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Blog Posts in August, 2010

  • 31-Aug-2010

    Gas Worker Dies Of Head Trauma

    A worker at Cabot Gas died this week after being hit in the head with a pipe at a natural gas rig in Dimock, Wyoming last month. The worker, 41-year-old Gregory Walker, of Colorado, died from his injuries at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical ...
  • 29-Aug-2010

    Gas Explosion Death Yields $82.5-Million to Texas Worker's Family

    A Texas jury awarded $82.5 million in damages to the family of a man who died in a 2007 explosion at Houston-based Hanover Compressions L.P., a natural gas processing plant in Hood County. The company, which has since been renamed Exterran Energy ...
  • 28-Aug-2010

    Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Kills Worker

    A 38-year-old dock worker died from carbon monoxide poisoning recently, as he was pressure-washing a freshwater tank on a fishing vessel, while five other dockworkers sustained exposures to carbon monoxide in an attempt to rescue the injured worker, ...
  • 27-Aug-2010

    Tractor Kills Dockworker

    Pablo Garcia, a 53-year-old longshoreman from Lakewood, CA, was struck and killed as he worked at Terminal Island in Long Beach, California last month. This marks the third such fatality in local ports since April of 2008. The Saturday evening death ...
  • 26-Aug-2010

    Family of Norfolk Man Settle Suit for Half-Million Dollars

    The employers of a dockworker's family, Virginia International Terminals Inc., has agreed to pay that family $500,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the surviving family members of a port worker killed at Portsmouth Marine Terminal in 2007, reports ...
  • 25-Aug-2010

    Toddler Nearly Drowns in Inflatable Pool

    A two-year-old child almost drowned in a backyard pool earlier this month as the mother's boyfriend, who was watching the infant at the time, walked away to talk on his cell phone, reports say. The near drowning accident occurred in Clay Township, ...
  • 24-Aug-2010

    Drunk Teenager Nearly Drowns in Apartment Pool

    A 16-year-old Huntington Beach girl is recovering in the hospital after nearly drowning while drinking alcohol in an apartment complex pool, say reports. The pool accident occurred earlier this month at the Ocean Air Apartment Homes, a few blocks ...
  • 23-Aug-2010

    Airline Mechanic Dies on Job

    A Delta Airlines mechanic was killed when the landing gear doors in the wheel well area of an Airbus A319 that was to depart to St. Louis at 7 AM somehow malfunctioned or activated and killed him. The mechanic, 47 year old Jesse Paul Stygar of ...
  • 22-Aug-2010

    BP Disaster Brings Back Memories of other Oil Rig Explosions

    As oil continues to gush from the BP well in the Gulf of Mexico, another crisis this month nearly 50 years ago is being remembered. The C.P. Baker, a catamaran-type drilling barge had started to drill when the water around the vessel began to bubble, ...
  • 21-Aug-2010

    Commercial Fisherman Killed By Equipment

    A 24-year-old commercial fishing vessel skipper died when he got caught in a net and pulled into a deck winch. The recent incident occurred while a load of salmon was being pulled in while the skipper stood near the pulley. The captain, whose name ...
  • 20-Aug-2010

    Fisherman Dies in Channel Collision

    One fisherman died after another fishing boat rear-ended his boat last month, throwing him into the Cal-Sag Channel in Illinois, reports say. The Orland Park man, whose name was not released, drowned when the second boat swerved to avoid a log and ...
  • 19-Aug-2010

    Alaska Fisherman's Mayday Likely Saves Crew, Costs Him His Life

    A commercial fishing skipper's decision to make a mayday call moments before the boat sank probably saved the lives of his crew, but also may have cost him his own life. Reports say that Captain Robert Royer suffered a fatal head injury while leaving ...
  • 18-Aug-2010

    Commercial Fisherman Dies in His Nets

    An Australian commercial fisherman, considered a legend in his hometown of Buderim, Queensland, was accidentally killed after his jacket got caught in a spool of nets he had just cast earlier this month. The fisherman, Noel Stevenson, 45, was ...
  • 17-Aug-2010

    Worker Run Over By Truck

    As he walked behind a truck, a an oil and gas "swamper" tripped as the truck was backing up with a load and was killed when the vehicle drove over him, reports say. The workplace accident occurred in June when a drilling rig was being moved to ...
  • 16-Aug-2010

    Sailor Killed While Trying to Leave Boat

    A crew member of a Qatargas time-chartered vessel died from injuries he sustained while boarding a service launch from the ship on which he had been working. The worker, who had just completed his tour of duty and was leaving the ship to return home, ...
  • 15-Aug-2010

    Steel Coil Crushes Worker To Death

    While moving a 660-pound, 5-foot coil of steel, a worker was killed when the coil fell on him and crushed him to death. The man, whose name wasn't immediately available, was about to wrap a chain through the coil on a forklift when the coil slipped ...
  • 14-Aug-2010

    Worker Killed by 700-Pound Granite Slab

    A worker at a stone fabrication shop was killed after being crushed by a 700-pound slab of granite while moving the stone to a storage rack. The accident occurred on a recent Saturday afternoon, while the victim and a co-worker were moving stone ...
  • 13-Aug-2010

    Toxic Gas Kills British Worker

    After a cloud of toxic gas escaped from a factory, a worker who came in contact with the gas died, reports say. The worker, Paul Doyley, from Immingham, near London, was fatally injured when titanium tetrachloride fumes escaped from the Cristal ...
  • 12-Aug-2010

    Tragic Motorcycle Accident Leaves Family With Lingering Questions

    Three days before Thanksgiving last year, Taylor Woodall rode north on Interstate 985 on his Honda CBR 1000 RR motorcycle, a friend following in a Ford Mustang. About a mile north of Ga. Highway 20, the motorcyclist was riding the highway in excess ...
  • 11-Aug-2010

    Off-Duty Chicago Officer Killed by Thieves

    Chicago police officer Thomas Wortham IV was murdered last month by a group of three youths who tried to steal his new motorcycle. Wortham, who was reportedly at his parents' home when he was approached by the suspects, tried to stop them from taking ...
  • 10-Aug-2010

    Four Years In Prison for Man Guilty of Vehicular Homicide

    A Marengo, Ohio man was sentenced to four years in prison for aggravated vehicular homicide in Knox County Common Pleas Court last month. Lester A. Moore, 37, was convicted of aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle under the influence ...
  • 9-Aug-2010

    Civilian Killed on Military Base in Motorcycle-SUV Crash

    A 61-year-old worker at the joint military base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst was killed last month in a motorcycle accident involving the motorcycle he was driving and an SUV, according to base authorities. The incident, which is still under investigation, ...
  • 8-Aug-2010

    Drowning Victim Family Demands Fence For Pond

    As some members of two-year-old Brandon Luna's family spent time making funeral arrangements following the toddler's tragic drowning death last month, others were complaining about the lack of a fence around the pond and the warning that others may ...
  • 7-Aug-2010

    Juno Beach Man Killed in Auto Accident

    93-year-old Abraham Bosman died last month in an auto accident at Pleasant Drive and U.S. 1 in South Florida. The driver of the car in which Bosman rode was stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Pleasant Drive in his 2000 Isuzu ...
  • 6-Aug-2010

    Retrial Starts in Drowning Death

    An Ohio man accused of drowning his wife in their bathtub almost two years ago faced retrial last month as jury selection marked the start of 29-year-old Ryan Widmer's ordeal. Widmer is accused of killing his wife, 24-year-old Sarah Widmer, at the ...

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