Falls, struck-by incidents claim workers lives in recent weeks
A worker who was replacing a roof at a Jefferson County, Kentucky high school died March 28 after falling through the roof. News sources say 40-year-old Fredy Godoy-Mendoza died shortly after 5 p.m. at Waggener Traditional High School.
Godoy-Mendoza was reportedly employed by a roofing contractor.
In Pacoima, California, a forklift operator was killed March 31, when he was struck by a car while making a delivery. The 60-something worker was delivering live poultry around one a.m. when his forklift was struck by a passenger vehicle.
The other driver remained at the scene and cooperated with police. OSHA responded to the scene. Authorities declined to identify the victim until next of kin could be notified.
In Chester County, South Carolina, a 55-year-old man worker sustained fatal injuries in an incident that occurred on Lancaster Highway April 4. The man died at Chester Hospital. Few other details were available.
In Montreal, Quebec, Canada, a woman fell 30 feet to her death April 8 from a scissor lift. The 60-year-old worker was part of a crew that was decontaminating a defunct General Electric plant. The incident occurred around 11:25 a.m. News reports who responded to the scene say paramedics were unable to revive the victim.