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October 21, 2000
A bridge over the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal in Cecil County remained closed yesterday as police identified a worker who was killed and three others who were injured when scaffolding for a painting project collapsed. Marco Barrientos, 39, of Baltimore was killed when the scaffolding, a set of metal frames designed to support a makeshift canopy, gave way and pinned him to the bridge's metal span, authorities said. Rafael Villarreal, 39, of Baltimore was in serious condition yesterday at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del., police said.
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HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2012
A Maryland man who became the second person in the world to have a synthetic windpipe transplant died Monday, nearly four months after having the rare operation done in Sweden. His mother, Dorne Lyles, said Tuesday that her son died at Franklin Square Hospital. He was 30. The cause of death is unclear. Christopher Lyles, a Department of Defense engineer from Abingdon, turned to the surgery after doctors determined a tumor on his trachea was inoperable and he had late-stage cancer.
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NEWS
October 18, 1995
A Glen Burnie man was in serious but stable condition yesterday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after falling about 30 feet from a scaffold as he was putting siding on new townhouses on Windy Ridge Court in Pasadena, police said yesterday.Young Moo Lee, 53, of the 400 block of E. Pamela Road was working near the roof of a house when he fell shortly before noon Monday.A county housing inspector told police that the scaffolding did not meet safety standards, authorities said.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | December 22, 2011
The last of the scaffolding that enclosed the dome of the State House since summer will come down Friday — leaving Annapolis with an uncluttered view of its most famous landmark just in time for Christmas. For all practical purposes, the $800,000 restoration job is over. "It was just a good job well done and worked out great," said Bart L. Thomas, who oversaw the project for the state Department of General Services. The golden acorn at the very top of the soaring wooden dome has been regilded.
NEWS
By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,Evening Sun Staff tzB | September 6, 1991
In May 1990, scaffolding was erected so workers could replace the roof at the North Avenue headquarters of the city school system. The $1.5 million roof-replacement project ended in January, but the scaffolding remains -- and taxpayers have paid $3,695 a month to rent it.By the end of this month, the city will have paid a total of $33,255 to rent scaffolding that is serving no useful function.Why?During the roof-replacement project, the contractor discovered that additional work was necessary to repair gutters, cornices and balustrades.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 21, 1997
A window washer working at a medical building in Otterbein was critically injured yesterday afternoon when he fell three stories after a cable holding scaffolding snapped, fire officials said.Brian Kelly, 38, was treated by doctors from Deaton Medical Center in the 600 block of S. Charles St. He was transported by ambulance to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was in critical condition yesterday.The full extent of his injuries was not known, but fire officials said he suffered a broken femur and possible back or spinal injuries.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | December 22, 2011
The last of the scaffolding that enclosed the dome of the State House since summer will come down Friday — leaving Annapolis with an uncluttered view of its most famous landmark just in time for Christmas. For all practical purposes, the $800,000 restoration job is over. "It was just a good job well done and worked out great," said Bart L. Thomas, who oversaw the project for the state Department of General Services. The golden acorn at the very top of the soaring wooden dome has been regilded.
NEWS
By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | July 28, 2004
Another round of torrential rain soaked much of Central Maryland last night, flooding roads and causing a scaffolding collapse that forced the closing of the Key Bridge. No one was injured when the scaffolding - set up by a painting crew - fell onto the roadway about 9:30 p.m., Maryland Transportation Authority Police said. But the toll bridge that carries the Baltimore Beltway across the mouth of the Patapsco River was shut down in both directions. No one could say last night when the bridge might reopen, but the painting contractor and bridge engineers were on their way to assess damage.
NEWS
By Jay Apperson and Tim Craig and Jay Apperson and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | October 20, 2000
CHESAPEAKE CITY - One worker was killed and two others were seriously injured yesterday when scaffolding for a bridge-painting project collapsed 180 feet above the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, authorities said. The scaffolding, a set of metal frames designed to support a makeshift canopy, gave way and pinned two of the workers to the C&D Canal bridge about 3:30 p.m. "One section collapsed on top of each other and it just became a mangled mess of steel," said Richard H. Chlan, a spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers, which operates the bridge.
NEWS
By Eric Lekus and Eric Lekus,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | August 31, 1997
WASHINGTON -- It is the most recognizable structure in Washington, a 555-foot high obelisk almost devoid of decoration.The Washington Monument is about to become even more easily distinguished: Beginning sometime this winter, it will become a 555-foot high obelisk surrounded by scaffolding.Winter is when the National Park Service is scheduled to begin a three-year, $5 million repair effort that will be the most comprehensive overhaul of the monument since it opened to the public in 1888.And think of it not as the Washington Monument, but the Washington Monument-sponsored-by-Target, the department store chain.
NEWS
By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2011
It's brilliant and blustery atop the tallest building in Annapolis, a bank of white clouds scudding quickly across the sky. John Greenwalt Lee leans against a temporary railing, gazing down with fondness on the town he calls home. A few blocks to the northeast, the dome of the Naval Academy Chapel looms far above the street. Lee helped renovate it in 1999, rappelling out a window to apply chemicals to the copper to bring out its historic-looking green. A little to the west, the spire of St. Anne's Episcopal Church towers above downtown.
NEWS
By Madison Park and Madison Park,Sun Reporter | June 26, 2008
A man who died after falling from scaffolding Tuesday was working for a company that has a history of helmet and safety violations, according to records. Emilio Ernesto Herrera, 42, of Silver Spring was pronounced dead at a Harford County warehouse after authorities were called to the scene about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. Herrera was working for a masonry company, building a cinder-block wall in an old appliance warehouse on Appliance Drive in Belcamp, said Sgt.
NEWS
By Madison Park | June 25, 2008
A 42-year-old man died after falling from scaffolding at a Harford County warehouse yesterday. Authorities did not release the identity of the man, pending notification of next of kin. The man was working for a masonry company, building a cinder-block wall in an old appliance warehouse on Appliance Drive in Belcamp, said Sgt. Dave Betz, spokesman for Harford County Sheriff's Office. Betz said that about 1:45 p.m., while the man was on top of the scaffolding and moving to a different part of the wall, he fell 16 to 18 feet.
BUSINESS
October 6, 2007
Acquisitions Shore Bancshares Inc., based in Easton, acquired TSGIA Inc. & Subsidiaries of Salisbury, a regional wholesale insurance agency, and marine insurance agency Jack Martin & Associates Inc. of Annapolis. The principals and staff of both acquired firms will be retained. Edward A. Dickerson, chief executive of Salisbury-based TSGIA, will also serve as CEO of a newly formed wholesale insurance subsidiary of Shore Bancshares, which will be managed separately from the company's group of retail insurance subsidiaries.
NEWS
April 22, 2005
Juniors at Spalding, North County highs score perfect on SAT Anne Arundel County is home to not one, but two of the five Maryland students to receive a perfect score on the new SAT. Adam Higuera, a junior at Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn, scored a 2,400 on the college entrance exam when the 16-year-old Annapolis resident took it in March. Linthicum's Nathan L. Giles, a 16-year-old junior at North County High School, also attained the maximum score. Nationwide, 107 students received scores of 2,400 on the test.
NEWS
By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | July 28, 2004
Another round of torrential rain soaked much of Central Maryland last night, flooding roads and causing a scaffolding collapse that forced the closing of the Key Bridge. No one was injured when the scaffolding - set up by a painting crew - fell onto the roadway about 9:30 p.m., Maryland Transportation Authority Police said. But the toll bridge that carries the Baltimore Beltway across the mouth of the Patapsco River was shut down in both directions. No one could say last night when the bridge might reopen, but the painting contractor and bridge engineers were on their way to assess damage.
NEWS
October 16, 1994
FREDERICK -- A 38-year-old construction worker suffered multiple broken bones after falling about 30 feet from scaffolding yesterday in a Spring Ridge housing development, the Frederick County Sheriff's Department reported.Jose Reynaldo Aguilar of Alexandria, Va., was acid-washing brick on Hawkins Ridge Court at about 9:30 a.m. when he fell from the three-story-high scaffolding, investigators said. He was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and underwent surgery. He was listed in serious condition late yesterday.
NEWS
By Madison Park | June 25, 2008
A 42-year-old man died after falling from scaffolding at a Harford County warehouse yesterday. Authorities did not release the identity of the man, pending notification of next of kin. The man was working for a masonry company, building a cinder-block wall in an old appliance warehouse on Appliance Drive in Belcamp, said Sgt. Dave Betz, spokesman for Harford County Sheriff's Office. Betz said that about 1:45 p.m., while the man was on top of the scaffolding and moving to a different part of the wall, he fell 16 to 18 feet.
NEWS
By David Kohn and David Kohn,SUN STAFF | January 26, 2004
A tiny new scaffold that assembles itself inside the body could point the way to regeneration of spinal cords and the ability to grow tissues ranging from bone cartilage to blood vessels, scientists say. "This is a magic material," said one of the scaffold's inventors, Northwestern University chemistry professor Samuel Stupp, who reported the discovery last week in Science magazine. Other researchers were almost as effusive. "This work is excellent. It is very beautiful," said Massachusetts Institute of Technology molecular biologist Shuguang Zhang, who is developing a similar device.
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