Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Weekly Toll: Death in the American Workplace

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family members of those workers lost on the job. These workers are from September 2015 that we were previously not aware of.

Worker Electrocuted

September 1 - Manor, TX - 51 year old Rafael Torres Leyva was working in a crawlspace of a home when fellow employees could not find him. He was located in the crawlspace where they discovered he had been electrocuted. He was employed by W & C Excavation.

Man Falls From Scaffold

September 1 - New York, NY - An unidentified employee for Tower Building Services, Inc. was killed on the job after falling from a scaffold. Further information was not found.

Worker Dies After Fall

September 1 - Palatine, IL - 47 year old Robert Morrow of Carol Stream was working on satellite dishes at a residential complex when his co-worker heard him yell and saw him falling from a ladder. He was employed by Midwest Property Services, Inc.

Tractor Rollover Kills Man
September 1, 2015 - Washington, PA - 55 year old James McDade, Jr. of Amwell died after the tractor he was operating rolled several times down a hill. He was employed by McDade Builders, Inc. 

Worker Buried in Dirt

September 1 - Chicago, IL - 40 year old Carlos Soto of Cicero was an employee of KS Energy Services, LLC when he was fatally engulfed by dirt from a truck. Details of how or why the incident happened are not known.

Worker Falls From Platform

September 1 - Jamul, CA - Fernando Beltran was working at a construction area when he fell from a platform on the job site. He was employed by Hollywood Casino Jamul.

Worker Electrocuted

September 1 - Arab, AL - 36 year old William Shane Galloway of Boaz was a lineman working to set power poles in Arab when he was fatally electrocuted. He was in an elevated bucket truck when he either touched a hot wire or the bucket did. His employer, Grid Utility LLC of Atlanta, GA was hired by Arab Electric Cooperative to do the work.

Worker Struck by Roller

September 1 - Williston, ND - An unidentified employee for Command Center was struck and killed by a roller. Details of the incident or the employee's name are not known. 

Fall Causes Man's Death

September 1 - Jamul, CA - Florencio Beltran was killed on the job after falling from a hoist landing. He was employed by C.W. Driver, Inc. Details to the incident are not known.

Farm Worker Struck by Equipment

September 2 - Firebaugh, CA - Arturo Figerora-Arriaga was a farm worker for Zalinski Ranch in Firebaugh. He was killed on the job after being struck by harvesting equipment. 

Logger Killed on Job
September 2 - Pelican, LA - 58 year old Dennis Croom of Saline was working at a logging site near Pelican when he suffered severe head trauma after being crushed between a skitter and log loader. He was employed by Monster Logging of Saline.

Construction Worker Dies After Fall

September 2 - Brighton, CO - Victor Martinez was working at a construction site when he fell from a ladder. He was employed by Guadalupe Moreno Construction. Further details are unknown.

Tree Trimmer Dies After Fall

September 2 - East Stroudsburg, PA - Edgar Diaz died on the job after falling during tree trimming work. He was employed by Fade Enterprises, Inc. Further information is not known.

Man Falls From Roof

September 2 - Elyria, OH - 39 year old Mark Caudill, Sr. was injured in a fall from a roof on August 26th. A co-worker with Caudill said they were trying to clean gutters on a home before he fell. He died in the hospital on the 2nd.  He was employed by Mike Caudill of Elyria.

Worker Fatally Electrocuted

September 2 - Norridge, IL - Moises Villagomez-Obregon was killed on the job when he was electrocuted during an attempt to energize a HVAC unit.  He was employed by Edmundo Lopez. No further information was found.

Man Struck by Felled Tree

September 3 - North Wilkesboro, NC - 54 year old Bobby Jarvis was an employee for High Country Lumber and Mulch when he died on the job. He was struck and killed by a felled tree.

Vehicle Crash Kills Worker

September 3 - Palacios, TX - An unidentified worker for Hansen Farms was killed on the job during a vehicle collision.  No further information is known.

Electrician Falls From Ladder

September 4 - Fennimore, WI - An unidentified employee for Mathre Electric was killed on the job after falling from a ladder. Details of his death are unknown.

Semi Driver Dies in Collision

September 6 - Prescott, AR - An unidentified worker driving a semi truck was killed during a collision.  Further details are not known. He or she was employed by JD & Billy Hines Trucking, Inc.

Oilfield Worker Killed in Crash

September 6 - Fox, OK - An unidentified employee for C & J Oilfield Services, Inc. died on the job after the tanker truck they were driving was involved in a collision.


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