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PhillipVargas54male2018-01-032018-01-03
Worker was operating a forklift and struck a cement pillar, throwing him from the cabin of the forklift. The vehicle continued to move and ran him over, crushing him.
San DiegooccupationLongshoreman
48832 - Marine Cargo Handling
UnionCrushed
https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/1-Dead-After-Barrio-Logan-Industrial-Accident-467942603.html
https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Phillip-Vargas-Longshoreman-Killed-in-Forklift-Accident-San-Diego-468870363.html
Hanna
2018-01-22T21:52:26+00:00Z
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JohnRandle67male2018-01-012018-01-02
Randle and his department responded to a structure fire. Upon completion and return to the station, Randle sustained a life-threatening injury from a fall while returning equipment to vehicles. He succumbed to his injuries the next day.
WamegoKS
Volunteer Firefighter
falls
https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/detail?fatalityId=4698
https://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/obituary/john-randle?fh_id=10996
Wamego City Fire Department
images/2018/02/03/Randle_J.jpg
Hanna
2018-02-03T18:59:52+00:00Z
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RussellAchord48male2018-01-172018-01-17
Achord and his unit responded to a motor vehicle incident in which a tractor trailer had run off the road due to icy conditions. While carrying out their duties, a second driver lost control of his pickup truck and crashed into the scene, striking and injuring several people including Achord, who was pinned under a vehicle. He was extracted and rushed to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Saint Francisville
LAFire ChiefVehicle
http://obits.theadvocate.com/obituaries/theadvocate/obituary.aspx?pid=187907741
https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/detail?fatalityId=4700
West Feliciana Parish Fire Protection District #1
images/2018/02/03/Achord_R.jpg
Hanna
2018-02-03T19:16:22+00:00Z
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MatthewLeTourneau42male2018-01-062018-01-06
Lieutenant LeTourneau succumbed to injuries sustained from a structural collapse in a row house fire.
PhiladelphiaPAFire LieutenantCollapse
https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Philadelphia-Firefighter-Death-North-Philadelphia-Lieutenant-468220983.html
https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/detail?fatalityId=4699
Philadelphia Fire Department
images/2018/02/03/LeTourneau_M.jpg
Hanna
2018-02-03T19:07:57+00:00Z
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Derrick RyanWebb31male2018-01-172018-01-17
Webb was preparing for a training exercise when he was found unresponsive next to his turn-out gear and SCBA in the apparatus bay. CPR was initiated, but he was pronounced dead at the hospital due to an unknown illness.
CookvilleTN
Volunteer Firefighter
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/derrick-webb-obituary?pid=1000000187909301&view=guestbook
https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/detail?fatalityId=4703
Hardy's Chapel Volunteer Fire Department
images/2018/02/03/Webb_D.jpg
Hanna
2018-02-03T19:22:39+00:00Z
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RaymondMcCann28male2018-01-012018-01-01
Coworker found employee unresponsive on the floor of worksite, investigations ongoing.
ClevelandTN
56211 - Waste Collection
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/breakingnews/story/2018/jan/02/worker-killed/460391/
http://www.companionfunerals.com/obituaries/Raymond-Scott-McCann?obId=2846786#/obituaryInfo
http://clevelandbanner.com/stories/man-dies-in-industrial-accident,72033?
Waste Connections
images/2018/01/22/McCann_R.jpg
FALSEHanna
2018-01-22T19:50:10+00:00Z
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DwayneThomas57male2018-01-242018-01-24
Thomas brought a water tanker up to a structural fire and then assisted in forcing entry into the building. He then returned to his vehicle to set up a water supply, and was shortly thereafter found unresponsive by fellow responders, who initiated immediate treatment. He was pronounced dead on the way to the hospital of a reported heart attack.
St CroixVI
Fire Engine Operator
Occupational illness - heart attack
https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/detail?fatalityId=4704
US Virgin Island Fire Service
Hanna
2018-02-03T19:28:17+00:00Z
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GordonVan Russell2018-01-052018-01-05
An employee of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority suffered cardiac arrest while shoveling several feet of snow during a snowstorm. They were found in a snow bank and brought to a hospital, where they passed away. He was (much later) identified as Gordon Van Russell.
ArlingtonMA
Occupational illness - heart attack
http://www.kwtx.com/content/news/First-snow-now-bitter-cold-disrupts-life-on-East-Coast-468134213.html
https://whdh.com/news/second-massachusetts-worker-dies-while-clearing-snow/
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
Hanna2018-02-14
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Shacarra Lashae
Houge23female2018-01-072018-01-07
Houge was crushed to death after getting caught in a machine at Fort Wayne Plastics.
Fort WayneINCrushed by
https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/worker-dies-after-northeastern-indiana-industrial-accident/
Fort Wayne Plastics
Hanna2018-02-14
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DanielBuesgens51male2018-01-082018-01-08
Buesgens was trying to repair a heater in the maintenance room of a domed athletic center when he fell off his 8' ladder and passed away due to the impact. He was later found by a fellow employee.
ChaskaMN
Maintenance worker
Falls
https://www.twincities.com/2018/01/08/chaska-school-maintenance-worker-dies-after-falling-off-ladder/
Eastern Carver County School District
Hanna2018-02-14
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Jimmy LeeJordan47male2018-01-082018-01-08
Jordan was riding with a coworker on a highway when they pulled over to the right shoulder and Jordan exited the vehicle. He was then hit by a gold sedan and killed. It is unclear if he had been feeling sick and wandered into the roadway, or if he and his coworker had had a disagreement.
MaconGA
Waste disposal worker
Vehicle
http://www.macon.com/news/local/article193575724.html
Advanced Disposal
Hanna2018-02-14
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Robert BradleyDawsonmale2018-01-062018-01-06
Dawson fell into the water from the barge on which he was working. His body was pulled from the river shortly after his fall, but they were unable to resuscitate him.
Livingston County
KYUnknown
http://www.kfvs12.com/story/37212929/man-dies-after-fall-off-barge-in-livingston-co-ky
http://www.paducahsun.com/news/local/officials-investigating-livingston-river-death/article_d34f3c71-8a82-5eea-8495-1ef343798f86.html
Hanna2018-02-14
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Unknown namemale2018-01-082018-01-08
Worker was crushed when a pallet fell on him.
ConcordNCPlant workerCrushed by
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/north-carolina/articles/2018-01-08/officials-worker-killed-in-plant-accident-in-north-carolina
http://www.independenttribune.com/news/update-s-d-coffee-employee-killed-by-falling-pallet/article_ca30f164-f494-11e7-a7e7-9f68120765bf.html
S&D Coffee & Tea
Hanna2018-02-14
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ClydeMcCants65male2018-01-052018-01-09
McCants slipped on ice outside the South Carolina Department of Transportation office and hit his head. He was hospitalized, but died from his injuries in hospital four days later.
Moncks CornerSCFalls
http://www.live5news.com/story/37228403/scdot-worker-dies-after-fall-on-ice
http://counton2.com/2018/01/11/65-year-old-sc-dot-worker-dies-after-slipping-falling-on-snow-and-ice/
South Carolina Department of Transportation
Hanna2018-02-14
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GuidoMaldonado52male2018-01-082018-01-08
Maldonado was pinned between a waste loader and a tractor trailer when the waste loader backed into the tractor trailer, causing severe injuries to his upper body and killing him.
LortonVA
Caught between
https://patch.com/virginia/lorton/worker-killed-lorton-landfill-identified-police
Lorton LandfillHanna2018-02-14
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ThomasBadke61male2018-01-092018-01-09
Badke, the owner of Reliable Fence & Home Modernization Company, was shot and killed by an employee, Jerry Motley. Another employee, Angelo Micale, was shot in the back and remained in hospital as of Thursday, 1/11.
ClintonMIViolence
https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/workplace-shooting-leaves-owner-dead-employee-wounded/
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20180111/news01/649871/man-arraigned-in-shootings-at-clinton-township-fence-company
Self-employed
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Unknown name2018-01-092018-01-09
The contract worker was making repairs to an elevator at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. He was later found unresponsive by hospital staff and pronounced dead.
El PasoTX
Contract worker
http://www.kvia.com/news/military/individual-working-for-wbamc-found-dead-on-hospitals-9th-floor/683649423
William Beaumont Army Medical Center
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DavidJones61male2018-01-082018-01-08
Jones had been shoveling snow for a local school district when he succumbed to "snow-related stress". This is Massachusetts' second worker death related to snow removal.
DouglasMA
Overexertion/stress
https://whdh.com/news/second-massachusetts-worker-dies-while-clearing-snow/
Douglas Public School District
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Unknown namemale2018-01-102018-01-10
A construction worker standing on scaffolding was found dead outside the Lizard Lounge. He had apparently touched a power line while repairing something and was electrocuted.
East DallasTXElectrocution
http://www.lawblogs.net/2018/01/11/scaffolding-worker-electrocuted-outside-lizard-lounge
https://www.centraltrack.com/worker-death-reported-outside-lizard-lounge/
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Lazaro
Gonzales Torres
58male2018-01-112018-01-11
Torres and another truck driver had been involved in an argument when the other driver allegedly shot and killed him. Police are not currently pressing charges on the other driver.
St Lucie CountyFLViolence
https://www.wptv.com/news/region-st-lucie-county/shooting-investigated-in-st-lucie-county-at-stewart-mining-industries
Stewart Mining
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