weekly toll

How workers died over the past few weeks: I was on vacation for a couple of weeks, so this is a much longer, and much more depressing list — as I try to catch up.  More heat deaths, as well as lots of shooting  (especially gas stations)  two workplace violence fatalities in Oregon health care sites, electrocution, drowning, falls, vehicle incidents and on and on and on. On average, over 100 workers are killed every week in the United States due to traumatic injuries suffered at work. More than 20 times as many die from occupational diseases, many due to exposure to hazardous substances many years before they died. The few narratives below (gathered from almost 100 Google News searches) do not come close to capturing the full toll that work takes on the working people of this country. Nevertheless the accounts below gave you a taste of the preventable carnage occurring in workplaces across the country every day.

Death of Yuma farmworker sparks calls for extreme heat protections

YUMA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — A family is mourning the death of a Yuma farmworker who died Thursday. Dario Mendoza, who was 25 years old, collapsed while working out in the fields. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says medics responded to the call near Dome Valley. On Thursday, Yuma County saw a high of 116°. Arizona Rep. Mariana Sandoval, a Democrat from Goodyear, said the Senate needs to pass legislation to protect workers from extreme heat. “It’s very preventable. This is something we can work with the state, and we can work with business owners,” she said. She issued a statement Tuesday saying Mendoza’s death is a sign that Arizona is failing farmworkers, adding that farmworkers are the backbone of the agriculture sector and the community. “Not only for farmworkers but construction workers, landscapers, anyone that works in the elements,” Sandoval said. Mendoza leaves behind a partner and two kids.

Homestead farm worker dies after working during historic heat wave

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – A South Florida farm worker has died after working during the historic heat wave and, on Wednesday, the Farmworker Association of Florida Homestead Office held a vigil and press conference in Efrain Lopez Garcia’s honor. Friends and loved ones say Lopez Garcia complained about feeling sick during a recent shift out in the heat. The 30-year-old was found unresponsive and was later pronounced dead. His official cause of death has not yet been released. Lopez Garcia is one of at least two farmworkers suspected to have died from being exposed to extreme heat in recent weeks. Luis Campos told Local 10 News in Spanish that most bosses aren’t considerate of what workers are going through in this heat. The tragedies fueled protests outside the Miami-Dade County Government building Tuesday, calling for action to protect outdoors workers exposed to dangerous heat. Their demands were answered Tuesday as county commissioners unanimously passed a preliminary measure to adopt a heat standard for workers.

Greenheck employee dies from work-related injuries

SCHOFIELD, Wis. (WSAW) – A longtime employee at Greenheck Group in Schofield has died from injuries suffered on the job last week. Greenheck Group confirmed Frank Lotharius is the employee who died. On Monday, July 10, the company’s in-house medical staff responded to the accident, and Lotharius was transported to a local hospital. OSHA is investigating the incident. Both men were taken to a hospital with serious injuries, police said.

A worker was killed in a Swampscott construction accident

Boston, MA — A worker was killed in an apparent construction accident in Swampscott on Monday after a problem was reported in a rock crusher, according to police who are investigating. Swampscott Police received a 911 call at about 1 p.m., for a report of an issue in a rock crusher suspended above a quarry in the Aggregate Industries facility at 30 Danvers Road. Chris Perry, 37, was pronounced dead at the scene. The death is being investigated by the Essex County District Attorney’s Office State Police Detective Unit, Swampscott Police and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Such accidents are also investigated by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and, often, the state Department of Industrial Accidents.

Contract company scaffold inspector dies in accident at Formosa Plastics Corp.

POINT COMFORT, Texas – 25 News Now has learned a young contract worker died at Formosa Plastics Corporation this morning. Workers reported having a safety stand down meeting to discuss an accident. They also learned of a fatality in new construction at the Point Comfort location. Early reports indicate the worker who died was only on his second day on the job and fell 40 feet from a scaffold to his death. It’s unclear if the worker had an experienced journeyman with him. It’s unclear if he was tied down with fall protection or if it failed. OSHA investigates all work-related fatalities. The name of a scaffold inspector killed on the job July 14 at Formosa Plastics Point Comfort location is Pedro Manzano-Silva, 31, of Mission.

Firefighter dies, three others injured battling Memphis house fire

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WSMV) – The Memphis Fire Department, along with the entire firefighting community, is mourning the loss of one of its own after a house fire took the life of one firefighter and nearly killed three others. According to the MFD, fire crews responded to a home on Rile Street around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday and immediately began battling the blaze. While efforts were underway to extinguish the fire, the commanding officer learned several firefighters had become trapped inside the house and within the blaze. One firefighter died in the fire and three others were transported to the hospital for treatment and were being closely monitored. Memphis Fire identified the firefighter killed as Lt. Jeffrey Norman. The department said Norman began his career in Memphis in 2002.

Health company identifies employee fatally stabbed by resident at Gresham care facility

GRESHAM, Ore. — A man was charged with the murder of an employee at a residential care facility in Gresham on Sunday. Gresham Police officers say they were called out at about 7 a.m. Sunday on reports of a stabbing at McCarthy Place. According to court documents, a day shift member at McCarthy Place called emergency services after discovering employee Haley Rogers stabbed to death. Rogers had worked at the facility for five years. The union representing workers at Cascadia Health says its members were raising concerns about their safety on the job, well before a mental health aide was killed at work over the weekend. Haley Rogers died while working an overnight shift by herself at a small residential treatment facility owned and operated by Cascadia in Gresham. A client, James Smith, has pleaded not guilty to murder charges. Rogers was a member of Oregon AFSCME Local 1790, which has been negotiating a new contract with Cascadia Health since May.

A maternity ward in Oregon is the scene of fatal gunfire

Portland, Ore. — Gunfire erupted in a maternity unit of an Oregon hospital over the weekend, fatally wounding an unarmed security guard and leading to renewed calls Monday to protect health care workers from increasing violence. Gun violence in America has hit supermarkets, churches, a synagogue, schools — and now a birthing center. Police were summoned Saturday morning to Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center in Portland, with callers reporting that a man with a gun was threatening hospital workers, Portland Police Sgt. Kevin Allen said. By the time the officers arrived, shots had been fired and security guard Bobby Smallwood lay mortally wounded. Another hospital staffer was hit by fragments. “It is the responsibility of every health care system and hospital administration in Oregon to do everything in their power to protect the safety of their patients and frontline caregivers,” the union said. It was the second time this month that a health care worker was killed in the Portland area. On July 16, a resident of a mental health care facility in Gresham allegedly stabbed to death a caregiver who was working the night shift alone.

Worker killed in ‘tragic incident’ while working in Sayler Park

CINCINNATI, OH – An employee for a Duke Energy contract company died while working Thursday in Sayler Park, according to Cincinnati police and Duke Energy. The worker, who has not been identified, was in a bucket truck working near the intersection of Parkland Avenue and Twain Avenue when he was killed, police at the scene explained. A photo from the scene shows police tape wrapped around the entrance to The Parkland.

Gas station owner putting up displays shot, killed by robber in DeKalb, employee says

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A DeKalb County gas station owner was shot and killed early Wednesday morning, an employee told Channel 2′s Darryn Moore. At around 2 a.m. on Wednesday, the owner stopped by the BP Gas Station on Flat Shoals Road to put displays in front of the store, when someone showed up with a gun and opened fire. An employee who was off duty when the shooting happened told Moore that the owner who was hit ran inside the store and collapsed. The alleged shooter then grabbed the cash from the register and took off. Police identified the victim as Rahil Surani, 24.

NCDOT contractor hit and killed in crash on Fort Liberty

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) — A contractor with NCDOT was hit and killed by a vehicle while picking up litter near Fort Liberty. The person was hit Tuesday morning while working along Interstate 295 near the Murchinson Road interchange. A cause of the crash has not been released or the identity of the person killed. We do know they worked for Lovin Contracting Company which is based in Robbinsville.

Construction worker dead after being hit by semi on US 35 in Riverside

Riverside, OH — A construction worker was struck and killed by a semi early Thursday morning on U.S. 35 West in Riverside. The crash was reported around 4 a.m. in the construction zone near the Woodman Drive overpass. “Unfortunately there was a subject that was struck by a semi truck and that subject was transported to Miami Valley Hospital where he subsequently died from his injuries,” said Riverside police Maj. Matthew Sturgeon. The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office says Jonathan Schmidt, 38, died at 4:54 a.m. July 20 at Miami Valley Hospital. No other injuries were reported.

‘Vibrant’ firefighter dies after shooting inside station

Birmingham, AL — Jordan Melton, a “vibrant young” firefighter, died days after being shot at a fire station, according to Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin. One of two firefighters shot at a fire station has died of his injuries, according to Alabama officials. Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin announced the death of Jordan Melton on July 17. “Jordan was a vibrant young brother who was full of life,” Woodfin wrote in a Facebook post. “He loved to talk sports as much as he loved good barbecue.” Melton and another firefighter were shot while on duty inside a fire station around 8:30 a.m. on July 12, a


Nightclub security guard beaten to death in Hollywood

Los Angeles, CA — A security guard at a nightclub was killed after being brutally beaten by a large mob in Hollywood early Sunday morning. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, officers responded to the Dragonfly Hollywood nightclub in the 6500 block of Santa Monica Boulevard near Wilcox Avenue around 2 a.m. on reports of a group of 10 people attacking one person. “The victim was working at this nightclub, and a large group – for unknown reasons – confronted that security guard, causing him to fall into the street,” said LAPD West Bureau Homicide Division Detective Samuel Marullo. “At which time the group advanced and kicked and stomped him to death.”

Driver involved in fatal Pelham, N.H. crash ‘awake and talking’

PELHAM, N.H. — The surviving driver involved in a two-vehicle crash in Pelham on July 19 that killed a PrideStar Trinity EMS employee has been identified by police as Cisco Rivera, 18, of Lowell. The Pelham Police announced on Friday that Rivera, who suffered life-threatening injuries during the head-on motor vehicle collision, remains hospitalized, but is “awake and talking.” Police said the investigation into the fatal wreck is ongoing. In the meantime, the funeral for 69-year-old Robert Laflamme, the PrideStar Trinity EMS employee killed in the crash, took place on Wednesday, according to David Daly, the president and CEO of the parent company that owns the emergency and nonemergency transport company.

Two employees killed at Harvey shipyard; JPSO suspects shooter was fired employee

Jefferson Parish LA — Two employees were shot and killed at a Harvey shipyard Monday afternoon, and the suspect — a former employee who was fired last week — was later shot and killed by deputies off-site, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said. The shooting was reported at around 1 p.m. at FMT Shipyard and Repair at 3640 Peters Road, officials said. Though the men involved worked on the same labor crew, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto said at a press conference at the business that authorities believe the suspect was targeting his former crewmembers. The two workers were identified as Nakie James Brown, 48, and Dustin Parrie Jr., 20, at FMT Shipyard.

Woman kidnapped from job in Fayetteville by ex-boyfriend, police say, shot to death after chase

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. — A 19-year-old woman was kidnapped by her boyfriend from her job in Fayette County late Sunday night, police said, and then shot to death at the end of a chase in Clayton County. The Fayetteville Police Department said in a release the call came in around 11 p.m. on Sunday night about a kidnapping in progress from the Wingstop on North Glynn Street in Fayetteville. Calls to 911 said a “male subject had entered the restaurant and took his ex-girlfriend, an employee of the restaurant, at gunpoint.” According to the department, the suspect is 20-year-old Cameron Ja’Michael Hopkins of Albany, Ga. The victim was identified later Monday morning by Clayton County Police as 19-year-old Khaliyah Jones.

Greenheck Group employee dies after workplace accident at Schofield facility

SCHOFIELD, WI  – Greenheck Group confirmed Monday that an employee with 35 years of experience at the company died from injuries sustained in a workplace accident that happened July 10 at its Schofield facility. The company activated its internal medical response team and immediately called emergency personnel to assist Frank Lotharius, who was transported to a local hospital following the accident, according to a news release from the company.

Man killed in industrial accident in Lysander on Friday identified

Lysander, NY — On Friday, July 14 around 9 p.m., the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department responded to the Temco Logistics warehouse at 2735 Brundage Road in the Town of Lysander for reports of an industrial accident. According to the Sheriff’s office, Dakota Diezel, 26, died in the accident. The accident is currently under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and OSHA.

Owen & Engine employee killed outside California Clipper early Sunday morning

CHICAGO, IL (WLS) — Chicago police are looking for the person who shot and killed a man outside the California Clipper in Humboldt Park over the weekend. Marshall Russell, 32, was found by police on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds in the 1000 block of North California Avenue about 2:30 a.m., according to CPD. He was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Russell worked at Owen & Engine in Logan Square, which closed on Monday so employees could process the loss. The California Clipper also closed for the day out of respect. His friends and coworkers were stunned by his death.

Family mourns the loss of 22-year-old gas station employee killed

ST. LOUIS, MO — Police are searching for three people wanted in the death of a 22-year-old gas station employee. Iyaz Ahmed has been an employee at the BP gas station off Hampton Avenue for years. He was working overnight on Tuesday when he was shot and killed. Now, many like Rahana Begum, are mourning the loss of Ahmed whose life was taken too soon. Just before 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 18, police were called to the BP gas station on Hampton Avenue, where they found Ahmed shot in the head. Begum said he saw the suspects trying to break into his car, so he went outside and that’s when shots were fired.

Dump truck driver killed after vehicle lost control, plunged into Pineview Reservoir

OGDEN, Utah  — A dump truck driver was killed after the vehicle lost control and plunged into Pineview Reservoir. Utah Highway Patrol received calls a short time before 4 p.m. reporting the incident, stating that the driver had gone off Trapper’s Loop near SR-39 and ended up in the water. A short time before 6 p.m., officials pulled the dump truck from the water. According to investigators, the truck went over the edge and the front portion of the truck was fully submerged in the water. Troopers said the truck was hauling a large load of dirt, which caused difficulties in its ability to be pulled out of the area. Additional details, including the identity of the man killed, were not released. However, the truck belonged to an excavation company.

OSHA investigating after worker falls to death at former AT&T building in Kansas City

Kansas City, MO — A worker on the 14th floor at the former AT&T building in downtown Kansas City fell to his death Tuesday, according to Manny Abarca, executive director of the Fair Contracting Alliance, an organization that advocates for construction workers. Abarca said the man appeared to be an undocumented worker from Nicaragua. The man was working for a temp agency, Abarca added. Kansas City police have identified a worker who fell as Rudolfo Garcia. He was working on the 14th floor when he fell to the bottom of an elevator shaft, Abarca said. Officer Alayna Gonzalez, a spokeswoman for the Kansas City Police Department, said officers responded just before 1:30 a.m. and found the man unresponsive. A preliminary investigation indicates his death was accidental.

Eastland County Deputy Killed Responding To Domestic Fight Call

Eastland County, TX — According to the Eastland County Today Facebook page, at approximately 9 p.m. Friday, July 21, deputies with the Eastland County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic fight in progress at a residence on Hwy 183 between Cisco and Rising Star. Deputy David Bosecker arrived on scene first and immediately began receiving gunfire from the suspect. Deputy Bosecker was struck and fatally wounded. Other units arriving were able to apprehend the suspect and no one else was injured. The suspect was taken to Stephens County Jail where he was charged with Capitol Murder. This is an active investigation being led by the Texas Rangers.

Death investigation underway after worker involved in incident with machinery at warehouse, HPD says

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — An investigation is underway at an east Houston warehouse after an incident involving machinery may have led to a worker’s death Saturday. At about 10:50 a.m., first responders were reportedly called to Chemtrusion Compounding in an industrial park on Clinton Drive near 69th Street for a rescue. When they arrived, they found a man in his 30s dead. Houston police say he fell into machinery at the warehouse, though it’s unclear if it was turned on at the time. Authorities say it appears to be a tragic accident, but detectives questioned employees there, and the investigation continues. The Chemtrusion facility operates 24/7 and involves plastics.

Delaware County community honors life of 15-year-old lifeguard who died while working

FOLCROFT, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — A Pennsylvania community came together Saturday night to honor a teenage lifeguard who died while working in Delaware County. Ethan Joner, 15, was a lifeguard at the Folcroft Swim Club in Folcroft. He passed away on July 13. On Saturday morning, the club hosted a Christmas Toy Drive for the Fostering Hope Foundation, which helps support foster families in the area. All toys from the drive will be delivered in Joner’s honor, officials say. Joner was a rising 10th grader at Academy Park High School in Sharon Hill. The cause of his death has not been released.

Security guard killed outside of Cerca Demi Apartments in Northwest Houston

HOUSTON, TX – A security guard was shot and killed at an apartment complex in northwest Houston early Saturday morning. Houston shooting: 5 people shot, one dead in shooting at Margaret Jenkins Park. The shooting occurred at the Cerca Demi Apartments located at 3401 Blalock Road around 1:00 AM. Residents of the apartment complex heard gunfire and went outside to find the security guard, suffering from a gunshot wound, according to police reports. The security guard, who has not been identified, was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

24-year-old tow truck driver killed in Osceola County crash

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – A 24-year-old man driving a tow truck was killed Monday morning in a crash involving a water tanker truck in Osceola County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers said the wreck occurred around 9:22 a.m. on Poinciana Parkway and Marigold Avenue in Kissimmee. According to a crash report, a 65-year-old Winter Park man was driving a water tank truck north in the median on Poinciana Parkway approaching Marigold Avenue within an active construction zone. At the same time, an Ohio man driving a tow truck that hauled a 2018 Mercedes Benz CLA-Class was traveling in the same direction in the inside lane, according to the FHP.Troopers said the water tanker truck entered the inside lane into the direct path of the tow truck, striking it. The crash report shows the 24-year-old man was then ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.

Truck Driver Killed in Accident on Interstate 80 in Cedar County, IA

Cedar County, IA — July 24, 2023, a truck driver was killed in a collision on Interstate 80 at mile marker 259 in Cedar County, IA. Authorities indicate that on July 24, an accident occurred when an eastbound semi-truck suddenly drove off Interstate 80 and overturned. According to reports, the accident happened just before 5:30 p.m. in Cedar County. As investigators determine the events that led to the accident, few details have been released. Officials confirmed that the truck driver, who has not been identified, was thrown from his vehicle and sustained fatal injuries in the collision.

Worker found dead in farm cold-storage unit in Courtland

COURTLAND, CA – One person is dead after being poisoned by ammonia at a farm in Courtland. The incident happened at a cold-storage unit at a farm in Courtland. The Sacramento Fire Department says their hazmat team responded and found the person inside. Officials have not said how ammonia was released into the air. Courland is located along the Sacramento River about 17 miles south of Sacramento.

Employee at western Mass. farm found dead in truck submerged in pond

Sheffield, MA — An employee at a farm in western Massachusetts was found dead by search crews on Monday. State police divers found the body of the missing man inside a pickup truck in which he was last seen Sunday night. The pickup was submerged in about eight feet of water in a retention pond. The man’s name has not been released, but state police said he was a 21-year-old Mexican citizen who was employed as a harvester at Pine Island Farm in Sheffield. He also lived at the farm. The submerged truck had been spotted in the retention pond by a state police Air Wing helicopter crew earlier Monday morning after tire tracks had been found leading into the pond. Divers dealt with near-zero visibility in the 14-foot-deep pond to recovery the man’s body. Police said there were no immediate signs to indicate that the man’s death was suspicious. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause and manner of his death.

Employee killed in San Joaquin County work-related accident, officials say

ESCALON, Calif. — An employee was killed in a work-related accident in the San Joaquin County city of Escalon, according to officials. The Escalon Fire Department was called out to Hogan Manufacturing around 2 p.m. Monday for reports of the man’s death. No other details were released.

Worker at Wolfspeed in Durham dies a week after workplace injuries

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) — A worker who was injured last week at the Wolfspeed facility in Durham has died from their injuries, ABC11 learned Monday. The person’s name has not been released. The North Carolina Department of Labor said that person was at the site as a contracted worker with Southern Industrial Constructors Inc. The Department of Labor has opened an inspection into that company. It’s Southern Industrial’s second employee to die this year. It’s also the second workplace death in less than a year at Wolfspeed’s Silicon Drive location. Wolfspeed was fined for that incident back in April.

Worker dies after 50-foot fall into empty fuel tank in Northwest Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. — A person performing maintenance on a fuel tank near the St. Johns Bridge fell about 50 feet from the top of the tank and died Monday, Portland Fire and Rescue reported on Twitter. Firefighters responded at 1:38 p.m. to the area of Northwest St. Helens Road and Doane Avenue, about three or four miles south of the bridge, to a report that a person had fallen into an empty fuel tank and was not responding to radio calls. Firefighters were able to enter the empty tank from a door at ground level and found the crew member’s body. The identity of the person who died, the company they worked for, and the details of what kind of work they were performing has yet to be reported.

Truck driver killed in fatal crash in Edgewood

EDGEWOOD, N.M. — Police are investigating a fatal crash that flipped over a water truck in Edgewood. The crash happened just before 11 a.m. Monday morning. An SUV hit a freightliner water truck and caused the truck to roll upside down onto its roof. The truck driver died at the scene, according to the Edgewood Police Department. EPD and the New Mexico State Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

Nurse fatally hit by car while trying to bring patient back into facility

LIVONIA, MI – A Michigan nurse was killed over the weekend while trying to bring a patient back into a long-term care facility, WXYZ Detroit reports. Latrice Jones, 42, worked at Majestic Care of Livonia, the report said. On Sunday, she and other nurses followed a patient out of the building, the report said. They were trying to get the patient back inside and had helped them into a wheelchair when it happened. An 80-year-old woman was driving westbound on Five Mile Road and swerved to avoid the patient, the report said. She struck Jones and two parked cars. Jones was transported to a hospital where she died, the report said.

Worker dies after being electrocuted at DiamondHead Beach Resort

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — An electrician died while working at the DiamondHead Beach Resort on Fort Myers Beach. According to the Fort Myers Beach Fire District (FMBFD), the man was electrocuted as he made contact with an energized electrical wire. Fire officials said bystanders started performing CPR before they arrived. Unfortunately, despite the crew’s efforts, the man was pronounced dead on the scene. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) has started an investigation.

CNY roofer dies from lightning strike after believing storm passed: ‘Just a crazy, crazy thing,’ owner says

Madison County, NY — A 39-year-old man has died after a lightning strike Monday while on a roofing job near the village of Canastota. Lauro Zhunaula Saca, of Middleton, Orange County, took shelter under a tree with two other co-workers from The Roofing Guys company while a quick-moving storm passed. The sun was shining again when the lightning struck at 6904 Forbes Road in the town of Lincoln, Mike Flynn, owner of The Roofing Guys, told Syracuse.com on Tuesday. The lightning travelled down a nearby flagpole around 2:28 p.m. and struck all three men, according to Madison County Sheriff’s Office.

Construction worker dies after incident in Whitley County

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – One person is dead after an incident involving a construction worker in Whitley County Tuesday afternoon, according to the Whitley County Coroner’s Office (WCCO). At approximately 2:13 p.m., the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 7000 block of E. State Road 14 on reports of a “construction accident” involving a line boring machine. One construction worker suffered fatal injuries, according to the WCCO. The incident shut down a stretch of State Road 14 in Whitley County for over two hours. The incident is still under investigation, and authorities will release the identity of the person, along with the cause and manner of death, once the investigation is complete.

Gas station employee shot, killed in Long Beach, witnesses say

LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) — Police arrested two people after a gas station employee was reportedly shot and killed in Long Beach. Officers on Tuesday night responded to a shooting call in the 6900 block of Atlantic Avenue and found a man who had been shot in the upper body, according to the Long Beach Police Department. The victim was taken to the hospital where he later died. Police have not officially identified the man, but witnesses identified him as an employee of a Valero gas station. Video from the scene shows officers appearing to investigate a dark Nissan sedan in front of the gas station. A man who said he knows the victim rushed over to the gas station when he heard about 5-6 gunshots. “When I got here… I could see that they were giving him – they were pumping his chest real hard, trying to resuscitate him. After that, they put him on a gurney and took him into the ambulance,” said Steven Lucero. Lucero said he knew the victim, describing him as a nice guy who he never saw get into any trouble.

Man dies at job site

RILEY TWP., OH — The Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the recent death of a construction worker at a Sandusky County job site. Police responded to a construction site at Wightman’s Grove in Riley Township on July 19. There, they found that a man, James Hilburn, 60, of Bowling Green, had been run over by a 30,000-pound excavator, according to a sheriff’s report. Hilburn did not have a pulse when deputies checked, and arriving EMTs then pronounced him deceased. The worker who was operating the excavator told deputies that he had asked another employee where Hilburn was at, the report states. The other employee indicated that Hilburn was elsewhere, and that it was safe for the worker to back up the excavator. The driver said he then heard someone yelling for him to stop and that he ran a man over, the report states. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) said that they are currently investigating the accident. The victim was an employee of Wenger Construction & Excavating, a company that was clearing a lot for a residential construction project, Burke said.

Fatal semi crash in Box Elder County

BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah — One person was killed in a crash on State Road 30 in Box Elder County. The Utah Highway Patrol says a semi truck drifted off the side of the road Wednesday night, then rolled when the driver attempted to correct. The top of the truck was ripped open and the driver was ejected. He died at the scene.

Worker drowns while working to clear logs, debris around bridge supports

WALLER COUNTY, Texas – A worker has died after drowning in the Brazos River while working to clear debris, Waller County officials said. According to officials, they were called out to a possible drowning in the Brazos River at FM 529 on Wednesday. When officials arrived, they spoke with witnesses who stated a crew was clearing logs and debris around the bridge supports. The witnesses said three of the crew members were crossing the river on a sandbar using a safety rope when a strong current knocked all three men in the water. Two of the crew members came up, however, the third crew member didn’t. Crew members attempted to locate the missing man. Members of the Pattison Area Volunteer Fire Department put a boat in the water and searched the area around the bridge supports. Along with a local landowner and his boat, the man was located, pulled from the water and pronounced dead. The victim’s name has not yet been released by officials.

OSHA investigating worksite death in Codington County

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) – The Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) is investigating a deadly worksite accident that happened on Tuesday just outside of Watertown. According to the Codington County Sheriff’s Office, a 47-year-old man was working at the site and was struck by an excavator bucket. Life-saving measures were attempted at the scene before the victim was taken to Prairie Lakes Hospital, where he died. The victim’s name has not been released.

Man sought for killing Arizona City market clerk

ARIZONA CITY, AZ — A man suspected of killing an employee at an Arizona City market is on the loose, and the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is looking for help finding him. Deputies were called to the Sunlite Market at Sunland Gin Road and West Concordia Drive around 7:15 a.m. Sunday to check on the employee, who appeared injured and not breathing. When the deputies arrived, the employee was declared dead at the scene.

Omaha police confirm 60-year-old man dies after stone slab fell on him in workplace accident

OMAHA, Neb. — Omaha police confirmed that a 60-year-old man died after a stone slab fell on him after a workplace accident Monday. Authorities said that officers responded to UGM Surfaces, located near 99th and F streets, around 3 p.m. He was later declared deceased, Omaha police said. Law enforcement said that OSHA arrived on the scene to investigate as well. Robert Irwin, 60, was identified as the man killed in what authorities are calling a workplace accident

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