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Atlanta, GA — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating. A 68-year-old man was killed Friday in a workplace accident in Hall County, the sheriff’s office said. The man was identified Saturday as Jake Sanders of Flowery Branch, sheriff’s spokesman Stephen Wilbanks said. Sanders, an employee of Candler Concrete Products Inc. on Candler Road, got caught between a dump truck and a front-end loader just before 8 a.m., Wilbanks said in a statement.

Tree trimmer dies after contact with live wire in Sarasota

Siesta Key, FL — A tree cutter died Sunday afternoon on Siesta Key after coming in contact with a live power line. The victim’s identity was not immediately available, Capt. Lori Jaress of the Sarasota Police Department said Sunday evening. “Apparently, the worker was in a bucket truck when contact was made with a live wire,” Jaress said. The accident occurred around 4 p.m. The victim was trimming trees on Freeling Drive and died at the scene

Railroad worker killed by train in Arlington

Arlington, TX — A Union Pacific railroad worker was struck and killed by a train Friday morning in Arlington, police said. Jon Beckman, 48, of Frisco was with other workers who were trying to switch train cars about 11:24 a.m. when the incident occurred in the 800 block of Stadium Drive, police said.

Construction Worker Killed Falling Off Roof

Warden, WA — Otto Taufen and employee of St. Joseph’s Precast Erectors LLC,  fell from roof on September 22 during construction of shop and water storage.  He was hospitalized and died from internal bleeding after fracturing ribs and pelvis in fall. [Source: Washington Dept. of Labor and Industries Report]

Tow Worker Found Crushed By Vehicle

San Diego, CA — A 37-year-old man was found dead at a tow yard with a vehicle on top of him Saturday morning, according to the San Diego Police Department (SDPD).   At approximately 7:40 a.m., an employee at Kurios Towing in Otay Mesa found the worker and called SDPD. When police arrived the man was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators suspect a red pick-up truck may have flipped over and crushed the man.

Forklift Accident Kills Man at Amazon in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, Ind.–A forklift accident killed a man at the Amazon facility in Plainfield Sunday, said Jill Lees, spokesperson with Plainfield Police.  Lees said the incident happened about 2:30 p.m. and that when officers arrived paramedics were working on the man, but he died.  She did not give out his name. Police were treating it as an accident and OSHA was expected to be at the site today to investigate.

Officials release names of three people killed in plane crash outside of Thief River Falls, Minn.

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Employees of Mountain West Motors Inc. in Rawlins, Wyo., gathered Saturday afternoon, Sept. 23, at the outdoor sports store to mourn the loss of their co-workers and friends. Three men were killed shortly before 8 a.m. when their small Cessna 182 airplane crashed in a stubble wheat field outside Thief River Falls. The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office identified the men as Moy Wing, 69, Brian Duke, 27, and Zach Ostertag, 26, all of Rawlins. Social media indicated both Duke and Ostertag were mechanics at Mountain West, but the Herald was unable to verify if Wing also was employed there.

Worker killed by truck at Pennsylvania Amazon warehouse

BOILING SPRINGS, Pa. (AP) – The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a worker at an Amazon.com warehouse in Pennsylvania.Cumberland County Coroner Charles Hall says 28-year-old Devan Shoemaker was killed when he was run over by a truck at the facility about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday. Hall says Shoemaker was trying to help a truck driver hook up a trailer to his rig when he was accidentally run over. Another worker was killed at the same warehouse in 2014 when she was pinned between a pallet truck and a storage rack.

Yonkers Firefighter Dies At Age 48 Of 9/11-Related Illness

Yonkers, NY — A recently retired member of the Yonkers Fire Department died on Tuesday, Sept. 9/11 after battling a 9/11-related illness. Neill S. Tyndal, Jr. was 48 years old.

Worker dies in accident at Nucor in Decatur, police say

Decatur, AL — A worker has died in an accident at Nucor Steel in Decatur, Decatur Police Department Spokeswoman Emily Long said. Decatur Police and Decatur Fire and Rescue responded to a 4:15 p.m. call about an industrial accident at Nucor Steel on Iverson Boulevard in Trinity. They discovered that Melvin Gant Jr. had fallen into a vat of the waste products of finished rolled steel.  Gant was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigation suggests Gant slipped into the vat while working, and his death has been ruled an accident. Police do not expect any foul play. [Note: Nucor Decatur is a VPP Participant.]

Truck driver killed after striking parked semi-trailers near Obetz

FRANKLIN COUNTY, OH (WCMH) — Deputies are investigating after a truck driver died after striking several parked semi-trailers near Obetz. According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, at about 5am, Friday, a semi-truck was traveling westbound on the lot of 2750 Creekside Parkway in Obetz and Hamilton Township, when it struck four other semi-trailers that were parked. The driver of the truck, David M. Peckham, 64, of Lorain,Ohio, was taken to Grant Medical Center and was later pronounced dead.

2 workers die when crane topples on dock in Southeast Texas

1 construction worker killed, another critically hurt in fall from Midtown building

New York, NY — One construction worker was killed and another critically injured when they fell from a bucket lift in Manhattan.  It happened at 400 West 33rd Street at 9th Avenue around 3 p.m. on Thursday. Just after the two workers fell from a bucket lift, others scrambled to help. The two workers fell from a bucket lift which was about three stories off the ground.   Police say one victim, a 45-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. That worker was an employee of EJ Electric.  The second man, also 45 years old, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition.

Construction worker falls 29 floors to his death from Lower Manhattan building

Vineyard worker killed in trailer-loading accident near Lompoc

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