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Going to work shouldn't be a grave mistake!


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USMWF is a support group made up of empathetic families who have been there and understand the emotions and questions you may have regarding the loss of your family member. We know and understand the devastation which takes place in the mind, body and soul and we strive to help you and others from having to go through both the grieving process and investigative process alone.

It is important that you know you are not alone.

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Our Services


Mark Your calendars

March 25-29: OSHA Grain Stand Up Week;

April 28, 2019: Worker's Memorial Day, USMWF's Nebraska Workers' Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil, USMWF's Nebraska's 8th FREE Safety Training Event;

May 6-10: OSHA Fall Stand Down Week;

May 2019: USMWF's Beat the Heat Campaign


Grain Safety

With the support and funding of AgHealth Central States, Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH) and the Public Welfare Foundation, USMWF has been able to gain awareness to work related incidents and created a presentation regarding Grain Safety. This grain presentation highlights agriculture incidents that forever impacted families across the U.S. due to agriculture incidents. We invite you to review and share this educational tool.

Faces Campaign

The "Faces Campaign" was launched January 1, 2009 and is intended to give workplace fatalities a face, gain awareness and educate workers, employees, organizations and our government.

For details on how to add your loved one visit here.

Our Services

USMWF's Worker's Memorial Day Events

 USMWF invites you to join us at this year's Workers' Memorial Day Events.

USMWF's Nebraska Candlelight Vigil

April 28, 2019- 7pm Nebraska State Capitol Building 1445 K St, Lincoln, Nebraska. A day to come together and honor the men and women that have been injured or killed in a preventable work related incident.

USMWF Family Dinner (Invite Only)

April 28, 2019-4pm Location: TBD. A complimentary dinner providing an opportunity for affected families to come together as a community to support one another in their loss.

USMWF's Nebraska's 8th Annual FREE Safety Training

April 29, 2019 7:30am-4:00pm Location: TBD. A full day of educating the pubic on important safety issues and concerns to prevent workplace incidents. This even is free and open to the public.

The Workers' Memorial Day Across the US

The Workers' Memorial Day Across the US Please check back to find an WMD event near you.


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Families In The News

"Nebraska Firm and Its Owners Hit With Criminal Charges in Blast That Killed 2 Workers" - By Stuart Silverstein on August 24, 2018

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"Woman killed in accident at Ventra, Pipe fell and hit woman in workplace accident" - Cadillac News By Karen Hopper Usher August 2, 2018

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Families find few answers to “why?” - Equipment World By Marcia Gruver Doyle June 25, 2018

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“They weren’t trained properly” - Equipment World By Marcia Gruver Doyle June 25, 2018

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USMWF is always looking for Volunteers to help us gain awareness about workplace fatalities and injuries and offer support to family members across the United States. We have a wide range of activities such as speaking, writing letters, helping with events, hosting events and much more. We already have some Wonderful Volunteers. 

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Lost Workers Highlighted

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Patrick Bachtell, 31

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Cody Bragg, 23

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Jeff Burnham, 40

What People Say

  • As young children in preschool or even as a toddler we learn consequences. If a teacher does not do their best to keep the students in their class safe and learning parents and even state officials step in and change policies. Why is it as adults in a workplace our employers not made to keep their workers safe. They can be as simple as protective equipment or extensive training on regulations.
    – Nicole Holmes Boone
  • I lost my brother simply because fixing a dangerous boiler was in CVR's 5 year plan. Yet that boiler had been in operation since 1959. We lost a great man because they didn't want to spend the money to fix it. There should be no acceptable risk in the workplace. Russell Mann 1967-2012.
    – Genevia Mann-Haley
  • When I lost my son, Zach in 2013 I was contacted by Mr. Wally and told about USMWF. The people are wonderful and understand what you are going through. Through them I have talked to and stay in touch with other families and they help and I hope I help as well. Thank you all!
    – Linda Clanton McCardle
  • Still have problems with the reality. After this happened I knew from experience where the investigation was going and the "penalties" as well. I am grateful for the work USMWF does and how Tammy and crew have provided support. DCS
    – Donald Coit Smith
  • Special thank to Tammy for all the times you took to listen to me. Want to share with Brittany will be graduating from college on Thursday. One of many milestones in life - bittersweet moment that her dad is not her to see but happy that life goes on. Those taken too soon will always be remembered forever more with their footprints left on our hearts.
    – Sharon Nichols
  • I can never say enough about how wonderful this organization is and how much I admire Tammy and her staff for this deeply meaningful service. On behalf of the National Association of Safety Professionals and its thousands of members I salute the USMWF.
    – Tom Hardin, President NASP
  • If nothing else USMWF opened my eyes. Of course I knew people died on the job. What I didn't know until my husband Doug died and I joined the ranks is how many. I honestly had no idea. To also have someone who shared my outrage that the news of Doug's accident was somehow kept out of the papers and off the news. Shared in my frustration at how the employer can reduce the fines imposed by OSHA. And understood my anger about the number of times employers are permitted to appeal. It's nice to have someone who listens and understands. It still breaks my heart how the size of this group grows daily and the continued lack of regard for safety companies continue to have.
    – Tina Tout
  • USMWF has helped me get through a tough time. I lost my son's father/ex husband, and USMWF showed me that I wasn't alone. I love how every year they light up the page during Christmas to keep loved ones, lost in a work accident that could've been prevented, alive! I've also met some great people!
    – Michelle Dunn

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