Friday, March 27, 2015

Husband, father dies in work accident

Shyann Malone, WTSP

A tragic work accident leaves a father of 8 dead. According to Hillsborough County FL Sheriff's Office he was operating a forklift, moving a steel beam that collided with a pile of beams nearby knocking the forklift back crushing Ricardo's body.

Crews worked to remove the beam off of the forklift but it was too late. The victims Family broke down as they arrived on the accident scene. The 51-year-old leaves behind 8 children, 17 grandchildren and one grandchild on the way.

The family questions whether this accident could have been prevented. "He told me, ya know, he used to have problems on his fork lift though, but um, I guess they fixed it," said his wife.

10 News reached out to OSHA to see if any other accidents have been reported at Infra-Metals. There has been 1 violation at this location involving a construction standard with a worker likely not wearing a vest. That fine was paid. OSHA will investigate this work related death.

Bio Clean Services provides workplace accident cleanup services in the Philadelphia, PA and surrounding areas. Every workplace or industrial accident scene requires specialized cleaning protocols by trained technicians familiar with blood, biohazard and other trauma scene cleanups.

 Due to the increased potential for health compromises of other employees or the general public who may come in contact with a workplace accident scene, Bio Clean Services provides businesses with OSHA certified cleanup services.

If workplace accident scenes are not properly cleaned, the business or property owner may be liable for any dangerous health compromises that would arise from contact with an improperly cleaned trauma scene.

If you are a business owner or commercial property owner that leases to businesses it is imperative that you have a certified biohazard cleanup company in place in the event that you experience an accident or death in the workplace. Contact us for more information on how our team can help keep you safe and restore workplace accident scenes to a safe environment quickly.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

'Hoarders' host in Kalamazoo


"Hoarders" -- it's a popular television show, but experts say the act of hoarding is growing, especially in the Midwest.

The host of the show "Hoarders" is in Kalamazoo this week training people to deal with these situations. On the show we see stories of people with more than 2,000 rats living in their homes or every room filled to the ceiling with garbage. It can seem extreme, but many people are living with their own hoarding situations.

Matt Paxton is the host of the show. He travels the country teaching both cleaning professionals and mental health leaders about the disorder and how to help people. This week he's in Kalamazoo Michigan. He tells us hoarding is more prevalent in this area because people tend to live in their homes longer and inherit family homes. 15 million people in the U.S. are affected by hoarding, which is now a classified disorder with the American Psychiatric Association.

Paxton tells us hoarding usually begins after a traumatic life event.

Bio Clean Services provides hoarding cleanup services in Kalamazoo, MI and surrounding areas. We are experts in biohazazd cleanup caused by hoarding, gross filth and other unsanitary conditions.

Hoarding is a huge problem in many cities throughout the country and almost every hoarding cleanup job requires trained individuals to clean up and restore these areas to a safe, habitable condition.

Bio Clean Services is certified in biohazard cleanup and removal. We maintain all of the necessary permits to properly dispose of the biohazard materials and are able to help homeowners return their properties to a safe condition fast. We never suggest that untrained individuals or family members attempt to clean a hoarding scene. These scenes contain so many unknown hazards that without experienced professional help from companies like Bio Clean Services, you are exposing yourself to dangerous, if not life threatening disease or other health compromising biohazards.

 If you or someone you know is experiencing a hoarding situation contact us and get help immediately. We have trained technicians available to access your needs and begin cleanup.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Criminal sentenced to 39 months in prison on gun charge

A man referred to in a news release as "one of Akron's most dangerous individuals" by Police Chief James Nice was sentenced Wednesday to 39 months in federal prison.

Joe Fletcher III, 27, was indicted on state charges in February 2014 with having a weapon while under disability and menacing.

Then, at Nice's request, U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach's office took over the case and a federal grand jury issued an indictment accusing Fletcher of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Fletcher, who has previous felony convictions for cocaine trafficking, weapons possession and tampering with evidence, pleaded guilty in November. U.S. District Judge Christopher Boyko in Cleveland handed down the sentence.

Nice also says in the news release that "our city is safer today because of this federal conviction."

Bio Clean Services provides crime and biohazard cleaning in Cleveland, OH and surrounding cities. 

These types of articles are seen every day in our local news. So much so that most readers have become desensitized to these crimes. Most people do not realize there are dangers associated with crime scene cleanup. Many of these scenes contain potentially harmful pathogens found in blood and other types of bodily fluids that may be left at a crime scene.

If an area were contaminated with biohazard pathogens, investigators or emergency medical personnel can potentially spread these pathogens to other areas by walking in blood, leaving behind medical waste while transporting victims for medical attention.

If you are associated with a crime involving blood or other types of crime biohazards in Cleveland, only hire a professional biohazard cleanup company like Bio Clean Services to do the job. Our trained, professional staff is certified in the cleanup and disposal of biohazard materials and we practice only safe cleanup practices to ensure your property is safe and free from all harmful biohazards.  When you experience a crime call us immediately to protect yourself and others.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Suspect in Minaj roadie's stabbing now charged with murder

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Pierce Boykin, 31, has been charged with murder in the death of De'Von "Day-Day" Pickett. (Photo courtesy of Philadelphia police)

After weeks of investigation, murder charges have been filed in the stabbing death of one of Nicki Minaj's road managers at an East Germantown bar.
Pierce Boykin, 31, of Sedgwick Street near Thouron Avenue in East Mount Airy, has been charged with murder in the death of De'Von "Day-Day" Pickett, Homicide Unit Captain James Clark said.

Boykin was arrested Feb. 23 and charged with attempted murder and related offenses in an attack on Pickett and another man outside the Che Bar and Grill, on Stenton Avenue near Johnson Street.

Bio Clean Services provides death scene cleanup services in Philadelphia, PA and surrounding cities.  These types of headlines are seen on a daily basis in our country’s larger metropolitan areas.  Most crime related deaths leave behind gruesome aftermath and it becomes the responsibility of the victim’s family or loved ones to deal with.

Police investigators and other medical professionals do not clean death scenes. Any time you are responsible for cleaning a death scene you need to know that there are always biohazards present. Depending on the current health status, which in most cases is not known, determined the extent of danger associated with biohazards.  Bio Clean Services provides professional death scene cleanup services to ensure that you and others associated with the death scene remain safe from any biohazards that can potentially compromise your health. Using industrial strength chemicals and following a strict OSHA cleanup protocol, our professional services will ensure safety and lessen the emotion turmoil of the victims family and loved ones.

Blood and other biohazard cleanup services related to death scenes is one of the most traumatizing tasks that untrained individuals are faced with. In addition to suffering the emotional loss, the visions of having to clean death scenes can cause severe emotional trauma in some people. We never suggest that you attempt to clean a death scene. Trust the professionals at Bio Clean Services to assist you with the cleanup. We are also insurance specialists and can offer assistance in filing the proper documents or following specific protocols to aide with payment of our services. Contact us immediately to learn more.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Workplace Accident Biohazard Cleanup Lansing, MI

Bio Clean Services provides biohazard remediation and disposal from workplace and industrial accidents in Lansing, MI and surrounding cities.  When most people think of biohazard cleanup they think of chemical spills or other toxins that are environmentally related.  Biohazards in the workplace can come from all sorts of incidents especially when there is a presence of blood, tissue and bodily fluids that affect an accident area.

Cleaning biohazards in the workplace is an especially sensitive issue as most workplaces involve many people confined to a specific area and the chances of biohazard contamination are increased because of this. Anytime an industrial accident has a presence of blood or other potentially dangerous biohazards it becomes crucial to hire a professional biohazard cleanup company like Bio Clean Services. OSHA requires that strict protocol be followed when cleaning or disposing of biohazard in the workplace. Blood biohazard cleanup is one of the strictest protocols we must follow when a trauma occurs.

Many workplace accidents occur because of misuse of equipment or negligence of the victim in some form.  When these accidents occur, Bio Clean Services technicians are able to dispatch emergency cleanup technicians to discreetly remove and dispose of all traces of blood or other biohazards found at the accident scene.  Emergency personnel will frequently leave biohazard materials at a trauma scene, especially when the accidents are life threatening and immediate medical transport is necessary.

Business owners or managers are left with the responsibility of cleaning up the accident scene and protection of other employees or individuals who may come in contact with the biohazard area. When trauma or accident scenes contain blood the potential for bio contamination is significantly increased. Blood, in various forms, can become a huge potential in the compromising of someone’s health if they are exposed, ingest or have contact by other means.  The responsibility of the safety and protection of other employees, clients and individuals is the responsibility of the business owner and should not be taken lightly. 

Even if your company has established biohazard cleanup protocols, it is always best to employ a certified biohazard cleanup company to perform the cleaning. Not only will it eliminate your liability, it helps ensure that the job is done properly and that all areas affected by the trauma will be biohazard free and a safe environment for your staff and clients.  Contact our staff immediately if you experience an industrial accident.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Suicide Cleanup Lansing, MI

Suicide is often the proverbial “elephant in the room” that everyone would rather ignore than talk about. There are over one million suicides worldwide each year, each leaving behind at least 6 and often 10 or more survivors to deal with the aftermath. Bio Clean Services provides death and suicide scene cleanup in Lansing, MI and surrounding areas.

About 45,000 suicides occur in the United States alone making that about one every 13 minutes. Statistics show that suicide will claim more lives than people who die from HIV or by homicides. Bio Clean Services provides certified biohazard cleanup for death and suicide to assist survivors. After a suicide it’s the survivors of the victim that are responsible for the cleanup of the scene. Suicide scenes can cause extreme emotional distress on the survivors and present a wide array of biohazards that, if not properly cleaned up, can cause major health compromises and futuristic problems with odors, bugs and other unpleasant experiences causing the emotional turmoil to continue.

Suicide scene cleanup requires special protocols, equipment and industrial chemicals that are not available to ordinary consumers. Many of these cleanup protocols require special certifications which are necessary in our assuring clients that the scene will be returned to a safe, habitable state. Our team of dedicated professionals work discreetly with the survivors to help manage the traumatic experience, protect their health and safety and restore the scene as quickly as possible.

If you or someone you know face having to deal with the aftermath of a loved one’s suicide, please contact out staff immediately for professional suicide cleanup services.  Emergency personnel and investigators typically leave the cleanup details to the survivors. They do not clean suicide scenes and in certain cases also do not suggest professional death and biohazard cleanup companies.  Make certain you only hire a company that is certified in biohazard cleanup and removal to assist you with cleaning a suicide scene.