Lake Station, IN — The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Lieutenant David Jatczsk, 57, of the Lake Station Volunteer Fire Department on June 1, 2017. Several hours after responding with Lake Station Volunteer Fire Department to an emergency response call, Lieutenant David Jatczsk died at his residence from a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be reported.
3 Amarillo men die when detached trailer crashes into road workers
Amarillo, TX — Three Amarillo men died and two other people were injured Saturday morning when a trailer being towed on eastbound Interstate 40 came loose from the back of a pickup and crashed into a road paving machine and its crew. J. Lee Milligan employees Ygnacio Rodriquez, 59, Jorge Noe Catano, 36, and Julian Zamora, 63, were pronounced dead at the scene on eastbound I-40 just east of Whitaker Road, according to the Amarillo Police Department.
Man dies after being found in refrigerated trailer Friday in Woodland
WOODLAND, WA — Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the death of an employee of a Woodland meat company who was found unconscious in a refrigerated trailer Friday night.The employee was pronounced dead later in the evening at Southwest Washington Medical Center. Another worker for Walt’s Wholesale Meats, at 350 S. Pekin Road, found the fellow employee, who had been alone in the trailer about three hours, said Cowlitz Sheriff’s Sgt. Corey Huffine.
Contract worker dies in fall at gin
Lamesa, TX — A Lamesa man was killed in a fall from the top of Ten Mile Gin just before 12 noon Friday, according to information from the Dawson County Sheriff Office. Juan Molina, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene by Assistant Justice of the Peace Vickie Lanham, head clerk at the Dawson County Justice of the Peace Office. Molina was an employee of a contractor who was doing some work on the gin, Chief Deputy Josh Peterson said on Friday. Molina reportedly had been working on top of the gin. “We’re not exactly sure of all the details at this time,” Peterson said, “but we do know that he fell an estimated 35 feet to the ground, hitting some stuff on the way down.”
64-Year-Old Man Killed In On-The-Job Accident In Pontiac
DETROIT, MI – An investigation is underway after a 64-year-old Warren man died in an accident on the job in Pontiac.According to the Oakland County Sheriff’s office, witnesses reported the victim had been working on repairs to the back end of a large truck, at Waste Management in 200 block of E. Walton Blvd., when coworkers found him with an axle lying across his midsection.
Man identified in deadly tree trimming accident in Washington County, Virginia
BRISTOL, Va. — A man is dead after a tree trimming accident in Bristol, Virginia. The accident happened shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday on Memphis Lane, which is in the Ketron community, according to Washington County, Virginia, Sheriff Fred Newman. The victim, Thomas Gibson, 51, of New Tazewell, Tennessee, was climbing a tree and cutting the top portion of it when the tree suddenly snapped, falling back on Gibson and killing him. Gibson was left suspended 40 to 50 feet off the ground after the tree snapped, according to Newman. It’s unclear why Gibson was in the area and what type of tree work he was doing.
PennDOT worker killed in Franklin County
REENE TOWNSHIP, Pa. —State police say a 41-year-old man from Hazleton, Luzerne County, was killed when he was hit by a tractor-trailer, just after 9 p.m. Friday. According to PennDOT, the man was part of a line painting crew, and was setting up cones on Interstate 81, near mile marker 19, in Green Township. Officials say a truck was set up to warn drivers about the roadwork, but PennDOT says the tractor-trailer driver missed that truck, and instead, hit the man who was setting up the cones.
Jacksonville street sweeper killed in accident
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Rescuers say a street sweeper who apparently was trying to clear something from the machine accidentally became entangled in it and was killed early Saturday. It happened in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant at San Jose Boulevard and Loretta Road in Mandarin.Witnesses reported hearing the man crying for help.
Truck Driver Killed In I-91 Crash
WETHERSFIELD,CT– A dump truck driver was killed early Friday morning when the truck left Interstate 91 northbound in Wethersfield north of exit 26, went through a guard rail and down a wooded embankment. The truck came to rest in trees and brush. The driver , 36 year old Kevin Lockery of New Britain , had to be extricated from the vehicle and was taken to Hartford Hospital, where he later died.
Firefighter Dies After Collapsing at Blaze in South Suburban Harvey
Harvey, IL — A firefighter died after collapsing at a blaze in south suburban Harvey on Saturday afternoon.Around 1:30 p.m., the Harvey Fire Department responded to a report of multiple mobile homes on fire near W. 150th St. and Rockwell Ave., according to Harvey police spokesman Sean Howard.The Harvey Fire Department then called for backup from the neighboring Dolton Fire Department, Howard said. Dolton firefighter Lawrence Matthews was on the sidewalk at the scene of the fire when he collapsed and became unresponsive, according to officials. Matthews was taken to Ingalls Memorial Hospital where he later died, authorities said. It was not immediately clear if his collapse was related to the fire.
Mo. truck driver killed in I-55/74 crash
BLOOMINGTON, IL — A 43-year-old Hannibal, Mo., man was the semitrailer truck driver killed in a crash Thursday on Interstate 55/74 near the Market Street exit, the McLean County coroner’s office announced Friday. David W. Weekley, who was alone in the truck, was pronounced dead at 1:47 p.m. Thursday at the scene where the northbound truck struck a concrete median wall near mile marker 160 in Bloomington, authorities said.
LIRR worker fatally struck by train in Queens Village
QUEENS VILLAGE, NY: It was a tragic day on the tracks after a Long Island Rail Road worker was hit and killed by a train Saturday morning in Queens. Now investigators are trying to figure out what happened. The LIRR worker was fatally struck just before 10:30 a.m. First responders raced to a section of tracks west of the Queens Village station, however medics could not save him. Officials say the worker died on the scene.
Authorities ID postal worker killed in Marshalltown crash
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — Authorities have identified the postal service worker killed in a Friday morning crash in Marshalltown. Iowa State Patrol troopers said the accident happened around 11:45 a.m. near the Marshall County Courthouse when a driver of a minivan was headed south on North Center Street and ran a red light. The minivan struck a westbound USPS truck on East Church Street, causing the postal truck to roll over on its side. The postal service worker died in the crash, officials said. Authorities identified the driver of the postal truck as 34-year-old Amy Sanders, of Grinnell.
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Authorities Identify Grand Forks Worker Killed on the Job
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — Authorities identify the construction worker killed on the job in East Grand Forks.The police department says 58-year-old Richard Bruce of Grand Forks died from his injuries at Altru Hospital. Bruce fell while on the job Monday. He was working on a new home at 2415 Troon Circle Northwest. Police say he worked for Affinity Builders in Grand Forks.
Roofer Dies Falling Through Skylight
Fife, WA — Jeffry Eylander was cleaning roof top at APEX Cold Storage and fell through a skylight approximately 30 feet. (Source: Washington Dept of Labor and Industries)
Worker killed after falling more than 10 stories at Manhattan construction site
New York, NY — A construction worker plummeted more than 10 stories to his death after a wooden platform gave way underneath him by the Hudson Yards Monday night. Roger Vail, 62, of Montgomery, N.Y., was working at 400 W. 33rd St. — which is part of the massive Manhattan West development project by Brookfield Properties — doing a survey on the 16th floor at about 6:40 p.m., when he fell through a platform, police sources said. He dropped to a 6th floor landing, and medics pronounced him dead at the scene, cops said. The victim, a surveyor hired by 50 States Engineering — a firm hired by the general contractor, Tishman Construction, officials told the Daily News. He was working to raise a “cocooning system” designed to cover areas of active high-rise construction and prevent falls, officials said.
Tyler man identified in fatal accident at Target Distribution Center
Lindale, TX — Lindale Police have released the name of the person killed at the Target Distribution Center near Lindale on Tuesday. Justin Landreau, 31, of Tyler was killed in the workplace accident at Target Distribution Center, Lindale Police Criminal Investigation Division Sergeant Mike Lazarine said. The Lindale Police Department responded to a call at the facility. “There was a fatality, and I can tell you it was a freak accident involving a lift. It was a subcontractor,” Lindale Police Chief Daniel Somes said Tuesday, when he confirmed the death.
Sanitation worker killed when trash truck crashes into utility pole, police said
MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, NJ — Middle Township Police are investigating an accident that killed a Pleasantville resident. Police say that sanitation worker Christopher Rice, 44, of Pleasantville died in an accident involving trash truck he was on. At 8:30 a.m., police were called to the report of an accident at Highs Beach Road in the Dias Creek area of Middle Township. Officials say that a trash truck was heading east on Highs Beach Road when the driver ran off of the road and side-swiped a utility pole. Rice, who was on the side step on the back of the trash truck, also hit the utility pole. Rice was transported to Cape Regional Medical Center where he later died.
Semi trailer falls on top of maintenance worker, dies from injuries
EFFINGHAM, Ill. – Effingham police are investigating a deadly workplace accident. Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. first responders were called after a semi trailer fell onto a man at Pinnacle foods on South Banker Street. Authorities say 59-year-old Lowell Ingram was preforming routine maintenance on the semi when it fell on top of him. Ingram was rushed to St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital where he died later in the afternoon.
Agriculture officer killed in Taylor County crash
TAYLOR COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol has identified the victim in a fiery fatal car crash on U.S. Highway 19 from Monday. FHP has identified the victim as 25 year-old Joshua Montaad of Safety Harbor. Montaad was pronounced dead at the scene. WCTV has also learned that Montaad was a law enforcement officer with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement. Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam issued the following statement on the news of Montaad’s passing: “Officer Joshua Albert Sanchez Montaad tragically lost his life in a fatal crash while in the line of duty. It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of such a dedicated and vibrant man who chose to make selflessly serving others his life’s work.