Prospect Heights, VA — A Louisa County contractor was found dead in an Orange school July 15. According to Orange County Sheriff Mark Amos, electrician Darrel E. Gillespie, 56, of Troy, was discovered dead in Prospect Heights Middle School Saturday, July 15. Gillespie, an employee of Design Electric, had been working on a project to troubleshoot recessed lighting at the middle school, according to Orange County Schools Facilities Coordinator Doug Arnold. Gillespie was last seen on school security camera footage Friday, July 14 at approximately 4:10 p.m., the sheriff reported. School custodian George Ellis returned to the school the next day and noticed Gillespie’s truck in the same location as the day before and discovered his body partially suspended from the drop ceiling, with one leg remaining on his ladder, Amos said. The presumed cause of death was electrocution, but the sheriff said the body was turned over to the medical examiner for an autopsy.

Lebanon man killed while working on tractor

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ –  A 33-year-old man was killed Monday while working on a tractor in Lebanon Township, according to Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III. The victim was identified as Randall Smith of Lebanon Township, according to Kearns and Lebanon Township Police Chief Jack Gale. “A preliminary investigation revealed Mr. Smith died from injuries suffered while repairing farm equipment at a farm located on Forge Hill Road in Lebanon Township,” Kearns said in a news release.

Police: Man dies at workplace after vehicle backs into him

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Sioux City police are investigating after an employee died after being pinned by a truck at a steel business. The man was pushed between storage racks inside TriView Steel and Supply Friday when another person accidentally backed a vehicle into him, police said. The man was taken to Mercy Medical Center, where he later died. The victim’s identity has not yet been released.