LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A coroner’s office has identified a Kentucky worker who was killed while loading road salt into a maintenance facility. The Jefferson County coroner’s office tells media outlets that 52-year-old Trent Haines of Louisville died from blunt force injuries last Wednesday. The death has been ruled an accident. Louisville Public Works spokesman Harold Adams said Haines and another worker were loading salt on a dome conveyor at a road maintenance facility when they got caught up in a machine.
Worker Killed in Fall
Seattle, WA — Raymond Estores, working for Harris Rebar Services, fell between 80-90 feet from the top floor of a construction project in downtown Seattle and died. Source: Washington Department of Labor and Industries.
Denver, CO: 1 officer killed as 4 deputies and 2 other people are shot during response to a disturbance call
DENVER, CO — One sheriff’s deputy (Deputy Zackari Parrish) was killed and four others shot after police responded to a call about a disturbance at an apartment complex in an affluent suburban county outside of Denver, authorities said. The shootings occurred after deputies responded to a call at about 5:15 a.m. local time to what they thought was a domestic problem at an apartment complex but which turned out to be a disturbance unrelated to any domestic dispute.
Pinellas Park Police identify worker in job-related death
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. — The Pinellas Park Police responded to the death of a worker Thursday morning. According to police, an electrician apprentice was pinned between a piece of motorized equipment and a door frame around 10 a.m. The worker has been identified as 27-year-old Richard Louis Collett of Dunedin. Collett was moving a fourteen-foot scissor lift out of the exit of a building when his head was trapped between the lift rail and the door frame, reportedly causing trauma to his head. Collett was discovered unresponsive by a coworker and he was pronounced dead at the scene at the arrival of paramedics. He was helping to provide renovations to an abandoned building. Collett worked for Sunrise Electric of Pinellas and was doing sub-contractor work for Down Under Construction Services at the time of the incident.
Maintenance employee dies in accident while working at Loveland Ski Area
LOVELAND SKI AREA, Colo. — A maintenance employee died while working at Loveland Ski Area on Thursday morning. Officials said the employee, identified by family members as 40-year-old Adam Lee, was involved in an accident about 11 a.m. It did not say where the accident took place. The Clear Creek County Coroner’s Office said an autopsy was scheduled for Saturday.
Worker killed in car fire at Cupertino cement plant
Cupertino, CA — A worker at a cement plant in Cupertino died when he was trapped in a burning car after a collision at the facility Saturday morning, officials said. Reports of a vehicle collision and subsequent fire at the Lehigh Hanson Cement Plant on Stevens Creek Boulevard prompted Santa Clara County sheriff’s officials and county firefighters to respond to the scene shortly after 9:30 a.m., Sgt. Rich Glennon, a sheriff’s office spokesman, said in an email.
Officials: Worker dies after pipe slipped, struck him
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say a worker (Charles Eric Gohagan, 44, of Atmore, Alabama) has died after a trackhoe moving a piece of pipe slipped on frozen ground and struck him in West Virginia. Ohio County Emergency Management Agency director Lou Vargo tells the Charleston Gazette-Mail the man died Thursday. He worked for a contractor for MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. A trackhoe is a tracked vehicle with an excavating arm. Vargo says the victim and another worker were holding ropes attached to the suspended pipe to control its direction. He says the victim was downhill from the trackhoe when it slipped on the ice.