Sanitation worker safety: Group wants penalties passed

By Julie Carr Smyth April 4, 2018 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Kenny Lawson loved being a garbage collector. The Germantown, Ohio, resident enjoyed working outdoors alongside his family, throwing his “solid as a horse” frame into physical labor that made people’s lives better. One customer left a cooler near the curb on hot days filled with cold pop. “We treated them as family, they treated us as family,” Lawson said. It all ended on March 12, 1996, in an explosion of speed. A car hurtled into Lawson, then 26, at 40 mph (64 kph) as he was retrieving a can…
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2 killed in crane accident in Pennsylvania identified

2 killed in crane accident in Pennsylvania identified Philly.com February 4, 2018 SHADY GROVE, Pa. (AP) - Two men killed in an accident at a Pennsylvania crane manufacturer have been identified but few details about the accident have been released. Chris Robison, 49, of Marion, and John Marcoux, 66, of Chambersburg, both died of multiple blunt force trauma, Coroner Jeffrey Conner of Franklin County said Sunday. Another man was flown to a hospital with critical injuries following Friday morning's accident at Manitowoc Cranes in Shady Grove, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) southwest of Harrisburg. Two other men had minor hand…
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