As we continue to remember the lost loved ones who died on the job, our post is for those workers lost in December 2012. Again, we make every effort to link an article about the incident when possible.
December 2, 2012 - Westbury, NY - 60 year old Jorge Posada died on the job while working for Jack Cooper Transport Co. when he fell from an elevation.
December 3 - Sperry, OK - 28 year old Andrew Valencia of Pawhuska was electrocuted on the job when a piece of equipment he was stabilizing at an oilfield was caught by the wind and touched a power line. He was working for Lincoln Well Services, LLC.
December 4 - Macomb, IL - 36 year old Anthony Williams of Tennessee, IL was killed when he fell from a ladder after a pole he was working on broke, causing the ladder to fall. He was employed by Albert Cook Electric of Adair.
December 4 - Miami, FL - 27 year old Jaime Rosales was killed on the job when he was struck against or by an unknown object while working for Centerline Directional Drilling.
December 5 - Houston, TX - 22 year old Spencer Symons was killed on the job when he was struck by an object in an unknown incident. He was employed with JBC Plumbing.
December 5 - Mobile, AL - 49 year old Jeffery Hudson suffered fatal crushing injuries when a 1,000 pound generator fell, landing on him. He was working for APM Terminals Mobile, LLC.
December 5 - Timpson, TX - 58 year old Augustin Ramirez was killed on the job when he was struck by a broken band saw blade. He was employed by Nix Forest Industries, Inc.
December 5 - Spring, TX - 66 year old Joyce Foster died on the job when she suffered a same-level fall while working for Kroger Company.
December 5 - Dawsonville, GA - 45 year old Jimmy Lassetter of Newnan died several days after being admitted to an area hospital's burn unit after suffering burns due to an explosion. He and other workers were unloading a truck of tanks at Amicalola Propane when two tanks collided, shearing off the valve from one and the ensuing cloud of propane ignited. He was employed with Lassetter Propane, LLC.
December 6 - Henrietta, TX - 51 year old Evaristo Contreras-Mon.... (the incomplete name we were given) was killed on the job while working for Plaska Transmission Line Construction.
December 7 - Juno Beach, FL - 51 year old Ernest LaPlant died of a cardio/respiratory related medical issue while working for Ferrellgas, LP.
December 9 - Grapevine, TX - 50 year old Frank James Martinez died of a cardio/respiratory related medical issue while working for Wrico Stamping of TX.
December 9 - Guthrie, OK - 51 year old Rod Dotson was killed in an incident at an oilfield when he was struck by an object. He was employed by Dan D. Drilling, Corp.
December 10 - Johnstown, PA - 57 year old George Adams III of Davidsville died on the job when he fell from an elevation while working at medical construction site. The incident was un-witnessed. He was employed with Nevin Stitzer Contracting, Inc.
December 11 - Pilot Point, TX - 46 year old Martin Meraz died of a cardio/respiratory related medical issue while working for Whitmire Line Clearance, Inc.
December 12 - Pensacola, FL - 50 year old Matthew Bennett Sr. died on the job when he was struck by an object in an unspecified incident while working for Gulf-Atlantic Constructors, Inc.
December 12 - Commack, NY - 51 year old Curtis Mains Jr. of East Northport died of a traumatic brain injury when he fell from an elevation. He was employed with The Home Depot Store #1202.
December 12 - Irvington, NJ - 66 year old Martin Thorn of West Orange died on the job when he suffered injuries from a same-level fall. He was employed with Pocono Progressive, LLC.
December 12 - Emporia, KS - 26 year old Dewayne Dunn of Hartford died on the job from an unknown incident when he was struck by an object. He was working for Summit Drilling Co. at the time of his death.
December 14 - Largo, FL - 35 year old Alfred Williamson of Brandon died on the job when he was electrocuted. He was a painted and the ladder touched a live power line. He was employed by AW Coatings.
December 14 - New York, NY - 63 year old Luis Enriquez was killed on the job when he was struck by a moving truck while delivering 7-UP for Canada Dry Bottling Co. of NY.
December 14 - Coram, NY - 25 year old Daniel Sturgis was killed on the job when he was struck by a payloader machine driven by another worker. He was employed with Premium Mulch & Materials, Inc.
December 14 - Gloversville, NY - 41 year old James A. Vanderwerker, Sr. of Fort Johnson was killed on the job when he was struck by a tree he was cutting down with a chain saw at a logging site near Bleecker. He was employed by American Forestry & Firewood.
December 14 - Wichita, KS - 62 year old Lawrence Pirce died after he suffered a same level fall while working for the US Postal Services.
December 15 - Elmira, NY - 50 year old Michael Donahue died on the job when he was caught in or between while working to repair a hydraulic tabletop at Kennedy Valve foundry, a division of McWane, Inc.
December 16 - Bethany, WV - 44 year old Robert McDanell of West Monroe, LA was killed on the job when he was struck by an unknown object on a construction site. He was working for Precision Pipeline, LLC.
December 18 - Crossville, AL - 55 year old Willey Glen Scott died on the job when he fell from an elevation while working for Ashley Masonry, Inc.
December 19 - North Lima, OH - 19 year old Alex Hrovatic of Salem died on the job after he fell approximately 25 feet through a roof at a construction site. He was employed by Witmer's Inc.
December 19 - Palm Beach, FL - 65 year old Dave Groves of Juno died from an unknown incident or injuries while working for Groves Building & Design.
December 19 - New Orleans, LA - 45 year old Darrell Naquin of Saint Bernard was killed on the job when he was struck in the head and chest by falling debris as he was working a crane to demolish part of a building. He was employed by Lou Gioe's Truck Service, Inc.
December 20 - Pompano Beach, FL - 38 year old Anthony Nunez of Boca Raton was fatally electrocuted while repairing an air conditioning unit at the site of Big Bear Storage and Packing. He was employed with Konair, Inc.
December 20 - Yonkers, NY - 67 year old Frank Volpe died of a cardio/respiratory related medical issue while working for Hudson Plumbing & Heating Co.
December 22 - Ventnor City, NJ - 29 year old Davis Transue died suddenly at work from unknown circumstances or injuries while working for Wayne Transue.
December 23 - Ozona, TX - 38 year old Nieves Cerda died at work when he fell from an elevation while working for Nabors Drilling USA.
December 26 - Saint Anne, IL - 21 year old Jackob C. Dluzak of Kankakee was killed on the job when he was caught in and trapped in the bars of a boom forklift. He was working for St. Anne Area Farmers Consignment Auction.
December 26 - Corsicana, TX - 74 year old Kenneth Eugene Wheeler of Malakoff was killed on the job when he was caught in the clamshell mechanism on a trash truck as it was closing. He had, for an unknown reason, reached into the back of the truck after it was off-loaded. He was working for Clean Sweep Trash Service.
December 28 - Brick, NJ - 69 year old Paul Friedauer of Long Branch was killed on the job after being struck by a motorist while attempting to stop traffic for a storm clean up operation. He was employed with Glenside Equipment Company.
December 28 - Geismar, LA - 55 year old Greg Price died on the job after falling from an elevation while working for James Construction Group.
December 28 - Greeley, CO - 73 year old Paul Kullberg died as the result of a same level fall while working for Quest Diagnostics.
December 28 - Elmont, NY - 46 year old Ahmad Luqman died on the job after falling from an elevation while working for RL Construction & Restoration.
December 30 - Snowmass Village, CO - 49 year old Patricia "Patsy" Hileman was killed in an avalanche related incident. She apparently triggered a small avalanche and was swept over a cliff. She was a 26 year veteran of Aspen Skiing Company.
December 31 - Phenix City, AL - 29 year old LeGary Antley, Jr. of Smith's Station suffered fatal crushing injuries while working for Strickland Tree Service. He was working on adump truck with the body raised when the hydraulics failed, causing the body to fall onto him.