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WASHINGTON'S FALLEN WORKERS

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

 

peopleJin Chen, 22

Jin was killed on the job in January 2009 while working for Microsoft Headquarters in Bellevue, Washington. He was killed when he fell from a roof.

This case is not in the DOSH jurisdiction.

The Washington State OSHA office in Bellevue decided not to conduct an investigation.

This photo was sent in by his Parents Shan Chen and Lichun Lai

----Jin Chen, 22 was killed on the job on 01/26/09 while working at Microsoft Headquarters in Bellevue, WA. He fell from the 28th floor. A force for beauty and inspiration in this world Jin was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. To view full memorial click here.

~ 1/3/1987 – 1/26/2009~

 

peopleBradley B. Pederson, 35

Bradley was killed on the job in June 2010 while at working for Puget Sound Wood Products Inc. in Olympia, Washington.

He was riding on the driver’s side of the truck learning to navigate the corner of the road. When the truck rounded a corner and rolled on its left side crushing him. 

DOSH investigated the incident and proposed a $2,800.00 penalty for two serious violations. In an informal settlement the penalty was not reduced.

Inspection: 314477712 - Puget Sound Wood Products Inc.

This photo was sent in by his mother Tess Pederson.

----Bradley was crushed to death while guiding a rookie driver with his truck down the mountain road where they were hauling from. The truck flipped over on top of Bradley. He laid under that truck for over 8 hours before they could get a crane up there to lift it off him. I cannot imagine the pain and suffering he had to endure.The company had to pay $2, 800.00 in fines with no restrictions or penalties for their neglect that caused this horrible tragedy.
      My 35 yr. old son Brad was killed 2 months ago in an truck rollover accident while on the job. He was hauling wood chips and debris cleanup from a logging project. He was a very wonderful man and loved his family and is so loved and admired and I really want to let others know. Bradley was married and had 2 children. To see more about Brad.

~ 6/1/1975 - 6/22/2010 ~

peopleMichael (Mikey) Rongey, 32

Michael was killed on the job in October 2012 while working for Crown Castle tower in Mount Vernon, Washington. He died falling 80 ft. from a tower.

DOSH investigated the incident and proposed a $450.00 penalty for two serious violations. In an informal settlement the penalty was reduced to $450.00 for one serious violations. Ths case is closed.

Inspection: 316579259 - Ws Consulting & Construction

This photo was sent in by his brother Jon Rongey ----Michael Rongey (Washington State) was killed on the job on January 4th, 2013. He was performing a routine maintenance radio swap for Clearwire on a Crown Castle tower in Mount Vernon, Washington. Mike fell approximately 80 feet while trying to position himself in a location which allowed him to perform his duties in a safe manner. When making his transition around the monopole, the mount he was tied off to had failed and caused him to take a fall. Although his life was cut short he will definitely survive in memory by all of his family and friends.

~ 10/24/1980 - 1/4/2013 ~