Sunday, June 29, 2003

The Weekly Toll

Utility Worker Electrocuted During Maintenance Check

ROCHESUER - Glen A. Hopkins, 41, was electrocuted while performing an annual maintenance check on a high-voltage electrical unit at the Turnkey Landfill on Thursday morning.

Portsmouth man dies from construction accident

YORK, Maine - William Frommer, 49, injured in a construction accident at a local residence died Thursday night at Maine Medical Center. He had been in critical condition after he was pinned beneath collapsed roof rafters 10 days earlier.

Mail carrier shot to death in Ingram

A U.S. postal carrier, Clayton J. Smith, 45, was shot and killed yesterday afternoon as he stood next to his postal van in a shady spot in the Crafton-Ingram Shopping Center, apparently taking a midday break from the heat.

WTC Site Worker Killed
Death in accident is first since 9/11

Hugo Martinez, 36, became the first worker in the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site to die on the job when he was crushed while painting part of a commuter rail station, authorities said.

Martinez was being carried in a construction lift about 20 feet off the ground when he was crushed. He was found dead yesterday morning by other workers.

Construction worker dies in forklift accident

TIGARD -- Noel Lira Sanchez, 32, was killed in a forklift accident at a Bull Mountain home construction site early Monday.

A forklift crane lifting a heavy pallet of lumber and construction products fell forward and hit him.

Worker killed at Rock Hill chemical plant

Emerson Sturgil, a 70-year-old Fountain Inn man was killed early Saturday after authorities say he was struck by a 7-foot-tall metal tank that collapsed at a Rock Hill chemical company. More here.

Construction worker dies of injuries

Sean McDonough, 28, who was pinned under a 300-ton construction crane for more than half an hour Thursday afternoon died yesterday.

OSHA looking into death at truss plant

TAVARES -- The federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration is investigating the death of a 21-year-old Mascotte man who died last week while operating machinery at a Tavares truss plant, authorities said.

Carlos Reyes died Thursday around 11:30 a.m. after getting stuck under a roof-fabrication press at Casmin Inc.'s Tavares plant, according to reports.

Bizarre accident kills construction worker

TIGARD - One man is dead after an accident at a home construction project in Tigard(OR) .

Noe Lira Sanchez was inside the house climbing up a ladder to the roof. At the same time Sanchez was on the ladder, a forklift driver was positioning a pallet of 2-by-6s on the roof.

The heavy load, weighing approximately 3,600 pounds, caused the forklift to become unbalanced. Its back tires came off the ground, and the load shifted forward, pinning Sanchez against the building.

The forklift shifted again, and Sanchez fell 10 to 12 feet to the floor.