Man killed by falling tree in Brentwood
BRENTWOOD, N.H. — A workplace accident took a tragic turn when a local logger killed while on the job Sunday. Police said it was terrible incident and that weather may have been a factor. Cpl. Brett Wells said police got a call about a logging incident in the driveway of a private residence, which became site of a deadly accident Sunday afternoon. Wells said the victim, a 35-year-old Epsom man, had his own tree company and was clearing a lot about a mile behind a home on Middle Road. “He was by himself,” Wells said. “It’s been an ongoing project for the last couple months. He was clearing a large lot for them. They were turning it into a field for their farm.” Police said the man was notching a tree when another tree he was working on was blown over by a strong gust of wind and hit him from behind. “Obviously, the wind was pretty high by the time we found him, so it seems to be that might be what happened,” Wells said.
1 dead, 1 injured in construction accident in SW Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, NC -A construction worker died and another was seriously injured in an industrial accident in southwest Charlotte Sunday afternoon, police say.The accident happened on the construction site for the Staples Distribution Center in the 3700 block of Westinghouse Boulevard by Choate Construction. According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, two people fell about 40 feet while working on the site. Both were taken to Carolinas Medical Center Main where the first victim was pronounced deceased. The second victim is now stable.
Marks Farms worker dies from injuries suffered in farm accident
MARTINSBURG, NY — A worker at Lewis County’s largest dairy died from injuries suffered in a farm accident Sunday morning. State police said Ryan C. Ouelette, 32, Lowville, was tending to a large integrity manure separator at Marks Farms, 6314 Cannan Road, when, for an unknown reason, his head became trapped by the roller inside the machine. He was found trapped in the machine 20 to 30 minutes later by a co-worker and was eventually freed from the equipment, police said.
Teen delivery worker killed in bike crash in Brooklyn
NEW YORK (AP) — A teenager making restaurant deliveries on his bicycle has been hit by a car and killed in Brooklyn.Police say Sunday they’re continuing to investigate but so far don’t suspect any criminal behavior in the crash Saturday evening near the Park Slope neighborhood. Police say 14-year-old Edwin Ajacalon was riding east on 23rd Street when a BMW sedan hit him at the intersection of Fifth Avenue. He was unconscious when authorities arrived and was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Safety practices questioned after 3rd FedEx employee accidentally killed
MEMPHIS, Tenn — A FedEx employee was killed early Thursday morning at the shipper’s hub at Tennessee’s Memphis International Airport while loading and unloading cargo from a Boeing 777, the company has confirmed to ABC News. Police were called to the airport shortly after 12:30 a.m. about an accidental injury, and found the dead female employee under a motorized conveyer belt system, ABC affiliate WATN reported. The employee’s identity has not been released. “Words cannot convey the sadness we feel over the loss of our team member in an accident at the Memphis hub,” FedEx said in a statement. “Our prayers are with our colleague’s family, friends, and co-workers. We are cooperating with authorities in their investigation.” This incident marks the third time in less than four years that a FedEx worker has been killed on the job.
Suspect arrested after Texas trooper killed on the job
FAIRFIELD, Texas (AP) — A Texas state trooper was shot and killed during a Thanksgiving traffic stop in East Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety released a statement on its Twitter account Thursday night identifying the trooper as Damon Allen, 41. DPS said Allen joined the department in 2002 and was married with three children. Allen was shot and killed before 4 p.m. Thursday during a traffic stop on Interstate 45 near Fairfield, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) south of Dallas, according to DPS. The department said Allen was shot with a rifle and died at the scene. The suspect then fled.
Police: Sumter Man Killed By Gunmen At Store
Sumter, SC (WLTX) Two armed gunman fired into a Sumter store and killed an employee. Officers are working to identify two armed men who shot and killed an employee of a Manning Avenue store Friday night. Around 6:59 PM the two armed men entered the Save-Mart Grocery located on Manning Avenue wearing masks. One or both of the men began firing handguns in the direction of the employee before fleeing the store in an unknown direction. The employee died as a result of the gunshot wounds.
Pencco worker dies in chemical tank explosion
MIDDLESEX, NC — A chemical manufacturing company employee died Friday in a tank explosion that remains under investigation. Brent Fisher, assistant director of emergency management in Nash County, said firefighters heard an explosion around 9:30 a.m. and began canvassing the area for the source. An employee of Pencco reportedly was driving by the facility at 10143 U.S. 264 Alternate and called 911 when a tank explosion occurred, Fisher said. Pencco produces water treatment chemicals, and the explosion led emergency responders to call in a hazardous materials team from Wilmington. Fisher said a building inspector also responded to see whether a building damaged in the explosion is structurally sound.
Family, friends salute procession carrying late nurse home
TUPELO, MS – Former North Mississippi Medical Center chief flight nurse Jim Spruiell made his way back home to Sulligent, Alabama, Friday from Arkansas. Spruiell, 61, was one of three people who died in a medical helicopter crash in rural Arkansas Nov. 19. The helicopter, which was operated by Pafford EMS and Air Methods, was en route from Pine Bluff, Arkansas, to DeWitt, Arkansas, when the crash occurred.
Truck Driver Killed In I-80 Crash In Berkeley
BERKELEY, CA — The driver of a semi was killed in Berkeley Friday morning when a tire blew on his truck, causing him to crash into a highway pillar on I-80. According to the CHP, the driver was thrown from his truck. He was taken to the hospital but later died from his injuries.
Officer killed during high speed pursuit
OAKLAND COUNTY, MI — A veteran police officer has been killed in the line of duty, while deploying stop-stick to try to blow out the tires of a young male suspect who was being chased by other officers. Dead is 50-year-old Deputy Eric Overall, who was struck by the 22-year-old fleeing suspect. Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard says they believe the suspect veered over to strike the Deputy. The suspect lost control and rolled over and was arrested after he was freed from the wreckage.
OSHA looking into fatal accident that killed Laurel man
BILLINGS, MT – The man who died Tuesday night in at the Knife River industrial site in Billings was identified Wednesday as Justin Cruea, 28, of Laurel, according to Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder. In a statement, Linder said that Cruea, an employee for the contractor, was apparently working on a truck when he fell between the bumper and a tire. His position after the fall likely made it difficult for him to breathe, and the preliminary cause of death is positional asphyxia, Linder said.
Flint-area worker trapped under water in trench dies
BURTON, Mich. (AP) – Police say a 33-year-old Flint-area man has died after being trapped underwater for about 20 minutes when a water main burst during construction work. Burton Police Detective Don Schreiber tells The Flint Journal that 33-year-old Curtis Duane Hollingshead of Davisson died at a hospital Tuesday after the trench he was working in rapidly filled with water when a valve on a water main disconnected. Police have said other workers were able to snag Hollingshead with a pole and pull him from the water. Medical personnel then were able to re-establish a pulse.
WATERTOWN, N.Y. — A city of Watertown employee was killed Monday evening while working at the city’s wastewater treatment plant, according to the Watertown Daily Times.The city identified the worker as Gregory Eliopoulos, a process worker at the plant, according to the newspaper.
Construction Worker Dies After Being Trapped In Streamwood Sewer Pipe
Worker killed at coal ash dumpsite
Rocky Mount, NC — A coal ash dumpsite undergoing environmental remediation in northeastern Nash County has been closed during a federal and state investigation into a worker’s death earlier this week. Gary Sigmon, 48, of Lincoln County, died Monday after being run over by a bulldozer at the Swift Creek Coal Combustion By-Product Structural Fill on U.S. 301 in the Battleboro community near Whitakers, according to the N.C. Department of Labor, which is investigating the incident. Sigmon was working as a spotter for dump trucks when the incident occurred, Department of Labor spokesman Jason Tyson told the Telegram on Wednesday morning. Sigmon realized a dump truck was dumping in the wrong location and went to stop it and ran into the path of a bulldozer.
Maintenance worker killed after woman drives onto sidewalk
Atlanta, GA — A maintenance worker was killed Wednesday morning after a woman drove onto a Cobb County sidewalk, officials said. The incident occurred shortly after 8 a.m. at Akers Mill Road and Galleria Drive, Cobb police spokesman Brody Staud said. Police identified the victim as Joseph Poncer, 50, of Marietta. He was doing maintenance along the road at the time of the deadly accident, Channel 2 Action News reported.
Maine Funeral Home Worker Killed in Hearse Crash
Greene, ME — State police say a funeral home employee transporting a body was killed when his hearse was hit from behind by a sport utility vehicle. Police said the crash killed 59-year-old Richard Charest of Winthrop. It happened on Route 202 in Greene on Monday evening. Authorities said Charest was transporting the body back to the funeral home where he worked when the crash occurred. They say Charest and the body he was transporting remained inside the hearse after the crash.