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December 6, 1990
A 55-year-old Woodlawn man died early yesterday after falling 20 feet from a pallet being lowered by a forklift at a Jessup business, Howard County police said.William Morris of the 3500 block of Flannery Lane was an employee of Frank A. Cerio and Sons, a baking supply company in the 8400 block of Dorsey Run Road in Jessup, police said.Shortly before 2 a.m. yesterday, Mr. Morris was standing on a 20-foot-high pallet and loading baking supplies onto it when the forklift began to lower the pallet, and he fell to the concrete floor below, police said.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2014
David M. Alex, a warehouse forklift operator and sports enthusiast, died of a heart attack March 10 while at work. The Southeast Baltimore resident was 50. Friends said that Mr. Alex was talking to co-workers about the University of Maryland men's basketball team's recent overtime win over the University of Virginia when he was stricken. He worked for Belts Logistics Services in Southeast Baltimore. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Edward J. Alex, a Navy veteran and Pep Boys salesman, and Dorothy Welsh, a homemaker.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 17, 1998
A forklift operator at a tire shop in Hanover was killed yesterday when a tire that weighed more than a ton fell on him as he tried to load it onto a flatbed truck, county police said.Police said Robert Eugene Conley, 46, was loading the tire -- 2,800 pounds and 106 inches in diameter -- onto the truck about 1 p.m. at Michelin Tires at Baltimore Commons Business Park, in the 7600 block of Candlewood Road, when it toppled from the forklift and crushed him.Conley, of the 400 block of Piedmont Court in Brooklyn Park, suffered extensive head and upper body injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
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March 26, 2012
The following is compiled from police reports from the Cockeysville Precinct. Our policy is to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. Parkton Old York Road , 21100 block, between 6 p.m. March 17 and 6:05 a.m. March 19. Two chainsaws and two chipping hammers stolen from Vachino Masonry storage units after padlocks were cut after forklift blocking one unit was hot-wired and moved. Bond Road , 1600 block, between March 12 and March 18. Golf clubs and split firewood stolen from property.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 3, 1997
A 49-year-old construction worker died yesterday of injuries he received when he was struck by a forklift that was backing up in West Baltimore, said Battalion Chief Hector Torres, a city Fire Department spokesman.Baltimore police said the Glen Burnie man was at a job site in the 1500 block of School St. about 11: 35 a.m. when the accident occurred. The man, whose name was withheld pending notification of relatives, died of multiple injuries at 12: 21 p.m. at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 13, 2001
A 37-year-old man was killed in a North Laurel warehouse yesterday morning when the forklift he was operating rammed into a shelving unit, causing it to topple onto him, Howard County police said. As of late yesterday, Howard County police would not release his name because they were trying to contact his family. The accident occurred about 6:30 a.m. at Business Flooring in the 9100 block of Whiskey Bottom Road, police said. The man tried to escape the material that fell from the shelves as it landed on him, police said.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff Writer | January 7, 1994
A Harford County man has filed a civil suit against Giant Foods Inc. and one of its employees, seeking $2.2 million for injuries he says he received when struck by a forklift in the company's Jessup warehouse.Donald Gregory of Forest Hill claims that the forklift was so overloaded that its operator could not see what was in his path in the Dec. 26, 1990, incident."There's no way possible he could have seen Mr. Gregory," said Philip Tirabassi, a Bel Air attorney representing the plaintiff.
NEWS
October 20, 1997
A Westminster man was killed yesterday when an overturning forklift struck him in the head as he jumped from the vehicle, state police said.The victim, Jason Kinser, 23, of the 1800 block of Hughes Shop Road and another man were removing limbs from a dead tree on Kinser's property about 1 p.m. when the accident occurred, police said.They said Kinser was operating an International Harvester forklift while Ryan Devilbiss, 19, of the 3100 block of Murkle Road in Westminster was standing in a basket attached to the vehicle.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Correspondent | November 18, 1991
PITTSBURGH -- Charles Mann calls it a "warehouse move," Jumpy Geathers calls it "The Forklift" and the Washington Redskins yesterday called it a godsend.Playing without Mann, their top pass rusher, the Redskins' defensive line sacked Pittsburgh's Neil O'Donnell five times and pressured him throughout a 41-14 rout of the Steelers.Leading the charge was Geathers, a 6-foot-7, 290-pound reserve defensive tackle whose biggest contribution to most games is to supply inside pressure on the quarterback.
NEWS
July 14, 1995
An 18-year-old Reisterstown man injured his left foot when it was pinned between the forklift he was operating and a piece of metal at the Black & Decker Corp. plant in Hampstead on Wednesday.Marc Joseph Sommerville of Franklin Valley Circle was taken to Carroll County General Hospital and released after treatment, according to a hospital spokeswoman.State police said the industrial accident occurred about 5:40 p.m. and the injury appeared to be minor. Mr. Sommerville was backing the forklift at the time of the accident, police said.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,gus.sentementes@baltsun.com | February 5, 2009
A worker at the Domino Sugar factory in Baltimore died early yesterday in a forklift accident - Maryland's first industrial workplace fatality this year, authorities said. City paramedics responded to the waterfront factory, in the 1100 block of Key Highway, at 2:42 a.m., according to Chief Kevin Cartwright, a city Fire Department spokesman. They found a man suffering from trauma to his head near a forklift, he said. Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene. None of the city or state agencies involved in the investigation - nor his employer or the union that represented him - would release the man's name yesterday.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | March 29, 2008
Alexander Barnes, a retired forklift operator and active church member, died in his sleep Monday at his West Baltimore home. He had recently celebrated his 52nd birthday. The cause of his death had not been determined. Mr. Barnes was born in Baltimore and raised in Turners Station. He was a 1974 graduate of Dundalk High School and attended Essex Community College. He was a forklift driver at Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point plant for 22 years, until he retired in the early 1990s. He had also been a United Steelworkers union shop steward.
NEWS
July 29, 2006
Rosa Mary Ford, a retired forklift operator who enjoyed cooking, died in her sleep July 21 at her Northwest Baltimore home. She was 83. Rosa Mary Harrison was born and raised in Rocky Mount, N.C. After graduating from high school in 1939, she moved to Baltimore. Mrs. Ford worked for 35 years as a forklift operator at Continental Can Co. and later at Crown Cork and Seal Co. until she retired in the 1970s. "Her favorite foods were fried chicken, which she prepared with special seasonings, and sweets," said her daughter, Colleen Harrison-Hart of Baltimore.
NEWS
November 15, 2005
George McGlaughlin, a retired forklift operator and active church member, died of pneumonia Nov. 7 at Northwest Hospital Center. He was 83. Mr. McGlaughlin was born in Bowen, Ga., and moved to Baltimore with his family in 1924. He attended city public schools until leaving to help support his family. In 1943, Mr. McGlaughlin joined the Army and attained the rank of sergeant while serving as a firefighter in Europe. He was honorably discharged in 1946. Mr. McGlaughlin worked for 33 years as a forklift operator for the Eastfield Corp.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 28, 2005
A PERI Formwork Systems Inc. worker was killed Wednesday after a forklift ran over him at the concrete-forming company on Dorsey Run Road in Elkridge, according to the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health agency. An employee operating a forklift about 2:20 p.m. apparently did not see Steven Francis Wall, 45, of the 200 block of Thomas Manor Lane in Forest Hill, and ran over him, said Linda Sherman, an agency spokeswoman. Employees used another forklift to raise the equipment off Wall, said Bill Mould, a spokesman for the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services.
NEWS
November 26, 2003
James Karcher Redding, a retired forklift salesman and college computer instructor, died of respiratory failure Thursday at a nursing home in Kennett Square, Pa. The former Towson resident was 85. Mr. Redding, who moved to Kennett Square this year, was born in Philadelphia and raised in Jenkintown, Pa. After graduating from Abington High School there, he earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Drexel University. He was a resident of Severna Park from 1959 to 1970, when he settled in Towson.
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By David L. Greene and David L. Greene,SUN STAFF | July 12, 1999
A 57,000-pound forklift lost its brakes and tumbled into Bodkin Creek in Pasadena yesterday, crushing the bow of a pleasure craft it was supposed to lift out of the water.No one was hurt in the incident, which occurred at Pleasure Cove marina -- a 140-slip facility at the foot of Oak Road -- about 1 p.m.Coast Guard Petty Officer Joseph Randazzo said the forklift fell about 5 feet onto the cabin cruiser. Two large cranes were being prepared yesterday to transport the forklift and boat out of about 4 feet of water to safer ground.
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