Tuesday, September 01, 2015

The Weekly Toll: Death in the American Workplace

For all who have suffered the loss of a loved one due to a preventable work related incident, we are here to help you in whatever way we can. We are a group of like minded people who have suffered a similar loss so we understand.

Suspected Electrocution in Man's Death

August 18, 2015 - Norfolk, VA - 32 year old Steven "Vance" Weaver of Angier, NC was working on a new Tesla Motors electric supercharger station at the Janaf Shopping Center in Norfolk when he was apparently electrocuted.  Emergency personnel responded to a call about an unconscious person and found Weaver. He was working for Next Generation Solutions Inc. out of Clayton, NC. This was his first time working with a charging station.

Tree Care Worker Struck by Branch

August 18, 2015 - Sebastopol, CA - 21 year old David Mendoza of Santa Rosa was killed on the job when he was struck by a falling tree branch. The owner of North Bay Tree Care was up in the tree trimming branches, and Mendoza was on the ground, when he was struck by one of the branches.

Satellite Dish Installer Dies From Fall

August 19, 2015 - Knoxville, TN - 32 year old Brandon Avery Duncan died on the job when he fell from the roof of a private home. He was a satellite dish installer for an unnamed company working to install equipment when the homeowner saw him fall and called for emergency help.

Robbery Probable Motive for Murder

August 20, 2015 - Florissant, MO - 57 year old Alan Roach of St. Louis was a mechanic who was closing up shop when he was confronted by a suspected robber and was shot to death. He was working for Montgomery Auto Parts.

Security Guard Murdered

August 20, 2015 - Manhattan, NY - 53 year old Idrissa Camara was a security guard who offered to work an hour after his shift ended when he was shot to death at close range. Camara was working at a Manhattan federal building when, for an unknown reason or motive, a man who was a government employee walked up to Camara and shot him before committing suicide. He was an employee for FJC Security Services.

Worker Dies of Natural Causes

August 21, 2015 - Reno, NV - Scott "Spoono" Stephenson was a long time staffer with the Burning Man Department of Public Works. He was in the desert, working on the site for Black Rock City, an art and music event when reports state that he died of natural causes.

Man Struck by Falling Tree

August 21, 2015 - Allenville, PA - 21 year old Benuel Swarey was an Old Order Amish logger working for his father when he was struck by a falling tree limb. His father, who owned Pine Hollow Logging, and another man were cutting a tree when a large branch fell.

Worker Dies in Fall

August 21, 2015 - Chesterton, IN - 61 year old Kenneth Gish of Wanatah died in a fall while working at the Burns Harbor ArcelorMittal plant. He was working at the plant's basic oxygen furnace when he fell from scaffolding. He was transported to a local hospital where he died.

Man Dies, Caught in Machinery

August 22, 2015 - Enid, OK - 55 year old Gary Hobbs, a millwright from Canton, TX, was working at a grain elevator leased by Northern Ag Services when he was killed on the job. He was working on some equipment but did not exit in time. He was carried to the top of the conveyor system, where he was crushed.

Woman Dies of Stab Wounds

August 23, Colonie, NY - 32 year old Jacquelyn Porreca of Albany was a hair stylist at Recycled Salon when she was attacked during a robbery attempt at the salon. She was stabbed in the throat and died later at a local hospital.

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