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…

Interview With Journalist Jamie Satterfield About Workers Poisoned by Coal Ash

Knoxville News Sentinal’s Jamie Satterfield, the investigative reporter who has been following the story about cleanup workers who died and were sickened by their exposure to coal ash in the cleanup of the massive spill at the Tennessee Valley Authority Kingston Fossil Fuel Power Plant in Tennessee, was interviewed yesterday on NPR’s All Things Considered. You…

Just Doing Their Job — And Now They’re Dying For It

  This is one of those horrific stories that you think must have come out of the 19th century or early 20th century. Just before Christmas in 2008, a dike at the Tennessee Valley Authority Kingston Fossil Fuel Power Plant in Roane County, Tennessee, gave way, carrying away houses and smothering 300 acres of land under…

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: Who Didn’t Come Home From Work Last Week

Officer dies after falling off on-ramp to Poplar Street Bridge during struggle with 2 suspects EAST ST. LOUIS, IL – Two suspects are under arrest after a high-speed chase from Washington Park Illinois into East St. Louis on westbound I-64. KTVI-TV reports around 5 p.m. Saturday, officers from the Washington Park Police Department were chasing two suspects…

Weekly Toll: September is Finished, but Workplace Deaths Go On

2 Mississippi police officers dead, suspect in custody after shootout BROOKHAVEN, Miss. — Two police officers were shot and killed following an early Saturday morning confrontation in Mississippi, authorities said. Warren Strain of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety said at a news conference that the officers were called to a house in the city…