UPDATE: The University of Northern Iowa has released the name of a facilities employee, killed this morning in a work place accident. Sixty-one-year-old Kevin Bley died of injuries while working in a tunnel of a steam distribution facility, near the Rialto Dining Center. Bley had been employed at UNI for more than 10 years as a steamfitter.
"UNI is built upon a campus culture of caring, and today our campus has lost a dedicated employee," stated President Mark A. Nook. "Please keep Kevin's family in your thoughts as they move through this difficult time."
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa- A facilities employee at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) has died after a large steam leak on campus today.
UNI Spokesman Aaron Clingingsmith tells WHO Radio News a major steam leak occurred in the Rialto Dining Facility after 8:30 this morning, injuring a nearby employee.
The dining facility had been closed for maintenance and repair from a previous steam leak that happened September 4.
(Photo from KWWL-TV)