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peopleNick Farella, 42

Nick was killed on the job in October 2013 while working for Eastchester Department of Public Works (Town of Eastchester City) in Eastchester, NY. He was on the back of a sanitation truck when it backed up pinning him between a telephone pole and the truck. He died during emergency surgery.

This was not in the OSHA's jurisdiction.

This photo was sent in by his widow Jennifer Detrano.

~ 04/06/1971 - 10/07/2013 ~

peopleTodd Fenton, 48

Todd was killed on the job in October 2013 while working for Carrollton Farmers Branch Independent School District in Dallas, Texas. He was shot and found eight hours later.

This was not in the OSHA's jurisdiction.

This photo was sent in by his daughter Jill Fenton.

---- On October 2, 1213 my father was brutally murdered in his office, at Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD, by a coworker. Where guns are supposed to be prohibited and against the law. The suspect, fled the scene and is still at large. There has to be a lack of security somewhere since my father's body laid there for 8 hours before being discovered. The investigation is on going and this is all the information I can provide at this time. You may find his obituary at www.beanmasseyburge.com

~ 2/22/1965 - 10/02/2013 ~

peopleHoyt Ferguson, 46

Hoyt was killed on the job in June 2012 while working for MG Dyess in DeKalb, Mississippi (He resided in Willard, MO). He died when the pipes in the back of the truck smashed into the vehicle's cab.

Federal OSHA investigated the incident and proposed no penalty or violation. MG Dyess was issued a Hazard alert with recommendations to protect employees from struck by hazards. This case is still open.

Inspection: 469059.015 - M. G. Dyess Inc.

This photo was sent in by his widow Missi Ferguson.

---- To see more about Hoyt.

~ 4/8/1966 - 6/14/2012 ~

peopleGordon G. Field, 58

Gordon was killed when he had a stroke while working for Trent at Armstrong Steels, (UK).This photo was sent in by his daughter Sharon Norman.

---- My Father Gordon G Field, was killed on 3rd November 2000 by his negligent employer Armstrong steels (now ASD) in Stoke on Trent, England. He was a 58 year old maintenance engineer working alone on 30th October. Gordon didn't know that their H and S manager Jeff Neilson had risk assessed the lifting gear he was using as unfit, and yet failed to do anything about it. He later lied under oath at the inquest. My Dad was working alone in a noisy factory, he was last seen alive just before noon, he was found, slumped over the lifting gear unconscious at 12.10pm. Resussitated at the scene and airlifted to Shrewsbury hospital (due to bed shortage at North Staffs), he died at 5 days later at 8.55pm on 3rd November from chest injuries and intercranial pressure. We waited 12months for the jury inquest which lasted 2 days. We went to court 16 times before the H and S prosecuted Armstrong steels 100k for killing my father (which goes to H and S not the family). Their annual turnover was 100 million, fined 100k with no corporate accountability. I would be honoured if you could put his photo on your site. many thanks Sharon Field xx

~ 3/9/1942 - 3/11/2000 ~

peopleRobert Fitch (Uncle Bobby), 51

Uncle Bobby was killed on the job in January 2009 while working for Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Company in Lincoln, Nebraska. He died when he fell 80ft to his death from a belt-operated manlift.

Federal OSHA investigated the incident and proposed a $12,500.00 penalty for three serious violations. In an informal settlement the penalty was reduced to $2,500.00 for one other-than-serious violation. This case is closed.

Inspection: 311465157 -ADM Milling Co.

This photo was sent in by his niece Tonya Ford.

---- In loving memory of my Uncle Bobby. He gave me the biggest lesson of all... Always love like there is no tomorrow.

~5/13/1957 - 1/29/2009~

peopleMatthew John Ford, 26

Matthew was killed on the in October 2008 while working for Southland Electric Supply in Burlington, North Carolina. Matthew died after falling from a scissor lift.

NCDOL investigated the incident and proposed a $5,000.00 penalty. In an informal settlement the penalty was reduced to $4,000. This case is closed.

This photo was sent in by his mother Terry Ford.

---- My son Matthew John Ford was born a premie July 6, 1982 and died tragically in a scissor lift accident at Southland Electrical Supply in Burlington, NC October 7, 2008. OSHA concluded operational error. Matt was their Chief Information Officer, a computer expert. He had no operational nor safety training on this equipment. He was installing security cameras, after dark, with no ground spotter. The ramp he was on was not very steep, so no safety curb was required by OSHA. Apparently somewhere on the lift is stated do not use on unlevel ground. Many questions have no answer, such as why was he allowed to use this equipment? Why was no ground spotter assigned? If this equipment is so unstable, why is it not mandatory that it have an automatic shut off when used on any inclines, no matter how slight? Why aren't safety curbs mandatory on any inclines, so you know when you are getting close to the edge? Matt was only 26 years old, and extremely successful, going from an intern position at $8 an hour to Chief Information Officer making over $78,000 a year in only 4 years. His future was so bright. Workman's comp takes no future earnings into account and has a cap on what compensation we are allowed. A worker at 26 has many more years to increase their income than a 64 year old yet they use the same equation to calculate benefits. God Bless you Matt, you should not have been taken away from us so soon.

~ 2/6/1982 - 10/27/2008 ~

peopleSteve Forster, 61

Stephen was killed on the job in November 2011 while working for Indy Logistics in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was pinned between a forklift and a building support column.

IOSHA investigated the incident and proposed a $17,500.00 penalty for five serious violations. In an informal settlement the penalty was reduced to $11,500.00 for three serious violations and two other than serious.  This case is closed.

Inspection: 315718981 - Indianapolis Logistics.

This photo was sent in by his son Brian Forster.

~ 12/20/1949 - 11/12/2004 ~

peopleJeremy Foster, 19

Jeremy was killed on the job in 2004 while working for Deltic Timber in Ola, Arkansas. He was died when he was pulled into an auger.

Federal OSHA investigated the incident and proposed a $4,500.00 penalty for one serious violation. In an informal settlement it was reduced to $2,250.00 for one serious violation. This case is closed.

Inspection: 307893347 - Deltic Timber Corporation

This photo was sent in by his parents Jeff and Becky Foster.

---To see more about Jeremy.

~ 1985 -2004 ~