July 25, 1991 |
A Blue Route construction worker died Friday about two hours after complaining of feeling ill, according to Marple Township police. Adam J. Nothstein, 57, of Kaska, Pa., was pronounced dead at 12:48 p.m. Friday at Mercy Haverford Hospital, according to a police report. He died of natural causes, Mark Alfieri, an investigator with the Delaware County Medical Examiner's Office, said Tuesday. Nothstein was working at the Blue Route construction site near the Route 1 bypass and Beatty Road about 11 a.m. when he was observed breathing heavily, according to a police report.
February 27, 2013
A worker died after he fell into a sugar hopper Monday afternoon at an industrial plant in Bucks County, authorities said. Janio Salinas Valerda, 50, of Edgewater, N.J., was pronounced dead at the CSC Sugar plant at 80 Roebling Rd. in Falls Township, said Joseph Campbell, the Bucks County coroner. The sugar hopper was not functioning correctly, and Valerda apparently was trying to unclog it with a large pole from a catwalk when he fell in, Campbell said. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration was investigating.
July 8, 2009 |
A temp worker at a Camden chocolate processing plant died this morning after he fell into an eight-foot vat that was mixing and melting chocolate to be used in Hershey's candy. Vincent Smith II, 29, of Camden, was standing atop a platform and tossing blocks of solid, raw chocolate into the tank, Jason Laughlin, spokesman for the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, said. The tank was heated at 120 degrees Fahrenheit, and paddles inside stirred the chocolate as it was thrown in. When Smith fell around 10:30 a.m., one of his three coworkers on the platform immediately rushed to turn the machine off and the two others tried to pull him out. But Smith had been struck by one of the paddles, suffering fatal injuries.
July 24, 1997 |
We continue to march militantly in the wrong direction - due, as ever, to the insane system of campaign financing we allow to persist. Here's the latest move by corporate America to make our lives more miserable. There's a stinky little hickey in the tax bill passed by the House of Representatives that would make it much, much easier for companies to reclassify their employees as independent contractors. And independent contractors, of course, do not get health insurance, pension benefits or unemployment insurance.
June 30, 2010
A Comcast employee working in Delaware County came in contact with a live wire Tuesday afternoon and was electrocuted. According to police, the man was on a ladder in the 2100 block of Sproul Road in Marple Township when the accident occurred. Neighbors saw the accident and called police just after 2:30 p.m. Police did not release the victim's name pending notification of relatives. - Mari A. Schaefer
August 2, 1988 |
The construction worker who was electrocuted yesterday morning while working at a West Philadelphia site was trying to chain a concrete barrier to a crane when the crane hit a 13,000-volt Amtrak line. Francis Popovich, 33, of Audubon, Montgomery County, an employee of Buckley & Co., and a co-worker, Anthony Arcuri, were working at 38th and Pennsgrove streets when the accident occurred. Police said the two reported to work about 7 a.m. and began to move a pile of concrete barriers that were stacked in a corner.
May 28, 2007 |
A worker at a metal-plating plant in Chester County died yesterday from burns suffered in a boiler explosion Saturday night that critically injured two coworkers. The three men were working about 9:45 p.m. in the melt shop at Mittal Steel in South Coatesville when the boiler exploded. Two men were flown to the Crozer-Chester Medical Center, where one later died and the other was in critical condition, a nursing supervisor said last night. The third worker, identified by family as 38-year-old William Solen Jr., was airlifted to Temple University Medical Center, where he was in critical condition yesterday, his mother, Janice Solen, said.
August 29, 1995 |
First, she taunted Pamela Hanible. She cut pictures of her children to ribbons with a razor and put razor blades in her spare shoes, Hanible's relatives said. Then, she escalated her harassment into a confrontation that ended with Caroline Guy slapping Hanible at work. Two weeks ago, Guy began asking people where she could buy a gun so she could kill Hanible. Last week, Hanible told her family that Guy was going to kill her. Yesterday, she did, police said. They said Guy shot and killed Hanible as she came to work at Van Leer Corp.
September 26, 2011 |
A CATERING WORKER at the National Constitution Center did not promote the general welfare of others when he practiced his right to bear arms and stabbed a co-worker in the leg early yesterday morning, police said. The assailant, whose identity was not released yesterday, fled but turned himself in during the afternoon, police said. He is expected to enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial. The assault is the second bizarre incident this week at the center, which is on Independence Mall and claims on its website "to bring the U.S. Constitution to life" for visitors.
July 16, 1999 |
Before they go postal, troubled workers usually send warning signals. The trick for employers is to recognize the variety, frequency and intensity of potentially troublesome character traits among colleagues. Here are some clues from Lynne McClure, a Phoenix, Ariz., consultant who works with businesses to prevent such eruptions. Actor: This is the worker who, instead of discussing a problem, acts out by pounding desks and slamming doors. Fragmentor: The worker who takes no responsibility for his or her actions.