Today is Memorial Day when we remember those who gave their lives defending this country and the freedoms we defend every day. Workers Memorial Day is passed, but remember that some of these workers are veterans, and others who defend the country internally, like NYPD Officer, Scott Blackshaw, who died of cancer related to his work at the 9/11 terrorism site.
Coroner Identifies Nampa Man Killed in Industrial Accident
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Ada County Coroner’s office has identified the Nampa man who died in an industrial accident in Boise, Idaho. According to the coroner on Friday, 65-year-old Antonio Barroso Garcia died due to blunt force trauma of the head and neck. Police say Garcia was killed on Wednesday when a heavy load lift by a tractor fell on him at the former Hewlett-Packard campus in Boise, according to officials. Garcia, who is believed to be a landscaper and contractor, died at the scene.
Man killed in industrial accident
Mt. Gilead, NC — An accident at Mohawk Industries in Mt. Gilead took the life of a 67-year-old Norwood man Friday afternoon. The accident occurred about mid afternoon. The man, Raphael Lamonte Taylor, of Norwood was pronounced dead at the scene.
Security Guard Killed By Falling Glass Panel In Midtown: NYPD
MANHATTAN, NY — A security guard died after a large glass panel being moved by construction workers fell on him Saturday morning, the NYPD said. Police responded to a 911 call at a construction site at 217 W 57th Street around 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The security guard, 67, was found unconscious and unresponsive with severe body trauma and a 27-year-old construction worker was found with non-life threatening injuries. The security guard was taken to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in critical condition. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. The second victim is in stable condition, police said. The security guard was identified as Bronx resident Harry Ramnauth.
Man killed in industrial accident at Albany scrap metal facility
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A man was killed during an industrial accident at the Ben Weitsman of Albany scrap metal yard on Smith Blvd in Albany Saturday morning, Albany Police say. Albany police and fire crews responded to an EMS call involving an employee of the Ben Weitsman facility around 9:20 a.m. Saturday. The caller said a man had been pinned under a bucket loader. When police and fire crews arrived at the scene they found the man unresponsive, pinned under the bucket. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. After an investigation, police determined the 27-year-old victim had been attempting to remove a piece of metal lodged between the bucket and a tire. A hydraulic line severed, causing the bucket to come down on top of the man.
FedEx driver killed on Florida interstate when truck blows tire, hits car
Tampa, FL — The 22-year-old delivery driver, whose name has not been released by the Florida Highway Patrol, was eastbound on an outside lane of I-4 east of Tampa when a tire blew out on his freight truck at 10 a.m., troopers said. The FedEx tractor-trailer hit a Chevrolet Volt in the inside lane of the highway, crashed through a guard rail after impact and rolled onto the driver’s side, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.
Savannah police officer killed while directing traffic
SAVANNAH, GA (AP) – Authorities say a Savannah police officer was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer rig while helping direct traffic at a crash scene. The department announced the death of 37-year-old Anthony Christie on Friday. Reports say Christie was at a crash scene on Interstate 16 about 2:30 a.m. when he was hit.
Worker died after falling 19 stories from construction elevator, police say
Charlotte, NC — The 24-year-old man who died at an office building under construction in uptown Charlotte this week was riding in a construction elevator when he fell out of it at the 19th floor, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said Thursday. Juventino Mata-Hernandez was pronounced dead at the scene on Wednesday afternoon, police said. The construction site at 620 S. Tryon St. is part of the Legacy Union development, on the former Charlotte Observer site. Workers are building a 33-story office tower, most of which has been leased by Bank of America. The project is being developed by Lincoln Harris and Goldman Sachs.
April drowning was second death at Annapolis boat service company
Crownsville, MD — The Annapolis man who died in a workplace accident on the Severn River last month worked for the same company where a Crownsville man died two years ago while winterizing a shrink-wrapped boat. Jose Gilberto Loza Ramirez, 21, and another man were working for Prestige Yacht Management when they used a kayak in an attempt to recover a floating platform that had become loose, a Maryland Natural Resources Police spokesman said. Neither man was wearing a life vest when the kayak overturned. Ramirez’s death follows that of Prestige Yacht Management employee Matthew McHale, 25. He died in November 2016 of carbon monoxide poisoning while winterizing a shrink-wrapped boat for the company. The Ball family is advocating for bills protecting against carbon monoxide poisoning after their son Matthew McHale died in 2016.