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peopleAlex Pacas, 19

Alex was killed in July 2011 while working for Haasbach LLC. in Mount Carroll, Illinois. He was engulfed by grain. Wyatt Whitebread also died in this same incident.

OSHA investigated the incident and proposed a $555,000.00 penalty for willful violations, serious violations and one other than serious violation. In an informal settlement the penalty was reduced $200,000.00 for twelve willful violations, twelve serious violations and one other than serious violation.

There was and additional penalty from Wage and Hour of $68,235.00.

Inspection: 314037433 - Haasbach, L.L.C.

This photo was sent in by his Aunt, Catherine Rylatt.

~ 07/28/2011 ~

peopleJay Paul, 48 

Jay was killed in June 2008. He died when he was caught in a large gantry machine.

This photo was sent in by his widow Sandy Paul.





~ 5/13/1960 - 6/30/2008 ~

peopleBradley B. Pederson, 35

Bradley was killed on the job in June 2010 while at working for Puget Sound Wood Products in Sedro Woolley, Washington.

He was riding on the driver’s side of the truck to learning to navigate the corner of the road. When the truck rounded a corner and rolled on its left side crushing him.

DOSH investigated the incident and proposed a $2,800.00 penalty for two serious violations. In an informal settlement the penalty was not reduced.

Inspection: 314477712 - Puget Sound Wood Products Inc

This photo was sent in by his mother Tess Pederson.

----My 35 yr. old son Brad was killed 2 months ago in an truck rollover accident while on the job. He was hauling wood chips and debris cleanup from a logging project. He was a very wonderful man and loved his family and is so loved and admired and I really want to let others know. Bradley was married and had 2 children. To see more about Brad.

~ 6/1/1975 - 6/22/2010 ~

peopleDante M. Perales, 30

Dante was killed in February 2005 while working as a Police Officer in Orlando, Florida. He died in a car accident.

This is not in OSHA's jurisdiction.

This photo was sent in by his Mother, Sister, and Aunt. ----His name is Dante Perales and he is loved and missed more than words can ever say. Everyone seen the picture of him in his Police uniform but I wanted to show a different photo of him. I love you Dante and would do anything to have you back. Love Patricia. He died from a gunshot wound.

~ 2/7/1975 - 2/5/2005 ~

peoplePete, 37

---My brother was just 37 years of age...he had a very full life but I am sure he was looking forward to enjoying much more of it for many years to come. If we, as a family, can use the example of this terrible case to help save some lives in the future then we know Peter did not die in vain. To view full tribute click here.

 

 

 

peopleGregory Piper, 61

Gregory was killed in October 2011 while working for Boat Grotto in Santiago, California. He died with a Pulmonary Aneurism which was the direct result of a workplace injury.

Cal/OSHA investigated the incident and proposed a $260.00 penalty for two other than serious violations. There was no reduction. Inspection: 315342477 - The Boat Grotto.

This photo was sent in by his widow Michele Piper and daughter Nichole Wesson.


~ 4/15/1950 to 10/15/2011 ~

peopleBilly Price, 30

Billy was killed in May 2008 while working for Tri-County Roofing/Bryan Phillips Construction in Malvern, PA. He died from a roof fall.

Federal OSHA investigated the incident and proposed a $2,000.00 penalty for one serious violation. In an informal settlement the penalty was reduced to $1,400.00 for one serious.

Inspection: 310721329 - Bryant Phillips Construction.

This photo was sent in by his widow Patiance. ----The subcontractor Tri-County Roofing, contractor Bryant Phillips Construction. Both companies were issued serious violations from OSHA for no safety equipment and proper training.   
     
~5/21/2008 ~

peopleDallas Prokopis, 31

Dallas was killed in October 2011 while working for Greene's Concrete Cutting in Utah. He died after being struck by a dump truck.

UOSH investigated the incident and proposed a $3,000.00 penalty for one serious violation. They were not reduced.

Inspection: 315873463 - Greenes Inc

This photo was sent in by his widow Jennifer Prokopis. ----Dallas was moving traffic barrels and due to miscommunication between workers the road closer was opened for traffic. A dump truck came through and hit my husband. He was taken to the hospital and after five days we had to take him off life support, he sustained severe head trauma and a lot of broken bones. I was 8 months pregnant with our third son when he died. Every day is a struggle for me I miss him so much! I love you Dallas Always and Forever.

~ 02/28/1980 - 10/04/2011 ~

peopleGary Puleio, 53

Gary was killed in August 2001 while working for Miadville Redi-Mix Concrete in Meadville, Pennsylvania. He died from a fall.

Federal OSHA investigated the incident and proposed a $6,000.00 penalty for two repeat violations. These were not reduced.

Inspection: 303706683 - Meadville Redi Mix Concrete, Inc

This photo was sent in his sister Donna Puleio. ----Details of Gary’s case and the OSHA “investigation here.” Thanks to blogger Mick Arran for writing about Gary here. The short video made by 1 investigator carrying a portable camera was all that was deemed necessary after Gary was killed is posted here. Videos also posted here. Donna Puleio Spadaro’s blog here.

~ 4/13/1948 - 8/15/2001 ~