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peopleGlen Steven Rackley, 51

Glenn was killed in November 2011 while working for Danco Construction in Evansville, Indiana. He died after felling six feet from a scissor lift.

IOSHA investigated the incident and proposed a $14,700.00 penalty for six serious violations. In an informal settlement the penalty was reduced to $6,000.00 penalty for four serious violations. Inspection: 315677120 - Danco Construction Inc.

This photo was sent in by his sister Salli Rackley.

~ 7/11/1960 -11/12/2011 ~

peopleBrian Edward Ray, 32

Brian was killed in January 2006 while working at Sony DADC, Laborer Local 204. Brian was killed in a construction incident.

This photo was sent in by his widow Brenda Ray.

Learn more about Brian.

~ 5/30/1973 -1/30/2006 ~

peopleBurton Issac Reimer, 17

Burton was killed while fishing on Lake Winnipeg (Canada).

This photo was sent in by his mother Lynda Kolly.Burton

---- Issac Reimer died while commercial fishing on Lake Winnipeg October 23, 1999. He was 17 years old. I am his mother and a board member with Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support in Canada. Better known as www.threadsoflife.ca

Each worker and family member who has been affected by a workplac3e tragedy is a thread in the quilt of life. Each thread, by itself, cannot stand alone, but when woven together provides strength. Although we are individuals, we are also connected in the fabric of life. Thank you for the wonderful work that you are doing.

~1982 -1999 ~

peopleAlan H. Reinstein, 66

Alan was killed in 2006 from mesothelioma, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization.

This photo was sent in by his widow Linda Reinstein.





    ~ 1939 - 2006~

peopleDirk Remington, 46  

Dirk was killed in December 2009 while working for Demand Communication in Owego, New York. He died in a tower collapse.

IOSHA investigated the incident and proposed a $2,400.00 penalty for one serious violation and one other than serious violation. These were not reduced and never paid.

Inspection: 312372824 - Demand Communications, Inc. one serious one other than serious.

This photo was sent in by his father Dale Remington. ---- They were in the process of replacing guy wires in a maintenance job. The tower collapsed at approximately 2:30 in the afternoon and the outcome of the OSHA investigation has not been completed. Also Sent by Daughter Denny Remington, who states he is my father and best friend.

~ 4/22/1963 - 12/14/2009~

peopleChristopher Ricci, 27

Cody was killed in January 2011 while working for Nine Mile Canyon in Roosevelt, Utah. He died when he was crushed by machinery.

This photo was sent in by his parents Dave and Chris McMullin.

---- January 30, Nine Mile Canyon UT - 32 year old Cody Earl McMillan of Roosevelt, a water truck driver, had been removing water from a pit at a location in the Wells Draw area of Nine Mile Canyon when he climbed onto the pump jack at the well site for some reason, said Duchense County Sheriff's Sgt. John Crowley. McMillan fell into the pump jack and suffered fatal crush injuries, Crowley said. The man's body was discovered by other oil-field workers when they arrived at the site Sunday morning.

~12/19/1978 - 1/30/2011 ~

peopleOscar Rivera, 53

Oscar was killed in August 2013 while working as a subcontractor for Hillpointe Construction Incin in Goleta, California. He died falling through an unprotected skylight while painting outside of MOOG INC.
CalOSHA investigated the incident and proposed a $15,600.00 penalty for two serious and four other than serious violations. This case is still open.

Inspection: 316671064 - Hillpointe Construction Inc.


This photo was sent in by his sister Mary Rivera.

----*IN LOVING MEMORY OF Oscar Rivera* OSCAR RIVERA -July 17, 1960 - August 30, 2013 ~53 years old~ Oscar Rivera was killed on the job on August 30, 2013. He was painting the outside of MOOG INC. in Goleta, ca. He was on the roof when he fell through a skylight. He fell 25 feet down to his death. The contractor that he was working for did not provide Appropriate Guarding and Fall Protection, when working around skylight. He was a Son, a Brother, a Uncle, a Cousin, and a Father. He left to do a job and he said he would be back in 2 weeks. He never return home. I find my self looking for him, then I realize he is no longer here. His death could of been prevented. His death has change me. my brother was not the first or the last. I will be my brother's voice and for other's that was killed on the job. I remember when we were little and played in the yard and went inside to sit and play cards. You'd look at me and smile, your smile stretch a mile. I look at the door and wait for you to appear, then i realize you are no longer here. I tell myself that i should of told you not to go. Who would of known it would of been the last time I would see you. "YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN MY BROTHER" LOVE YOU MY BROTHER! YOUR SISTER MARY RIVERA

~ 7/17/1960 - 8/30/2013 ~

peopleKyle Rhodes, 28

Kyle was killed in May 2011 while working for Fairfield Manufacturing in Lafayette, Indiana. He died after being pinned between a forklift and a semi-truck.

IOSHA investigated the incident and proposed a $25,000.00 penalty for 9 serious violations. In an informal settlement the penalty was reduced to $14,500.00 for three serious violations.

Inspection: 315047316 - Fairfield Manufacturing Inc.

This photo was sent in by his widow Jill Rhodes.

---- 22-year-old Gregory Peterson III, suffered injury in the same work accident.

~ 2/14/1983 - 5/19/2011 ~

peopleZachary “Zach” Aaron Roberts, 25

Zach was killed on the job in July 2013 while working for Monarch Towers, Inc in Bismarck, North Dakota. He died when he fell 250 ft from a cell tower. Namon Smith, 42 fell onto Zach and both perished in the fall. Monarch Towers in Bismarck, North Dakota was subcontracting for Basin Electric Power Cooperative and the tower is owned by Mountrail Williams Electric Cooperative.

Federal OSHA investigated the incident and had a closed conference on 07/09/2013 Inspection: 919441.015 - Monarch Tower, Inc.

This photo was sent in by Linda Mccardle

---- Zach was the baby of 4 kids. He was a father to 3 girls and a son. He was also a husband. Zach has always been a comedian and had a beautiful smile. That smile always was present when working or talking about towers. He has worked in the tower industry for 7 years, a good bit with my husband Matthew, whom Zach considered his father.

~ 6/4/88 - 7/8/13~

people Eric A. Rodman, 30

Eric was killed in January 2014 while working for The Anderson Group in Elkhart, Indiana. He died when wen he fell into grain care being loaded with grain.

MIOSHA is investigating and the case is still open.

This photo was sent in by his mother Sherry Roberts.

---- Eric was killed January 24th when he fell into a rail car while grain was being loaded. Eric was a devoted husband and the father of a 9 year old little girl and 18 month old little boy. Eric served in the United States Army and completed two deployments and was forever a Momma's boy.

~ 2/6/1983 - 1/24/2014 ~

peopleGabriel Rocha, 53 

Gabriel was killed in November 2011 while working for Mittal Steel formally Insland Steel in East Chicago, Indiana. He died when a super heated steam pipe ruptured and burned him.

No information found as of 12/13/2013

This photo was sent in by his Wife, Barbara Rocha.


~ 3/21/1958 - 11/15/2011 ~

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.

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 ~

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. 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 ~

peopleLee Randall Ross, 24

Lee was in May 2012 while working for Long Brothers Oil Company in El Dorado, Arkansas. He died disassembling an old oil tank. The fumes ignited causing and explosion. Mercil "Shane" Chelette, 38 and Coley Gene Lee, 24 were also killed in the explosion.

Federal OSHA investigated the incident and proposed a $4,800.00 penalty for two serious and one other than serious violation. There were no reductions.

Inspection: 449953.015 - Long Brothers Oil Co., Llc

This photo was sent in by his fiancé.

~ 1988 - 5/21/2012 ~

peopleNick Rouskey, 61

Nick was killed on the job in December 2011 while working for Broadcast Services Tower and Antenna in Cape Coral, Florida. He was electrocuted performing maintenance on a when a tower.

Federal OSHA investigated the incident and proposed no fines or penalties. The Case is closed.
Inspection: 316282177 - Broadcast Services Tower & Antenna, Inc.

This photo was sent in by his widow Kathleen Rouskey

~ 3/15/1950 - 12/26/2011 ~