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We pick back up in January of 2013 due to receiving another list from another source and do not want to skip adding these workers to our memorial.
January 2, 2013 - Cleveland, OH - 22 year old Lauren Block of Richmond Heights died at work after falling from a second story balcony at Christie's Cabaret. She was employed with Entertainment USA of Cleveland.
January 2 - Conyers, GA - 46 year old David East was killed on the job when he was struck by an unknown object while working for Pactiv Corp.
January 2 - White Castle, LA - 49 year old Flemmie Finley was killed on the job when he fell from an elevation. He was employed with Universal Cable Systems, Inc.
January 3 - Craig, CO - 49 year old Jonathan Herod was killed on the job due to an explosion at an Axia Energy oil rig near Craig. He was a truck driver attempting to offload water to another tank when it exploded due to a valve issue. He was employed with Herod Industries, Inc.
January 3 - Madison, WI - 30 year old Rafael CaCahua died while working for CR Auto Plus after he inhaled a toxic substance.
January 4 - Boca Raton, FL - 32 year old Leonardo Perez-Castillo died of unknown circumstances while working for Epifanio Perez-Velasquez.
January 4 - Reydon, OK - 32 year old Eric Smith was killed on the job when he fell from an elevation while working for Latshaw Drilling & Exploration.
January 4 - Palm Beach, FL - 36 year old Joseph Miller died of unknown circumstances while working for ECS-Florida, LLC.
January 7 - Bensenville, IL - 57 year old Martin Sum was killed on the job after becoming pinned between his truck and a post while working for Vitran Express, Inc.
January 7 - North Palm Beach, FL - 40 year old Ray Figueroa was killed on the job when he fell from an elevation while working for Stephens & Sons Paining, Inc.
January 9 - North Haven, CT - 73 year old Francis Almeida of Durham suffered fatal crushing injuries when he was struck while offloading a scrap car from his flatbed car carrier at Sims Metal Management recycling business. He was employed by Almeida Trucking.
January 11 - El Paso, TX - 27 year old Christopher Self died on the job after he was fatally struck by a motorist while working with a road clean up crew. He was employed by Xceed Resources.
January 11 - Oklahoma City, OK - 44 year old Alvaro Ortiz-Luna died on the job when he fell from an elevation while working for Compos Roofing.
January 11 - Neward, NJ - 48 year old Luis Colorado died on the job when he was crushed between a truck chassis and a container wall inside a parking garage. He was self employed.
January 13 - Brookwood, AL - 56 year old Terry Kimbrell was killed on the job of unknown circumstances while working for Abernate Auto Parts, where he was owner.
January 14 - Fairview, WV - 36 year old Jose Aguilar of Katy, TX was killed on the job when he was struck by an unknown object while working for Omni Energy & Seismic Service.
January 14 - Sardis, MS - 69 year old David Hollinger died on the job from unknown circumstances while working for Newt Davis, LLC.
January 14 - Texarkana, TX - 60 year old Robert Earl Gibson of New Boston died from a same level fall while working for Red River Army Depot - DLA.
January 15 - Bronx, NY - 54 year old Paul Schisler of Bridgewater, NJ died after falling from the High Bridge in the Bronx that he was working on. He was employed by Schiavone Construction Co.
January 16 - Denver, CO - 60 year old Mike Wilson died on the job when he was struck by an unknown object while working for Beaver Builders & Excavation.
January 16 - Hastings, NE - 33 year old Jose Briseno-Carder was killed on the job when he was struck by an unknown object while working for Witt Plumbing, Inc.
January 16 - Atlanta, GA - 52 year old Eugene Williams died on the job when he fell from an elevation while working for Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
January 16 - Orlando, FL - 49 year old Randall Gustafson died on the job when he suffered injuries due to a same level fall while working for Gustafson Chipping Company.
January 17 - Krum, TX - 64 year old Jimmy Weber died on the job from unknown circumstances while working for Enterprise Crude Oil.
January 17 - LaMesa, TX - 57 year old Mario Mojica, Jr. died after inhaling a toxic substance while working for Hatchett Roustabout, Inc.
January 17 - Williams Bay, WI - 57 year old Lazaro Muniz Rueda was killed on the job after falling from an elevation. He was working for Gilberto Becerra Chavez.
January 18 - Sheldon, ND - 49 year old Jon Bartholomay was killed on the job when he fell from an elevation while working for Plains Grain & Agronomy, LLC.
January 19 - Watford City, ND - 49 year old Michael Krajewski of Duluth, MN was killed on the job when he was struck in the head by a pipe while working at an oil well site. He was employed by Halliburton, Inc.
January 21 - Utica, NY - 29 year old William Pope of Blossville was struck and killed by a garbage truck he was operating. He attempted to get into the truck, after having left it in gear, but fell and he was run over by it. He was employed with Bliss Environmental Services.
January 21 - Port Jefferson, NY - Zhanbin Li died on the job when he fell from an elevation while working for Gao's Construction Corp.
January 23 - Cambridge, MA - 70 year old Wayne Rudkin of Whitman was killed on the job when he was caught in or between an unknown object while working for C.J. Mabardy, Inc.
January 23 - Denver, CO - Jeremiah Johnston died on the job from injuries he received in a same-level fall of unknown circumstances. Employers listed for Johnston are: Rhein-O-Demolition; Cypress Investments, LLC; and Apex Construction Manager.
January 24 - Astoria, NY - 42 year old Ricardo Gonzales of Brentwood died of head injuries when he fell approximately 15 feet at a building construction site. He was employed with Abacus Building Innovations, Inc.
January 24 - Belle Glade, FL - Pablo Leon was killed on the job when he was caught in or between an unknown object while employed by Donald Moss Corp.
January 25 - Kerhonkson, NY - 69 year old Doreen Richardson, owner of the Mountain Valley Resort, was killed when strong winds related to Superstorm Sandy sent a piece of a rental unit sailing through the air and crashing into the windshield of her vehicle as she was checking on her property.
January 25 - Horseshoe Beach, FL - 29 year old Jeffrey Hagan of Chipley died on the job when he fell from a water tower he was painting that was owned by Horseshoe Beach. He was employed by Shores Construction, Inc.
January 26 - Richmond, TX - 49 year old Feliciano Puerta of Houston was killed on the job when a barrel he was working on with a cutting torch exploded. The barrels were marked as containing a cleanser. He was employed by SCR Construction Co.
January 28 - Frisco, TX - 31 year old Jose Carmen Nieves-Alvarez of Sherman died on the job when he was buried in a trench collapse at a construction site. It appears pipes were being laid in the trench. He was employed by Pittard Construction Co.
January 28 - San Antonio, TX - 52 year old Able Rodriguez was killed on the job due to head trauma while working at Takata Seat Belts factory. He shut a machine down to oil it but it jump started and he was unable to exit the machine and his head was caught in it. He was employed by TK Holdings, Inc.
January 28 - Delphos, OH - 58 year old Billy Joe "Bill" Stephenson, Jr., of Spencerville died on the job when he suffered injuries due to a same-level fall in an unknown incident. He was truck driver for P-D Midwest Transport.
January 29 - Talmage, NE - 68 year old Roger Teten was killed on the job when he was struck by a semi trailer that backed into him at a grain elevator. He was employed by Farmers Cooperative Company.
January 29 - Atlanta, GA - 26 year old Benjamin Klein died on the job in an unknown incident while while working for JAL Chemical Co., Inc.
January 30 - Rockford, IL - 53 year old Greg Stewart of Forreston died after being electrocuted while working in a false ceiling of a conference room. He was a maintenance supervisor for Lowe's Home Centers, Inc.
January 30 - Pharr, TX - 51 year old Natividad Hernandez died on the job after he fell from an elevation in an unknown incident. He was working for Ricardo Roofing.
January 30 - Resaca, GA - 21 year old Leo James Pastrana died on injuries he received after falling from a piece of machinery approximately 15 feet to the ground. He was employed with Resaca Sun Feeds, LLC.