September 20, 2009
These deaths were reported by funeral homes in Southern Maryland: BROOKS, Maurice , 82, of Huntingtown, a construction worker and farmer, died Aug. 27 at South River Health and Rehabilitation Center in Edgewater. THOMAS, Lindale Langston , 34, of Worton, Md., a Maryland highway employee, died Aug. 23 at home. TYLER, Joy Rochelle , 38, of Prince Frederick died Aug. 24 at South River Health and Rehabilitation Center in Edgewater. CHADWICK, Sarah Yvette , 45, of Clinton, an executive secretary at the law firm Hughes, Hubbard & Reed, died Sept.
June 9, 2011 |
THE STORY BEHIND THE WORK Climate change, poisoned water, garbage dumps — sometimes the damage we're doing to our home planet is obvious. Less obvious is the human toll of our actions. As "E•CO" makes clear, there's an econ-omic divide that parallels the environ-mental one: between the haves, who can afford pristine nature, and the have-nots, who can't. Nowhere is this clearer than in the photos of Garapa, a Brazilian collective whose work documents the so-called "eco-wall" under construction in Rio de Janeiro, ostensibly to prevent the encroachment of the city's sprawling slums, known as favelas , on Rio's green spaces.
April 14, 2008
"The first thought was, you know, it's never a good thing to be buried in cement when you're in New York. " Yankees President Randy Levine , after the discovery of a Red Sox jersey buried by a construction worker in New York's new stadium 2 Grand slams hit by the White Sox yesterday afternoon. It was the third time Chicago has hit two grand slams in one game. The last time Chicago did it was May 19, 1996, when Darren Lewis and Robin Ventura homered at Detroit.
January 9, 2009
A construction worker died yesterday after a machine he was operating fell from the building where he was working. The worker was operating a front-end loader on the eighth floor of a building at North Capitol and K streets NW about 12:45 p.m. when it went over the side and fell eight stories to the ground, landing on its roof, according to witness accounts. The worker died instantly, said D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services spokesman Alan Etter. The accident is being investigated by the D.C. police and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
July 23, 2008 |
JERUSALEM, July 22 -- In the second such attack this month, a Palestinian construction worker driving an earthmover went on a rampage on a busy Jerusalem street Tuesday afternoon, injuring 16 people -- one seriously -- before being shot to death. The attack occurred only a block from the King David Hotel, where Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was due to stay Tuesday night. Obama had not arrived at the time, and police said they did not believe there was any connection between the rampage and the senator's scheduled visit.
October 11, 2009 |
PHILADELPHIA -- A tall construction lift toppled over and struck a downtown Philadelphia apartment building Monday, killing a construction worker who fell 125 feet. Investigators want to know whether James Wilson, 40, of Glassboro, N.J., was strapped into the bucket of the boom lift as he worked on a church roof. He may have free-fallen to the ground, they said. "It doesn't appear that he was secured properly. We would expect that he was tethered in," Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers said.
April 20, 2008
These deaths were reported by funeral homes in Southern Maryland: WARD, Goldie Iva Savage , 42, of Glen Burnie, formerly of Calvert County, a beautician, died March 30 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie. McCASSIE, Russell Lawrence , 72, of Marbury, an electrical engineer at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, died April 11 at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. MOTHERSHEAD, Debra L. , 55, of White Plains, a homemaker, died April 14 at Southern Maryland Hospital Center in Clinton.
May 31, 2009 |
Two women were struck by vehicles and killed in the District on Friday night and Saturday morning, authorities said. One was apparently at work on a paving project and the other, a caregiver, was crossing a street, authorities said. In the first incident, a construction worker was struck about 11:10 p.m. on southbound Interstate 395 near Maine Avenue SW, D.C. police said. John B. Townsend III, a spokesman for AAA Mid-Atlantic said he understood the woman was acting as a flagger, directing traffic, when she was struck by a piece of heavy equipment known as a road sweeper.