University of Northern Iowa releases name of worker killed

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)



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