drove onto the shoulder and struck him while he was loading the vehicle.”
Worker killed after electrical shock in Salem County
WOBURN, MA – The construction worker killed on Tuesday at the Woburn Public Library project was identified yesterday by the company which employed him. In a press release distributed to various media outlets, Schnabel Foundation Co. of Southboro identified Mark Camire, 32, of Dunbarton, N.H., as the decedent. A “long-time employee” of the company, Camire was reportedly the father of two children. Camire was reportedly part of a Schnabel crew that was hired as a subcontractor for W.L. French Excavating of North Billerica, which was in turn a subcontractor for Consigli Construction, which is in charge of the $31.5 million expansion and renovation project at the library. Camire was reportedly working on the foundation in the northwest corner of the historic H.H. Richardson building when a 1-ton rock broke free and fell on him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Family: Post Officer Worker Dies After Collapsing on Route
KANAWHA CITY, WV (WOWK) – Family members confirm to 13 News that a loved one who is a postal worker died while delivering mail, after collapsing on a front porch. Charleston Fire says that a postal worker was transported to an area hospital after receiving a call that someone passed out from heat exhaustion. Family members identify that man as Ronnie Bowles. Family members tell us he was working Tuesday afternoon on Virginia Avenue in Kanawha City, when he collapsed on a the porch of a residence.
St. Louis firefighter dies from injuries in July 5 blaze
ST. LOUIS, MO — A St. Louis fire captain has died after sustaining injuries fighting a fire in the early morning hours of July 5.The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the fire department says Capt. John Kemper died Wednesday. He was 59. Kemper didn’t suffer any burns. He was admitted to the hospital with what was believed to be a shoulder injury. Department spokesman Capt. Garon Mosby said Wednesday that the longtime firefighter was released from the hospital on Friday. Kemper hadn’t been cleared to return to work He was at home when he died. The department didn’t disclose the cause of death but called it a “line of duty death” in a news release.
California firefighter dies after suffering chain saw injury
Lakeside, CA – Frank Anaya, A California firefighter died July 11 in a hospital from injuries he suffered July 5 while fighting a wildfire near Lakeside in Southern California. The inmate firefighter with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation based at the La Cima Conservation Camp was throwing cut brush during line construction operations when he lost his balance and fell into a running chainsaw. He suffered a severe cut to his upper right leg behind his chaps. The 22-year old firefighter underwent multiple surgeries, but succumbed to his injuries July 11, 2017, according to the CDCR.
Dump truck driver killed after rolling down 150-foot embankment northwest of Lyons
Lyons, CO — A 69-year-old man died at a Denver hospital after being ejected from the dump truck he was driving on U.S. 36 northwest of Lyons on Thursday morning. Colorado State Trooper Josh Lewis said the man — whose identity has not been released — was eastbound on U.S. 36 roughly 5 miles northwest of Lyons about 8:30 a.m. when he crossed into the westbound lane on a left-hand curve, struck a guard rail and rolled down a 150-foot embankment. Lewis said that during the roll, the man — who was reportedly not wearing a seat belt — was ejected from the 2001 International dump truck. The man was airlifted to a Denver Health Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Trucker killed in fiery I-35 crash in Waco was from Arlington area
WACO, Texas (KWTX) The truck driver killed in the fiery six-vehicle crash on Interstate 35 earlier this week is Eugene Garfield Watts III, police and family and friends confirmed Thursday. Watts, 31, of Arlington, was one of the three people killed in Tuesday afternoon’s crash underneath the Valley Mills Drive overpass in Waco. The trucker, who friends say also owned a barber service, leaves behind a seven-year-old son and six-month-old daughter. Four semi-trucks and two passenger vehicles were involved in the deadly accident.
Trench Collapses, Killing Utility Worker In Prince George’s County
OXON HILL, MD — A utility worker died Wednesday morning after he was trapped up to his chest in a collapsed trench on Neptune Avenue in Oxon Hill, police said. The man worked as a contractor for Sagres Construction and was performing work at a water main replacement project in the 700 block of Neptune Ave. when the trench collapsed, officials with Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission said. (more here.)
Worker dies after being attacked by swarm of bees
Congress, AZ — A worker in Yavapai County has died after he was attacked by a swarm of bees. On Tuesday, July 11, at around 1 p.m., YCSO deputies were dispatched to a home north of the town of Congress after a report of a man with multiple bee stings. The victim, who was declared dead at the scene, was still covered in bees when deputies arrived. Firefighters had tho spray foam over the area so they could safely recover the body. Beekeepers also arrived to assist. The property owner told deputies the man was doing road clearing work for her with a backhoe when the attack apparently occurred.
Cable worker electrocuted, 243 customers without power in COS
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – A cable employee was taken to the hospital on Tuesday after he was electrocuted by a live wire. Around 243 customers are currently without power. The independent contractor was running a cable line near the Grandview Apartments off Pikes Peak when he was electrocuted by a live wire and was thrown off the pole. The utility pole then set on fire. Burn marks were left on his clothing and lower torso. He was talking to responders, however, he was still taken to the hospital in serious condition. At least 200 customers in the area are without power. Colorado Springs Utilities does not expect it to be back up until around 7 p.m.
Postal worker kills himself at Rolla, Mo., post office after standoff
ROLLA, Mo. • Authorities say a standoff at a Missouri post office ended when a worker was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Rolla police were called to the post office Saturday, with initial reports that the man had taken hostages. The co-workers left the building shortly after officers arrived but the man refused to surrender. After hours of attempted negotiations, a SWAT team entered the post office and found the man dead. Police identified him as 33-year-old Benedict Benito, of Rolla.