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fatalities regulatoryMan, 32, Killed After Barge Overturns in Guilford

GUILFORD, CT — One person is dead after a barge carrying eight people overturned in Guilford Saturday, police said. At 2:20 p.m. Saturday the police and fire departments responded to the Guilford Yacht Club at 379 Whitfield St. after a barge overturned, resulting in several people in the water, police said. Fire Department rescue divers conducted a search of the area after it was determined that one man aboard the barge when it overturned was missing, police said. The divers located a 32-year-old man in the water who was determined to be deceased at the scene, police said.

Construction worker killed by falling cinder block in Henrico County

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A death investigation is underway after a construction worker was killed by a falling cinder block on Saturday in Henrico County. J.A. Heisler Contracting Company Inc. confirmed the construction worker is Harvey White.  Crews were called to the shopping center on the 4000 block of Glenside Drive around 1:45 p.m. Investigators say high winds caused a wall to collapse at the construction site, and a cinder block fell and struck White. Police say White was rushed to VCU Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Worker killed in sawmill accident identified

DIXFIELD, Maine —An employee was killed in an accident at the Dixfield Sawmill Saturday. A spokesperson for J.D. Irving Ltd., which owns the sawmill, said the accident happened just before 9 a.m. outside the sawmill.   The worker, 38-year-old Christopher Pineau, was killed while working on the log yard crane, a spokesperson said.

Forklift operator dies after being crushed in accident at Arcadia chicken plant

ARCADIA, LA (KSLA) – Arcadia police and OSHA investigators are investigating the death of a forklift operater after he who was crushed in an accident just before 7:15 a.m. Sunday. Arcadia Police Chief Victor Rogers says 40-year-old forklift driver Robert Andrews, of Delight, Ark., had an accident on a forklift at the House of Raeford Farms. Andrews reportedly was on the back loading dock at the chicken-processing plant in Arcadia when he somehow lost control of the forklift and it ran off the dock, police say. Authorities believe Andrews then jumped off the forklift and was pinned against a high beam by the forklift.  He was taken by ambulance to Bienville Medical Center in Arcadia, where he later was pronounced dead due to internal injuries.  Andrews was employed by Delight Fabrication LLC, a contractor that was repairing something at the plant, House of Raeford Farms spokesman Dave Witter said.

Sheriff: Indiana deputy shot during chase has died

A central Indiana sheriff says a deputy who was shot while helping pursue a suspect has died at an Indianapolis hospital. Boone County Sheriff Mike Nielsen said in a Facebook post early Monday that 34-year-old Deputy Jacob Pickett had died. The sheriff wrote that the married father of two young children “will be missed by so man

Semitruck driver killed, pickup truck driver arrested after I-70 crash

DENVER, CO — A driver was killed when a semitruck and a pickup truck crashed on Interstate 70 late Saturday night, the Denver Police Department said. Police said the crash happened just before midnight in the eastbound lanes at Interstate 25. The semitruck caught on fire and the driver of the pickup truck fled the scene, police said. The pickup truck driver was later arrested in Denver and is being held on investigation of vehicular homicide, police said.

Delivery Driver Killed in Crash

Tukwila, WA — Steven Adam was driving his normal overnight delivery route from Seattle to Portland and during his return trip back to Seattle his delivery truck was found crashed by WSP at I-5 Northbound, Exit 46 overpass in Kelso, WA. (Source: Washington Department of Labor and Industries)

Landfill Employee’s Death In Shredder Appears Accidental

HUDSON, FL – Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies are continuing to investigate the gruesome death of a 46-year-old employee at a privately owned landfill in Hudson. Shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday, March 3, deputies were called to Coastal Landfill Disposal at 11416 Houston Ave., Hudson, by employees who told deputies that a co-worker went to clear a jammed trash-shredding machine. After he repaired the machine, he called out to his co-workers to re-start it. A couple of hours went by before the employees realized they hadn’t seen their co-worker since he left to repair the machine. They began searching through the shredded debris that had been deposited in the landfill and discovered his remains.

GreenWaste driver killed by own truck

SAN JOSE, CA — Police are investigating the death of a GreenWaste truck driver who was hit and killed by his own work vehicle Friday morning, authorities said. The incident, reported at 7:54 a.m., occurred on westbound Camden Avenue at El Paseo Drive, according to San Jose police Officer Gina Tepoorten. Police say the driver, identified by the Santa Clara County Coroner’s office as 45-year-old Jose Terriquez, of Gustine, was out of the truck when he was run over.

Deputy killed trying to catch up to chase

WAGRAM, NC — Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy in North Carolina has died after his cruiser ran off the road and hit a tree as he tried to catch up to a chase. The Highway Patrol says 24-year-old Scotland County deputy Alexis Locklear wrecked his car Thursday evening on a two-lane road near Wagram. Troopers say he died at the scene and a special team is investigating the crash. Scotland County Sheriff Ralph Kersey says Locklear was trying to catch up to another officer who was chasing a vehicle when he wrecked. A statement from the sheriff didn’t give any other details about the pursuit.

One killed, another trapped after tree falls on truck in James City County

JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. – One person has been killed and another was trapped inside a vehicle after a tree fell on a truck Friday afternoon, according to police.  A 2006 Ford truck belonging to Bones Tile was pulling a trailer on Newman Road, when strong winds caused a large oak tree to land on top of the truck, police said. The tree also knocked power lines down. The driver of the vehicle, who is the owner of the company, was trapped inside the truck for more than two hours while James City County and York County Fire Departments worked to safely extricate him. He was taken to VCU Medical Center with serious injuries.

Man found dead between slabs of stone at Elk Grove Village warehouse

Elk Grove Village, IL — An employee at a stone supplier warehouse was found dead between two slabs of stone Wednesday in northwest suburban Elk Grove Village. Another employee found the man, 57-year-old Ilan Abergel, trapped between the two slabs just before 4:30 p.m. at the Quartz Master warehouse at 1620 Jarvis Ave., according to Elk Grove Village police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Abergel was unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. He lived in Skokie.

Body of missing shellfish worker recovered

PORT LUDLOW, WA — The body of 28-year-old Terrence Lavergne has been recovered near the area where he went missing and was presumed drowned Feb. 18. Lavergne’s co-workers discovered his body Tuesday on a Thorndyke Road beach near the high tide line as they began their shift at Baywater Shellfish, Inc., a family-run shellfish farm based on Bainbridge Island, according to Jefferson County Sheriff’s Detective Joe Nole. Lavergne, who lived in Coyle, was harvesting oysters when his rowboat capsized, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Construction worker killed when pinned by sliding backhoe

RIMROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Yavapai County authorities say a construction worker is dead after being pinned against a wall by a backhoe. The Sheriff’s Office says 48-year-old Danny Ray Parsley of Camp Verde was killed Tuesday when the backhoe slid forward and a support arm used to stabilize the tractor crushed his abdomen. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the backhoe operator told deputies that Parsley was using a shovel to move dirt as the backhoe dug out a footing for a building under construction.

Police confirm man dies in Mellott Manufacturing industrial accident

PETERS TOWNSHIP, PA — Cameron Allen Funk, 19, Greencastle,  was identified as the man found dead at Mellott Manufacturing, according to a release from Pennsylvania State Police, Chambersburg. Funk’s death was caused by a heavy piece of machinery falling on him, and the Franklin County Coroner ruled his cause of death blunt force head injury.  The death was ruled accidental. Pennsylvania State Police were called to the scene around 2:58 p.m. Wednesday. Mellott Manufacturing is a family-run business that produces log and lumber handling equipment, Logston said. The business has roots in the 1960s, and took on its current name in the early 1970s, according to information on its website.

Sterling Hts. man, 39, victim of trench collapse

Sterling Heights, MI — Police have released the name of the construction worker who died after a trench he was working in collapsed Monday in Sterling Heights. The victim has been identified as Jason Holmes, 39, of Sterling Heights, said Sterling Heights Police Lt. Mario Bastianelli. Bastianelli said Holmes was doing some underground prep work in a trench that is about 20 feet long, 4 feet wide and 12 feet deep. Officials said the contractor was attempting to disconnect a sewer line. The victim was alone in the trench and no other person was injured in the collapse, Bastianelli said.

Tree trimmer dead after contacting power lines

SAN JOSE, CA — A tree trimmer was electrocuted in South San Jose after coming into contact with a high-voltage power line Monday afternoon in what authorities were treating as an industrial accident. The San Jose Fire Department was called at 1:38 p.m. to the 5000 block of Page Mill Drive, near Branham Lane and Monterey Road, for reports of the accident, which appears to have involved a landscaper working for a private company, fire Capt. Daniel Vega said. Firefighters and emergency personnel had to wait for PG&E crews to arrive and shut off power to the area before retrieving the victim, Vega said. It appears that the man was operating a chainsaw when the fatal incident occurred.

Truck Driver Killed in Colfax County Highway Accident

SCHUYLER, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a semitrailer driver died after his big rig ran off a state highway in eastern Nebraska and crashed into a creek bank. The accident occurred a little before 2 p.m. Monday on Nebraska Highway 15, about 6 miles north (10 kilometers) north of Schuyler. Colfax County authorities say in a news release that the northbound truck came up on a northbound tractor pulling a feed wagon. The release says the truck was trying to pass the tractor and wagon on the left when the tractor began to turn left. The truck veered off the highway into a field and crashed into the creek bank. The release says the truck driver was pronounced dead later at a Schuyler hospital.


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