Salt Lake City, UT — A 33-year-old construction worker died from an electrical shock at a job site in Salt Lake City, according to a fox13now.com news report. The victim, Travis Stoddard, was a subcontractor performing electrical work for an expansion being built at the Utah State Archives and Records Service building. Stoddard is believed to have died Monday but was not discovered until Tuesday because he had been working alone. The Salt Lake City Police Department watch command log says Stoddard was last seen Monday by other employees. Stoddard’s wife contacted the job foreman when he didn’t return home from work. The construction worker’s body was discovered on top of a cooler Tuesday morning.
OSHA investigating workplace death in Pamplico
PAMPLICO, SC (WBTW) – OSHA is investigating after a person died on a job site in Florence County. Florence County Coroner Keith Von Lutcken said a person died on a job site on Tuesday morning on Pamplico Highway in Pamplico. The victim died while operating a concrete truck and an autopsy is scheduled for Thursday. Holly Beeson, with the SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, said SC OSHA is investigating a workplace fatality that occurred around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Beeson also said the employer is Concrete and Materials Placement.
Dumpster falls and crushes man to death in East St. Louis, officials say
East St. Louis, MO — A man finishing painting a large waste container was killed when he was crushed by the falling container on Friday morning at a business in East St. Louis. St. Clair County Coroner Calvin Dye Sr. identified the deceased man as Kenneth J. Woltering, of Carlyle. Dye said Woltering was underneath the dumpster putting primer on it when the accident occurred. He said, “It appears the jack that was supporting the dumpster fell.” Former employees of Wastequip, where a man was killed Friday, have raised questions on whether the lift that he was working under had been properly inspected or maintained — but Wastequip officials said they could not comment on the matter pending an investigation.
Coast Guard suspends search for barge worker who fell in river near Donaldsonville
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – The Coast Guard has suspended their search for a barge worker who fell in the Mississippi River somewhere near Donaldsonville Thursday morning. They announced they’d suspended the search around 4:30 p.m. Friday. According to the Coast Guard, the worker fell into the Mississippi River from a barge near Donaldsonville in Ascension Parish. They say they searched about 46 square miles for 18 hours.
Pizza delivery worker stalked and fatally shot in the head outside Papa John’s in Harlem
New York, NY — A pizza delivery worker was fatally shot in the head outside a Harlem Papa John’s Wednesday night, police sources said. A shooter opened fire on 37-year-old Jose Alvarado outside the pizzeria on Amsterdam Ave. at W. 145th St. about 10:30 p.m., police said. “There was a single shot. It was really loud, like a bottle being dropped from the eighth floor,” said a witness, who only gave his first name, Mohammed. “He was laying on his left side. The blood was coming from the front of his head. He had to have seen the guy who shot him.”
Construction Worker Charged With Criminal Homicide In Co-Worker’s Death
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – A Columbia man has been charged with criminal homicide in the death of a co-worker. The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened on August 22 when 29-year-old Johnny Kelley allegedly threw a paver stone at 26-year-old Ciro Alberto Silva. According to investigators, the two men were part of a construction crew that was working at a home in Thompson’s Station. The victim suffered head injuries and was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Kelly was initially charged with aggravated assault in the case. However, that charge was upgraded after Silva died Tuesday night.
New Lenox man killed after being pinned between trucks
Worker killed when steel beam slips
City employee confirmed dead in backhoe accident
PRINCETON, WV – A Princeton city official confirmed Tuesday that a city employee died Monday in an accident behind Princeton Towers along Stafford Drive. City Manager Michael V. Webb said the man was a part-time city employee. When the accident occurred, he was clearing city property located behind the Princeton Tower’s apartment building. The project is part of the city’s plans to turn the former Dean Company factory into a new municipal complex. The victim was identified as Robert “Bobby” Thomason, according to Captain B.R. Woodard of the Princeton Police Department.
Worker Killed By Bulldozer
Palm Springs, CA — A man is dead after getting run over by a bulldozer in Jurupa Valley. He reportedly died after the incident Monday near Market Street and Agua Mansa Road. Officials did not immediately release the details surrounding his death.
Worker dies after getting hit by semi truck in North Naples
Naples, FL — A Naples man has been killed after being hit by a semi-truck while working on a U.S. 41 median in North Naples on Monday. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a semi-truck was traveling south on the inside lane of U.S. 41 near 102nd Avenue North when a man, who had been working on a landscaped median, stepped onto the road, entering the path of the large vehicle. After being stuck by the front-left side of the truck, 36-year old Jose Ruben Velez Padilla of Naples landed in the median south of the collision. The man was transported to North Collier Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The FHP report states that no charges are currently pending in the collision.
Truck driver killed after hitting I-26 bridge column, SC troopers say
Truck driver killed in roll over accident
FAIRBANKS, Alaska – A truck, owned and operated by Colville Transportation, was travelling towards Prudhoe Bay when it went off the road and rolled down an embankment at milepost 382.5 on Friday, August 24. A press release from Colville Transportation states the driver, Joy Wiebe of Fairbanks, died at the scene. According to Colville, roughly 700 gallons of diesel fuel spilled, with over half recovered, and efforts in place to collect the remaining 273 gallons. However, according to Laurie Silfven, with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, over 17 hundred gallons were spilled. Silfven says what was unable to be recovered will be removed.
Truck Driver Killed in Fiery California Crash Was Beloved Father
Hawthorne, CA — A truck driver killed when an out-of-control SUV slammed into it in California on Aug. 24, was a beloved father, his family said. Leo Cabrera was driving a double fuel tanker on the 105 Freeway through Hawthorne at about 5:15 a.m. local time when he was hit by a Land Rover that was swerving in and out of traffic before the crash. Both vehicles then smashed into the center divider and burst into flames, killing Cabrera and the driver of the SUV. Video footage showed the vehicles on fire and traffic backed up for miles due to part of the freeway being shut down for over half a day. Cabrera was married and leaves behind three young children, his wife Linda said in a statement obtained by ABC 7.
Construction worker killed in Hawthorne Road crash
Gainesville, FL — Gainesville Police are investigating a fatal Monday morning crash on Hawthorne Road involving two vehicles and a pedestrian. Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Brett Rhodenizer, who was assisting with public information officer duties for the police department, said police got a call at 7:47 a.m. about the accident. Rhodenizer confirmed Monday morning the pedestrian who was killed had been working on a construction project on the road. The worker hasn’t yet been identified, pending next-of-kin notification. Rhodenizer said it appears that a driver traveling in the westbound lanes lost control of their vehicle, crossed over the median and then likely hit the construction worker and the other car. Rhodenizer said he wasn’t sure who the pedestrian worked for.
Child services employee shoots and kills herself inside Paramus office
PARAMUS, NJ — A Division of Child Protection and Permanency employee (Doreen Kane) shot and killed herself inside the state office Monday morning, police said. The unidentified 57-year-old woman was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, said Paramus Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg. The employee shot herself with a handgun inside her office, Ehrenberg said. For some of Kane’s former co-workers, like Alan Machbitz, who was a supervisor at the child protection agency in Paterson, it was hard to understand Kane’s suicide, but not the day-to-day stress that social workers endure. “No one other than CPS staff understand the stress put upon front-line child protection workers and supervisors who have to work within the confines of a data-driven environment,” Machbitz wrote in an email. “Where ‘the numbers’ are paramount over and above successful outcomes.”
Retired FDNY firefighter dies from 9/11-related cancer
New York, NY — A retired FDNY firefighter has died from a September 11th-related cancer. Staten Island native Jimmy Martinez spent weeks helping in the recovery efforts at the World Trade Center following the attacks. Martinez died Thursday from bone marrow cancer caused by toxins from the attack. He was 58 years old. Martinez, who retired from the FDNY in 2016, is one of more than 170 firefighters who have died from 9/11-related illnesses, according to the association.