Man dies working construction at UI

49-year old Tom Fosdick of Cedar Rapids passed away Wednesday after falling at a construction site at University of Iowa on Monday.  Fosdick was employed by Swanson Glass, who was sub-contracted to work on a construction project to restore the exterior of the University of Iowa Boyd Law Building.

Iowa’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigated the workplace accident and has already fined the project’s general contractor Miron Construction of Neenah, Wisconsin $15,293 for 19 safety violations. ¬†OSHA has six to eight weeks total to investigate the incident and determine who, if anyone, was at fault for Fosdick’s death.

Construction at the law school resumed on Thursday.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Fosdick’s family and friends during this difficult time.

Worker Dead After Waverly Construction Accident

51-year-old Larry L. Reisner died Saturday morning. According to the WCF Courier, “Reisner was injured Thursday at the site of the new middle school for the Waverly-Shell Rock School District.” He was a construction worker on the job.

Reisner was hit in the head by a brace that supported a concrete wall. After the horrific construction accident, “He was taken to Waverly Health Center and then transferred to the Iowa City hospital,” reports the WCF Courier. He died at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday.

Contractor rescued following trench collapse

A plumbing contractor working in a new housing development in Des Moines was rescued after a trench collapsed on him on Thursday afternoon. The man was an employee of Plumbing Co. and was working at 909 Northeast Chambers Parkway when the trench collapsed on him, burying him in dirt.

Rescue workers were able to pull the man out from under nearly one foot of dirt, and reports say he was conscious during the rescue. The cause of the accident has not been released, but the site is currently being investigated by the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health administration.

Accidents that occur at work can have a lasting effect on your life and livelihood. Contact the Des Moines workplace accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600 to discuss your legal options.


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