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NEVADA'S FALLEN WORKERS

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

 

peopleJeffery Alan Isaac Jr, 31

Jeffery Alan Isaac was killed on the job in April 2007 while working at JE Higgins Lumber Warehouse in Reno, Nevada. He was killed when 1400 lbs of lumber fell on him.

Nevada OSHA investigated the incident and proposed a $11,200.00 penalty for two serious violations. In an informal settlement the Jeffery penalty was reduced to $5,600.00 for one serious violation.

Inspection: 310944822 - Higgins Hardwoods.

This photo was sent in by his mother Carolyn Isaac.

----To see more about Jeffery

~ 4/21/1975 - 4/18/2007 ~

peopleTravis Wayne Koehler, 26

Travis was killed in February 2007 while working for Orleans Hotel Casino/boyd Gaming in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was killed in a confined space from asphyxiation.

NV OSHA investigated the incident and proposed a $185,000.00 penalty for eight serious violations and one other violation. This penalty was not reduced. Inspection: 310429386 - Orleans Hotel And Casino.


This photo was sent in by his mother Debi Koehler-Fergen.----To view full memorial click here and here.

 ~ 10/10/1980 - 2/2/2007 ~

 

peopleRichard (Rick) Luzier, 49  

Richard was killed in February 2007 while working for New Orleans Hotel Casino/Boyd Gaming in Las Vegas, Nevada. He died from affixation in a confined space.

NV OSHA investigated the incident and proposed a $185,000.00 penalty for eight serious violations and one other violation. This penalty was not reduced. Inspection: 310429386 - Orleans Hotel And Casino.

This photo was sent in by his sister Sharon De Wees.

~ 7/21/1958 - 2/2/2007 ~

peopleVicente Enrique Rodriguez, 20

Vicente was killed in 2009 while working for Hollywood Theatre MGM (Rhino Las Vegas, Llc) in Las Vegas, Nevada. He died after falling 36ft from makeshift catwalk.

Nevada-OSHA investigated the incident and proposed a $25,000.00 penalty for seven serious and one other than serious violation. In an informal settlement the penalty was reduced to $4,00.00 for one serious violation and one other than serious violation. This case is closed.

Inspection: 313436990 - Rhino Las Vegas, Llc This photo was sent in by his mother Marychris Rodriguez.

----Vicente was killed in in 36 ft. 8in fall, employer failed to provide the required fall protection, and instead provided unsafe oak planking rather than proper catwalks while working at Hollywood Theatre MGM, NV. ~ 5/15/1989 - 5/20/2009 ~

peopleThomas Turner, 44

Thomas was killed in June 2012 while he was working for VTC/Vegas Tunner Constructors, operated by Impregio Int. in Las Vegas, NV. He died when a pressurized blast of grout, mud and fist-sized rocks struck him.

Inspection: 316003078 - Vegas Tunnel Constructors

This photo was sent in by his sister Vicky Fisher.----Thomas Turner was killed on 6/11/2012 while working in the Lake Mead tunnel (VTC / Vegas tunnel constructors) operated by Impregio int. A segment Thomas was working on exploded because of ground pressure and improper inspection of the segment bolts along with several safety issues that were over looked by the inspectors for the Lake Mead intake tunnel. There had been several complaints by him and fellow work for weeks prior leading up to his death. Our other brother Paul still works in the same tunnel. Right now the union works are still not feeling safe about the tunnel and many safety issues still exist and are not being addressed. Several people have walked off and refused to return, they all say its a matter of time before the ground gives way and more miners are killed.

~ 12/22/1968 - 6/11/2012 ~