OREGON'S FALLEN WORKERS
These are a few of the men and women that went to work in Oregon 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.
Nathaniel Matao Acosta (Nate Dog), 24
Nathaniel was killed on the job in April 2020 while working for Aacpl Llc. in Portland, Oregon. He was shot by his co-worker while remodeling or construction.
OSHA investigated the incident and proposed a $500 penalty for one other than serious violation. This case is now closed.
Inspection: 1479572.015 - 317727408 - Aacpl Llc
Nathaniel was my son, he was also a brother, uncle, cousin, and all-around beautiful person. Nathaniel was the type of person if you needed anything or needed him, he was there. He loved his family especially his mother, sister, brother, and niece. He loved playing his guitar, ukulele, and his harmonica. He loved to travel with his guitar on his back he was getting ready to walk the northern trails with friends all the way from Canada to Mexico. His heart was for-sure a Hippie. He loved peace and he tried to make everyone his friend. He would come home from Oregon every week to see his mother, sister, and niece he was our protector. He loved his hot Cheetos his family, his dog Arie and making food out of odd thing that were sometimes amazing to eat. Before he was killed, he was working towards going to college and become an engineer. He would say mom one day I am going to make it big and sit on a beach and just surf all day and you will never have to work as hard as you do. He would always come in my office and say "Mom you need a vacation I would say no I want to make my kids proud of me." He would say, "Mom you are so silly I am proud of you already."Nathaniel was truly an amazing soul in which his family misses him every day.
We love you Nathaniel and your family will continue to fight for justice. You were so special to everyone you touched.- Mom, Dawnetta Garcia
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Daniel Scott Wessel, 45
Daniel was killed on June 2019 while working for Rocky Mountain Construction in Klamath Falls, Oregon. He was fatally injured after being struck by a motor vehicle in a construction zone.
Oregon OSHA investigated the incident and no citations were implemented. This case is closed.
Inspection: 1410793.015 - 317724626 - Rocky Mountain Construction Llc;
-- Dan has 5 children: Melissa, Madison, Jenna, Clayton, and Samuel. He was a very kind and hard working man who loved his family with all his heart. He sacrificed so much to give his family a good life and he will always hold a special place in the hearts of those who knew him.
Dan loved to hunt, fish, camp and rope. But most of all, Dan loved spending his free time with his family and close friends.