Thursday, June 22, 2006

Many Workers Killed Week of June 19/2006. Joe Hill Watch 6.

Workers continue at risk in every-day situations.
Overview of BLS Statistics on Worker Safety and Health

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A worker for the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company was killed Thursday following an accident on the tracks in Gloucester.

ATLAS TOWNSHIP (WJRT) - (06/22/06)--A Genesee County Road Commission worker was killed when an SUV hit him in the middle of the road Thursday morning.

Johannesburg, South Africa, 06/22 - An explosion Wednesday at the GoldFields Beatrix Mine in the Free State left one mine worker killed and six others wounded, South Africa`s trade union Solidarity has disclosed.

A construction worker was run over and killed this afternoon in a construction zone along U.S. 301 in Queen Anne’s County, Md.

A routine operation turned tragic Sunday night when a Benton County Electric System employee, Jimmy Wagner, 30, was fatally injured while working to restore power to residents on Danville Road in Big Sandy.

One state transportation worker was killed and another critically injured Sunday when they were struck on the shoulder of Summit Bridge Road (Del. 896) by a motorist who lost control of his car while swatting at an insect, police said.

A Sauk Rapids city worker was killed Monday after he was struck by a vehicle as he emerged from a manhole at a work site, police said.John Michael Ehlinger, 55, of Avon died at St. Cloud Hospital. He was the assistant director of public works and was in charge of the water and sewer departments.

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