This post will cover the worker's we were not previously aware of for April, 2014. No worker who died at their job should ever be forgotten. We and the families thank you for remembering them in your thoughts. Our apologies for not having more information, but where possible a link to the incident has been included. If we can help you in any way, please let us know.
April 1 - Houston, TX - 49 year old Samuel Palacios died on the job due to a fall from a roof. He was employed by Sam's Roofing.
April 1 - Bradley, IL - 35 year old Thomas Morris of Momence was killed on the job after the forklift he was operating overturned and crushed him. He was employed by C and C General Contractors, Inc. (official), working at Kanga Roof in Bradley.
April 1 - Cary, MI - 56 year old Ernest Case died on the job after falling from an unknown elevation. He was employed with Communications Specialists, Inc.
April 1 - Shamrock, TX - 46 year old David K. Holdren, Jr. died from an electric shock while working for Arrow Water Well, Inc.
April 1 - Tampa, FL - 27 year old Nicholas "Nick" Veley died from an electric shock while working for Power Electric Services, Inc.
April 1 - Staten Island, NY - 50 year old Richard Salvia was sent out to make a routine food delivery on the night he was murdered. Three teenage suspects made a plan and called for the bogus delivery with the intent on causing harm to the person who showed up. While trying to rob Salvia, one of the teens shot him to death. Those teens were arrested for Mr. Salvia's horrible death. Salvia was employed by L & W Restaurant, Inc.
April 1 - Kingfisher, OK - 33 year old Brett Montgomery of Elk City was operating a bulldozer when he was struck and killed. He had parked the machine on an embankment and after stepping off the machine, it rolled back into him. He was employed by Galmor's/G&G Steam Services, Inc.
April 2 - Harrington, DE - 55 year old James Lee Henderson, Jr. was working in an empty warehouse, installing electrical service when he was caught between a forklift and a pole. He was employed by AET Electric, Inc.
April 2 - Sherrill, AR - 71 year old Jay Waymon Ball died on the job as the result of being struck against an unknown object. He was employed by England Liquid Fertilizer, Inc.
April 2 - Bullard, TX - 51 year old Tony Collins was an employee for East Texas Utility Services, Inc. when he died on the job from an electric shock.
April 2 - New York, NY - 58 year old Harmit Singh was killed on the job after falling from an unknown elevation while working for Pak National Gen. Corp.
April 3 - Stuttgart, AR - 65 year old James Boehn died on the job when he was struck against an unknown object, suffering a dislocation. He was working for Blue Seal Petroleum of Stuttgart, Inc.
April 3 - Houma, LA - 41 year old Dutch "Shannon" A. Mire of Thibodaux was working for Gulf Island Fabrication when he was struck by an unknown object, suffering fatal head trauma.
April 4 - Midland, TX - 28 year old Gabriel Trejo of Plainview died on the job after being burned when a tank battery, used for chemical storage, suddenly ignited. He was employed with S&S Equipment & Supply, Inc.
April 8 - Chalfont, PA - 61 year old Victor Garcia of Norristown was killed on the job when he was struck by an unknown object while working for Roll Former Corporation.
April 8 - Johnstown, CO - 30 year old Gabriel Hernandez was working for Gopher Excavation, Inc. when he suffered blunt force trauma after being struck by an unknown object and also receiving lacerations.
April 8 - Blytheville, AR - 36 year old Juan Nieves and 37 year old Nicolas Perez were working on a barge owned by GATX Corp. on the Mississippi River when something went very wrong. Nieves and Perez fell into the water when the barge flipped over while
unloading about 700,000 pounds of steel coil at a Kinder Morgan terminal
near Blytheville. The men worked for Kinder Morgan through an employment agency. Authorities gave up searching for the men and it is not known if they were ever found.
April 9 - Laredo, TX - 38 year old Efrain Gonzalez died on the job after being struck by a backhoe loader machine while working for Union Pumping, LP and City Ready Mix, Inc.
April 9 - Florence, MT - 51 year old George Fifield Jr. of Missoula was seriously injured in a fall from a roof while working construction in Florence. He died at an area hospital. He was not provided fall protection by his employer, Jared Langley Enterprises, Inc.
April 10 - East Moline, IL - 52 year old David Walters of Moline was killed on the job after being struck by an unknown object while working for K&M Equipment, Inc.
April 10 - Lubbock, TX - 43 year old Jose R. Aguirre was working with a co-worker on a wiring system when he was fatally electrocuted. The circumstances are not clear. He was an employee for Park Tower Apartments.
April 10 - Nantucket, MA - 72 year old Henry Varian was a private contractor working on a construction site when he fell to his death. Owner of Henry J. Varian, Inc., he was working from a scaffold when he fell, landing on his back.
April 11 - Pago Pago, American Samoa - 49 year old Lolenese Tupau was employed as a stevedore when he was struck by an unknown object and suffered fatal head trauma. He was employed by Peter E. Reid Stevedoring, Inc.
April 12 - Andrews, TX - 54 year old Gabino T. Aguilar was at work for Weatherford International Ltd. when he suffered a fatal heart attack.
April 12 - Dalton, GA - 48 year old Jonathan Wheatof Rossville died on the job after falling from an unknown elevation. He was employed by Porter Roofing Contractors, Inc.
April 12 - Mystic, CT - Susan Masina died on the job from an unknown cause while working for Home Health Care Services, LLC.
April 13 - Greenville, TX - 64 year old Larry Daniel died on the job in unknown circumstances while working for Electric, Inc.
April 13 - Mertzon, TX - 29 year old Curtis Lam was killed on the job after being struck by an unknown object. He was employed by Integrity Services, LLC.
April 14 - Manhattan, NY - 35 year old Lukasz P. Stolarski of Brooklyn was killed on the job after falling from a building. He and other workers were completing facade restoration work. Stolarski was standing
on a ledge between the roof and penthouse level when he fell.
Officials say he was not wearing a harness. He was employed by First Astoria/Bas Renovation JV.
April 14 - Albany, NY - 39 year old Frank Mack of Ballston Spa was killed on the job after he fell from an unknown elevation while employed with Dwight Plumbing and Heating, Inc.
April 14 - Perry, OK - 24 year old Montana Camp died on the job after being struck by an unknown object. He was employed by LaMunyon Drilling, LLC and Dorado E&P Partners LLC.
April 14 - Washington, PA - 60 year old James Zablotny was killed on the job after he fell from an unknown elevation, suffering body fractures. He was employed by Casper Construction at the time of his death.
April 14 - Plainville, MA - 69 year old Robert MacDow died on the job when he tripped and fell (same level) while working at Super Stop and Shop. No other details are known.
April 15 - Pennington, GA - 34 year old Samuel E. Southerland, Jr. of Mobile, AL was killed on the job when he fell from an unknown elevation while employed by S & S Sprinkler Company, LLC.
April 16 - Orlando, FL - 43 year old Jose Nambo Munoz was employed by MAG Construction Group LLC when he died on the job after falling from an unknown elevation.
April 17 - Fulton, MI - 21 year old William McCalpin was killed on the job from unknown injuries received while working for Graham Lumber Company.
April 17 - Bedford, TX - 27 year old Jose Dimas died on the job after falling from an unknown elevation. He was employed by Juan Garcia.
April 17 - Norristown, PA - 41 year old Michael Robinson of Coopersburg was working on the roof of a building at Norristown State Hospital when he fell to his death. He lost his footing and fell three stories. He was employed by Banes Roofing, Inc.
April 17 - Monroe Township, NJ - 55 year old Edmund Moore III was working at Stencel & Son, Inc. when he suffered a fatal cardiac event.
April 17 - Mesquite, TX - 63 year old Melecio Medina was employed by Madrid Drywall LLC when he died on the job from a fall from an unknown elevation.
April 20 - Rankin, TX - 31 year old Kell de Carlo Mendoza died on the job after being caught in or between an unknown object. He was employed by Sidewinder Drilling.
April 21 - Lakewood Ranch, FL - 33 year old Artemio Valdez was killed on the job after he suffered head trauma in a fall from an unknown elevation. He was employed by Crown Roofing, LLC.
April 21 - Frostproof, FL - 51 year old Gary Allen was at his job working for F.G. Gamez, Inc. when he suffered a fatal heart attack.
April 21 - South Padre Island, TX - 37 year old Roberto Mendez died on the job after falling from an unknown elevation, suffering head injuries. He was employed by Isla Restoration.
April 22 - Hollywood, FL - 55 year old Fernando Cuellar died of unknown injuries while working for Liliana Albrecht, LLC.
April 23 - Paterson, NJ - 65 year old Jose Maletski was working his shift at Paterson Pickle Company when he suffered a fatal heart attack.
April 23 - Montgomery, AL - 35 year old William Thomas suffered a fatal heart attack while at work for Global Auto Processing Services, LLC.
April 24 - Proctorville, OH - 44 year old Bradley D. Jenkins of Otway was working on a drill bit by a bridge when the ground slipped and he fell into a 10 foot hole filled with water, and was covered by rock and dirt debris. He was employed by Complete General Construction Co.
April 28 - Hialeah Gardens, FL - 49 year old Reinaldo Rodriguez died on the job when he was struck by an unknown object. He was employed by Milan Manufacturing, Inc.
April 28 - Tulsa, OK - 46 year old Ronnie Blagg and 48 year old Michael Turner were both working on a traffic light when a motorist lost control of their vehicle and slammed into the men. Both worked for Traffic & Lighting Systems, LLC.
April 28 - Coronado, CA - 29 year old Coll Perske had five years of experience working with the Navy's dolphins and sea lions in San Diego Bay. During a training exercise for the marine mammal program, he did not resurface and his co-workers rushed to help him. He died of salt water drowning. He was employed by Science Applications International Corp.
April 29 - Houston, TX - 35 year old Timoteo Ramirez died on the job after sustaining head injuries during a fall from an unknown elevation. He was employed by Womble Company, Inc.
April 29 - Gloucester City, NJ - 53 year old Clayton J. Benson of National Park was killed on the job in a shipyard incident on the Delaware River. He was struck by a two ton shipping tray while at the shipping dock at Holt Logistics. He was employed by Gloucester Terminals LLC.
April 30 - Caldwell, ID - 53 year old Roy Frazier was killed on the job when was crushed under a steel beam. He was moving the 50,000 pound steel beam with a forklift when it fell from the lift, pinning him under it. He was employed by Rule Steel Tanks, Inc.