Montgomery County, MD — In 2003, just months into his job with the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department, Sander B. Cohen was credited with helping three residents of an apartment building escape a fire. He was 19. A year later, Cohen and four of his colleagues would be awarded a citation for bravery, the highest recognition given to firefighters and police officers.  On Saturday, Cohen’s willingness to put duty first was being heralded again, but this time it was accompanied by grief. Cohen was driving on Interstate 270 near Falls Road in Montgomery County about 10 p.m. Friday when he pulled to the side of the road to help a motorist. Both he and the driver, an FBI agent, were killed when a car struck them, sending them over a concrete barrier. Cohen was then hit by another vehicle.

Willard man dies near logging equipment

NEILLSVILLE, WI  — A 60-year-old man died at a logging site in the Rock Dam area in the town of Foster, according to the Clark County sheriff’s office. Robert Auman of Willard apparently died near logging equipment, an initial investigation shows. The cause of death is still being investigated by the county sheriff’s and coroner’s offices as well as the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The sheriff’s office received a call of a possible death at 4:43 p.m. Dec. 1. Auman was pronounced dead at the scene in western Clark County.

Worker dies after breathing toxic fumes in train car

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a worker died after he apparently inhaled toxic fumes while he was cleaning a train car in northern Colorado.The Greeley Tribune reports 35-year-old Jose Miguel Cisneros and a co-worker were found unconscious  in a maintenance rail yard in Evans on Tuesday. Cisneros, who worked for Envirotech in Greeley, died at a hospital, and the other man’s condition has not been released. Investigators say the train car had been used to transport hazardous material.

7-Eleven worker shot and killed in Southwest Charlotte

Charlotte, NC — A 7-Eleven worker was shot and killed early Saturday while on duty inside a store in southwest Charlotte. Customers entering the store reported the shooting at 3:21 a.m. in the 700 block of Westinghouse Boulevard, just beyond the Interstate 485 beltway. When police arrived, the found an adult male (5-year-old Khaled Mohamad Elmerkabaoui) with apparent gunshot wounds. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. Police did not say what prompted the shooting.

Worker dies after gravel barge fall

SEATTLE, WA — The Seattle Police Department says a man is dead after falling from a gravel barge into the Duwamish Waterway. Detective Mark Jamieson, a department spokesman, says the 37-year-old was working on the barge, which was trying to tie up at a concrete plant at about 4:40 a.m. Thursday when a line broke and struck him. The Seattle Fire Department says the man was pulled from the water, but died at the scene. Jamieson says police expect the Coast Guard and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration to investigate.

Road worker killed on Route 1 in Edison

EDISON, NJ – A 62-year-old worker from a pavement marking company died early Friday morning after he was hit by a vehicle on Route 1 North near Forest Haven Boulevard, police said. The employee of Statewide Striping Corp., Parsippany, was crossing Route 1 in the designated crosswalk at 4:40 a.m. when he was fatally struck by a Suzuki SUV, said Edison Police Sgt. David Stern, the investigating officer. The name of the victim, a Riverdale resident, was not released pending notification of his family, police said. His employer is a state Department of Transportation contractor hired to paint markings on a recently repaved section of Route 1.

Shuttle Bus Driver Fatally Shot in Fight on Former Walter Reed Campus

Washington DC — A 50-year-old shuttle bus driver shot and killed a co-worker in a fight on the former Walter Reed Medical Center campus, police said.  The gunman and the 45-year-old victim, Brian Andre Gibson of northwest D.C., had a bad history with one another and got into an argument which escalated into a fight Friday morning, police said. At some point, the 50-year-old man pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the 6900 block of Georgia Avenue NW, police say. Both men were drivers for a construction company taking construction workers to various job sites.  Shuttle Bus Driver Fatally Shot in Fight on Former Walter Reed Campus.

Madison County jail officer killed in Markleville

MARKLEVILLE, Ind. – A Madison County jail officer was killed in an apparent homicide in Markleville. Madison County Sheriff Scott Mellinger originally said that Uriah Wilson was shot in an off-duty incident Thursday night. They concluded that he was in fact strangled to death in a new report issued Saturday. Wilson, 29, worked for the department for 5 years, most recently as a supervisor, Mellinger said.

Authorities Release Name of Man Killed on the Job

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have released the name of an employee who was killed at his Cedar Rapids workplace. Police identified the man as 46-year-old Daniel Heeren, who lived in Van Horne. He was run over by a semitrailer Wednesday morning at the DuPont Industrial Bioscience facility. Police say Heeren’s death didn’t result from a crime and say an industrial safety investigation is expected.

Yell authorities investigating man’s death

DANVILLE, AR — Sheriff Bill Gilkey said Thursday that the Yell County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an incident which occurred Thursday morning on State Highway 80 west of Danville in which a worker died in what appeared to have been an accident. Loyd Dale Bice, Jr., 52, of Danville had reportedly been driving a truck for a local trash service and stopped and exited the vehicle to assist another worker in collecting trash at a residence when the vehicle apparently rolled over him, according to Chief Deputy John Foster, who said Yell County 911 was notified of the incident at approximately 9:24 a.m. on Thursday. Bice had previously served Yell County as a deputy sheriff under Sheriff Mike May in the early 1990’s. Foster said that the agency would like to express it’s deepest condolences to his family.

Gulf rig worker killed in apparent equipment accident

Port Fourchon, LA — Authorities say a worker was killed in what appears to be an equipment-related accident on a drillship in the Gulf of Mexico. The federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said in a news release Wednesday that the incident happened Sunday aboard the Petrobras 10,000 drillship, owned by Transocean Ltd. The safety bureau said the deceased worker was employed by Spencer Ogden Ltd. as a floorhand and was engaged in pipe-handling operations when he was injured. The statement said the man was positioned between a stanchion on the rig floor, with his back to the retracting skate, when the skate moved and its loading platform pinned him against the stanchion.

Massachusetts firefighter collapses, dies battling blaze

MONTGOMERY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts firefighter has died while battling an overnight house fire. The fire in a home in Montgomery was called in just after 11 p.m. Tuesday. A spokeswoman for the state Fire Marshal says the firefighter was a member of the department in Montgomery, a town of fewer than 1,000 residents west of Springfield. The spokeswoman says the firefighter collapsed at the scene and was pronounced dead at the hospital. The firefighter’s name was not immediately made public.

Owner of Gentilly-area Subway shot and killed at restaurant

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The owner of a Subway sandwich shop in Gentilly was shot and killed after an intruder walked into the store and pulled out a gun, leading to a confrontation between the two men, according to NOPD spokesman Aaron Looney. The New Orleans Advocate identified the victim as 51-year-old Adnan Alasar, who leaves behind a wife and three children. The confrontation began about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Subway in the 2100 block of Caton Street.
Police said the two men got into an argument and two shots were fired, striking the owner.

Salvation Army worker shot dead while preaching the gospel to his killer

Cleveland, OH — A Salvation Army worker was shot dead in Cleveland, Ohio Saturday as he was preaching the gospel to his killer. The incident was the beginning of a crime spree for the suspect who later stole multiple vehicles and shot a woman. The Salvation Army worker was Jared Plesec, a 21-year old youth worker and church member of The Salvation Army Temple Corps Community Center in Collinwood. According to witnesses, the suspect killed Plesec as he was sharing the Bible with him.

31-year-old worker dies on construction site in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WDAF) — A construction worker has died Tuesday at a downtown Kansas City job site, officials say. Investigators have not released the name of the worker but say the person was 31 years old and was employed by Ramp Up Labor. Titan Built Construction is the general contractor on the construction site, located near 11th Street and Grand. Initial information suggests the worker died in a fall.

Maine dump truck driver killed after truck lands in stream

CLAYTON LAKE TOWNSHIP, Maine — A man driving a dump truck was killed when he likely suffered a medical issue and ended up in a stream, Maine State Police said. The crash happened Monday. Cedric Pelletier, 51, of Sinclair, was killed when he hit his head, police said. Police believe he suffered a medical event, which caused him to drive off the road and into the Ross Stream crossing of Clayton Lake.