Country’s first mining fatality for 2019 in S. Illinois this weekend
DAHLGREN, Ill. — An accident at the underground Hamilton County Coal Mine near Dahlgren, Illinois, has claimed the life of a Saline County, Illinois, man. John Ditterline, 55, of Equality, Illinois, was pronounced dead at 4:45 a.m. Saturday. Hamilton County Coroner Steve Bowling said Ditterline was working for Clay, Kentucky-based S & L Industries as a contract employee in the underground mine when he was killed. Workers found Ditterline’s body near a set of 18 feet wide doors that close automatically, Bowling said.
L Brands employee dies after being crushed between conveyor belt, boxes
REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (WCMH) — An L Brands, Bath and Body Works employee died after he was crushed, caught between boxes and a conveyer belt on January 4th, a spokesperson for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) said Monday. According to OSHA spokesperson Larry Johnson, the incident happened around 1:45 a.m. on Jan. 4th at 7 Limited Parkway. Employees were loading product onto a truck using an expandable conveyor when the employee, identified as 56-year-old Harvey Beavers in the incident report, got pinned between it and boxes, and was crushed. Beavers was pinned in the machinery for about 10 minutes before he was extricated. CPR was performed and he was transported to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. This is the third fatal industrial accident in as many weeks in Central Ohio after a man was crushed to death at Liberty Casting in Delaware, Ohio and an employee was killed at the Fluvitex facility.
2 men killed in industrial accident at Cantua Creek ranch in Fresno County
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Two men were killed after being caught under a tree nut shaker at a ranch in Cantua Creek in Fresno County. Fresno County Fire responded to the incident just around 11:20 a.m. on Saturday, where they found a 66-year-old man and a 31-year-old man had been crushed while trying to make a repair on the machine. According to deputies, the workers were trying to disconnect hydraulic hoses under the shaker when the arm fell. Both men were pronounced dead when paramedics arrived. “The machine shaker arms weren’t functioning properly ad one of the workers had gone under the machine to fix the hoses for the hydraulic lines and the arms fell down and crushed them,” Lieutenant Devins said. Family members have identified one of the victims as 66-year-old Arnold Torres.
Worker dies after work-related accident in Greenville County, coroner says
GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. — A man died after a work-related incident in Greenville County on Friday, the coroner said. The coroner said William Stacy Taylor, 42, was operating a dump truck at Augusta Rojad Recycling where he was employed. The coroner said the tailgate of the dump truck reportedly fell and struck Taylor around 1 p.m.
Firefighter dies battling blaze at a grain processing plant in eastern Iowa
Clinton, Iowa — An eastern Iowa firefighter died Saturday morning after an explosion at a grain processing facility, local station KWQC reports. A fire at the ADM Grains facility in Clinton reportedly led to an explosion, according to the company. The incident led to the death of33-year-old Lt. Eric Hosette, Fire Chief Mike Brown with the Clinton Fire Department said during a press conference in Clinton Saturday night.
Feds investigating death of worker at Berks County oil distribution plant
Spring Township,PA — The federal government is investigating the death of a 66-year-old worker at a petroleum distribution business in Berks County this week. Dale Rhine of Tulpehocken Township was found under the wheels of a tractor-trailer Wednesday morning at RelaDyne, in Spring Township. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The death has been ruled accidental. A spokeswoman for the state Department of Labor says the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating and has six months to complete its review.
Tow Truck Driver Killed in Hit-And-Run on Grand Prairie Interstate
Dallas, TX – The son of a tow truck driver struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash as he helped a woman stranded on Interstate 20 early Friday morning is asking for help finding the driver that killed his father. According to Joshua Mosby, his cousin, 46-year-old Keith Holt, said he was headed out to help a client who was stuck on the highway with her child. While helping that woman in the westbound lanes of Interstate 20, near the South Great Southwest Parkway overpass, Holt was fatally struck by a passing vehicle. The driver, believed to be behind the wheel of a 2012-2015 white or multi-colored Nissan Altima, kept going. Holt died at the scene.
Log truck driver killed in Counce crash
Counce, TN — The driver of a tractor-trailer hauling logs was killed Thursday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash on Tenn. 57 in Counce just west of the railroad tracks. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said Stacey L. Ballard, 40, of Sardis, Tennessee, was driving east on the highway when the 18-wheeler veered off the right side of the roadway and overturned.
Alcohol and drugs were not cited as factors and Ballard was wearing a seatbelt, the THP said.
Waste Service employee dies at landfill near Lawrence
OSKALOOSA, Kan. | Jefferson County authorities said a waste services employee died at a landfill north of Lawrence. Sheriff Jeff Herrig said the man, who died Friday morning, was an employee of Hamm Waste Services in Jefferson County. The victim’s name has not been released. Herrig said the man was crushed behind a semi-trailer that was being backed up to a machine used to empty large amounts of waste. The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating.
Worker Killed in Fall
Seattle, WA — Gasper Vasquez-Postillo, and employee of Landeo Sy Construcion was climbing on scaffold in the space between the building and the scaffold when he fell. [Source: Washington Department of Labor and Industries]
Teen crushed to death by granite slabs at Palm River-Clair Mel supplier
Tampa, FL — 16-year-old crushed to death by granite – Authorities say a 16-year-old was killed after slabs of granite apparently came crashing down on him at a supplier in Palm River-Clair Mel. The incident took place at Galaxy Granite & Cabinets, 1618 51st St S. at about 3:30 p.m. on New Year’s Day. Deputies responded to reports of a person down and found the teenager under multiple pieces of granite that appeared to have fallen on top of him, authorities said. His name was not released. Authorities say the incident was work-related and no foul play is suspected.
Man crushed to death at Liberty Casting had been injured on the job before, family says
DELAWARE, Ohio (WCMH) — Michael Crow, 72, was killed Friday morning when a piece of equipment crushed him while working at Liberty Casting Friday morning. His family tells NBC4 it wasn’t the first injury he had received on the job. NBC4 obtained records from the explosion at the iron foundry in August 22, 2018, which burned several workers with molten iron. One of the victims died from their injuries, Larry Johnson with OSHA said. Those records show Liberty Casting received multiple violations and was fined more than $70,000 as a result. Just over four months later, Michael Crow died in an unrelated industrial accident at the foundry.
Worker Crushed In North Hollywood Identified
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA — A worker killed on New Year’s Eve when a car was dropped on him at a North Hollywood facility was identified Wednesday by the coroner’s office. Sixty-three-year-old Bruce Runyon, of Winnetka, was crushed to death when a car that was raised on a floor jack fell on him, according to coroner’s Lt. Larry Dietz. Runyon was trapped underneath the vehicle, and firefighters worked to free him, but they couldn’t save him, accoding to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Nail salon worker killed over $35 manicure at Las Vegas nail salon
Las Vegas, NV — – Las Vegas police are searching for a woman accused of using a stolen car to run over and kill a nail salon worker after failing to pay for a $35 manicure. The Clark County Coroner’s Office identified the manicurist as 51-year-old Ngoc Q. Nguyen of Garden Grove, California, and said the cause of death was multiple blunt-force injuries. The woman got a manicure Saturday at a salon about a mile and a half from the Las Vegas Strip, but her credit card was declined when she went to pay.The woman went to her car, telling salon workers she would come back to pay another way but then tried to drive away, according to police Lt. Ray Spencer. The manicurist ran in front of the car to try to stop the woman from driving off but was hit by the vehicle, police said.
Tow truck driver killed, officer injured in I-40 crash
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The latest winter wallop has claimed an innocent man’s life. “The tow truck driver was just being a good Samaritan,” Officer Dusty Francisco with New Mexico State Police said. Six vehicles, including four semis, were involved in a chain reaction crash around one this morning. “A tow truck driver from Madrid Towing, stopped to assist the state police officer, and when it did, another commercial motor vehicle approached the scene and struck the tow truck…tow truck driver, along with the State Police vehicle a second time,” Officer Francisco said. State police said 50-year-old Pat Cisneros of Albuquerque died at the scene. The officer suffered minor injuries and is expected to be ok.
Postal worker shot while driving in Elk Grove Village
ELK GROVE, Ill. — A postal worker was shot while driving in Elk Grove Village Monday. Police said the man, who is a U.S. Postal Worker, was driving an unmarked postal vehicle near Smethwick Lane around 6 p.m. Police said the man was shot while he was driving. The man got out of his car and called out for help. A nearby resident called 911.The man was taken to the hospital. His age, identity and condition have not been released.
Man killed in high-rise parking garage fire in River North identified
Chicago, IL — Authorities have identified a roofing worker was killed when a fire broke out as they worked on top of a River North parking garage Saturday afternoon, seriously injuring four others, according to the Chicago Fire Department. Terrell Webster, a 47-year-old construction worker, was found dead at the scene, according to fire officials and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. A ruling on the cause and manner of his death was pending further investigation following an autopsy Monday. The blaze started about 1:20 p.m. in the penthouse elevator area of the Mart Parc Orleans garage at 437 N. Orleans St., fire officials said.