Monday, September 01, 2003

The Weekly Toll

This one is too sad

Dreams of success die with immigrant

Fulgencio Sosa Cortes’ dream died with him on June 12, one day before his one-year anniversary in America, when a felled tree fatally injured him while he was on a job site at a private home in Jackson. He leaves behind a beloved wife, two adoring children and an unfinished dream.

Weather/Construction Collapse Kills Worker

Jose Arellano, 29, of Irving died and four other unidentified men were injured when they became trapped for nearly an hour under a construction site at 3200 block of Guildford Lane near Hardin Boulevard.

Sudden straight-line winds rolled into the area, causing the second story of an adjacent construction site to blow on top of the two-story wooden frame the men were working on, said McKinney police Capt. Robert Dean.

Death of 18-Year Old in Fall

Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies and OSHA agents are investigating the death of an 18-year-old Broward County construction worker who fell down an elevator shaft at Delray Medical Center Tuesday morning. Salvador Cruz of Fort Lauderdale fell three stories down a hole in the roof of the building, investigators say.

Bridge worker drowns

A worker on the Fort Pitt Bridge construction project drowned in the Monongahela River Friday afternoon after falling out of a boat used to
transport workers from a pier work site.

The Allegheny County Coroner's Office identified the victim
as James Warren, 29, of Conneaut, Ohio, an employee of
Cleveland-based L.M. Lignos Enterprises.

Logger killed by falling treetop

Thursday, August 28, 2003

WALLINGFORD, Vt. - The Vermont State Police are investigating the death of a logger who has hit by a treetop that fell on top of him.

Raymond Petrossi, 53, of Wallingford was pronounced dead late Tuesday night at the remote scene in the woods off Hartsboro Road, police said.

Electric Worker Killed in Mishap
Another worker hurt in Auburndale power pole accident.

AUBURNDALE, FL -- An electrical worker was killed and a second employee injured when a power pole became electrified and shocked both men at their job site off of U.S. 92 in Auburndale on Wednesday afternoon, Tampa Electric workers said.

Antonio Severson, an employee with Mastec of Asheboro, N.C., died at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, said Milton Little, a lead supervisor for TECO.

Lewisville man killed in construction accident

A Lewisville, TX, man was crushed to death while he worked on the construction of a new Home Depot in Carrollton during the brief thunderstorm that passed through the area on Sunday night.

The worker who died was 25 years old. His name is being withheld pending the notification of his next of kin.

"We suspect his family lives in Mexico, and we're trying to find them," Sponhour said.

What is this? Yet another unkown worker killed by an unknown cause.

Police give construction site death case to OSHA

LAWRENCEVILLE — Police have turned over the investigation of a man who died Friday at a construction site to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The unnamed victim died while working at a construction
site near Jimmy Carter Boulevard and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, where a shopping center is being built. He was dead when fire officials arrived, said Gwinnett Fire spokesman Chief Randy Robinson.

Gwinnett Police handled the incident but did not have any details about the death as of press time, said police spokesman Cpl. Dan Huggins.

Georgia trucker dies in forklift accident

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A trucker from Ocilla, Ga., has died after he was struck by a forklift at a paper plant, authorities say.

Arnold Wayne Southard, 64, was hit by the forklift at Paper Stock Dealers around 3 p.m. Monday and died from multiple trauma less than six hours later, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said.

Accident in N.Ky. kills Bell lineman

PETERSBURG - A Cincinnati Bell worker died Wednesday in western Boone County after becoming entangled in a spool of telephone wire.

Cletus Charles Woeste, 58, of Villa Hills was pronounced dead at the scene. The official cause of death was severe head injuries.

Woeste was hanging lines along a gravel road when his clothing or safety belt was caught in a winding spool of wire, said Boone County Coroner Doug Stith