Francisco Silva’s death was one of six worker fatalities in Berkeley over the past 10 years, according to data from Cal/OSHA. Silva was “the type of guy that always offered a hand,” his best friend told Berkeleyside.
A state agency has fined the city of Berkeley nearly $100,000 after a worker was crushed by his garbage truck in the Berkeley Hills in January, according to a recently concluded report obtained by Berkeleyside on Tuesday. Johnny Tolliver Sr., 52, was working as part of a two-person team collecting trash when their truck lost its brakes and […]
[Note: The family of Johnny Tolliver Sr. has released a statement about his death. Scroll to the bottom of this story to read it, along with additional updates.] The city of Berkeley worker who was pinned by a garbage truck in the Berkeley Hills on Monday has died of his injuries. Johnny Tolliver Sr., who […]
The Rialto Cinemas Elmwood has been ordered not to change the movie titles on its marquee until it develops a safe way for employees to switch out the letters. The state’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health, also known as Cal/OSHA, sent a Dec. 29 letter to the theater ordering it to stop changing the […]
The San Jose-based construction company that employed a man killed during a work-related accident last August in Berkeley has been fined more than $20,000 for two related safety violations authorities said led to the man’s death. The state Division of Occupational Safety & Health, OSHA, concluded its five-month investigation into the man’s death Jan. 30, […]
Oscar Marquez (Photo provided by family) The construction worker who died at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Berkeley earlier this week has been identified by authorities as 62-year-old Oscar Marquez of Livermore. Marquez, an employee of Robert A. Bothman Construction, had been laying asphalt for a school track project on Tuesday at 12:35 p.m. when a big […]
By Emilie Raguso and Tracey Taylor Update, 5:26 p.m. Brian Bothman, vice president of operations for the Robert A. Bothman Construction company, described his employee who died Tuesday as “a great guy” who had been with the company for 25 years. “We, all of us, are really saddened by the loss of our friend and a […]