Jim Birch


Age: 50

landscaper and independent contractor with the New York-based company LandTek Group who was among one of more than 2,000 American foreigners reported missing and presumed dead following the 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Haiti that killed approximately 316,000 people and injured over 250,000 others during a series of severe aftershocks, which caused major damages to at least 30,000 commercial buildings and destroyed much of the Caribbean island's infrastructure region becoming one of the most powerful earthquakes to strike the country in 200 years.

Cause of Death: Killed during an earthquake

Born: October 1, 1959

Died: January 12, 2010