Wednesday, October 07, 2015

The Weekly Toll: Death in the American Workplace

Our thoughts are with the families who have suffered the unthinkable loss of a loved one at work.
Please allow us to help you in any way we can. 

Vehicle Crash Kills Man

September 17, 2015 - Superior, NE - 32 year old Shon Derek Disney of Nelson died after being involved in a one car rollover east of Superior. His vehicle went into a ditch, he overcorrected and rolled. He was employed by Zito Communications as an installation tech.

Roof Collapse Causes Man's Death

September 24, 2015 - Beachwood, NJ - 52 year old Raymond Crosby of Keansburg was working on a demolition job at Beachwood Shopping Center when the roof collapsed onto him. The shopping center was battered and sat empty after Superstorm Sandy hurled her wrath. Crosby was employed by Edgewood Properties.

Worker Crushed Under Wall Collapse

September 24, 2015 - Bronzeville, IL - 46 year old Daniel Miller of Chicago Ridge was working with a crew to remove roofing materials when a wall collapsed and he was buried. It is not known who he was working for but authorities said the work did not have the proper permits for the work.

Power Saw Causes Man's Death

September 24, 2015 - Bealeton, VA - 46 year old Jose Alfredo Lainez of Woodbridge was an employee for the construction company William A. Hazel, Inc. when he was killed on the job. Lainez was sawing on a pipe with a gas-powered cutoff saw when it began binding. The saw kicked back causing the fatal injury.

Farmer Dies of Head Injury

September 25, 2015 - Groton, SD - 72 year old Wayne Feller died in a farming accident while working on a combine machine. He died at an area hospital from a head injury.

Man Dies in Fall

September 25, 2015 - Berwyn, IL - 58 year old William White was working at Back of the Woods distribution facility when he fell from a piece of equipment. Details are not known. He was employed by Testa Produce.

Farm Worker Suffers Head Trauma

September 26, 2015 - LaBelle, MO - 51 year old Richard Geiler was in the back of a transport van that was heading out to a feed lot at the Heartland Dairy when he fell. The driver of the van accelerated from 10mph to 20mph, causing Geiler to fall out of the back of the vehicle. He struck his head. He died later at a hospital.

Worker Buried in Trench

September 28, 2015 - Butler, PA - 21 year old Jacob Casher of Clearfield died on the job after the trench he was working in collapsed and buried him. He was part of a crew for A Rooter Man of Pittsburg, working behind a nursing home facility. It is not known why the trench collapsed.

Two Men Electrocuted at Work

September 28, 2015 - Wilmington, NC - 55 year old James Lemuel Williams of Wilmington and 49 year old Manuel Melendez Flores died on the job after being electrocuted. The men were helping unload concrete vaults from flatbed truck when the arm of a track hoe hit a power line. It energized the track hoe and then the wet ground where the men were standing, electrocuting them.

Worker Struck by Train

September 29, 2015 - Kansas City, KS - 49 year old Troy Jordan of Shawnee was an employee for Union Pacific working in the rail yard when he was struck by a rail car and then trapped underneath. Details of how the incident took place is not known.

Lineman Killed in Rigging Incident

September 30, 2015 - Redding, CA - 40 year old Cliff Bengs was a lineman electric crew foreman for PG&E (Pacific Gas & Electric) when he died on the job. It is unclear how or why the incident took place, but involved rigging.

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