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peoplePatrick Andrew Bachtell, 31

Patrick was killed on the job in October 2010 while working for Summerset Construction at Harper Ferry National Park in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. He was electrocuted while pouring concrete.

Federal OSHA investigated the incident and proposed to Sumersett Construction Inc. a $11,880 penalty for three serious and three other than serious violations. In an informal settlement the penalty was reduced to $8,910 for three serious and three other than serious violations. This case is closed.

Federal OSHA proposed to Potomac Construction Industries Inc. after the investigating the incident a $9,800.00 penalty for two serious violations.  In an informal settlement the penalty was reduced to $5,145 for two serious violations. This case is close.

Inspection: 311682900 - Sumersett Construction Inc.
Inspection: 311682108 - Potomac Construction Industries Inc.

This photo was sent in by his mother Teresa Bachtell.

---- Our beloved son, Patrick Andrew Bachtell, died due to negligence on October 22, 2010. He was 31 years old and died 6 weeks before his first child; Wyatt Andrew Patrick Bachtell was born. He left behind a grieving widow, Jessica, his parents, sister and bothers. We will never get over his death and realize that our lives will never be the same again. In ways, our grief is as fresh as the terrible Friday that it happened and in other ways we are learning to cope.

~ 3/21/1979 - 10/22/2010 ~

peopleCraig Bagley, 28

Craig was killed on the job in July 2007 while working for Alaska Mechanical Inc. He was killed when a JLG120HX manlift tipped over.

Craig was contract ironworker and Tyler Kahle, 19 was also killed in this incident.

USMWF was unable to find MSHA report.

This photo was sent in by Michele and Tom Kahle.
 
~ 2/5/1979 - 7/19/2007 ~

peopleDavid Ball, 47

David was killed on the job in January 20, 2014 while working for International Nutrition Plant, Nebraska. He was killed when he was crushed when the building collapsed.

Federal OSHA investigated the incident and proposed a $120,000.00 penalty for seven serious, one willful, one repeat and two other than serious violations. In an informal settlement the penalty was reduced to $78,000.00 for four serious, two repeat and three other than serious violations. This case is still open as of 8/29/2015.

Inspection: 955579.015 - International Nutrition, Inc.

This photo was sent in by his sister, DeAnn Ball.

~ 8/24/1966 - 1/20/14 ~

peopleThomas Bales

Thomas was killed on the job in May 2015 while working for Wanzek Construction Inc. in Elgin, Nebraska. He was killed after the crane he was operating rolled into a field.

Federal OSHA investigated the incident and proposed a $7,000.00 penalty for one serious violation.  This case is closed.

Inspection: 1066319.015 - Wanzek Construction
 
This photo was sent in by his wife.
 
~  May 27, 2015 ~

 

peopleStephan Ballasch, 35

Stephan was killed on the job in February 2005 while working for Viaero Wireless in Sterling, Colorado. He died after he fell 180 feet from a tower.

Federal OSHA investigated the incident and proposed a $115,500.00 penalty for one serious and two willful violations. In an informal settlement the penalty was reduced to $125,000.00 for three serious violations. This case is closed.

Inspection: 307528489 - Ne Colorado Cellular Inc. dba Viaero Wireless.

This photo was sent by his mother Lori Ballasch.

---- Stephan Ballasch (of Yuba City, CA) passed away Stephan Ballasch had been transitioning on an antenna mounting frame when a faulty snap hook on his lanyard failed. OSHA inspected the equipment and identified the safety lanyard as being faulty, stating that "…the employer did not ensure that positioning device systems were inspected prior to each use for wear, damage, and other deterioration, and that defective components were removed from service. Stephan was a loving father, husband, and son, and is terribly missed by his family.

~ 4/6/1969 - 02/25/2005 ~

peoplePaula Bellamy, 38

Paula was killed on the job in March 2011 while working for Ceres Terminals Incorporated at APM Terminals Virginia in Portsmouth, Virginia. Paula was killed when she was struck by a fork truck.

VOSH investigated the incident and proposed a $13,200.00 penalty for two serious violations. In an informal settlement the penalty was reduced to $4,200.00 for one serious violation. This case is closed.

Inspection: 309735447 - Ceres Marine Terminal Inc

This photo was sent in by her daughter Prencess Bellamy.

~1973 - 3/28/2011 ~

peopleJohn E. Bennett, 63

John was killed on the job in March 2014 while working for Midwest Farmers Cooperative’s grain handling facility in Tecumseh, Nebraska. He was was overcome by anhydrous ammonia vapors while transferring the liquid from a semitruck to bulk storage tanks. He later died at the hospital from complications related to the ammonia inhalation. Three other workers were injured.

Federal OSHA investigated the incident and proposed penalties of $62,101.00 for ten serious citations. In an informal settlement the penalty was reduced to $25,200.00 for four serious violation and $12,600.00 for three other than serious violations. This case is still open as of 8/29/2015.

Inspection: 964263.015 - Midwest Farmers Cooperative

This photo was sent in by his daughters Angela Bennett and Kristy Weddington.

~ 12/2/1950 - 3/20/2014 ~

peopleGregory Robert Bish, 26

Gregory was killed on the job in December 2010 while working for West Penn Energy Services in Elderton, Pennsylvania. He died in an explosion on the job.

Federal OSHA investigated the incident and proposed a $6,000.00 penalty for two serious violations. In an informal settlement the penalty was reduced to $5,000.00 for one serious violation. This case is closed.

Inspection: 309735447-Ceres Marine Terminal Inc.

This photo was sent in by his parents Terrance and Kimberly Bish.

----Killed at West Penn Energy Services when thawing a valve on the back of the empty water tanker in the yard of the facility when the explosion occurred causing a manhole cover to come off a residual waste tanker truck, striking Gregory, in Elderton, PA.

~ 9/6/1984 - 12/9/2010 ~

peopleLewis A Bissell, 60

Lewis was killed on the job in July 2012 while working for Superior Beverage Group, Ltd in Solon, Ohio. He was found lifeless on the floor with his forklift nearby in-gear and running.

OSHA investigated the incident and proposed a $3,060.00 penalty for one serious violation. In an informal settlement the penalty was reduced to $1,530.00 for one serious violation. This case is closed.

Inspection: 527278.015 - Superior Beverage Group, Ltd.

This photo was sent in by his widow Sheila.

---- We would have been married 35 years in October. His death was a shock! Lewis lived in Mentor, OH.

~ 10/9/1951 - 7/2/2012 ~

peopleLoren Boller, 23

Loren was killed on the job in August 1977 while working for Fruehauf Trailer Co. in Omaha, Nebraska. He died in a welding incident.

As of January 2013, we have been unable to gain any information on this case.

This photo was sent in by his sister Beth Love.

---He was inside the tank area checking for weld strength. They pumped air into the bulkhead between the two tanks to check for weld leakage. The bulkhead gave way and he was killed instantly. We were told that there was only to have been like 9 psi of air pressure to test, the line feeding it would hold over 300 psi, and the regulator gauge was faulty, they did not know how much pressure there had been.

~ August 1977 - 1954 ~

peopleShawn D. Boone, 33

Shawn was killed on the job in October 2003 while working for Hayes Lemmerz Int. in Huntington, Indiana. He was in an aluminum dust explosion and died the day after the incident.

IOSHA investigated the incident and proposed a $42,000.00 penalty for six serious violations. This case is closed.

Inspection: 306860461 - Hayes Lemmerz Intl.

This photo was sent in by Hope Mock of Lexington, Kentucky.

~6/27/1970 - 10/30/2003 ~

peopleJorg Borowski, 57

Jorg was killed on the job in January 2015 while working for International Paper Company in Ticonderoga, New York. He died after approximately 97% of his body was burned while changing an ash bag.

Federal OSHA investigated the incident and proposed a $211,000 penalty for three serious violations, two willful and one repeat violation. The case is still open 8/23/2015.

Inspection: 1020528.015 - International Paper Company

This photo was sent in by his daughter, Jacky Leslie.

---- He was severely (97% of his body) burned while changing an ash bag that caught fire. It was investigated by OSHA...citations were handed out (end of July). My father was an amazing man. He raised my sister and I alone since I was five and she was four. He was always a hard worker, and would do anything to help anyone. He actually battled and beat lymphoma five years ago, so the fact that he made it through that fight and ended up passing away from an accident like this is angering to say the least. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but most of all his grandchildren. He had actually just bought my oldest son his first fishing pole not long before the accident, unfortunately he will not have the opportunity to be with him when he uses it for the first time. It is so hard to put in words how important my dad was and how special he was. Not a day goes by that I don't think of him and miss him.

~2/10/57 - 1/23/2015 ~

peopleBryan P. Bradley, 40

Bryan was killed on the job in September 2011 while working for Tishman Construction Corp. at Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He died when struck by lightning.

Federal OSHA investigated the incident and proposed a $3,000.00 penalty for one serious violations. The case is closed.
 
Inspection: 315826917 - Network Construction Company, Inc.

This photo was sent in by his widow Carmen Bradley.

----My husband was pouring concrete at the Revel Casino when lightning struck the medal bucket he was handling. He died as a result of that lightning strike. Losing him has left a terrible void in our hearts that can never be filled. We will miss and love him for the rest of our days.

~ 2/4/1971 - 9/15/2011 ~

peopleCody James Bragg, 23

Cody was killed on the job in July 2012 while working for IFH Group (Innovative Fuel Handling Group) in Rock Falls, Illinois. He died when 4500lbs. of steel plates slid off the fork truck and crushed him.

Federal OSHA investigated the incident and proposed a $20,790.00 penalty for three serious violations. In an informal settlement the penalty was reduced to $16,632.00 for three serious violations. The case is  closed.

Inspection: 551358.015 - The IFH Group, Inc.

This photo was sent in by his father Maurey, mother Kristy and brother Wyatt Bragg.

---- Cody is survived by his Dad, Mom and younger brother, Wyatt. Cody loved doing anything with people, especially his friends. Cody's friends were a very important part of his life and he frequently talked about them with his family. Cody enjoyed spending time with his girlfriend(Kelsey) and her family, outdoor activities, recreational events, bowling, tubing on the river, and especially playing darts and participating on a dart league. Cody loved hanging out at his favorite bar with his closest friends. 400 people attended his funeral-he had more friends in his short life than most people have in a lifetime. Cody was a awesome son and there are no words that can describe him as a person, just as there are no words that can describe the loss of a child. To see more about Cody.

~ 01/30/1989 - 07/27/2012 ~

peopleRodney R. Bridgett, 37

Rodney was killed on the job in March 2012 while working for Tyson Foods Inc. in Dakota City, Nebraska. Rodney was performing maintenance work when quick link chain failed and he was crushed by equipment.

Federal OSHA investigated the incident and proposed a $145,6000 penalty for fourteen serious violations, and one other than serious violation. In a closed conference they proposed a $78,150.00 penalty for fifteen  serious violation. This case is still open 9/1/2015.

Inspection: 281167.015 - Tyson Foods Inc.

This photo was sent in by his mother Charmaine Winbolt.

--- Rodney R. Bridgett, 37, of Sioux City passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012 from injuries suffered at work. Rodney graduated from East High School in 1993. He worked at Tyson Foods as a maintenance mechanic. He was married to Jaime Brewer on March 19, 1999 in Elk Point, S.D. Rodney loved doing anything mechanical, from fixing cars or motorcycles to any type of machines. He also enjoyed fishing, camping, skate boarding, playing video games with his kids and swimming. He was a member of union UFCW Local 222. He is survived by his wife, Jaime Bridgett four sons, Duaine, Destin, Reilly and Ramsey; father, Ronald (Ellen) Bridgett of Sioux City; mother, Charmaine (Lonnie) Winbolt of Hubbard, Neb.; three brothers, Andrew, Nicholas and James; and paternal grandparents, Robert (Vivian) Bridgett. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Viola and Harvey Sholl. To see more about Rodney.

~ 12/6/1974 - 3/15/2012 ~

peopleNikolai G. Briggs, 26

Nikolai was killed on the job in March 2014 while working for TnT Oil in Warren, Pennsylvania. He was welding on the top of the tank when the torch he was using caused vapor in the tank to ignite and explode.

Federal OSHA investigated the incident and proposed a $10,200.00 penalty for two serious and one other than serious violations. This case is still open as of 8/29/2015.

Inspection: 963019.015 - Tnt Oil Co.

This photo was sent in by his mother Mary Fox.

---- My son, Nikolai G. Briggs, was killed on March 12, 2014 in a workplace accident. He was employed by TnT Oil in Warren, PA. He was born on April 26, 1987. He was 26 years old at the time of his death. We miss him terribly.

~4/26/1987 - 3/12/2014 ~

peopleStephanie Michelle Brown, 17

Stephanie was killed while on the job in March 2007 while working for Atlantis Strip-Club in Michigan.

This case is not in OSHA's jurisdiction.

This photo was sent in her grandfather Richard A. Sands




~ 7/28/1989 - 3/16/2007 ~

peopleJeff Burnham, 40

Jeff was killed on the job in August 2011 while working for Global Propane Energy in Wichita, Kansas. He was killed after receiving severe burns in an explosion.

As of January 2013 the OSHA inspection has not been posted.

This photo was sent in by his wife Teresia Burnham.`

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       ~ 1971-2012 ~