Tragic Workplace Accident Claims Life of Robert Irwin

By | July 20, 2023



A tragic incident occurred in Omaha, Nebraska, as a stone slab fell on top of a man, resulting in his death. The victim, Robert Irwin, 60, was identified as the victim in what authorities are calling a workplace accident. This incident has left his family devastated, with his daughter, Jennifer Hussman, now wearing a silver cross that her father had on when he passed away. She finds comfort in wearing it because it belonged to her dad, who was not only her father but also her best friend.

Hussman describes her father as a hardworking man who dedicated his entire life to providing for his children. He worked at UGM Surfaces for almost two years and was there on that fateful day. Hussman received a voicemail stating that her father had been injured, and she knew it wasn’t good given the nature of his work. Despite being taken to the hospital, Irwin ultimately succumbed to his injuries.

The devastating aspect of this tragedy is not only the loss of a loving father and friend but also the circumstances surrounding his death. Hussman laments the fact that she will never see her father again, and her children will never know their grandpa. She also fears that any future children her brother may have will never have the chance to meet their grandfather.

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a preliminary investigation revealed that Irwin was struck by a falling piece of marble while it was being loaded into a truck. OSHA has promised to continue investigating the incident to determine the cause and prevent such accidents in the future.

This heartbreaking incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of workplace safety and the need for proper precautions to prevent tragic accidents. Irwin’s family is left grieving, and their lives will forever be impacted by this devastating loss..