Ames Company Releases Details in Employee’s Workplace Death
AMES, Iowa — An Ames company has confirmed one of its employees died as a result of an accident on the job. At approximately 4 p.m. on Thursday, Danfoss employee John Lavery, 45, was working at the company’s 13th Street location. A preliminary investigation revealed the safety hood on a motor testing operation fell and struck Lavery. He was transported to Mary Greeley Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Lavery had been with the company since October 2017. Danfoss says the safety hood is intended to be a protective shield to keep operators safe during testing procedures. In a press release, the company said it plans to replace the existing safety hoods on all other testing equipment before resuming operations.
LONGMEADOW, Mass. (AP) — Police have identified a tractor-trailer driver who was killed in a highway crash involving several vehicles in western Massachusetts near the Connecticut line. Massachusetts State Police said Sunday that 33-year-old Anthony Gentile of Thomaston, Connecticut, died in the wreck involving two tractor-trailers and four other vehicles on Interstate 91 northbound in Longmeadow on Saturday morning. The cause of the accident remains under investigation. Troopers say a Peterbilt tractor-trailer slammed into the back of another tractor-trailer that had slowed because of traffic from a line painting project. The Peterbilt then hit four cars before crashing through a guardrail. Gentile was pronounced dead at the scene.
Fatal construction accident in Gloucester has ties to Bellingham Co.
GLOUCESTER, MA – A 27-year-old Gloucester man died Thursday in a construction accident in that city, in a project reportedly involving a Bellingham company. Justin Harrington, 27, was working alone as part of a home renovation project at the time, according to Steve O’Connell, a spokesman with the Essex County District Attorney’s Office. According to O’Connell, Harrington was using a mini excavator to dig out part of the foundation at the home, and became pinned between the equipment and an I-beam supporting the house. His body was discovered by a fellow worker at about 9:30 a.m. Gloucester Building Inspector William Sanborn told The Gloucester Times the building permit for the project was issued to contractor Ryan Hayes of Trust Design & Remodel LLC of Bellingham. O’Connell said Harrington was employed by MD MacEachern Landscape and Construction in Manchester – information was unavailable as to whether that company was a subcontractor for Trust Design & Remodel.