There are many nightmare scenarios when it comes to ways to be killed on the job but this is about as painful as it gets.
A landscaper was working a job in Austin, Texas and got swarmed by thousands of bees and stung to death.
Attacked by Bees
KXAN reports that Franco Galvan Martinez, 53, a landscape lighting technician, was suspended by a harness while working in a tree at a home in West Austin when he must have disturbed a beehive.
Joe Maldonado, pastor, family friend and spokesman for the Martinez family said the Martinez must have kicked the latter he was using away during the panic of the bee swarm and was suspended in the air as the bees attacked. A nearby neighbor heard the screams from Martinez saying he looked to be covered by thousands of bees.
Unable to Help
Two of Martinez's co-worked attempted to help but were also stung by the bees. Maldonado tells KXAN, “For over 10 minutes, all they could do was endure hearing [Galvan Martinez’s] anguish.”
Firefighters were able to use their firehoses to blast the bees away from Martinez and finally reach him. An autopsy will determine the exact cause of death.
Homeowner Knew of the Hive
It's also reported that the homeowner knew of the beehive but it had never been an issue before this incident.
In Case of a Bee Attack
Mike Lopez is a professional beehive remover and he tells KXAN that if you are attacked you should find shelter indoors or in a car. Lopez says bees are attracted to the carbon dioxide from a humans breath meaning your mouth and nose are usually what makes you vulnerable.
Martinez was described as a joyful man, married father of two with grandchildren.
This Temple, Texas DoorDasher Helped an Elderly Woman Get Fresh Start
Shelby Moeller never imagined that an odd request while delivering for Door Dash would lead to a life-changing experience for him as well as an elderly woman who needed more than food.
He described his initial encounter on Facebook, thanking people who offered to help the 78-year-old woman he named 'Jane Doe' to protect her privacy. On March 20th, he was able to share some amazing news on Facebook.
"Many of you probably remember my post last week about door dashing and coming across an elderly woman in deplorable conditions. When I made the post, I was thinking that I just needed to raise awareness that our elderly right here in our community are often alone, forgotten, and in need of help. I never imagined that through my post, God was going to provide a small but mighty army of volunteers that would jump in and save Jane Doe."
Jane Doe had to be moved out of her apartment while biohazard disinfecting was done by Spotless Crime Clean. All furniture, carpet, and most of her possessions had to be thrown away. There was also no edible food, as everything in the kitchen was either expired or infested with insects.
Shelby was able to spend some time with the woman, who he described as his 'new adopted grandma'. He learned about her background, and how she had struggled throughout her entire life, being reduced to having nothing multiple times. She had developed some hoarding behaviors, and he believed that some of that was due to her fear of losing everything again.
Take a look at the before and after photos of the amazing transformation of her home that changed a Central Texas woman's life and helped her start over in a healthy environment.
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