Cesar Moya-Padilla, 60
Cesar Moya-Padilla was hit and killed by a snowplow while walking across a parking lot outside of the Whole Foods commercial baker where he worked in Medford. Mr. Moya-Padilla came to Chelsea 20 years before his death, after being born and raised in Honduras. He is survived by his beloved wife and seven children.
Michael Willett, 54
Michael Willett of Acushnet was the captain and co-owner of the 85-foot scalloping boat Hear No Evil. He died after falling overboard. His body was located by the Coast Guard 37 miles southeast of Nantucket. According to news reports, Mr. Willett was not wearing a life jacket.
Bruce Wood, 62
Bruce Wood was from Halifax. He was driving a box truck in his capacity as a contract mail hauler with the US Postal Service when he was struck and killed by a flatbed truck that drifted into the southbound lane on Route 58 in Plympton, MA. The driver of the truck also died from injuries occured during the accident. Mr. Wood was distributing bulk mail to local post offices. He was also the Chaplain of the Halifax Fire Department.
Timothy Melcher II, 24
Timothy Melcher was a disaster restoration technician from Barnstable. He was killed in a single-vehicle van accident on Route 25 Eastbound. The van rolled, and another person in the van was seriously injured. The van was owned by Able Restorations, Inc., a Brockton-based company that does disaster restorations.
Joel Reed Jr., 36
Joel Reed, Jr. of New Bedford worked driving a flatbed truck for New Bedford Welding Supply. He was driving on when on Route 58 in Plympton, MA when he drifted into the southbound lane and struck a box truck head on. The driver of the box truck, who was a contract mail hauler, was killed on the scene. Mr. Reed died several days later at Brigham & Women’s hospital.
Brian “Budzy” White of New Haven, CT, was a drum technician for the Alchemystics’ Demsey Zullo. He died when he lost control of the van he was driving and rolled into the median. Demsey Zullo was a passenger and was also killed in the accident. The two had been at a music festival in Kerhonkson, New York, Saturday night, where one of Zullo's side projects was playing. Zullo had written on his Facebook page earlier in the week that after playing the show Saturday night, he would be driving back to Northampton in time to play at the Best Buddies Friendship Walk at Look Park on Sunday morning.
Dempsey Zullo from Easthampton was the drummer for the band the Alchemystics. He died when a van being driven by his drum technician lost control and rolled into the median. The two had been at a music festival in Kerhonkson, New York, Saturday night, where one of Zullo's side projects was playing. Zullo had written on his Facebook page earlier in the week that after playing the show Saturday night, he would be driving back to Northampton in time to play at the Best Buddies Friendship Walk at Look Park on Sunday morning.
Ronald “Moose” Morse III was one of two workers installing a temporary elevator on a Partners Health Care building in Assembly Row when a hoist cab fell away from the building. The workers were on or in the hoist when it collapsed. Moose was killed, a worker with Liberty Construction was injured.
Charles Pace, 65
Charles Pace was from Plymoth. He was killed in a surge pile accident while operating a bulldozer and loading sand onto a conveyor belt at a P.A Landers sand and gravel site. Twelve feet of sand from a 130-150 foot high pile rolled down onto Mr. Pace and his bulldozer, resutling in his death, likely from a combination of trauma and suffocating.
Jose Tobias-Valle, 28
28-year old Jose Tobias-Valle of Everett was struck and killed by a vehicle exiting a washing bay at Sonny’s Car Wash in Malden, where he worked. (Also known as Simoniz Car Wash.) Mr. Tobias-Valle was working on a vehicle outside when he was hit. WCVB reported that the driver of the vehicle that struck and killed Mr. Tobias-Valle accelerated while exiting the washing bay and also hit another car.
Vasilios "Bill" Pappas, 61
Bill Pappas was a 61 year old toll collector from Holden. He was walking across the E-Zpass express lane of the Auburn toll plaza on the MassPike after midnight when he was struck by a car exiting the lane. He later died of his injuries. Mr. Pappas reportedly left his booth to take a break.
Davide Nascimento, 28
Davide Nascimento was from Ludlow. He died after being trapped inside a trench that filled with water from a water main break. Mr. Nascimento was working for a construction company contracted by the town of Longmeadow to work on a town sewer project. The effort to recover his body took several hours.
Kevin Miranda, 48
Kevin Miranda was from Somerset. He died when the aerial lift he was working on tipped over. The lift was positioned on a slope and belonged to NES rentals. Mr. Miranda was working on an inspection of a smokestack behind St. Mary’s School in Taunton for the Fall River Diocese at the time of the accident.
Robert Charpentier Jr., 68
Robert Charpentier Jr. of Brookfield died from injuries suffered in an explosion that happened while he was installing a propane-fueled furnace at a home in New Braintree. Media reports indicate the explosion happened when leaking propane was ignited by the hot water heater pilot light, and that the explosion was large, lifting the house 6 to 12 inches off its foundation. Mr. Charpentier died at the hospital after being found in the home’s swimming pool.
Elivelton Dias, 38
Elivelton Dias was from Salem. He was killed when a coworker stabbed him the back with a 12-inch sushi knife. Dias was working the Saturday dinner shift as a chef at PF Changs at the NorthShore Mall. Jaquan Huston was taken into custody and is being held without bail on first-degree murder charges. News reports indicate Huston thought that Dias, who migrated to the US from Brazil when he was 25, was talking about him in Spanish.
Kenneth Montgmery, 74
Kenneth Montgmery was from Weymouth. He was killed when he was pinned against a dumpster by a van being driven by a coworker. A 72-year old van driver picking up liquor at the distributor was attempting to back the van into a bay when he accidentally lurched forward and struck Mr. Montgomery.
Donald “Spongy” Spongberg was a 52 year old man from Saugus. He was killed when he lost control o f a 2005 tandem tractor trailor. The trailor overturned onto its side on northbound Route 95 near Lexington, MA. The driver was transported to a hospital but later died from his injuries.
Nicholas Dumont, 24
Nicholas Dumont was from Pawtucket, RI. He was killed in a fall at a future Martignetti Companies beverage processing plant site at Taunton’s Miles Standish Industrial Complex. Mr. Dumont was doing steel framing work when he fell from 40 feet off the ground. He died shortly after the fall. He was working for a subcontractor on the Suffolk Construction site at the time of his death.
Victor Gerena, 35
Victor Gerena of New Bedford died working the night shift at Sea Watch International Seafood Co. Police said he was flushing out the machine when he became entangled in a rotary turbine engine. Mr. Gerena, who was a sanitation/maintenance supervisor, was cleaning a shucking machine when his clothes became entangled in a rotating shaft.
Stephen Lathrop Jr., 44
Stephen Lathrop of Boston was a carpenter. He fell to the ground and was killed when a porch he was working on collapsed. He and another man were working on the third level of building when the collapse happened. The other man fell to the deck below and was injured but survived.
Debra Sarno, 54
Debra Sarno of Chelsea was a taxi driver. She was killed when she pulled over on the Zakim Bridge due to a disabled taxi. While waiting for instructions from dispatch, her taxi was struck from behind by a produce tractor-trailor. The driver of the produce truck was treated for minor injuries.
Minh Duc Voong, 55
Mr. Voong of Everett was a fisherman. He died after falling overboard from a 17-foot center console Aquasport. A kayaker reported seeing the vessel in gear and filled with fish but unoccupied. Mr. Voong was later found floating in the water after a searchand rescue effort by the coast guard and state police and firefighters. He was alone on the boat.
Eldon Burrier, 48
Eldon Burrier of West Lynnwood, WA was working as a skydiving instructor when he was killed in a tandem skydiving jump accident. He and his student both died after having problems with their chute. The chute reportedly open but got tangled, and they missed their landing area and crashed into a shed.