Weekly Toll: The Last Shift

Weekly Toll

Line worker killed by falling tree in Middletown MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) – An Eversource subcontractor was killed in Middletown on Sunday by a falling tree, according to police. At approximately 3:17 p.m. Sunday, a subcontractor for Eversource was repairing a line on Millbrook Road in the area of 1233. As the repair was completed a tree fell on top of the lineman, causing…

Weekly Toll: Workplace Deaths Continue into New Year

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Supermarket Employee Killed in Fall from Ladder Pasco, WA — A supermarket employee, Duoc Tran, fell to his death at Comumbia Market when the ladder he was climbing to retrieve an object for a customer slipped and he fell and hit his head on the floor. [Source Washington Department of Labor and Industries.] Construction worker…

Weekly Toll: A Few American Workers Who Will Never Come Home

Not a good week to be a worker in Indiana (California and Florida weren’t so hot either.) Construction worker killed in accident near Willmar Holland Township, MN — A man tiling a field in central Minnesota died on Friday morning in a workplace accident. The construction company employee was installing drainage tile in the field…

Weekly Toll: Death In the Workplace

U.P. woman dies in workplace accident in Mackinac County MACKINAC COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) — An Upper Peninsula woman is dead after a workplace accident in Mackinac County. Michigan State Police said it happened at the Carmeuse Lime & Stone facility on M-134 in Cedarville around 1:50 a.m. Saturday.  Upon their arrival, troopers said they found…

Weekly Toll: A Few of the Workers Killed on the Job Last Week

Question: in this election season, how many candidates are being asked about their plans to reduce the every-day carnage in the country’s workplaces? Construction worker killed at Margaritaville Resort in Kissimmee, authorities say Kissimmee, FL — A construction worker was killed after his truck fell into a retention pond at the Margaritaville Resort in Kissimmee,…

Weekly Toll: Workers Killed on the Job Over the Past Two Weeks

2 firefighters killed as blaze rages in northern California REDDING, CALIF. —The National Park Service reports a second firefighter has died while battling the Ferguson Fire in Mariposa County.  On Sunday morning, Capt. Brian Hughes of the Arrowhead Interagency Hotshots was killed. According to the National Park Service, 33-year-old Hughes was on the east side of…

Weekly Toll: A Partial List of Workers Killed On the Job in the Last Week

Houston tow truck driver killed after wrecker stolen HOUSTON, TX — Police say a tow truck driver in Houston whose wrecker was stolen moments after unloading a repossessed car was killed when the alleged thief ran him over. Houston assistant police chief James Jones said Friday the suspected thief ultimately crashed the tow truck in neighboring…

Weekly Toll: Workplace Deaths Over the Last Two Weeks

I took a week off compiling this list. No change in the deadly work that American workers do, except that workers have fewer rights than they did two weeks ago — especially public employees. In other news, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed an appropriations bill requiring OSHA to start listing names of workers killed on their…