Today's Weekly Toll will focus on those workers we lost in May, 2014, that we were previously not aware of (continuing from an earlier post). We are grateful to partners who appreciate our goal of honoring all workers that have lost their lives on the job and sharing information with us. As always, we include all the links we are able to find for further information.
Our hearts and thoughts are with these families.
May 16, 2014 - Oakdale, NY - 26 year old Christopher Conklin died on the job after falling from an unknown elevation while working for Optimum.
May 16 - Clewiston, FL - 54 year old Lester Singletary was killed on the job after he was struck by an unknown object while working for Cliff's Trucking, Inc.
May 17 - Austin, TX - 24 year old Manuel Gonzales was working for Axiom Services, LLC when he died on the job after falling from an unknown elevation.
May 19 - Chicago Heights, IL - 33 year old Kevin Bewley of Homewood suffered severe head trauma after being struck in the head by a bundle of steel tubing he was attempting to move. He was working at PTC Alliance for Mid-West Manufacturing, LLC.
May 19 - Saginaw, TX - 67 year old Jack Wilson died on the job after being struck by an unknown object while working for Norco Corporation.
May 20 - Versailles, OH - 37 year old Allyson Mescher was working for Codino's Limited, Inc., a pasta making company, when she became trapped in a piece of machinery.
May 20 - Mounds, IL - 27 year old Antonio L. Pratt died of a cardiac event while working for Environmental Remediation & Recovery.
May 20 - Decatur, TX - 67 year old Jack Wilson of McGregor died from injuries he suffered at work when he was involved in a forklift incident. He was pinned between two machines. He was employed by Landmark Fabrication.
May 21 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - 67 year old William Slaugenhaupt was killed on the job when he fell from an unknown elevation, suffering head trauma. He was employed by Charland Construction, Inc.
May 22 - Washington, DC - 71 year old Walter Fitzgerald was killed on the job after being struck by an unknown object while working for Contact Construction, LLC.
May 22 - Stillwater, OK - 22 year old Cindy Long was working for Quapaw Co. when she died after falling from an unknown elevation.
May 23 - Chicago, IL - 35 year old David Vargas was killed on the after he was struck in the head by an unknown object. He was employed by International Erectors, Inc.
May 24 - Harlingen, TX - 35 year old Carlos Juan Reyes of Brownsville died on the job after falling from a platform. He was employed by Angel's AAA Electric, LLC.
May 27 - Chicago, IL - 31 year old Nathan Cottrell of Mount Prospect was killed on the job after he was struck in the head by an unknown object. He was employed by Alpha Baking Co., Inc.
May 28 - Gonzales, LA - 56 year old Danny Deville of Melville died on the job when he drowned during a flooding incident. He was leaving work as directed due to rising flood waters and was later found underneath his truck by his supervisor who noticed his truck still in the parking lot. It is presumed that he fell and possibly struck his head on the ground. He was employed by Pax, Inc.
May 28 - Philadelphia, PA - 31 year old Jose Santiago Vasquez Acevedo was killed on the job when he suffered an electric shock while working for Espana Brothers Corporation.
May 30 - Pontotoc, MS - 50 year old Bobby Williams of Blue Springs, MO was killed on the job as he was working at Three Rivers Landfill. A tractor trailer semi backed into him. He was employed by Waste Management of North Mississippi.
May 30 - Wichita, KS - 41 year old Joshua Loux was killed on the job when he was caught in or between a freight elevator as he worked on a construction site. He was an employee for Restoration & Waterproofing Contractors for General Contractor Key Construction.
May 30 - Jacksonville, FL - 26 year old Jose Mendoza-Lopez died on the job when he fell from an unknown elevation while working for IMC Steel Construction, Inc.
May 30 - Gainesville, FL - 39 year old Eric Gillum was working from an elevated bucket truck when the arm of the bucket suddenly collapsed. The bucket fell onto the cab of the truck, which caused Gillum to be thrown onto the sidewalk below. He was an employee for Advance Tree Service.
June 1, 2014 - Stanton, TX - 48 year old Johnny Plasentillo of Midland was working at a West Texas Gas Compressor Station when he was discovered unconscious next to a spewing natural gas line. He was a gas plant operator for J.L. Davis Company.