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KENTUCKY'S FALLEN WORKERS

These are a few of the men and women that went to work in Kentucky 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.

peopleKeith Douglas Jewell, 44

Keith was killed in August 2019 while working at Kentucky Department of Transportation in Campbellsville, Kentucky.


This photo was sent in by his wife Chasity Jewell.  He left behind 2 children Zachary and Carrington

  ~ 7/27/75-8/23/19~

 

peopleJimmy Lee, 33

Jimmy was killed in May 2006 while working at Kentucky Darby Coal Mine in Harlan County, Kentucky. He was killed in a methane explosion.

MSHA investigated and proposed a $336,000 penalty. The company is delinquent in paying the fine; the mine is abandoned.

This photo was sent in by his widow Melissa Lee (Meadows).

     ~ 5/20/2006 ~

 

peopleJoe Partin, 33 

Joe was killed in March 2017 while working for Green Hill Mining Inc. in Rockholds, Kentucky. He was struck by a rock approximately 4 feet by 5 feet by 30 inches that fell from the bottom section of the highwall.

Kentucky Division of Mine Safety (KDMS) investigated the incident.

This photo was sent in by his wife Becca Partin.

~ 2/25/1984 - 3/30/2017 ~

 

peopleAnthony (Tony) Stevenson, 54

Tony was killed in August 2011 while working for Clay Mohon Mowing in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. He was killed in a bush hog incident.

Kentucky OSH investigated the incident and proposed a $2,800.00 penalty for one serious violation. In an informal settlement the penalty was reduced to $2,400.00 for one serious violation.

Inspection: 315549600 - Clay Mohon Mowing, Llc.

This photo was sent in by his widow Cassie Stevenson.

~ 3/5/1957 - 8/5/2011 ~

 

peopleKevin Douglas Turpin, 39

Kevin was killed on the job in April, 2013 while working for Brandon McIntosh (dba) in Richmond, Kentucky. Kevin died after he was struck by a tree. Brandon Lamb Mcintosh was not licensed or insured.

Kentucky OSH Inspection is still open Inspection: 316916469 - Brandon Lamb Mcintosh Dba Brandon Lamb Mcintosh

This photo was sent in by his mother Brenda Cooke.----My Son, My Life, My Breath Kevin was a gently and loving son. He was dedicated and loyal to those he believed in. If Kevin thought you needed the shirt off his back more than he did, you would have it. Kevin was funny, loved music and animals. He tried to find humor in all the bad things that happened in his life. Kevin had crossed paths with many people some good, some bad, and through his short 39 years he had more pain than anyone that age should endure. But Kevin was strong willed (just like his mom) determined to get up and shake the dust off and go on. Kevin was a hard worker and no matter how big or small the job was he put total pride in each and every step seeing it through to the finish. Kevin was finally at a point in his life that changing was important, he would call me up and say mom, I prayed about this today. I would be so proud and let him know prayer works and to keep praying.

~~ 10/21/1973 - 04/15/2013 ~

 

peopleAndy Schanding, 43

Andy was killed in October 2018 while working for United Parcel Service Inc. in Lexington, Kentucky. He was killed after being sucked into a conveyor system.

Kentucky OSH investigated the incident and proposed a $14,000.00 penalty for two serious violation. This case is still open.

Inspection: 1355454.015 - 60320 - United Parcel Service Inc

This photo was sent in by his wife, Sarah Schanding.

Andy was a dedicated husband and father. He took pride in everything he did. He is greatly missed by those who loved him.

~ 12/11/74-10/23/18 ~

 

peopleJose Andonis Ramos Romero, 39

Jose was killed in September  2019 while working for Roof It Right Llc in Louisville, Kentucky. He died  Mr. Ramos died due a flashing coming into contact with one of the power lines, shocking him and causing him to fall striking his head on a pile of concrete on the ground.

Kentucky OSH investigated the incident. This case is closed.

Inspection: 1431759.015 - 61136 - Roof It Right Llc

This photo was sent in by his son Christian Alexander Ramos Nuñez.

 I am one of his sons I'm the oldest out of five, theres four boys and one baby girl of two years old. My father was a generous man, would love to help anyone who would ask him for help and those in need. His passion was soccer, he loved being in the fields every time he would play he would totally forget about all the bad of the world. We was with my mother for 20 years they got engaged last year when he tragically passed away my mother name is Elsa Nuñez. My father was the love of her life. Ever since he passed away our life hasn't been the same.

~ 7/1/1980 -9/16/2019 ~

 

peopleLarry Kizer, 62

Larry was killed on the job in December 2019 while working at Louisville Jefferson County Metro Government in Louisville, Kentucky. Mr. Kizer was found unresponsive pinned underneath his tow truck.

Kentucky OSHA investigated this incident. This case is currently open.

Inspection: 1453722.015 - 61353 - Louisville Jefferson County Metro Government

This photo was sent in by his youngest daughter, Amy Kizer.

My father truly was my hero. He had a strong spirit and tried to give me my sister and his family the best world possible. He was a great grandfather who spent many weekends with his oldest grandson at Holiday world. He never skipped a beat with his children, family or grandchildren. He loved animals and would feed local stray cats around the tow lot and on the street. He truly is a one of a kind.
Gone so soon with so many unanswered questions. A Tragic death it’s never easy.

~ 7/27/57 - 12/31/2019 ~