Our Condolences

A Message to the Families of Our Fallen Workers.

Tonya Ford

Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss.

Your loss is immense, and there is no other loss that compares to your family's loss.

At a time in which you are remembering, honoring, recognizing, and mourning your loved one, you may be overwhelmed with many questions and concerns.

I too lost someone dear to me in a work incident in 2009 and although I will never compare my loss to yours, please know that I understand the overwhelming emotions and questions you may have. For nearly 15 years I have been honored to connect with parents, spouses, children, and many others affected by a variety of occupational incidents offering them guidance, resources and support in their time of need. Please know that you and your family are not alone during this time.

Below you will find information and resources that I hope you will find helpful. I also invite you to contact me at a time that is convenient for you as I hope to ease some of your concerns by assisting you in finding the answers to the questions you may have in regard to your loss.

Please do not hesitate to reach out, especially during this difficult time, as I am here for you. Again, I want to express my deepest sympathy to you and your family as my heart goes out to you at this difficult time.

Tonya Ford
Family Liaison
(531) 893-3409

Read Biography

Family Resources

Losing a Loved One on the Job

Fallen Workers Brochure

(2023) English (PDF)

Perder a un ser querido en el trabajo

Fallen Workers Brochure

(2023) Español (PDF)

Support Groups

United Support & Memorial For Workplace Fatalities (USMWF): www.usmwf.org

National COSH: www.nationalcosh.org

Kids' Chance of America: www.kidschance.org/for-families

OSHA Establishment Search

Use OSHA's Establishment search to search for OSHA enforcement inspections by the name of the Establishment.

Other Agencies

Wage and Hour: (866) 487-9243 | www.dol.gov/agencies/whd

Office of Whistleblowers: (202) 551-4790 | www.sec.gov/whistleblower

Department of Justice: (202) 514-2000 | www.justice.gov

Facts and Questions

Workers Compensation