USMWF seeks to help families grieving with loss or injury from incidents at the workplace

USMWF seeks to help families grieving with loss or injury from incidents at the workplace

MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) — Families grieving a loss or dealing with an injury that occurred due to an incident at a workplace may be searching for answers or are trying to find a place to start, but one organization hopes to provide those answers.

The United Support and Memorial for Workplace Fatalities organization is a national support group that strives to be a listening ear for grieving families and help them answer questions, including relations with the Gran family, a local family that recently lost their son, Landon, in a grain bin incident.

The group’s executive director says they stay with the family every step of the way through every level of grief, making them a unique organization.

“They could be the go-getter, let’s get it done, let’s make some government changes, and five months from now they could be in a totally different part of their grief and we just follow them and we’re there for them and they could say, I gotta step back a little bit, and a year later they could say, I’m ready to start-up again. That’s where we’re here just to follow the roller coaster of grief,” USMWF Executive Director Tonya Ford explained.

Visit USMWF.org for more information on the group and all they offer.

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