Monthly Archives: October 2017

27 10, 2017

Widow of City Worker Killed by Street Sweeper Awarded $41.5M

By |2017-11-07T21:58:23+00:00October 27th, 2017|Articles, Real Life Claims|

The widow of a city Department of Sanitation worker who was crushed to death by a runaway street sweeper won a $41.5 million negligence award against the city Tuesday.

The Queens jury granted the massive sum to Bina Frosch, who lost her husband Steven Frosch, 43, when the vehicle pinned him inside a city garage in Maspeth in June 2014. At the time, the couple’s four children were ages 11, 8, 3 and 7 weeks.

“The loss has been unbearable for me and my four children, and it always will be,” Bina Frosch told The Post.





Marsh, Julia (2017, October 24). Widow of
27 10, 2017

OSHA Probing Death of Worker from Gurnee who was Stuck in Sewer Pipe in Streamwood

By |2017-10-27T20:26:43+00:00October 27th, 2017|Articles, Real Life Claims|

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a man who was trapped in a sewer pipe in Streamwood on Wednesday, officials said.

The man, 22-year-old Brett Morrow of Gurnee, was installing a liner to prevent leaks when he got stuck in the 24-inch-diameter horizontal pipe, Streamwood Fire Chief Chris Clark said. Morrow was able to communicate with fellow workers at first, but was unresponsive when firefighters arrived about 6:18 p.m., Clark said.





Cherney, Elyssa, Keilman, John, Abderholden, Frank (2017, October 26). OSHA probing death of worker from Gurnee who was stuck in sewer pipe in Streamwood.
26 10, 2017

Martinsville Employee Dies in Tuesday Accident

By |2017-10-27T20:31:08+00:00October 26th, 2017|Articles, Real Life Claims|

MARTINSVILLE –A Martinsville employee died Tuesday morning as a result of a on-the-job accident.

Tony Davis, a 27-year public works department employee, was driving a city-owned tractor mower on Corn Tassel Trail, near the intersection with Sam Lions Trail, at about 10:30 a.m. A tree near the roadside fell onto the tractor’s cab, seriously injuring Davis, who died after being taken by ambulance to the Sovah Health Martinsville emergency department, according to a statement from city officials.

After the accident, the tractor continued for a short distance south on Corn Tassel before breaking a utility pole and coming to a stop

26 10, 2017

Do You Know What to do When an Employee Dies on the Job?

By |2017-10-26T22:23:28+00:00October 26th, 2017|Articles|

It’s news an employer never wants to deliver.

“I’m sorry, but your spouse (or partner, child, or other family member) had an accident at work and unfortunately passed away.”

But it happens. In fact, according to OSHA it’s happened 357 times already this year.

Indeed, it happened just yesterday, at Cleveland State University. A piece of sheet metal fell and killed a construction worker.





Hyman, Jon (2017, October 16). Do You Know What to do When an Employee Dies on the Job? Retrieved from URL –


26 10, 2017

Tampa Could Pay $200,000 to Family of Man Crushed by City Front-End Loader

By |2017-10-27T20:30:35+00:00October 26th, 2017|Articles, Real Life Claims|

TAMPA — City Hall could pay $200,000 to the family of a dump truck driver crushed last December by a front-end loader operated by a city employee.

Pablo R. Femenias, 52, of Tampa died about 6:30 a.m. on Dec. 28. He was driving a Mack dump truck for Wiggins Hauling and had just picked up a load of debris from a city loading station next to the wastewater treatment plant on Hooker’s Point.

Police said Femenias pulled out, went about 40 feet and stopped directly behind where a city front-end loader was working, then got out of the truck and grabbed

26 10, 2017

2 City Employees, 1 Contractor Killed Following Fernie Ammonia Leak at Arena

By |2017-10-27T20:30:15+00:00October 26th, 2017|Articles, Real Life Claims|

It has now been confirmed that two city employees and one contractor were killed in Fernie on Tuesday following what is believed to be an ammonia leak at the local hockey arena.

Their names have not been released at this time, however, it has now been confirmed the contractor worked for CIMCO Refrigeration.





Judd, Amy (2017, October 18). 2 city employees, 1 contractor killed following Fernie ammonia leak at arena. Retrieved from URL –


13 10, 2017

State Honors People Killed in Road Construction Zones

By |2017-10-27T20:29:40+00:00October 13th, 2017|Articles, Real Life Claims|

PORT CLINTON — The lives of 28 people who died last year inside road construction zones are being honored with a traveling memorial.

Officials with the Ohio Department of Transportation’s second district, which includes Ottawa and Sandusky counties, hope the memorial will force drivers speeding through road construction zones to consider the safety of themselves and others.





Pfanner, Patrick (2017, October 11). State honors people killed in road construction zones. Retrieved from URL –


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