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Weekly Toll: Death in the American Workplace August 07, 2009 (over 2 dozen)

Friday, August 07, 2009
Weekly Toll: Death in the American Workplace

Safety Crew Worker Dies In Fire Truck Fall

August 2, Kalamazoo, Michigan - A Lawrence man has died from injuries he suffered in an accident while working as a safety crew member at the Hartford Motor Speedway. Thirty-six-year-old Harold Curtis died Saturday at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He had been seriously injured Friday night when he fell from the back of a safety crew fire truck onto the track. Curtis was taken to Watervliet Community Hospital and then transferred to Borgess. He was a lieutenant at the Lawrence Township Fire Department in Van Buren County.

Chapel Hill postal worker killed in crash

August 2, Chapel Hill, Michigan - Rudy Tempesta stood outside the Estes Drive Post Office as customers slipped mail into slots beside a wreath of flowers in the lobby. "I used to call her 'Julie, Julie, Julie.' I got that out of the movies: 'Judy, Judy, Judy,' " the 83-year-old letter carrier said. "She got a laugh out of it." No one was laughing last week, as coworkers of Julie Hatch, 31, mourned the young woman's death and learned her partner, Jonel Hoogterp, 26, was being taken off life support in a Michigan Hospital.

Marina Worker Drowns In Miami River

August 1, Miami, Florida - A Miami marina worker drowned Saturday morning after he apparently fell into the Miami River. Miami police say they have ruled out foul play. Rescuers recovered the body at Hurricane Cove Marina on the Northeast 18th Avenue entrance. Ana Guevara, a CBS4 viewer, sent in pictures of Saturday morning's dramatic rescue. Police have not revealed the man's identity.

Chinese food deliveryman dead; Lawrence police suspect foul play

August 1, Lawrence, Massachusetts A deliveryman for a Chinese restaurant died yesterday from a skull fracture suffered during an apparent attack while trying to make a delivery, police said. Detectives said they believe Evergreen Restaurant employee Thu Nguyen, 59, of 9 Birch Hill Drive, Methuen, was lured to the housing projects by Veterans Memorial Stadium with a fake food order. Once he was out of his car, someone likely knocked him to the ground and took off with the food. He was found unconscious, his skull fractured, on an Osgood Street sidewalk late Thursday night.

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