OSKALOOSA, FL  — A Mahaska County Secondary Road Department employee died Wednesday, Sept. 6, one day after suffering a medical emergency that resulted in him crashing into a shed Tuesday morning. According to Mahaska Count Sheriff Russ Van Renterghem, Jerry Barrickman, 54, was driving a county-owned tractor along the shoulder of the road when it crashed into a farm building in the 1800 block of Indian Way. The incident occurred at 8:50 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 5.

OSHA investigating roofer’s fatal fall from building in Ashburn

Ashburn, IL — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a worker who fell from the roof of a building Wednesday afternoon in the Southwest Side Ashburn neighborhood. Martin Hrdlicka, 42, appears to have accidentally fallen from the roof about 1 p.m. in the 2800 block of West Columbus Avenue, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. A coworker found him lying on the ground, tried to provide first aid, then called 911.  Hrdlicka, who worked for a roofing company called STA Enterprises Inc., fell about 35 feet while performing roof repairs, according to OSHA spokesman Scott Allen. The company was hired by the building’s owner, and crews had been working at the site for two to three weeks.“OSHA found no evidence of fall protection in place at the site,” Allen said Thursday morning. “OSHA has opened an investigation with STA Enterprises.”

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