While 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. 

A positive 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.  

His direct 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.