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May 1, 2012 | Michael Hinkelman
Construction worker dies in Fairmount accident A construction worker fell from scaffolding at a work site in the city's Fairmount section Monday afternoon and was pronounced dead about 1:45, police said. Authorities said the unidentified 30-year-old man came in contact with a live wire while working on the third floor of a building under construction at 20th and Parrish Streets and fell to the ground. A police spokeswoman said the cause of death was under investigation.
NEWS
January 16, 2016
A construction worker died Thursday night after falling into the Delaware River in South Philadelphia, police said. Police were called about 8:40 p.m. to Pier 78, where the man had been working and then disappeared, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. The man's hard hat was seen floating in the river, and his car was still parked nearby. The police Marine Unit retrieved the man around 9:30 p.m. and he was transported to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:33 p.m. How the man, whose age was not available, fell into the river was under investigation.
NEWS
December 4, 2011
Authorities say a construction worker was killed Saturday morning when a cable pulling a metal trash bin onto a truck snapped and struck him in the back of the head at a single-family home in northern New Jersey. North Bergen police told the Record newspaper that the man, whose name was not immediately disclosed, was partially decapitated in the accident, which occurred just before noon. The man apparently was sitting in the cab of the truck at the work site when the cable snapped and broke through the truck's back window.
NEWS
May 1, 2012 | By Michael Hinkelman, Daily News Staff Writer
Police said a construction worker fell from scaffolding at a construction site in the city's Fairmount section Monday afternoon and was pronounced dead at around 1:45 p.m. Authorities said the 30-year-old unidentified Hispanic male came in contact with a live wire while working on the third floor of a building under construction at Parrish and 20th streets and fell to the ground. A police spokeswoman said the exact cause of death was under investigation. A spokesman for the Medical Examiner's office could not be reached for comment.
NEWS
May 4, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
A driver was killed and four construction workers were injured, one seriously, Saturday morning in a crash in a construction zone on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in lower Bucks County. The accident happened just before 5:30 a.m. in the eastbound lanes near the Bensalem Interchange. It closed the eastbound lanes until 11 a.m. The driver of the car, who had not been identified, crashed into a truck carrying construction workers who were picking up traffic cones to reopen a lane closed for overnight work, state police said.
NEWS
October 28, 2003 | By Natalie Pompilio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A construction worker yesterday morning found two human skulls and a scattering of long bones inside a green, graffiti-covered Dumpster in Logan - but authorities seemed none too worried about the discovery. Hours after noticing the brown and broken bones scattered amid empty white buckets and discarded motor-oil bottles, Phillip Walker was still shaken by his find. He had just arrived at his home-renovation job in the 4800 block of North Seventh Street around 8 a.m. when he went to check the Dumpster, which was empty on Friday.
NEWS
December 24, 1993 | By Maura Webber, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Authorities yesterday were still searching for the gunman who killed a 36- year-old construction worker Tuesday night in a drug-infested neighborhood on the southwest side of Salem. Anton Lee Sassi of Pennsville was pronounced dead at the corner of Third and Carpenter Streets about 7 p.m. Police said Sassi was believed to have been shot shortly after buying several small bags containing less than a half-ounce of a drug believed to be cocaine. "We're very much interested in catching this individual," said Salem County Prosecutor Ron Epstein, adding that he did not believe that the suspect was a danger to the general public.
NEWS
May 13, 1997 | For The Inquirer / JAY GORODETZER
Basking in the warmth of yesterday's noontime sun, construction worker Brian Martinelli of Drexel Hill relaxes atop a barrier on the Fayette Street bridge in Conshohocken. No such luck for today; the high is not expected to top 70, and showers are expected.
NEWS
May 2, 2012
POLICE SAID a construction worker fell from scaffolding at a construction site in the city's Fairmount section Monday afternoon and was pronounced dead about 1:45 p.m. Authorities said the 30-year-old unidentified Hispanic male came in contact with a live wire and fell to the ground while working on the third floor of a building under construction at 20th and Parrish streets. A police spokeswoman said the exact cause of death was under investigation. A spokesman for the Medical Examiner's Office could not be reached for comment.
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January 17, 2016
Hit-and-run in Hunting Park A man who was initially believed to have been shot early Friday in Hunting Park was actually the victim of a hit-and-run, police said. At 2:54 a.m., cops responded to a radio call for a gunshot victim lying on Fifth Street near Hunting Park Avenue. The man was taken to Temple University Hospital, where doctors determined he had been struck by a car and not gunfire, police said. Investigators were able to find debris on the road that indicated a crash had occurred, but the suspect and the offending vehicle have not been identified, police said.
NEWS
January 16, 2016
A construction worker died Thursday night after falling into the Delaware River in South Philadelphia, police said. Police were called about 8:40 p.m. to Pier 78, where the man had been working and then disappeared, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. The man's hard hat was seen floating in the river, and his car was still parked nearby. The police Marine Unit retrieved the man around 9:30 p.m. and he was transported to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:33 p.m. How the man, whose age was not available, fell into the river was under investigation.
NEWS
May 4, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
A driver was killed and four construction workers were injured, one seriously, Saturday morning in a crash in a construction zone on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in lower Bucks County. The accident happened just before 5:30 a.m. in the eastbound lanes near the Bensalem Interchange. It closed the eastbound lanes until 11 a.m. The driver of the car, who had not been identified, crashed into a truck carrying construction workers who were picking up traffic cones to reopen a lane closed for overnight work, state police said.
NEWS
September 1, 2014 | By Francesca Serritella, For The Inquirer
I'm currently sitting in front of my computer not wearing a bra. This is pretty standard for me, not usually an issue, except I just made eye contact with a construction worker standing one foot outside my window. I've got scaffolding problems. Construction is a fact of life in New York City. Real estate is to New York as oil is to Texas, it's where all the money is, and for real estate barons, maintaining and improving their most valuable asset takes precedence over any resident's needs.
NEWS
November 15, 2013 | BY JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
THREE BILLS tightening up the way demolition projects are carried out in the city passed through committee and are headed for a vote next week before City Council. The bills help implement Occupational Safety and Health Administration training standards and mandate annual continuing education for demolition workers at construction sites. The legislation stems from the June collapse of a building under demolition at 22nd and Market streets onto an adjacent Salvation Army thrift store, killing six people.
NEWS
July 13, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
A section of floor of a building under construction at Temple University buckled Thursday afternoon, sending one person to the hospital with unspecified injuries that were described as not life-threatening. "I heard the rattling. I thought it was a car accident," said Temple junior Maria Macri, 21, who was leaving class in a nearby building when the steel beam tumbled. "I could see smoke coming up, and debris. " The structure at 12th Street and Polett Walk is currently a six-story skeleton.
NEWS
June 21, 2013 | BY JOHN MORITZ, Daily News Staff Writer moritzj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5938
A CONSTRUCTION worker and fireman were seriously injured in a construction accident yesterday. Police received a call at 12:44 p.m. that a 52-year-old worker had fallen 30 feet from the steel frame of a building being built at 19th and Arch streets. The worker was rushed to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was in critical condition, police said. Jay Schneider, 36, a maintenance worker working on the roof of Russell Byers Charter School across the street from the accident, heard sirens and filmed the incident on his cellphone.
NEWS
May 24, 2013
Five arrested in jewel heist BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - Five people have been arrested in the robbery of $4 million in jewelry from a Connecticut store in an elaborate heist that began with the kidnapping of store employees more than 40 miles away. Federal prosecutors say the five face kidnapping and robbery charges. Police said masked men broke into an apartment in Meriden on April 11 and bound and gagged four people, including the manager and another employee of a Lenox Jewelry store in Fairfield.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2013
IF YOU ever hear me say I work for fun, that's a lie. I work because lazy husbands come home to Dear John letters and empty houses. The husband's clothing is usually still there when the family leaves. It's just outside on the sidewalk, and it's been doused with gasoline. I work to avoid that fate, and while I like fun as much as the next guy, there's a limit to what I'll do for enjoyment, because frankly, I don't have time for foolishness. In fact, most of the people I know don't have time for it either.
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