LOWER ALLOWAYS CREEK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey say a contractor who was working on a home remodeling project was killed when a wall collapsed on him. NJ.com reports 22-year-old Nauro Ramos-Ramirez, of Bridgeton, died Wednesday morning. Police say Ramos-Ramirez was working on a home in Lower Alloways Creek Township when he became trapped under debris after a wall collapsed. The man was rushed to a nearby hospital where he died. Police say Ramos-Ramirez was an employee of the Bridgeton-based company DeWitt Concrete and Masonry Inc.
Dollar General employee shot, killed during attempted robbery Thursday afternoon
ST. LOUIS, MO – Police are investigating after a Dollar General employee was shot and killed during an attempted robbery Thursday afternoon. Officers responded to the Dollar General at 4038 N. Grand Boulevard around 1:10 p.m. where a man was found shot to death. The man has been identified as 42-year-old Robert Woods. The suspect went into the store and fired several shots, according to police. He fled the scene with a black and silver gun with what appeared to be an extended magazine.
Man dead after apparent industrial accident in southeast Orange County
Orlando, FL — A man was killed Friday morning in an apparent industrial accident in southeast Orange County, The man was apparently pinned by a dump trailer, a piece of machinery that attaches to a truck and has a hydraulic lift, said Mike Jachles, a spokesman for Orange County Fire Rescue. The accident happened at 5225 Young Pine Road, a privately owned property near the Orange County landfill. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the man’s death. His name has not been released.
Oregon OSHA investigates fatal accident at Oregon Rubber Mills
CORVALLIS, Ore.—The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating a fatal accident at Corvallis-based Oregon Rubber Mills. The accident occurred Aug. 23, according to a list of workplace fatality initial reports on the Oregon OSHA website. An Oregon OSHA spokesman declined further comment, saying the agency does not comment on investigations until they are complete. Carl Sanders, general manager at Oregon Rubber Mills, confirmed the accident took place. He declined to discuss details, except to say that the worker was in his mid-20s.
Houston-area deputy killed in vehicle crash during heavy rain
WALLER COUNTY, Texas – A rookie deputy had been patrolling rural Waller County solo for just three nights when her cruiser crashed into a flooded ditch, killing her Wednesday night. A swath of stormy weather that swarmed the Houston area sparked the high-water rescue call that Waller County Sheriff’s Office deputy Loren Vasquez, 23, was responding to when her Ford Crown Victoria hit a patch of standing water on a dark, curvy tract of FM 362. Her emergency lights were on and sirens blasting when her vehicle hydroplaned, Vasquez’s boss, Sheriff Glenn Smith, said in a phone call Thursday. “She hit it, spun out and then her car rolled and rolled upside down into the deeper water in the ditch,” Smith said. Vasquez was just three and a half hours into her night shift, Smith said.
Pizza employee killed in wreck during Halloween storms
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houston police are investigating a deadly crash that happened on wet roads. Police say a driver lost control and hit a tree on Braeswood near Fondren after 8 p.m. Wednesday night. It was raining very hard at the time, police say, and there may have been some street flooding. The victim, who has not been publicly identified, died at the scene. Police say the victim worked for a pizza company and may have been out delivering pizzas.
Contractor Struck and Killed by Tree in Natchaug State Forest in Chaplin
Chaplin, CT — A 61-year-old worker was killed when a tree fell at Natchaug State Forest in Chaplin Thursday. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said the man was a tree contractor. He was working in the area of Pumpkin Hill Road clearing trees that were damaged by gypsy moths when he was struck and killed by a tree. The victim has not been publicly identified.
Dump truck driver killed in I-95 crash
MILFORD, CT (WFSB) – A deadly crash involving a dump truck led to the closure of Interstate 95 north and a few side roads in Milford on Thursday morning. Friday, state police identified the driver as 63-year-old Anthony Edward Drozd of Middletown. State police said at some point beforehand, the dump truck’s body became raised or was unintentionally left in the the “up” position. According to troopers, the truck’s body struck the Quarry Road overpass around 7:45 a.m. and the driver was ejected. The body of the dump truck became detached and struck another vehicle.
Vineyard worker killed in grape harvesting mishap
Napa, CA — A Napa vineyard worker was killed on Monday after he was pulled into an automatic grape picking machine, authorities said. The Napa County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Leon Marcelo Lua, 49, a Napa resident. Lua had been harvesting grapes at the Deconinck Vineyards of the Beaucanon Winery at the time of the accident. He was reportedly standing next to a tractor-like automatic harvester when a piece of his clothing got caught in the equipment and he was pulled in. He died on the scene at 12:45 p.m. Some harvesting machines are known to operate at a speed of up to 4 kilometres per hour.
Worker in Buckhead dies after forklift falls on top of him
Atlanta, GA — A worker died Thursday morning after a forklift fell on him in Buckhead, officials said. Atlanta police said the forklift operator died after the equipment “became obstructed, flipped and fell on the victim.” He was removed from under the forklift and pronounced dead. He was identified as Bradley Cowans, 46, of Kennesaw, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office.
Diver Dies in SD After Retrieving Wreckage in Imperial Canal
Holtville, CA — An Imperial Irrigation District worker died while trying to recover a body and car from the Ash Canal in Holtville last week. Jonathan Burnworth was found unresponsive in the canal on October 26, according to the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA). Holtville is about 40 miles north of Mexicali, Mexico. Burnworth, 32, was in the process of attaching hooks and cables to retrieve a car that crashed into the Ash Canal, the agency said. Other divers found him underwater and brought him to the surface. CPR was performed, which brought back Burnworth’s pulse, said Cal/OSHA.
2 utility workers killed in NJ-owned helicopter crash in northern NY
Beekmantown, NY — State police say two utility workers were killed and two others were hurt when their maintenance helicopter got caught on power lines and crashed in rural northeastern New York. Pieces of the aircraft dangled from power lines late Tuesday afternoon before falling beside cornfields in Beekmantown, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of the Canadian border near Lake Champlain. The Federal Aviation Administration says the Aerospatiale AS355F2 helicopter came in contact with power lines and caught fire at 4:16 p.m. The agency will investigate.
Ludlow man killed in East Hartford workplace accident
East Hartford, CT – A Ludlow man died Monday afternoon in a workplace accident at an East Hartford business, according to reports. Ronald Bonomo, 58, was pronounced dead at the scene in a parking lot at a business at 263 Park Ave., according to NBC News Connecticut. The Hartford station, citing police sources, said police were called to the scene at around 1:15 p.m. and found Bonomo dead under a truck.Bonomo was the driver of a propane delivery truck with E. Osterman Gas Company, according to NBC Connecticut. He was apparently performing some kind of repair under the vehicle when he became entangled in the truck’s mechanism and killed.
Construction worker killed after falling off roof into dumpster
Paterson, NJ — A 56-year-old construction worker died Tuesday morning in Paterson after falling off a roof and landing in an empty Dumpster, authorities said. Joseph Perillo, of Woodland Park, was pronounced dead at St. Joseph University Medical Center after falling off a building on the 100 block of Michigan Avenue around 9:15 a.m, the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement.
Ashland, WI — An employee of energy company Enbridge has died in a helicopter crash in northern Wisconsin. The Airbus AS350 helicopter was flying between Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and Duluth when it was reported overdue at 8:15 p.m. Monday. It was carrying out routine monitoring and inspection of an Enbridge pipeline at the time. Another helicopter flying out of Superior saw the wreckage at 1:37 a.m. Tuesday, with a ground search team then finding it in a remote area of the Bad River Reservation just before 6 a.m., the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office reports. The pilot, 64-year-old Dean M. Bass of Sarina, Ontario, was found dead.
New Info on Deadly Monday Accident with PCSSD Bus
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – PCSSD says Jason Johnson, a mechanic, was the employee killed Monday when he was hit by a school bus. Johnson, 40, worked for the Pulaski County Special School District from October 2007 through June 2016 and returned to the district in February of this year. In a news release, PCSSD shared “its sincerest condolences to Johnson’s wife and his two sons. “Johnson pulled the bus over because he noticed the door to the lift gate (for wheelchair access onto the bus) had swung open. When Johnson closed this door, it popped the air brake off which caused the bus to begin rolling from neutral gear.” “There were no defects with the bus that crashed,” the release adds. “All district school buses are inspected four times each day – twice in the morning (before and after pick up/drop off) and in the afternoon (before and after pickup/drop off).”
Man Arrested in Connection With Stabbing Death at Midway Adult Bookstore
San Diego, CA — A man suspected in the killing of a woman inside a Midway District adult bookstore has been arrested, the San Diego Police Department said Tuesday. Shaun Ward, 39, was identified as the suspect in the stabbing death of 65-year-old Diane Spagnuolo of El Cajon, who managed the X-Spot adult store on Midway Drive near Kemper Street, SDPD said. A customer found Spagnuolo dead with trauma to her upper body at around 1:45 p.m. on Monday, SDPD said. Police believed she was assaulted and launched a homicide investigation.
Truck Runs Over, Kills Construction Worker Who Fell Off
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia authorities say a construction worker fell off a truck that then ran him over and killed him. News outlets cite a Virginia State Police release that says 43-year-old Toney Darnell Saunders Jr. was a passenger on a construction truck carrying road cones and barrels in a work zone on Interstate 64 on Sunday night. Police say he lost his footing and fell onto the road from the truck’s cargo area. The truck then backed over him. Saunders died at the scene. The vehicle is owned by Spivey Rental Inc.
Worker dies after falling from roof on TSU campus
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A worker died after falling from the roof of a building at Tennessee State University. According to Metro Nashville Police officials, 55-year-old Richard Bray fell from the sixth floor roof of Mary Wilson Hall on campus. Bray allegedly stumbled and fell backward over the edge at 12:20 p.m. Monday. Other workers were about 40-50 feet away when they reported that they heard someone yell. Bray was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died on arrival. He had been hired to do the electrical work by a subcontractor.
Joplin-based tow truck driver killed on I-44 this week is laid to rest
Joplin, Mo – Michael White was tragically killed in a crash on I-44 at Sapulpa, OK while he was towing a semi earlier this week. Sunday morning at Baxter Springs we caught a convoy of trucks traveling into Oklahoma for his funeral service. They began Kansas City at the Santa Fe Towing terminal and have been picking up more tow trucks along the route.