February 15, 2014 |
An Aker Philadelphia Shipyard employee injured while repairing a crane early Wednesday is in stable condition, the South Philadelphia shipbuilder said. The employee, an electrician, was performing maintenance on a gantry crane "when an electrical fault occurred," Aker said. The Philadelphia Fire Department responded. The employee, whom Aker did not identify, citing privacy concerns, was taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center with burns on his face and hands, an Aker union official said.
April 20, 1988 |
A Streets Department worker has been suspended from his job after being charged last week with drunken driving when he crashed a city truck twice into a South Philadelphia house. Lawrence Tilghman, 41, received a department hearing yesterday and was told of his suspension with intent to dismiss, according to Deputy Streets Commissioner John Heany. Tilghman and a companion decided to take turns teaching themselves to drive the traffic-engineering truck on a South Philadelphia parking lot last Wednesday while its regular driver had gone to make a phone call, Heany said.
October 23, 2012 |
A PENNSYLVANIA Turnpike worker who fought with distinction in Vietnam was killed Monday morning in a crash on the eastbound lanes near Plymouth Township. Michael R. Sanfelice, 66, of West Norriton, was standing near a turnpike-commission maintenance truck when a box truck crashed into it. The box truck overturned, and Sanfelice was hit by the maintenance truck, authorities said. He was killed and three others were injured. "Today, the Pennsylvania Turnpike and all of Montgomery County has lost a strong leader and a dear friend," state Rep. Mike Vereb, whose district includes West Norriton, said in a statement.
February 26, 2013 |
A 50-year-old worker died after he fell into a sugar hopper Monday afternoon at an industrial plant in Bucks County, authorities said. Janio Salinas Valerda, of Edgewater, N.J., was pronounced dead at the CSC Sugar plant at 80 Roebling Road 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. Police said he was missing for about an hour before CSC staff discovered him. "We're assuming that it was some kind of accident," said Lt. Henry Ward of the Falls Township police.
December 6, 2007 |
An African American construction worker at the Comcast Center building site said yesterday that he had been blackballed as a "troublemaker" for complaining that a white coworker taunted him with a noose in October. Paul Solomon, a 14-year member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, told City Council that he had been working full-time before the Oct. 1 incident. Since that job ended, he said, he has worked only five of the last 45 days. "It seems like I've been put on the bench," he said.
May 23, 2011
As weddings go, the Northern Liberties affair was somewhat atypical, what with the presence of saws and sanders, and the stockpiles of salvaged lumber. But this union, consecrated on a handmade stage built of railroad ties and bowling alley sections, was nevertheless emotional - no doubt most so for Brendan Isaac Jones. On that day last month, Jones watched his baby be joined with another - or, rather, with others. Greensaw Design & Build L.L.C., Jones' small construction business on North Fourth Street, became a worker-owned cooperative.
May 22, 2015 |
THERE ARE MANY stages of grief, the counselor told Jeff Bayers' co-workers. Some people cry. Some deny. Some get angry. Every part of the process is OK, and everyone's way is OK. Unless, it seems, you're Charles Sharper. Sharper is a towing operator for the Philadelphia Parking Authority. On April 22, he was in deep grief. That morning, PPA lot officer Jeffrey Bayers was killed at a towing and impoundment lot in South Philly when a young tow operator backed over him. PPA employees were reeling.
May 24, 1992 |
Florence E. Senior, 90, a longtime Democratic City Committee worker who loved her fellow senior citizens and her native Manayunk, died Thursday at Nazareth Hospital. She had lived in the Northeast for about 45 years. Mrs. Senior was born and raised on Umbria Street in Manayunk, and although she moved to Academy Gardens and then Bustleton after World War II, she never lost her love for the hills and people of her old neighborhood. "She was a real Manayunker," said her grandson, James B. Senior.
January 14, 2008
A female employee of a Rite Aid pharmacy in Northeast Philadelphia was wounded by a gun blast yesterday during a robbery in which three men stole an undetermined amount of narcotics. The police said the assailants entered the pharmacy at 4018 Woodhaven Rd., around 10:30 a.m. and forced two members of the staff to the back of the store. A robber then fired a shotgun blast into the floor, causing ricocheting pellets to hit one of the employees in the face and arm. The assailants tied up the employees and fled.
March 14, 2013
POLICE in Warrington, Bucks County, say that a secretary for a Bucks County ambulance company stole $642,000 from the nonprofit over four years, allegedly to support a gambling habit. The Bucks County Courier Times reports that Danette Lewchick, 56, was sent to Bucks County prison Monday after being unable to post $25,000 bail on theft and related charges. Authorities say she became the Warrington Community Ambulance's financial secretary in 2008. She allegedly took money from the company's account and put it toward her personal use. Her attorney, Jeffrey Solar, says she has "a severe gambling addiction.