Monday Landfill Death Ruled Accidental After Man Is Run Over By Bulldozer

first_imgELLERY – The Monday afternoon death of a Westfield man dumping garbage at the Chautauqua County Landfill has been ruled an accident.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says 56-year-old Scott Deming was standing behind a large pile of garbage and debris he had just dumped from his truck around 1:30 p.m. before he was killed.Deputies say a bulldozer at the landfill did not know Deming was standing behind the pile when they started to push it into a derby pit.Investigators say Deming was struck by the bulldozer and later pronounced dead at the scene by emergency personnel. The Sheriff’s Office says Deming worked for an independent commercial business that was using the county’s facilities.Deputies say their investigation continues; however, they are not expected to press charges on the bulldozer driver.The Chautauqua County Emergency Services Office, Sinclairville Fire Department and County Coroner’s Office assisted deputies at the scene. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),RIP. So sad.,So sad. He was a great man. Prayers lifted to his family.last_img read more

Marriage Equality is “nonsense”

first_imgHerald Sun 4 September 2013Former PM John Howard is back on the campaign trail in Adelaide today after yesterday declaring marriage equality is “nonsense”…. Mr Howard said he was against gay marriage and that “the best environment to raise children is in an ordinary, orthodox, heterosexual marriage”.Asked whether he thought there should be a conscience vote, he said that was a matter for the party. “But if you’re asking my view … I think this whole argument that it’s marriage equality is nonsense,” he said.“The present (situation) doesn’t discriminate against people, it just recognises not only a long-standing attitude and custom but also recognises that anything we can do to preserve current notions of marriage are more likely on balance to provide the best environment for raising children.” read more