working in October of 1986, Kevin became entangled in a rotating shaft.
The results: traumatic
amputation of his right leg and a series of surgeries to maintain function of
his left leg. Many factors
contributed, but inattention and complacency were the primary causes of the
accident that changed Kevin’s life.
In order to
walk again, Kevin endured years of rehabilitation and recovery.
Yet, he succeeded in the start-up and operation of a restaurant
franchise, relearned to down-hill ski and water ski, and learned to build
and fly Ultra-light airplanes. In addition, he has worked in the tool and die trade and
built the home where he resides with his wife and inspiration…Jessica.
attitude has given Kevin several opportunities to encourage other accident
victims. His surgeon still calls on
him to make hospital visits. For
three years, Kevin presented his story to kids at a safety camp sponsored by
Progressive Farming Magazine. More
recently, Safety Smart Magazine featured his views on
inattention and complacency. Kevin
realizes the impact his message conveys, and has committed his time and energy
to sharing his story to industry across the nation.
and matter-of-fact approach drives the point home, safety policy is an asset and
disregarding it can change your life.
Kevin’s goal is to reduce the number of work related
injuries by encouraging workers with his presentation.