49-year old Tom Fosdick of Cedar Rapids passed away Wednesday after succumbing to injuries sustained after falling in a construction accident on the University of Iowa campus on Monday. Iowa’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident to determine if anyone is at fault in the accident and whether or not there should be charges for wrongful death.
Fosdick was working for Swanson Glass at the time of the accident. Swanson was hired by the university and general contractor Miron Construction of Wisconsin to work on the renovations to the exterior of University of Iowa’s Boyd Law Building.
Currently, OSHA has fined Miron Construction $15,293 for 19 safety violations.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Fosdick’s family and friends during this difficult time.
A dangerous trench collapse seriously threatened the health and safety of a plumbing contractor in Des Moines last Thursday. The worker was working in a trench in a new housing development at 909 Northeast Chambers Parkway when it collapsed. When rescue teams reached the worker, they found him underneath nearly a foot of dirt. He was alert and able to speak with rescue workers as they pulled him from the trench.
While the exact cause of the workplace accident is not yet known, an investigation into the cause of the collapse is being conducted by the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health administration.
An Iowa farmer was killed in a farm accident last Tuesday. According to police reports, the accident occurred in Bellevue.
The man apparently was operating a piece of machinery when it fell over and hit him. The man’s body was later found by a co-worker the next day.
If you or anyone you know has lost a loved one in a farm accident, contact the Des Moines workplace accident attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 225-2600.
An eastern Iowa man was killed in a tractor accident last week. According to police reports, the accident occurred near Bellevue.
The man apparently was spreading manure when the machine he was operating overturned and killed him. The man’s body was found by a co-worker.
If you have lost a loved one in a workplace accident, contact the Iowa workplace accident attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 225-2600.