Seattle, WA — One worker, , Bryan Phillips, 31, was reported dead after equipment reportedly fell from an upper level of the downtown convention center construction site Monday afternoon. Seattle Fire was called to the 9th Ave scene just before 2 PM for a “rescue extrication” call at the construction site but a department spokesperson said the person was dead at the scene. According to Seattle Fire radio updates, a lift reportedly fell from the second level of the construction site near 9th and Pine.
This is a weekly list of some workers killed on the job over the past week. This is the first time I’ve compiled this list in over two years and I continue to be shocked at the number of people who die every week and how they die. And I continue to be upset that the worker’s name is rarely mentioned, nor details about what happened. And despite the number of Google news searches I do to compile this list, it’s still probably less than half of those workers who are killed in the workplace every year. (Note: COVID-19 related deaths are not included on this list.)
Worker Killed At Paper Recycling Facility In Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS, MN — A worker has died at a paper recycling facility in Minneapolis after suffering injuries involving heavy machinery. Simon Barrera Merino was injured about 1:40 a.m. Tuesday at Pioneer Industries International. Merino suffered head and chest injuries from a “workplace injury involving a forklift.” He was declared dead at the scene.
Minnesota woman killed in construction accident in North Dakota
Cooperstown, ND — A construction worker from Minnesota was killed on the job in North Dakota this weekend. The accident happened Friday afternoon in the city of Cooperstown. According to a news release from the Highway Patrol, the victim was struck by a dump truck that was backing up to pour asphalt onto the roadway. The victim, a 50-year-old woman from Odessa, Minnesota, died at the scene.
Colorado postal worker is third to be shot and killed in US in the past two days
Longmont, Co — A US Postal Service worker in Longmont, Colorado, was shot and killed Wednesday, according to a statement from police. The postal worker is the third to be killed in the US the past two days, after two USPS employees were shot dead Tuesday in a Memphis postal facility. The FBI said the shooter in Memphis also was a postal employee. In Longmont, police said officers responding to a call found a postal employee shot in front of neighborhood mailboxes. The worker died at the scene.
Precinct 4 deputy killed in shooting
HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A Harris County Precinct 4 deputy constable, Deputy Kareem Atkins, 30, is dead and two others are injured after they were shot while working an extra security job in north Houston, according to police. Precinct 4 has identified the deceased officer as Deputy Kareem Atkins, 30. He had been with the department since January 2019. Atkins recently returned from paternity leave
Delivery Worker Stabbed To Death
NEW YORK, NY — Police are searching for the suspect who stabbed and killed a delivery worker on the Lower East Side on Saturday morning. Police released a new video and they’re hoping it helps in the search, CBS2’s Thalia Perez reported Sunday. They said the incident happened just after 1 a.m. Saturday. The victim, identified as 51-year-old Sala Miah of Brooklyn, was found near the Sara D. Roosevelt Park with a slash wound to his face and a stab wound to the abdomen.
DTE worker dies trying to restore power
BRIGHTON, Mich. – A DTE employee has died trying to restore power in Brighton. According to the company and Michigan State Police, the worker came into contact with an energized cable and sustained fatal injuries. Police say the worker was a 41-year-old man from South Lyon.
Maricopa County deputy Killed
Avondale, AZ — Juan M. Ruiz, a Maricopa County deputy, was attacked and killed while while processing a suspect at an MCSO facility in Avondale Saturday morning. Ruiz was found unconscious and bleeding from his face by co-workers.
Police officer killed working his first shift with the department
Alamo, GA — Officer Dylan Harrison was shot and killed outside the Alamo Police Department Sunday. A man accused of ambushing a Georgia police officer on his first shift with the department gunned him down because he had arrested an acquaintance of his hours earlier, officials said.
Dump truck driver dead in crash near Sherrills Ford community in southeastern Catawba County
Catawba County, NC — The driver of a dump truck is dead after a crash in southeastern Catawba County on Wednesday morning. State Trooper R. Rudisill said a commercial dump truck crossed the center line on N.C. Hwy. 150 near Sherrills Ford and left the road. He said the truck passed through a yard, crossed Zeb Little Road and crashed into a wooded area ther
Two postal workers were killed during a shooting at facility in Memphis. The shooter is also dead
Memphis, TN — Two US Postal Service employees are dead after a shooting Tuesday at a facility in Memphis, Tennessee, according to the federal officials. The suspect, who was also a postal employee, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Lisa-Anne Culp, a spokesperson for the FBI’s office in Memphis. Fox affiliate WHBQ spoke with the family of one of the deceased postal employees, 37-year-old Demetria Dortch. The Commercial Appeal identified another victim as James Wilson, a USPS manager, his cousin said.
23-year-old police officer killed while helping person who crashed on I-540
KNIGHTDALE, N.C. (WTVD) — A Knightdale police officer died in a car crash on Interstate 540 early Sunday morning. The crash happened around 2:40 a.m. on eastbound I-540 near the Buffaloe Road exit. Officers, including Ryan Hayworth, 23, were investigating a single-car crash in the area when another car crashed into the back of the officers’ patrol vehicle. Hayworth, a three-month veteran of the force and former member of the US Army, was killed in the collision