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October 10, 1986 | Gary Jarlson
A construction worker was killed Thursday when a piece of heavy equipment toppled into a ditch where he was working, police said. Jeffrey Palmer, 30, of Long Beach was crushed when an embankment gave way, causing a 15-ton front loader, which is similar to a bulldozer, to fall on him about 9:45 a.m., Police Lt. Bob Lennert said. Palmer, employed by MBR Construction Co. of Long Beach, was part of a crew building a pipeline at Parker-Hannifin Corp.
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March 14, 1997 | THAO HUA
A construction worker's foot was severed under the weight of a 10-ton asphalt roller Thursday when the equipment was struck by an Orange County Transportation Authority minibus, authorities said. A female passenger in the bus also suffered injuries, including a shoulder separation, Costa Mesa Police Lt. John FitzPatrick said. The accident occurred about 5 a.m.
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August 17, 1999 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A quick-thinking construction worker was credited Monday with saving the life of a 10-year-old girl who had sunk to the bottom of a swimming pool in Laguna Niguel. Tirzo Maldonado, 28, a plasterer from Santa Ana, said he was retrieving tools from his van near the pool around 1:30 p.m. when he heard a child screaming. When he looked over, he saw a distressed young boy beside the pool and another child's limp body on the bottom.
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July 22, 1988
A 34-year-old construction worker died in an electrical accident Thursday afternoon while working on the sprinkler system of a new building at the Marine Corps Air Station in El Toro, Marine Corps officials said. The exact cause of death was still being investigated late Thursday. Gunnery Sgt. Peg Cauley said the victim, identified by the coroner's office as Roger M. Gringas, was working alone when the accident occurred shortly after 3 p.m.
NEWS
May 18, 1989 | From Times wire services
A Riverside construction worker was the winner of $21.3 million in California's latest "Lotto 6/49" game, lottery officials said today. But there were thousands of disappointed people who thought they won big or small prizes--when a set of wrong numbers was broadcast by a Los Angeles television station Wednesday night. The construction worker, Layne Landry, is the second-largest prize winner in the history of the Lotto game. There were $25.7 million payouts to a pair of winners when a $51.4-million jackpot was split June 4. Landry, who is married with four children, had purchased his ticket at a Fast-Trip convenience store in Riverside.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1988
A 36-year-old construction worker suffered burns over 35% of his body Thursday after he accidentally dropped a match into a container of flammable liquid, Fire Department officials said. Bruce Wendl of Garden Grove was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank after the incident, which occurred about 7:30 a.m.
NEWS
January 22, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
A construction worker was seriously injured this morning when he fell 30 feet into an empty water tank being built in Palmdale, the Los Angeles County Fire Department reported. Firefighters used a crane that was already at the construction site in the 36000 block of Sierra Highway to hoist Roland Garcia on a stretcher out of the tank, Fire Capt. Ron Conway said. Garcia was flown by helicopter to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia where he was in stable condition, officials said.
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October 26, 1991
A construction worker was left paralyzed Friday after falling 20 feet from a scaffold and suffering a broken back and a fractured skull, fire officials said. Orange County Fire Capt. Dan Young said Scott Voigts, 30, of El Toro suffered a broken vertebra just below the heart, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. A hospital spokeswoman at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center in Mission Viejo declined to comment on Voigts' injuries. He was listed in serious condition.
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May 7, 1998 | ERIKA CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A worker accidentally buried up to his neck in dirt at an Anaheim construction site Wednesday later died at a local hospital, officials said. Jose Guerrero, 28, was working at the industrial building site on North Miller Street when three of his co-workers noticed he had become trapped, authorities said. The men called paramedics and tried to clear away some dirt so that Guerrero could breathe, Anaheim Fire Capt. Tabby Cato said.
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November 30, 1988 | A. DAHLEEN GLANTON, Times Staff Writer
A Laguna Hills construction worker who was arrested Thanksgiving Day on an unrelated robbery charge is a suspect in the shooting death of a Santa Ana attorney whose body was found later that day alongside a dirt road in Riverside County, authorities said Tuesday. Edward Dean Bridges, 36, was being held in the Orange County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail in connection with a Nov. 21 armed robbery at a Huntington Beach residence, according to Sgt.
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