OSHA investigating electrocution deaths of 2 teenage farm workers

Officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are currently investigating the deaths of two 14-year-old girls who were working in an Illinois cornfield and died after being electrocuted by a field irrigator on Monday.

According to reports, the two 14-year girls were working under contract for the Monsanto Corp. to remove tassels from the corn in the cornfields. As the girls were working in a group of 72 other workers, they came across a field irrigator that sent out an electrical shock. The two girls died at the scene of the accident, and at least eight other workers were injured.

The Director of Corporate Affairs for Monsanto Corp. stated that they removed all of their workers from that cornfield following the accident.

Our thoughts and sympathies are with the friends and families of the two girls who died in this tragic accident.



Utah man killed while working on construction site

A 43-year-old man from St. George, Utah was killed early Wednesday morning when he was working on a construction site on Interstate 15.

According to the Utah Highway Patrol, the man was working with his crew when he took a short break to talk on his cell phone. While doing so, a fellow crew member, who was driving a front-end loader, passed by. A bucket on the front-end loader struck the man in the head, and sixteen minutes later he died.

The Utah Highway Patrol is currently conducting an investigation into this accident, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will be following suit with their own investigation.

Our thoughts and sympathies are with the friends and family of the man who died in this accident.



Worker crushed by trailer at Coca-Cola plant

A worker was tragically killed at a Coca-Cola plant on Wednesday morning after a trailer somehow fell on top of him. The man was not an employee of Coca-Cola, but he was working under contract at the plant as a vendor.

The accident occurred at the plant located in East Baltimore in Maryland. The city’s fire department has released few details regarding the accident as investigations into the accident are still underway. It was reported that the accident happened at 10:30 a.m. and that the man was crushed by the weight of the trailer that fell on top of him.

The man’s name has not yet been released. It is expected that the Occupational Health and Safety Administration will conducting an investigation into this accident.

Our thoughts and sympathies are with the friends and family of the person who died in this accident.



OSHB fines construction company for worker’s death

The Occupational Safety and Health Bureau of Iowa’s Division of Labor Services recently issued a fine of $14,000 to Iowa Bridge and Culvert, Inc. for the death of a worker in January.

On January 24, a 52-year-old man working for the company at the University of Iowa was killed when a steel beam fell on top of him. Upon investigations into the accident, it was found that the company did not inspect its construction sites everyday prior to working, as is required by safety regulations.

This was not the first time Iowa Bridge and Culvert, Inc. violated safety standards. In 2009, the company received nine citations for safety violations.

If someone you love has been killed while working on a construction site, please contact the Des Moines wrongful death lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.



Kentucky man dies from fall on Iowa construction site

A 37-year-old man from Mayfield, Kentucky died last week while working on a construction site in Davenport, Iowa.

According to reports, the man was repairing the roof of the Muslim Community of the Quad-Cities center at around 1:30 p.m. For unknown reasons, the man fell 26 feet from the center’s roof. He was then taken to Genesis Medical Center by ambulance, where doctors pronounced that he was dead.

Investigations into the accident are currently being conducted by the Bettendorf Police Department. There is no word if the man’s employer, Klapp Roofing, was at fault for the accident.

Our thoughts and sympathies are with the friends and family of the man who died in this accident.



2 Construction Workers Killed in Elevator Accident

Two men, a 49-year-old and 51-year-old, died recently while working on a construction site in New York City.

The two men had been friends and co-workers for years. They had even both won awards for working safely. The accident that killed them occurred when they were working in an elevator that was up 70 feet in the air. The men were, reportedly, not using safety equipment, such as harnesses or safety nets, to protect them in case of a fall. The two men fell from the elevator and died.

The manager of the construction site has been cited with several safety violations, including not using guardrails.

If someone you love has died while working on a construction site, please contact the Des Moines wrongful death attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.



Washington Worker Dies from Injuries at Construction Site

A Washington man, who worked for the Manson Construction company in Seattle, died this week after he suffered injuries while working on a new bridge.

The accident had occured a few days prior to his death. The man was working on the bridge when a pipe hit him extremely hard in the head. The man was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries after a few days.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is conducting an investigation into the accident to determine if any negligence was the cause of the accident.

If someone you love has died from a construction site accident, please contact the Des Moines wrongful death attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.



24 Year-Old Man Killed at Recycling Plant

A 24 year-old worker at a recycling plant was killed when the hood of his sweatshirt got caught in a conveyor belt, causing the man to choke to death. The man was not found until lunch time, when co-workers went to check on him.

The plant has only been in operation for three years, and it has been reported that this is the only death that has occurred. Results from an autopsy have not yet been released, and the tragedy is still being investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Our thoughts and sympathies are with the victim’s friends and family during this difficult time.  We hope that measures are taken to prevent another tragedy like this from occurring.



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