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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2012
A Frederick man fell to his death at a new condo construction site in Hanover Tuesday morning, Anne Arundel County police said. Ismael Celestino Lopez-Rojas, 32, an employee for a subcontractor of roofing company Topper Construction, had climbed onto a roof of the three-story condo at 1475 Dorsey Road to secure a safety-anchor, when police said he apparently lost his footing, and fell off of the roof, shortly before 7 a.m. Lopez-Rojas, of...
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By Tim Wheeler and The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2014
Ever wonder why your neighborhood streams and rivers look so muddy after a heavy rain? A recent survey of construction sites in the Baltimore area found less than a quarter of the exposed soil being worked had been properly protected from erosion. The survey, involving staff and volunteers from 22 different environmental and community groups, found widely varying but generally poor controls on mud pollution being used at building sites in Baltimore City and the five surrounding counties.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2012
A man was killed after being electrocuted at a construction site in Howard County on Tuesday afternoon, according to the county's Department of Fire and Rescue Services. Police were called to the site where a new home is being built in the 9200 block of Furrow Avenue in Ellicott City shortly before 3:30 p.m. for reports of an electrocution, officials said. An investigation determined the man, whose identity was being withheld pending the notification of his family, was a worker at the site who was carrying metal scaffolding when it touched an electrical wire, officials said.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 22, 2014
A Pennsylvania man will spend seven years in prison for stealing tons of steel materials from a Bel Air construction site over a period of several months during 2011, the Harford County State's Attorney's Office said. John Michael Schene, 49, of York, was sentenced Tuesday in Harford County Circuit Court and will serve his prison term in the Maryland Division of Corrections, State's Attorney Joseph Cassilly said in a news release. According to the release, Schene confessed to entering the yard of Lee Foundation Company's job site at a sewage pumping station in Bel Air on at least eight to 10 occasions and stealing approximately 25,000 pounds of steel concrete reinforcing bars, steel concrete form parts and various pieces of miscellaneous steel slated for use in building a foundation for the pumping station.
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By Nicole Fuller and Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | July 29, 2011
A 27-year-old construction worker from Pennsylvania was killed and another worker severely injured after officials said a precast concrete wall collapsed Friday morning at the slots parlor construction site at Arundel Mills mall. Inspectors with the state agency charged with ensuring workplace safety are investigating the accident, the second time this month in which a worker was injured at the site. The general contractor for the project, which is being developed by Baltimore-based Cordish Cos., closed the construction site on the parking lot of the mall until Monday.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 22, 2014
A Pennsylvania man will spend seven years in prison for stealing tons of steel materials from a Bel Air construction site over a period of several months during 2011, the Harford County State's Attorney's Office said. John Michael Schene, 49, of York, was sentenced Tuesday in Harford County Circuit Court and will serve his prison term in the Maryland Division of Corrections, State's Attorney Joseph Cassilly said in a news release. According to the release, Schene confessed to entering the yard of Lee Foundation Company's job site at a sewage pumping station in Bel Air on at least eight to 10 occasions and stealing approximately 25,000 pounds of steel concrete reinforcing bars, steel concrete form parts and various pieces of miscellaneous steel slated for use in building a foundation for the pumping station.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 29, 2000
Baltimore County police are trying to identify a woman whose body was found yesterday morning at a Reisterstown construction site. Employees working on a 14-unit townhouse development at West Cherry Hill Court and Franklin Boulevard said they did not notice anything unusual when they drove by a large pile of sand yesterday about 7 a.m. Walking around the construction site 40 minutes later, they found the woman's body. Workers at the site said the woman was lying on her side and that she was partially dressed.
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April 19, 1996
Propane tank explosions at the Oklahoma Road Middle School construction site in Sykesville were accidental, caused when a construction worker burning trash left the fire unattended, a spokesman for the state fire marshal's office said yesterday.The fire spread, igniting wooden pallets that caused two 100-pound propane cylinders to explode and two more to vent, said Deputy Chief Bob Thomas.A window at the school was broken during the fire and about $2,000 worth of roofing material stored near the tanks was destroyed, he said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 22, 1999
A man was killed yesterday when a tree fell on a bulldozer he was operating at a Frederick County construction site, said state police said. Charles Augustus Bartholow, 63, was knocking down trees and moving debris about 7:20 a.m. at a residential building site in the 4500 block of Burkittsville Road in Burkittsville, poilice said. One of the trees apparently fell and struck Bartholow in the head, police said. Bartholow of South Jefferson Street in Frederick died a short time later at Frederick Memorial Hospital, police said.
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By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,SUN STAFF | May 3, 1996
A dump truck operator was killed at a Columbia construction site yesterday when part of the truck's rear loader crushed him as he was fixing a pipe on top of the cab, Howard County police said.The name of the victim, an employee of Ingram Excavation Inc. in Baltimore, was not released until police could notify his family, said Sgt. Dave Richards, a police spokesman.About 2 p.m. yesterday, police said, the victim was dumping a load from a green Mack truck at the construction site of Snowden Ridge, a townhouse community under construction by Westbrook Homes near the Gateway business development in Columbia's Owen Brown village.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2014
Workers at a construction site near houses at Fort Meade found a World War II-era unexploded ordnance buried underground, prompting a temporary evacuation of some homes. Fort Meade spokeswoman Mary Doyle said the 1940s mortar round was about one foot long and "looks like a tiny torpedo. " The device, which was determined to be non-lethal, was disposed of and residents were allowed to return to their homes a couple hours after it was found at around noon Thursday. Doyle said it is not unusual to find unexploded ordnances around Fort Meade, and that typically, a 300-meter area is cordoned off, as was the case with the Heritage Park neighborhood at Fort Meade.
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December 5, 2013
The following is compiled from police reports. The Columbia Flier includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible. Little Patuxent Parkway , 10200 block, between 4 p.m. Nov. 25 and 7 a.m. Dec. 2. Entry gained to enclosed storage at Rouse Co. building construction site by cutting padlock. Leaf blower, air compressor and grease gun removed. Little Patuxent Parkway,  10200 block, between 5 p.m. Nov. 26 and 6:30 a.m. Nov. 27. Entry gained to trailer at Rouse Co. building construction site.
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August 12, 2013
State Farm is a supporting partner in the mission to raise awareness of affordable housing issues for veterans and military families, Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna announced recently. State Farm's $8,000 donation will help the military community and volunteers build a home for a deserving family in Harford County. Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna and State Farm are committed to meeting the needs of the community by focusing on promoting first-time homeownership through affordable housing Local State Farm employees from the Tomlinson Agency continued their support of Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna by volunteering on the construction site Saturday morning.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Amy Watts | January 20, 2013
The episode starts with a visit from Native American Ken Hotate, which sets up some great jokes about the Pawnee relationship with the local tribe, which Leslie describes as "murder-y. " Hotate is fun, poking the white people's political correctness and urge not to offend. In advance of their impending nuptials, Ben and Leslie are having their bachelor and bachelorette parties on the same night. Ann is planning Leslie's party with dancing, karaoke, booze, and "anything that can be penis-shaped, will be penis-shaped.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2012
The Forest Diner has left the county. Decades after serving its first bacon and eggs on U.S. 40, the Ellicott City landmark was lifted recently onto a flatbed truck and hauled away to be restored for its next life, although it's not clear where that next life might be. The sign standing above National Pike still says "Forest Diner," but the movable type below says "Coming Soon!" and gives a phone number to call if you want to lease space in the mixed retail and apartment project now being built there.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2012
A man was killed after being electrocuted at a construction site in Howard County on Tuesday afternoon, according to the county's Department of Fire and Rescue Services. Police were called to the site where a new home is being built in the 9200 block of Furrow Avenue in Ellicott City shortly before 3:30 p.m. for reports of an electrocution, officials said. An investigation determined the man, whose identity was being withheld pending the notification of his family, was a worker at the site who was carrying metal scaffolding when it touched an electrical wire, officials said.
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By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,SUN STAFF | August 14, 1997
County police arrested two Pasadena men Tuesday after finding in a truck about $2,000 worth of windows, glass sliding doors and a frame kit that had been reported stolen from a construction site on Rock Springs Court in Aspen Park in Pasadena.Anthony D. Nash, 31, of the 7700 block of W. Shore Road and George W. Morrow, 36, of the 200 block of Second St. were each charged with second-degree burglary and theft over $300. Both men were being held at the county Detention Center yesterday; Nash in lieu of $75,000 bail and Morrow in lieu of $18,000 bail.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Sun Staff Writer | August 26, 1994
Investigators from the Environmental Protection Agency, Maryland Department of the Environment and the attorney general's office yesterday combed an Anne Arundel highway construction site looking for hazardous materials that may be buried there.As of late yesterday, the search at the intersection of U.S. 50 and Interstate 97 just north of Annapolis had uncovered two 55-gallon barrels -- one containing a "grease-like" substance, said Liz Kalinowski, a spokeswoman for the State Highway Administration.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2012
A Frederick man fell to his death at a new condo construction site in Hanover Tuesday morning, Anne Arundel County police said. Ismael Celestino Lopez-Rojas, 32, an employee for a subcontractor of roofing company Topper Construction, had climbed onto a roof of the three-story condo at 1475 Dorsey Road to secure a safety-anchor, when police said he apparently lost his footing, and fell off of the roof, shortly before 7 a.m. Lopez-Rojas, of...
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2012
Four protesters were arrested - one of whom was pepper-sprayed - near Johns Hopkins Hospital after police say they refused to follow officers' orders and shoved officers who attempted to disperse them.  Anthony Guglielmi, the Police Department's chief spokesman, said the protesters locked arms and refused to allow trucks to enter a construction site at the intersection of Rutland Avenue and Eager Street. Police said organizers told protesters over a megaphone to stand their ground as police ordered them to move to a "safe location.
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