Drunk contruction worker falls to his...

Drunk contruction worker falls to his death

There are 59 comments on the KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico story from Apr 24, 2008, titled Drunk contruction worker falls to his death. In it, KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico reports that:

Drinking on the job is what investigators say was behind a construction worker plunging to his death in Gallup on Wednesday.

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Albucynic

Cedar Crest, NM

#1 Apr 24, 2008
Did they just report the residents who live under the bridge don't want them working in Gallup any more?? Ha!!Made you look. Who in this state actually lives under a bridge??
Stuck on Stoopid

Florence, AL

#2 Apr 24, 2008
Wow, doesn't get much better than this!
FLABBERGASTED

Levelland, TX

#3 Apr 24, 2008
Guess that company will be going out of business. Good thing. Bet the supervisor was the owner. My sympathy to the family. That's got to be tough.
FLABBERGASTED

Levelland, TX

#4 Apr 24, 2008
I don't think it's just Gallup that doesn't want them working in their town. When will they release the name of the company? Or did I miss it?

Since: Feb 08

Florence, AL

#5 Apr 24, 2008
A couple months ago some people were defending a sub-contractor that was caught on video drinking on a jobsite in downtown Albuquerque.

Will those same people come to the defense of the dead construction worker, his co-workers that were drinking too & the company that allowed the drinking on the job-site?
FLABBERGASTED

Levelland, TX

#6 Apr 24, 2008
Yep, I just missed it. A.S. Horner. Gotta make a note of that. Such a senseless death.
Pepper

Santa Fe, NM

#7 Apr 24, 2008
Pretty sure the drunk supervisor was not the owner. But you can bet the company won't be getting anymore work in Gallup and probably nowhere else after this fiasco.
As for living under the bridge, it actually said "live by the bridge", which is accurate because the interstate runs parallel to the local road that has many houses and businesses.
I'm really sorry for the guy's family. Alcohol destroys yet another family not including the "shift supervisor's" family.
cactus jim

United States

#8 Apr 24, 2008
as a member of a building trades construction union since 1973 i wonder what kind of ratzo outfit he worked for.the bunch should be run off.
Kathleen

Bensalem, PA

#9 Apr 24, 2008
If I heard correctly, the shift supervisor was trying to leave the scene as police arrived. He was arrested for DWI sometime shortly after. The Gov is launching a full investigation into A.S. Horner.

Hey, Oyegi...about that downtown drinking incident.....did YOU ever hear any follow-up regarding the MASSIVE investigation they were going to launch into that contractor? I sure didn't, and can't find anything about it anywhere.
Lobos suck

Huntsville, AL

#10 Apr 24, 2008
Welcome to Loboland. COPS is calling.

Dimwits.
CallousOneToo

United States

#11 Apr 24, 2008
Should we give him his 2009 Darwin Award now or wait for some other potential contenders?
truth1

United States

#12 Apr 24, 2008
FLABBERGASTED wrote:
Guess that company will be going out of business. Good thing. Bet the supervisor was the owner. My sympathy to the family. That's got to be tough.
No not the owner, this is a fairly large company. They are doing the work on Edith.As a member of the construction community I think this a discrace.Where was there safety rep?Our company has drug and Alchohol testing and we watch our employees any signs of abuse and they are gone.There is no way this could happen where I work and should have never happened at AS Horner.
FLABBERGASTED

Levelland, TX

#13 Apr 24, 2008
truth1 wrote:
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No not the owner, this is a fairly large company. They are doing the work on Edith.As a member of the construction community I think this a discrace.Where was there safety rep?Our company has drug and Alchohol testing and we watch our employees any signs of abuse and they are gone.There is no way this could happen where I work and should have never happened at AS Horner.
You are so right--where was the safety rep? It just sickens me that this would occur at a job site. A senseless death. A VERY senseless death. I'm sure they all thought they were having a great time and now they will remember FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES that a man was killed for their stupidity of drinking on the job! I am so sorry for the family having to go through this ordeal because it could have and should have been prevented. Do you think others on the crew will be charged as accessories to a crime?

“Fighting Drunk Driving Issues.”

Since: Dec 07

Wedel, Germany

#14 Apr 24, 2008
My condolences to the family of Benny Dubois.
To Leonard Yazzie, oops. Got caught.
Charlie

Tuscumbia, AL

#15 Apr 24, 2008
I'm sorry, but this is fricken hilarious to me! Welcome to Gallup and the local tradespeople. You couldn't make this type of thing up.

“Down in the Bayou”

Since: Apr 08

Vancleave Mississippi

#16 Apr 24, 2008
by any chance was this guy a high school principle also?..seems to be a pattern...

Since: Feb 08

Florence, AL

#17 Apr 24, 2008
Kathleen wrote:
...Hey, Oyegi...about that downtown drinking incident.....did YOU ever hear any follow-up regarding the MASSIVE investigation they were going to launch into that contractor? I sure didn't, and can't find anything about it anywhere.
Nope, I haven't heard anything either.
FLABBERGASTED

Levelland, TX

#18 Apr 24, 2008
Christian Heller wrote:
My condolences to the family of Benny Dubois.
To Leonard Yazzie, oops. Got caught.
Throw the book at the coward, judge. Who called the authorities? A neighbor? Was anyone sober enough to try and get the guy any help? Probably not cuz they were all drunk. How shallow and self-centered, the drink makes you.
whatever

Albuquerque, NM

#19 Apr 24, 2008
where you there? The whole story hasn't been told. The people drinking after hour is at fault.
KSM

Albuquerque, NM

#20 Apr 24, 2008
truth1, Their work on Edith is not much better. They have hit the water main 3 times, they hit a brand new 300 pair communications cable (twice) that killed phones and internet communications to the whole area. They almost hit the gas main. Hell, the workers being drunk would at least explain some things.

I work right in the middle of the clusterf**k that is that workzone and its just a mess. I really thought AS Horner was a good company, but I must say putting up with them on this project and now the crap in Gallup really makes me question that.

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