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Worker dies after being buried by 11 feet of dirt
Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Thursday, July 29, 2010 | Associated Press

Posted on 07/29/2010 8:24:56 PM PDT by thecodont

(07-29) 16:28 PDT Los Angeles, CA (AP) --

A construction worker has died after being buried under 11 feet of dirt at a Pacific Palisades home.

Los Angeles Assistant Fire Chief Terry Manning says the man was buried in a trench during an excavation shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday morning.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/07/29/state/n143938D50.DTL&tsp=1#ixzz0v8Fv9KJ4

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: calosha; construction; economy; illegalimmigration
There's an illegal alien buried at the bottom of this story.
1 posted on 07/29/2010 8:25:02 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

Dude, you hijacked your own thread.


2 posted on 07/29/2010 8:26:19 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: thecodont

Prayers for his loved ones.


3 posted on 07/29/2010 8:26:48 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: thecodont

Somebody’s going to get sued.


4 posted on 07/29/2010 8:27:03 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: thecodont

guess the contractor won’t have to pay him.


5 posted on 07/29/2010 8:29:21 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: thecodont

I have worked on some sites where you would not believe what they make some illegals do. We had one guy down a hole that was being hand dug in a hill side for a piling that was about 25 feet deep about 3 feet in diameter he was filling up 5 gallon buckets with a small shovel scary


6 posted on 07/29/2010 8:31:01 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: thecodont

Apparently the contractor hasn’t been to Competent Person course lately to learn how to use trench shoring to stop this tragedy!


7 posted on 07/29/2010 8:31:59 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: P-Marlowe

You know, I was thinking in the wake of forcing Arizona NOT to help enforce immigration laws on the books that the Feds have opened themselves up to wrongful death lawsuits from families of citizens killed by illegals via auto accident or murder(s), etc.

Now I see the illegals might be able to take advantage too.


8 posted on 07/29/2010 8:32:51 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: thecodont

If the contractor is a US citizen, prepare to meet Mr. OSHA.

If the contractor is a Mexican illegal, prepare to meet the border crossing.

Where are the pro union guys? They always say they fought for safe work environments but my union (SEIU) wants as many illegals as possible streaming across the border.


9 posted on 07/29/2010 8:38:34 PM PDT by Tailback
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To: Sparky1776

Oh I agree completely. Anyone who loses a loved one in Arizona due to illegals need to sue the feds for not doing their constitutional duties and for preventing Arizona from doing them. I think they’d win.


10 posted on 07/29/2010 8:39:44 PM PDT by McGavin999 (I'm sorry, your race card is overdrawn and no further charges can be accepted)
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To: al baby
I have worked on some sites where you would not believe what they make some illegals do. We had one guy down a hole that was being hand dug in a hill side for a piling that was about 25 feet deep about 3 feet in diameter he was filling up 5 gallon buckets with a small shovel scary

Yes... the greedy contractor weighs his options. Hire Paul the American, screened after many applications through a contract labor agency, who might think manual labor beneath him, who will demand a W-2 form and taxes withheld, 15 minutes of rest every four hours plus one hour for lunch, safe working conditions, and at least the legal minimum wage, OR hire Pedro the illegal, picked up on the street corner or at Home Depot or at the railroad tracks, Pedro who is illiterate in English and illiterate or barely literate in his own language, who will do anything el jefe says, even if it endangers his life and health, and who will work for peanuts, and who can be discarded like a used Kleenex when he's outlived his usefulness--which one does the greedy contractor who wants to cut corners and make a quick buck hire?

Not that hard to figure out.

I was at one work site where construction worker (Hispanic, didn't know his legal status, but he wasn't American born) working on a lathe without eye protection. I started YELLING at him to get eye protection, and he seemed taken aback, and said he would, and then went back to his work as if nothing had happened. I was angry. I wondered who had hired him and who had neglected to take care of this worker's safety on the job.

So, when I read of tragedies like this, I think of the greedy employer who will abuse and discard the illegal aliens who are desperate for the most dangerous and low-paid work, knowing that the workers can't complain if they are abused or injured. Or worse.

Dead migrants tell no tales.

11 posted on 07/29/2010 8:41:16 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: McGavin999

“Anyone who loses a loved one in Arizona due to illegals need to sue the feds for not doing their constitutional duties and for preventing Arizona from doing them. I think they’d win.”

I’m not a lawyer, I’d like to know that since the Feds went out of their way to prevent Arizona from enforcing the law, can Obama or Holder (or both) be sued for wrongful death in future deaths.

If so I think that’s the route to go.


12 posted on 07/29/2010 8:43:20 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: thecodont

Suffocating and being crushed at the same time is one crappy way to go...


13 posted on 07/29/2010 8:47:12 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: al baby

My son was checking on the boss’ son one day, he told him that the ditch was unacceptable and told the laborer not to get in the ditch. The other guy was telling him to get in and get the job done. The guy was standing at the edge trying to figure out who to listen to when the whole ditch collapsed and took him with it.

My son had enough adrenaline that he was able to jump in and throw the guy out and after that he had enough left over and was going to kick the boss’ son’s arse. He found him behind his backhoe puking his guts out so he had mercy.


14 posted on 07/29/2010 9:01:40 PM PDT by tiki
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To: McGavin999

Good idea.


15 posted on 07/29/2010 9:11:39 PM PDT by Bhoy
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To: TomServo
Suffocating and being crushed at the same time is one crappy way to go...

That reminded me of the zoo worker in the Bangkok Zoo who had just given an enema to a huge male elephant. The enema was instantly successful. The Zoo worker died in a crappy way.

16 posted on 07/29/2010 9:20:49 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: thecodont

Yes, those of us who want border control are often portrayed as haters of Mexicans, but there is a protection for you in being here legally. It is not in a Mexican’s interest to be here illegally, at least not usually. You can, obviously, be badly exploited.

Which is what I think a LOT of the pro-illegal crowd wants.


17 posted on 07/29/2010 9:30:37 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: thecodont

Actually if you think about it this would have been more of a story if he lived after being buried by 11 feet of dirt. Hell this is just dog bites man....


18 posted on 07/29/2010 9:36:59 PM PDT by hatfieldmccoy (The Obama beat down of America continues)
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To: Tailback
...my union (SEIU) wants as many illegals as possible streaming across the border.

Couldn't you get a more respectable job down at the bus station men's room?               ( ( Ò ) ) <———— (rimshot)

19 posted on 07/29/2010 9:40:37 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: hatfieldmccoy

The construction company that hires illegal aliens (doesn’t care about following government immigration law) will suffer tragic workplace accidents (doesn’t care about following government workplace safety standards).

http://osha.gov/SLTC/trenchingexcavation/construction.html


20 posted on 07/29/2010 9:58:02 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: television is just wrong

We just solved some of the money shortfall for the state.


21 posted on 07/29/2010 10:43:35 PM PDT by Domangart
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To: thecodont

RIP.


22 posted on 07/29/2010 11:20:04 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: thecodont; All
"I told you to get your dirt out of Boss Keane's ditch, didn't I?"
23 posted on 07/30/2010 12:31:24 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Sparky1776

Not only death, but what about the rapes and child molestations? There could be just a steady stream. It’s not like they were doing everything possible and these things happen, it’s a question of they are not even trying.


24 posted on 07/30/2010 3:21:30 AM PDT by McGavin999 (I'm sorry, your race card is overdrawn and no further charges can be accepted)
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To: ASA Vet

“That reminded me of the zoo worker in the Bangkok Zoo who had just given an enema to a huge male elephant. The enema was instantly successful. The Zoo worker died in a crappy way.”
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Reminds me of the last presidential election somehow, the results seem very similar.


25 posted on 07/30/2010 5:26:32 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: Domangart

yea, guess so


26 posted on 07/30/2010 8:17:03 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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