Sunday, June 15, 2003

Happy Fathers Day: The Weekly Toll

A few fathers who won't be spending Fathers Day with their children. Just a few of the roughly 125 workers who were killed on the job last week.

Worker Killed in Fireworks Incident

Aaron Speciale, 27, a Utica pyrotechnician died early Saturday after he was hurt while lighting fireworks fuses with a flare after a Syracuse SkyChiefs game at P&C Stadium, city police said.

Speciale suffered head injuries when one of the fireworks exploded on the ground at 12:10 a.m. in an empty lot off 4th North St., about 300 yards behind the stadium’s right-center field.

California Man Crushed in Recyling Plant

A man died Saturday night after being crushed at the recycling plant where he worked, authorities said.

The accident happened when Adalberto Gonzalez, 52, of Sacramento, was unloading a bin full of aluminum cans from the back of a truck to a conveyor belt at Smurfit-Stone Recycling, said the Sacramento County Coroner's Office

Food Plant Worker Killed in Meat-Processing Machine.

Daniel Cruz Romero, 34, died Friday. He was killed after being caught in a meat-processing machine at Michael Angelo's Gourmet Foods in northern Travis County.

Romero had complained to a former co-worker he was having trouble with the machine.

Police said his entire body went through the machine. More here and here and here.

Man Crushed by Dump Truck

Onondaga County Waste Management worker Michael White was killed June 12 when he was pinned between his dump truck and the pay loader. More here.

Worker Crushed by Asphalt Grinder

Robert Bourgeois, 43, was killed Thursday night at Hanscom Field during a re-paving project in the parking lot of the airport's Civil Air Terminal.

Worker Electrocuted Restoring Power

Curtis Peterson Jr., 44, A Nashville Electric Service lineman was electrocuted while trying to restore power to a home in the Joelton community Wednesday night, NES officials said.

Man Killed in Forklift Incident

Mervin Charles, 35, of New Orleans was killed in the accident Wednesday about 8 a.m. at Northrop Grumman's Avondale shipyard, after backing his forklift into an opening in a ship. More here.

Safety Inspector Dies in Fall

Georgia Southern University safety inspector Dennis Spradlin died after he was injured while inspecting a campus building on Monday through a hole that had been cut in the floor of decking for the installation of ventilation ducts or plumbing.

Employee Killed By Fumes

Allan Erickson, an employee of a Summit business died after possibly being overcome by fumes, officials said Tuesday.

The incident occurred Monday at TAC tanks, 7745 W. 59th St. in the south suburb, said Summit Fire Marshal Robert Wasko.

Worker dies in fall

Scott Callender, 37, a Plymouth construction worker died June 9 after suffering head injuries from a 23-foot fall at a Central Street work site.