Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A 50-year-old New Jersey man was killed by sugar during an industrial accident in Falls Township on Monday, officials said.
Janio Salinas Valerda was buried alive Monday afternoon after several tons of processed sugar engulfed him inside a hopper at CSC Sugar on Roebling Road at the old U.S. Steel site in Falls Township, officials said. Bucks County Coroner Dr. Joseph Campbell ruled the 50-year-old Edgewater Park, N.J. resident’s cause of death as asphyxiation after a late Tuesday evening autopsy. Investigators said Valerda used a lift to get in the narrow bottom of the large hopper to try to clear a clog when sugar began to pour in. Campbell said the victim tried, yet was unable to escape before being buried in a “bin as big as a room.” Workers at the facility noticed Valerda was missing for nearly an hour and became concerned when they saw the empty lift, the…
Monday, February 25, 2013
A man was killed after an apparent industrial accident in Falls Township.
A man was killed Monday afternoon at the CSC Sugar processing facility on Roebling Road at the old U.S. Steel site in Falls Township. The man, whose name and age has not been released, was missing for an extended period of time before he was found in a large hopper, according to scanner reports. A emergency service source said the victim was found dead and firefighters were working to try to recover the body. Employees of the facility notified 911 of the incident just after 2:30 p.m. and crews were on-scene minutes after. Video shot by television news helicopters over the scene, which is situated in an area closed to the public, showed various fire and police vehicles at the CSC facility.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Local firefighters and EMS responders tell Patch about a rescue during Hurricane Sandy which almost took their lives.
Emergency personnel recount the harrowing rescue of two teenage boys hurt when a tree fell onto them outside a house on Blue Ridge Drive in Bristol Township during Hurricane Sandy. Previous stories: Teens Seriously Hurt When Tree Falls During Storm Father of Teens Hit by Tree Tells Story
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Authorities said a 23-year-old Levittown resident was rescued after falling 75 feet down a cliff.
A young Bucks County woman fell from a cliff at Tyler State Park Monday afternoon and had to be pulled 75 feet up a cliff to be rescued. The woman, a 23-year-old Levittown resident, was climbing up a cliff near the Neshaminy Creek dam when she fell and suffered injuries, according to Northampton Fire Chief Adam Selisker. The woman was about a quarter of the way up the cliff when she fell. It is believed she suffered a broken leg, according to park manager Michael Crowley. Multiple witnesses reported that the woman laid on the ground with a portion of bone protruding from the injured leg. After being dispatched at 3:47 p.m., firefighters used ropes to repel down the cliff and began attempts to get the woman up from the bottom, which is near…