Wauzeka, IA — Curtis Groom, 26, of Wauzeka, died Nov. 29, as a result of injuries sustained in an industrial accident last Monday afternoon, Nov. 27, at Dillman Equipment, a division of Astec, in Prairie du Chien, according to a family friend. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) opened an inspection/investigation into the incident on Thursday, Nov. 30, after Groom died Wednesday night, according to Rhonda Burke, U.S. Department of Labor Deputy Director of Public Affairs. OSHA’s Madison area office is looking into whether or not there was any violation of safety or health rules at the facility, Burke said. The action could take up to six months to complete and, at that time, Dillman could be cited and penalized if there are any violations found as a result.According to a friend of the family, Groom’s injury involved a sandblasting accident
Red Lion man run over, killed, by pickup truck, has been identified
Red Lion, PA – A 73-year-old man died Wednesday after he was run over by a pickup truck in Red Lion, according to Pennsylvania State Police. The coroner has identified the victim as Frank Pantano. The incident occurred around 11 a.m. in the 100 block of Householder Avenue, at a family member’s business, according to a news release from York County Coroner Pam Gay. The man was driving a company-owned 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck with a bed full of concrete powder when he tried to put the truck in park, according to a state police news release. The vehicle continued to move forward after he got out. When he tried to stop it, the truck ran him over.
San Marcos police officer killed in ‘ambush-type’ shooting
SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — The San Marcos police officer shot and killed Monday afternoon has been identified as 58-year-old Kenneth Copeland, in what has become the first officer killed in the line of duty in that police department’s history. Copeland, who had a wife and four children, was working on what would have been his day off, serving an arrest warrant for a violent crime around 2:23 p.m., Chief of Police Chase Stapp said in an emotional news conference Monday evening. Shortly after the officers arrived in the El Camino Real subdivision, the male suspect — who has not been identified — began firing at the officers, “much like in an ambush type of situation,” Chief Stapp said. Copeland was wearing a protective vest, but was shot multiple times.
Worker killed at Clark County logging site near Rock Dam
NEILLSVILLE, Wis. (WAOW) – A worker died at a logging site, Clark County Chief Deputy Sheriff James Hirsch said Monday. The worker died Friday near some logging equipment at the site in the Rock Dam area northwest of Neillsville in the Township of North Foster, Hirsch said in a statement. Rescuers were called to the scene about 4:45 p.m.
Toll worker killed in Bay Bridge crash left behind husband, daughter
San Francisco, CA — Friends and family are still coping with the death of a toll worker who was killed early Saturday morning after a driver rammed into her booth. KRON4’s Spencer Blake says the victim, 46-year-old Si Si Han, was married and the mother of a 10-year-old daughter. Han had worked for Caltrans for over a decade. Han was killed after 32-year-old Daniel Berk crashed into her toll booth around 5:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Berk sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash and was transported to a hospital.
Man killed at construction site for new Delaware home
DELAWARE, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — A construction worker was killed after he fell from the second story of a Delaware home under construction per police. Delaware police said the man was in his 40s and was working on a new home from Pulte Homes on Eagle Walk Road. According to police, he fell from the second story of the new home into the basement just before noon Saturday.
Contract worker killed at Beaumont refinery ID’d
Beaumont, TX — A contract worker killed in a construction accident at Beaumont’s Exxon Mobil refinery on Friday was identified as Yesenia Espinoza by her employer on Saturday. Mike Roebuck, president of Echo Maintenance, called Espinoza’s death “very sad.” He declined to give details about how Espinoza was killed. He did not release her age or city of residence.
Authorities ID tow-truck driver killed in crash on I-72
Springfield, IL — A tow-truck driver who was working to load a disabled vehicle onto his truck was killed Friday after he was struck by another vehicle along Interstate 72 in Springfield. The driver, Ronald E. Chaney, 56, of Springfield was standing outside of his truck at 9:48 a.m. on the right shoulder of I-72 westbound between the MacArthur Boulevard and Veterans Parkway exits when, for an unknown reason, a Jeep utility vehicle veered to the right, striking the disabled car and the tow-truck driver, Illinois State Police said.
Truck driver killed in crash with train
Altamonte Springs, FL — Authorities say a Georgia truck driver was killed when a Florida commuter train crashed into a semitrailer. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) confirms that there was semi vs SunRail incident in the Altamonte Springs area just before noon. Residents said semi-trucks frequently backup at the train crossing as they try to meet up with the loading dock.The 40-year-old driver of the semitruck died in the crash, investigators said.
Employee Killed Inside Dorchester Store
BOSTON, MA – An employee was shot and killed inside a Dorchester business late Friday night. Boston Police were called to Peguero’s Market on Bowdoin Street and found a man who had been fatally shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene just before midnight. Loved ones of 30-year-old Natlino Gomes say he was closing Peguero’s Market when he was shot.
Man Dies After Being Struck By Propane Truck
CALVERTON, NY — Tragedy struck in Calverton Tuesday when an employee at a propane company died after being struck by a truck driven by a coworker, police said. According to Riverhead Town Police, the accident took place at 1:05 p.m.; police received a 911 call about the incident, which took place at Peconic Propane, located at 3947 Middle Country Road. Upon police arrival, it was determined that George Scott, 35, of Aquebogue, had been struck by one of the company’s vehicles, a 2015 International Harvester Tank truck that was being operated by Thomas F. Witkop Jr., 43, of Wading River, another employee of the company, police said.
Worker shot to death outside Mount Vernon rehab center
MOUNT VERNON, NY – A worker was shot to death Thursday night outside of Westchester Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Mount Vernon. Police say 32-year-old Desmond Fleming, of the Bronx, was targeted in the parking lot adjacent to the center. Fellow employees say it appeared that Fleming suffered gunshot wounds to the chest and stomach. News 12 is told that Fleming worked in the center’s kitchen and was a well-liked employee. The rehab center caters to senior citizens and has operated on Claremont Avenue for more than three decades. Police have not said whether any arrests were made.
Construction worker dies after fall in Old City
Philadelphia, PA — A construction worker has died after falling four stories from an Old City building. The incident happened near 3rd and Arch streets at about 2 p.m. Thursday, Philadelphia police said. The 28-year-old man was working on the site when he fell. The man was transported to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 3 p.m.
Family identifies crossing guard struck, killed while directing traffic
COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Family members have identified a crossing guard struck and killed while directing traffic at a Cobb County middle school Thursday morning. The incident happened outside of Lindley Middle School on Veterans Memorial Highway in Mableton, according to Lisa Watson of Cobb County Schools. Police said the driver of a Ford Focus was westbound in teh school zone when he swerved left into the center turn lane around slowing or stopped traffic. He continued driving on Veterans Memorial Highway when he struck the school crossing guard. Family members identified the crossing guard as 64-year-old Edna Umeh, of Austell, Ga.
CA Truck Driver Killed in Semi Crash in Oklahoma
SHAWNEE, OK – A California man driving a tractor-trailer rig along eastbound Interstate 40 died Thursday afternoon near Shawnee when the semi left the roadway and struck some trees. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the crash occurred about 1:37 p.m. just east of mile marker 182 in Pottawatomie County. According to a report in the Shawnee News-Star, the 2016 Kenworth tractor-trailer, driven by 51-year old Jesus Sida Lucero of San Bernardino was eastbound, when, for unknown reasons, the semi departed the roadway and struck a tree. After that, the semi continued traveling through a fence and then struck a second tree. Lucero suffered a head injury and was pronounced dead at the scene by the state medical examiner, the patrol said.
OSHA investigating after worker death in LeRoy
LEROY, MN — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of an Iowa man that occurred Monday at a local business. The investigation was launched after Gary James Retterath, 47, of Stacyville, Iowa, died while working at SEMA Equipment Inc. According to Mower County Sheriff Terese Amazi, Retterath was working on a raised platform to repair a combine. According to media reports, Mower County Sheriff Terese Amazi said Retterath was working on a raised platform to repair a combine at the time of the incident; Amazi did not immediately respond to request for comment from the Post Bulletin. Amazi said the victim was trying to remove an auger when it snapped, causing him to lose his footing and fall about 10 feet onto a concrete floor with a metal grate. An ambulance was called to the scene, but CPR proved unsuccessful and he was declared dead at the scene.