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Posted inCommunity

City of Berkeley fined nearly $100K after longtime worker ‘fatally crushed’ by garbage truck

Johnny Tolliver, who worked for Berkeley’s Zero Waste division, died after being pinned by a city garbage truck. Photo: Tolliver family Johnny Tolliver, who worked for Berkeley’s Zero Waste division, died after being pinned by a city garbage truck. Photo: Tolliver family A state agency has fined the city of Berkeley nearly $100,000 after a worker was […]

Posted inSchools

Construction company fined $23K after employee death

A Cal/OSHA inspector speaks with members of the Berkeley Police Department and Berkeley Unified School District during a fatality investigation involving a construction worker at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School last August. Photo: Emilie Raguso The San Jose-based construction company that employed a man killed during a work-related accident last August in Berkeley has […]

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Authorities release name of man killed at King School

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 […]

Posted inCrime & Safety, Schools

Livermore man killed on construction site at King School

A Cal/OSHA inspector speaks with members of the Berkeley Police Department and Berkeley Unified School District during a fatality investigation involving a construction worker at King Middle School on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 27, 2013. Photo: Emilie Raguso By Emilie Raguso and Tracey Taylor Update, 5:26 p.m. Brian Bothman, vice president of operations for the Robert A. […]