New Jersey Dunkin’ Donuts Employee Hit, Killed by Van While Working: Officials
Paterson, NJ — A Dunkin’ Donuts worker in New Jersey was killed while on the job after he was hit by a van in the drive-thru, police say. The worker, who neighbors say is 65-year-old Jose Furtado, was cleaning outside the Paterson store Thursday evening when he was hit by the cargo van. The driver of the van stayed on the scene, according to officials. The driver and a passenger of the van were not injured, police said. Furtado worked at the shop for more than 20 years, according to witnesses.
Man dies after being hit by bulldozer at construction site
FLORENCE, Ala. — Authorities say a man has died after being hit by a bulldozer at a construction site in northwestern Alabama. News outlets report that 55-year-old David Thornton of Carthage, Mississippi, was working on a new apartment complex in Florence on Wednesday. Emergency personnel at the scene said Thornton was struck after he walked behind a bulldozer. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Man dies after work accident
FLORENCE, MS — Authorities said a Mississippi man injured while working on a construction site in west Florence died Wednesday evening at Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital. Police detective Sgt. Greg Cobb said David Thornton, 55, Carthage, Mississippi, died at ECM from injuries he sustained in the accident. Reports indicate that Thornton was critically injured in the accident that happened just before noon Wednesday. Emergency personnel at the scene said the man walked behind a bulldozer and was struck. The accident happened in the 500 block of West Irvine Street, which is at the end of the street.
Man killed in industrial accident in Englewood
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — A man was killed in an industrial accident on Friday morning, the Englewood Police Department said. Police and firefighters responded to All Recycling at 1775 W. Wesley Ave. about 8:30 a.m. after an explosion was reported. A man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The cause of the accident is under investigation. The man has not been identified, pending notification of next of kin by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office.
Officials identify man killed in Camarillo farm incident
Camarillo, CA — A man found dead in Camarillo, the victim of an apparent industrial incident, was identified Thursday by the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office. Eloy Rios-Vasquez, 36, of Oxnard, was found dead Tuesday morning along Calleguas Road, a farm road nestled in orchards near Highway 101 and Camarillo Springs Road, authorities said. Deputy medical examiner Brian Applegate said it appeared that a vehicle had rolled over Rios-Vasquez who died from blunt force injuries. Rios-Vasquez’s employer, Oxnard-based agriculture company Reiter Brothers Inc., issued a statement Tuesday saying it was “cooperating fully” with investigators.
Stanhope man dies after being electrocuted at High Grade Beverage
RANDOLPH TOWNSHIP, NJ – A Stanhope man died Monday after being electrocuted, Randolph Township Detective Lieutenant Christopher Giuliani said. Township police responded to High Grade Beverage, located at 86 Canfield Ave, for a report of a male who was electrocuted, Giuliani said. According to Giuliani, Sean King, 55 , was on a scissor lift and had been replacing an emergency light. The initial reports indicated that there were still live wires on King, Giuliani said. When police arrived, employees had already freed the wires from the lift; however King was still located on the scissor lift, Giuliani said.
Worker killed at Charlottesville construction site
Charlottesville, VA — A construction worker was killed Wednesday when he fell from a ladder at a Linden Avenue construction site, according to Charlottesville police.The man, whose name has not been released pending notification of family, fell shortly after 3 p.m.
One worker dead, another injured in Akron tree trimming accident
AKRON, Ohio — One worker is dead and another worker was injured while trimming a tree on Coventry Street in Akron on Tuesday. The Akron Fire Department says a 38-year-old man, who worked for a private contractor, touched a live wire. He was pronounced dead at the scene. That power surge ejected a 46-year-old female worker from the lift bucket. She was taken to Akron City Hospital. At last check, police said that her condition seemed to be improving.
Worker killed when hydraulic lift hits power lines
Nashua, NH — A worker was killed Thursday in Nashua when the hydraulic lift he was in touched electrical wires, officials said.
Retired FDNY lieutenant dies from 9/11-related cancer
New York, NY — A retired FDNY lieutenant and first responder died Sunday from a 9/11-related cancer, becoming the 20th firefighter this year to succumb to an illness linked to the 2001 terror attack. Lt. Edward McDonagh, a 49-year-old father of five from Rockland County, battled stage 4 colon cancer for the past three years. The former Marine joined the FDNY in 1996 and spent three months working on the pile at ground zero after 9/11
Two power line workers fall to their deaths from helicopter in Sulphur
SULPHUR, TX – Two California men working on power lines in Sulphur fell to their deaths from a helicopter Tuesday morning. Deputies from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to to the incident at about 9:30 a.m. in area of N. Claiborne Street and W. Houston River Road in Sulphur according to a release from the sheriff’s office. On arrival deputies found that two men, both in their 20’s, had been killed in a fall according to the release. Upon investigation deputies found that the men were working on power lines from the helicopter and that their safety harness failed because it had been rubbing against the power lines causing it to “snap” the release said. Both men fell about 100 feet to their deaths from the helicopter according to the release.
Contractor dies after Whitehall Hotel explosion
Houston, TX — Harris County medical examiners on Wednesday confirmed that a contractor injured in an explosion at the Whitehall Houston hotel in downtown last Friday died Sunday in a hospital. Jose Zadezensky, 40, was one of two contractors hospitalized with burns Friday afternoon after an explosion in the basement electrical room caused by a circuit breaker. The cause of Zadezensky’s death, as well as the details of the accident, are still under investigation by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
Employee shot, killed during fight with robbers at Detroit wellness store
DETROIT, MI – Authorities are investigating a robbery then ended with a fatal shooting at a Detroit wellness store Tuesday evening. Police say employees at The Water Station on Woodward Avenue were taking out the trash around 7 p.m. and left the back door open. “Two suspects came in through the back door, one of them was armed with a gun. At some point, a fight broke out between the employees and the suspects, and employee 29-year-old Devin Lewis was shot and killed.
Man shot, killed in Madera robbery, suspected shooter arrested
MADERA, CA — A gas station robbery in Madera turned deadly. It happened around 11 p.m. Monday at the Tackle Box gas station and mini-mart on Road 26. According to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, they received a call about a possible shooting. When deputies arrived, they found a male employee was shot and killed during an apparent robbery. Police have identified the robbery and homicide victim as 20-year-old Dharampreet Singh Jassar. Deputies say so far the investigation has shown that two men entered the store around 10:50 p.m. The men stole cash and two large boxes of cigarettes, then fired several shots, one of which hit and killed the employee.
Paris, TN — A Big Sandy man was killed Monday afternoon when he was involved in an industrial accident at a Paris manufacturing plant. Bobby Smith, 46, was an employee of PML, 75 County Home Road. He was working Monday afternoon and became entangled in a piece of industrial equipment shortly before 2 p.m. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene. The Henry County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene along with the Paris Fire Department, Henry County Rescue Squad and Henry County Medical Center Emergency Medical Services workers.
West Boynton, FL — Halfway through a four-year plumbing apprenticeship program, John Thomas Dillon IV had found his calling. “He loved working as a plumber,” said his employer, Clem Winke. “We had just promoted him 45 days ago. He got his own van to do service calls.” Dillon died Friday at a construction site in West Boynton when an air bag in an underground pipe exploded at the Sun Valley East development in the 9700 block of Pavarotti Terrace, north of Boynton Beach Boulevard, according to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office. Dillon, of Fort Lauderdale, was 27. The air bag exploded shortly before 2 p.m., according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Captain Albert Borroto. Firefighters arrived to find Dillon in a construction drain area. The job he was working Friday involved stopping a water leak from a broken pipe that had caused a sinkhole in one of the development’s main roads, Winke said. The air bag had been inserted into the pipe to block the flow of water, he said.
Greenfield Firefighter Dies In Line Of Duty
GREENFIELD, IN – A Greenfield firefighter has died in the line of duty following a large blaze on Friday near downtown Greenfield. 55-year-old Scott Compton, a 17-year veteran of the Greenfield Fire Territory, died following fighting a three-alarm fire at Mueller Auto Body located in the 1000 block of E. Main St. “All the firefighters along with Scott worked hard for a number of hours to try and contain that incident,” Greenfield Fire Territory Chief Jim Roberts said. “With the all the gear firefighters wear, the weight of that plus working, whether you’re crawling around, holding a hose, climbing on a ladder, being on the roof or whatever firefighters may be doing it’s extremely taxing.” Officials said Compton went home after battling the fire around 1:00 a.m. Saturday morning. A neighbor then found Compton unresponsive in his yard Saturday afternoon. Medics declared him dead at the scene. The death is considered an on duty death because it happened within 24 hours of being on the job.
Employee shot at Family Dollar in north Houston
Houston, TX — An employee was shot and killed Friday night at a north Houston Family Dollar store, according to the Houston Police Department. Demonique Johnson, 30, was shot shortly after 10 p.m. at the store in the 7600 block of Jensen. Two men struggled with Johnson at the store’s front entrance, said Officer Todd Tyler with HPD Homicide Division. Johnson was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital
Jacksonville man dies after fall from pickup truck
Orange Park, FL — The Florida Highway Patrol said the maintenance worker who fell to his death from a pick-up truck in Orange Park Friday was riding on the tailgate and lost his balance for an unknown reason. Troopers identified the man Friday as 36-year-old Avery Queely. Action News Jax reporter Russell Colburn spoke with a local mom who tried to save his life. Alicia Seibert said Queely just had a new baby.
Man killed during tree-removal work in Summerfield
SUMMERFIELD, NC — A 45-year-old man was killed Friday after being hit by a falling tree limb during the removal of several trees. The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office responded to 6925 Summerfield Road when an employee of a tree removal company called 911 to report an injury to another employee, according to a sheriff’s office news release.The victim, William Hugh Holland, was standing in front of a boom truck that was near where the tree removal was being performed. As one of the trees started to fall, several large limbs near the tree were knocked off. One of the limbs hit Holland. Because of where Holland was standing, he was out of view from the individual cutting the tree. Other employees on scene saw him in front of the truck a short time later and immediately attempted resuscitation efforts. EMS arrived and pronounced him dead.
Truck driver killed in rollover crash on I-30 in Arkansas
Friendship, AR — A 46-year-old man was killed early Thursday after the 18-wheeler he was driving crashed into trees
and rolled off Interstate 30 in Arkansas, state police said. About 4 a.m., Richard Wheeler Jr
. of Sparta, Mich., was driving west on the road in a 2013 Freightliner, according to a preliminary crash report. Near the the town of Friendship in Hot Spring County, the truck reportedly left the road, striking trees and rolling over on its side before coming to a rest.
Security guard killed in casino shooting
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – A security guard is dead after a shooting at the Golden West Casino Friday evening. KCSO has confirmed 31-year-old Keon Andre Brackenridge was acting weird outside of the casino. Security guards asked him for identification, then Brackenridge fired multiple rounds at the guards. One guard was shot, 25-year-old Richard Iloilo. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
JACKSONVILLE POLICE IDENTIFY MAN KILLED IN BALDWIN INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT, RELEASE NEW DETAILS ABOUT INCIDENT
Jacksonville, FL – A day after a man was killed in an industrial accident in Baldwin, an incident report from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is revealing new details. According to that report, the man was working at a construction site at the intersection of I-10 and US 301 on a hilly portion of land, and was driving a construction vehicle. At some point, the vehicle rolled over, causing the man to fall out his seat. He was then pinned underneath it. Witnesses say it took several minutes to free him from the vehicle, as they had to use heavy machinery to lift it off of him. The man was taken to UF Health, where he died from his injuries. Police have identified him as Paul Hall-Rhanes, 37.
IOWA MAN CRUSHED TO DEATH BY AN AVALANCHE OF CORN
Harrison County, IA — A county supervisor in Iowa died after he was not able to escape a corn avalanche that crushed him on Wednesday. Russ Kurth, 63, and another man were checking on a door with a bin that had been leaking corn, Harrison County Sheriff Pat Sears told The Daily Nonpareil. As the two men approached the bin full of corn, the door malfunctioned for some reason and came gushing out and crushed the county supervisor, leaving Kurth trapped. Local fire and rescue personnel were able to pull Kurth out after he was buried under the corn for more than an hour.
Construction worker killed in crash on Cardinal Drive
BEAUMONT, TX — A 57-year-old construction worker was killed Wednesday morning after the driver of a pickup truck lost control of the vehicle and hit a member of a road construction crew on Cardinal Drive, Beaumont police said. Officers responded to eastbound side of the 5600 block of West Cardinal Drive after an auto-pedestrian crash was reported around 11:28 a.m. Alfred Earl Dingler, 57, of Liberty, died at the scene.