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Sunday, October 01, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: Young Man Succumbs To Mower Accident At Wicomico County Landfill Accident

Mr. J. D. Blodgett unfortunately passed away at 2:00 this morning from being seriously injured by an electrical accident at the Landfill. Mr. Blodgett was in and out of a medical induced coma. He experienced 3rd degree burns over 60% of his body from this accident. 

Our condolences to the Blodgett Family. 

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is horrible. Please refrain from saying anything ugly about the fact that he was an incarcerated individual on work detail. No one deserves something like this. May he Rest In Peace and may we just be kind today.

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Anonymous said...

This is so tragic. I hope safety precautions are now in place to prevent this from happening again. How did the guide wire come in contact with live wires, anyway??
My condolences to his friends and family.

Anonymous said...

RIP. Horrible way to have to go out.

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Anonymous said...

So very sorry for your loss. We prayed and had the best hopes for his recovery from the wounds of this tragic event.

Anonymous said...

I am a Correctional Officer where he was incarcerated at and I didn’t find it funny at all

Anonymous said...

I had no idea it was this serious, from the press releases it sounded like he had mild burns as was going to be OK. I am so sorry for the family to lose a loved one this way.

Anonymous said...

Rest in paradise.to his family sorry for your loss

Anonymous said...

So sad, he was kind and a hard worker. He will be missed. I am so sorry for his families loss.

Anonymous said...

So sad my condolences to the family

Anonymous said...

I worked with him on that detail and got to know James very well...we all make mistakes and bad choices in our lives so the fact that he was incarcerated is irrelevant...he was a he'll of a guy and I consider myself lucky to have known him... rest easy James 😢

lisa said...

Rip James you were my friend/ family.Your not sufferong anymore.Prayets for Jen and all his family and friends See you one day in Heaven my friend. Love and prayers

Anonymous said...

Prayers for his family and friends. Any loss of life is tragic regardless of whether he was incarcerated or not. I pray he is now at peace.

Anonymous said...

Rip James.......

Jeremy said...

Everyone makes mistakes and he was paying his dues for the mistake he made by being incarcerated. James was a GREAT MAN. He did not even have to know you and he would help you. I promise you that if he seen you on the side of the road. He would stop and ask you if you needed help. He would change your tire.
He would buy that homeless person a meal. (I have seen it). I doubt that anyone can say they have a family member that has gotten hemmed up into a situation and not had to pay for their mistake and yet they were still one hell of a decent person. Regardless he was someones son,brother,father,fiance,uncle,father,friend and so on. I have known this man since he was 10 years old. He would do anything for anyone regardless of the situation. He is with his father right now and like I told him this morning. James. I will see you again brother. I love you.

Anonymous said...

We all make mistakes I've never met the man but I send my condolences thoughts & prayers to his family & loved ones

beth phillips said...

Ty all for your kind words. And too the ones who say such vicious things God is watching. My brother may have made mistakes but no one deserves this. A piece of me is missing and forever will be. Love you my brother and bf fly high

beth phillips said...

Rip my brother and bf. You were my hero and great man. Forever will a piece of me be missing. Love you

JoeAlbero said...

Beth, where are you reading any negativity?

Anonymous said...

Great guy Ima miss you bro until we meet again

Anonymous said...

Just want to say sorry for you loss to the family.

Matt haarhoff said...

Rest in paradise james. I grew up with you around and im definitely saddened with your departure. God needed another angel and you went home. Watch over your family they need it more than ever. Rest easy brother.

Anonymous said...

Well said! Sorry for the family's loss. :'(

Anonymous said...

I couldn't help but to notice that according to WBOC's coverage all of the parties are getting lawyered-up. None of parties are making any media comments including the County, Utility, EMS, Sheriff's Department.

Anonymous said...

I would like to know how was it possible for the guide wire to become energized? Was it initially installed to close to the transmission line?

I swear, with all of the previous insurance claims being made against the County's insurer (i.e. landfill thief scandal, detention center hanging incident, and now this) I am surprised the County can find anyone to insure it.

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Anonymous said...
I couldn't help but to notice that according to WBOC's coverage all of the parties are getting lawyered-up. None of parties are making any media comments including the County, Utility, EMS, Sheriff's Department.

October 1, 2017 at 4:35 PM

That man died because of the negligence of the men and women of the Salisbury Fire Department that delayed proper medical care, treatment and transport. Rick Hoppes and Jake Day must resign now.

Anonymous said...

James Blodgett's Death

I don't know if the public realizes this or not, but the Salisbury Fire Department was dispatched to this call.

The major problem with this was the fact that the Salisbury Fire Department did absolutely NOTHING to extract that patient, James Blodgett, from the scene until the Power Company got there.

That is exactly correct, THE Salisbury Fire Department that claims they are so highly trained in everything and deserves to run in the county instead of volunteers, did absolutely nothing to assist this poor man and allowed James Blodgett to suffer. THEY are the ones that caused his death. He was talking to the first responders after the accident so he was alive then and SUFFERING from an ELECTROCUTION.

Not only was there a delay in patient care because of the inaction of the Salisbury Fire Department, but they requested a Medevac from the State Police Helicopter Trooper 4 to transport James Blodgett to Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. The Salisbury Fire Department wanted to bypass the Trauma Center at PRMC. That refusal by the Salisbury Fire Department to transport that patient, James Blodgett, by ground to the PRMC Trauma Center contributed to Mr. James Blodgett's death.

That patient, Mr. James Blodgett, should have been transported to PRMC which is a Trauma Center to be stabilized by physicians, not paid firemen with minimal experience. That patient had burns and a cardiac problem because it was an electrocution. That transport to Johns Hopkins is easily a 35 to 40 minute transport time by air. Not to mention the wasted time the "Air Medics" had to do their 'stabilization' on the ground before lift off. Not to mention the time delay while the helicopter gets approval for lift off. All wasted time while Mr. James Blodgett's heart is dying. Mr. Blodgett needed to go to PRMC to be STABILIZED by Cardiologists.

They were on scene so long that Wicomico Central had to remind them several times.

There is no doubt in my mind that the inaction of the Salisbury Fire Department contributed to James Blodgett's death.

There is no doubt in my mind that the delay in treatment by the Salisbury Fire Department contributed to James Blodgett's death.

When the Hell are you people going to wake up! When the Hell are you people going to stop allowing Rick Hoppes and the Salisbury Fire Department to stop KILLING our friends and family members. Everyone in the Salisbury Fire Department that were on that call should be charged with neglect. James Blodgett was another unnecessary DEATH! Rick Hoppes and Jake Day need to go!