Livery Driver Shot and Killed in Yonkers
August 30, Yonkers, New York- A livery car driver has been shot and killed in Yonkers. The car was found on Jessamine Ave. near Ramsey Ave. with Pericles Salas, 32 from Yonkers, inside suffering from a gunshot wound to the head, police said. A call came into Yonkers police around 4:40 a.m. Sunday. Salas, was rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital where he was pronounced dead. This is the fourth fatal shootings involving cab drivers in just over three months. Last week, Jose Pena-Seguira, 42, was shot once in the head inside his cab late in the Bronx, and was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Worker Killed in Accident on New York City Bridge
August 27, Queens, New York - A worker is dead after a construction accident on New York City's Throgs Neck Bridge. Police say 48-year-old William Barnes was struck by the boom of a small crane mounted on the back of a truck. The cable snapped, pinning him to the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The northbound lanes of the bridge that connects Queens to the Bronx were briefly closed, but have since reopened.
Official: Man killed in industrial accident
August 31, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - A young man was killed in what appears to be an industrial accident at a packaging plant in Montgomery Township Friday evening, a fire official said. The unidentified man died after getting trapped in a box forming machine at Mid-Atlantic Packaging on the 100 block of Commerce Drive, said David Vasconez, deputy chief of the Fire Department of Montgomery Township.
Town Mourns Officer Struck, Killed On Job
August 28, Boston, Massachusetts - Family and friends will gather in Weymouth on Saturday to pay their final respects to a police officer who was killed on the job earlier this week. Michael Davey, 34, dies Monday after he was pinned against a National Grid truck by a pickup truck being driven by Ronald Gale, 79, of Weymouth. Gale has been charged with motor vehicle homicide and his license was revoked. Davey, a married father of three, had served on the Weymouth police force for five years. He also was an Iraq veteran.
Work Related Firefighter Death - 2 firefighters killed in NY deli blaze!
August 27, Buffalo, NY – Hundreds of New York firefighters responded to the scene of a roaring fire blazing at the New York Deli on the east side of the city, which took the lives of two noble firefighters Monday morning, announced Buffalo News. The fire broke out early morning at 1815 Genesee Street. A neighbor, who lived upstairs from the Deli, noticed smoke and called 911 to report it. Two firefighters who went into the burning building were reported to have heard someone screaming for help. There has not been any proof that there was someone in the building at the time...The Buffalo Fire Department has suffered a grave loss, the worst in 26 years, stated Rescue Officials. After the blaze had died down, the bodies of the two brave firefighters were carried out of the dilapidated two-story building with American flags draped over them. The firefighters were identified as Lt. Charles McCarthy and Jonathan Croom. The Erie County Medical Center chaplain declared the two dead in the mid-morning.
PENDLETON: Accident claims life of farmer dedicated to craft
August 26, Pendleton, New York — A 54-year-old town man was found dead Tuesday night after being pinned underneath his tractor. Sheriff’s deputies say John E. Bayer was using a John Deere Model A tractor to remove another tractor that was stuck in the mud behind the 4697 Tonawanda Creek Road farm he and his wife Judie ran together for the past 14 years. Somehow, in the process, the machine flipped over backward, crushing Bayer, a lifelong resident of Pendleton.
Man found dead at Roseland Knight's Inn
August 27, A man was found dead in a crawlspace at the Knight's Inn in Roseland on Wednesday. Clay Fire department received a call around 5:40 p.m. Wednesday that an unresponsive man was trapped in a crawl space. When the fire deparment arrived, the 43 year old man was already dead. Police say it looked like he was in a construction accident. An employee at this hotel said the man was working on plumbing and no one had seen him for at least three hours. She said when she went to check on him, she found the victim unresponsive and that's when she called 911.
Crash kills log truck driver
August 25, La Pine, Oregon - A log truck driver died when his truck went off the road and overturned, smashing some of the loaded logs into the cab of the truck. Zane Leroy Culbertson, 53, of Bend, Ore., was pronounced dead at the scene. Culbertson was northbound on Highway 97 about 4 miles south of La Pine at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday when his truck went off the right shoulder and hit some trees, according to state police. Investigators do not know what caused Culbertson's truck to leave the road.
Worker dies after collapsing inside Chartiers silo
August 25, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - A Somerset County man died yesterday when he suddenly collapsed while repairing part of a grain silo in Chartiers. William C. Wright, 40, of Stoystown, was part of a crew of three men from Somerset Barn Equipment Co. who were working on the farm at 419 Brigich Road, according to Washington County Coroner Tim Warco. Two of the men were fixing an unloader 40 feet inside the silo when Mr. Wright collapsed onto a platform and was unresponsive.
Construction Worker Dies in Accident on New York City Bridge
August 25, New York, New York — A worker is dead after a construction accident on New York City's Throgs Neck Bridge. A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority says the worker was struck by the boom of a small crane mounted on the back of a truck. The Fire Department initially said the worker was killed in a fall. No other details are immediately available. The northbound lanes of the bridge that connects Queens to the Bronx were briefly closed, but have since reopened.
2nd NYC cab driver killed in a week
August 23, New York, New York — For the second time in a week, a New York City cab driver has been shot and killed in the Bronx, creating a panic among cabbies, a taxi drivers' advocacy group said Monday. Jose Pena-Seguira, 42, was shot once in the head inside his cab late Sunday, and was pronounced dead at a hospital about half an hour later, police said. A 31-year-old man seen running from Seguira's cab was arrested in a nearby park shortly after the shooting, police said. Investigators say a .25-caliber handgun was recovered.