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IOWA'S FALLEN WORKERS

These are a few of the men and women that went to work in Iowa and were fatally injured never going home to their families at the end of their shift. We remember, honor and recognize these men and women for their dedication and hardwork. We would like to sincerely thank the families that shared their loved one's picture and their tragic loss with USMWF.

 

peopleCody James Campbell, 28

Cody was killed on the job in March 2011 while working for Railworks Track System in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was killed when he was struck by a piece of metal and died a week later.

IOSHA investigated the incident and proposed a $3,750 penalty for two serious violations. In and informal settlement the penalty was reduced to $1,875.00 for two serious violations. This inspection is closed.

Inspection: 315460253 - Railworks Track Systems.

This photo was sent in by his parents, Jay and Joanna Campbell.

---- Cody lives in Minnesota and was injured on a job site while working in Iowa for Railworks Track Systems and died from his injuries a week later in Rochester, Minnesota. While a work team was pounding in rail spikes, a piece of metal split off the rail and ricocheted backwards 20 feet and struck Cody in the neck, while he was working on something else. The piece of metal severed a facial artery and lodged in the floor of his mouth. We feel it was a freak accident, but it is our opinion it was the lack of quick response of medical care that caused his death. He got to the emergency room in less than 10 minutes, but they made him sit down and fill out paperwork before seeing him, not realizing the gravity of his injury. So, we feel it is the hospitals worry of whose paying that cost us our son’s life. We did find out that Railworks was issued two Citations from Iowa OSHA for serious violations. One for not furnishing and a place of employment free from recognized hazards that could likely cause death or serious physical harm to employees and the other for hand tools or equipment were not kept in a safe condition.

~ 1/17/1983 - 3/15/2011 ~

 

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Andrew Joshua Dean May, 35

Andrew was killed in June 2019 while working for Lone Star Truck And Tire Inc. in Brooklyn, Iowa. He was fatally injured due to a work incident.

This photo was sent in by his significant other, Therese May.

~ 7/3/83-6/27/19 ~

 

peopleJordan Ross Monen, 17

Jordan was killed in July 2011 while working at (Loren and Jeff Groeneweg) DBA JL Cattle at Inwood, Iowa. He died when the loader lunged forward, crushing Jordan's head against the header of the shed.

IIOSH investigated the incident and proposed a $6,000.00 penalty for three serious violations and one other than serious violation. The fines and penalties were not reduced this case is closed. 

Inspection: 315826115 - JL Cattle.

This photo was sent in parents Cheryl and Roger Monen.

----To see more about Jordan.

~ 9/21/1993 - 7/20/2011 ~

peopleGary Lee Olson, 63

Gary was killed in July 2019 while working at Miller and Sons Golf Cars LLC at Britt, Iowa. He died when the loader lunged forward, crushing Jordan's head against the header of the shed.

IOSHA investigated the incident and proposed a $6,320 penalty for two serious and two other violations. In and informal settlement the penalty was reduced to $4,200 for two serious and two other violations. This inspection is closed.

Inspection: 1420107.015 - Miller And Sons Golf Cars Llc

This photo was sent in by his daughter Candi Patras.

~ 7/31/2019 ~

 

peopleTraci Menard Sheibal, 37

Traci was killed in February 2012 in Council Bluff, Iowa. She was killed from asphyxiation when she was overcome by the vapors from a paint stripper containing methylene chloride while preparing a bathtub to be refinished.

This photo was sent in by her mother Cindy Menard.



~ 12/19/1974 - 2/9/2012 ~

 

peopleJason "Jay" John Steger, 38

Jay was killed in July 2019 while working for Kendrick Forest Products in Edgewood, Iowa. He was fatally injured when he was stuck in the head and neck area by a felled tree.

IOSHA investigated the incident and proposed a $39,780 penalty for five serious violations. In and informal settlement the penalty was reduced to $20,000 for three serious. This inspection is closed.

Inspection: 1416007.015 - Kendrick Forest Products

This photo was sent in by his sister, Kristina Hillers.

Jay is dearly missed by many.  He was a wonderful father, son, brother and uncle. 

~ 3/24/1981-7/16/2019 ~

 

peopleBenjamin Raymond Van Wyk, 19  

Benjamin was killed in August 2019 while working at Wehrle Farms in Lynnville, IA. He died due to a grain auger incident.

IOSHA investigated the incident.


This photo was sent in by his brother Devin Van Wyk.

~ 6/22/2000 - 8/2/2019~

 

 

peopleWilliam "Billy" George Wilson, Jr., 43     

Billy was killed in March 2019 while working for Summit Products, Inc. in Des Moines, Iowa. He was believed to have been behind the interlocked guarding when one of the transfers moved, pinning him between the transfer and stationary material rack fatally injurying him.

IOSHA investigated the incident and proposed $8,781 for two serious and one other than violation. This case is closed.

Inspection: 1382178.015 - Summit Products, Inc.

This photo was sent in by his Mom Marilyn.

---Billy is really missed by his son Aspen, sister, Patti , and brother Brandon. Along with his father and I.  He is also missed by his grandmother’s Jerrie and Sandy . Nephews, Austin, Dacoda. Niece’s Mariah and Brooklynne.also one great nice Mya along with his aunts, and uncles. Plus a big amount of cousins. Billy was an outgoing man. He loved his sports. He loved challenges the best. But most of all He loved playing pool with his teammates. Those pool sticks to him was like gold. He was an out spoken person but loving to others and to those who needed his help. This shouldn’t of never happened to him  to him but it did and now we as a family wait for answers.. 

~ 07/01/1976-03/01/2019 ~