The company that employed a worker who was killed at the University of Iowa this week was cited for safety violations in 2009. Regulators cited Iowa Bridge and Culvert of Washington for nine violations at a work site near where 52-year-old Kevin Hammons died Monday.
The company paid a $5,400 fine. Hammons, of Washington, was working on a flood recovery and mitigation project near Art Building West, according to the university. Preliminary reports indicate he was working along the shore of a pond south of the building when a beam fell on him.
The death marks the second fatal construction-related accident on the U-I campus since August. Forty-nine-year-old Tom Fosdick of Cedar Rapids died September 1st, 2010. He fell from a ladder while renovating the exterior of the Boyd Law Building on August 30th.
By Phil Roberts, Davenport