Kevin White, a member of MSEA/AFSCME Local 5 was killed in a tragic accident October 23 while performing his job as highway maintenance worker for the Michigan Department of Transportation.

White, a 5-year employee, was picking up trash along I-94 with co-worker James Klein, when he was struck by a tire that had come loose from a passing semi.

“This is such an awful tragedy,” said Don Zavodny, Administrator of MSEA. “Our heart goes out to Brother White’s family, friends and co-workers.” Zavodny went on to say, “Our members go to work every day, putting themselves in dangerous situations like this to provide important services to Michigan’s residents. They deserve our appreciation and our respect.”

White was taken to Spectrum Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph, where he passed away as a result of his injuries.

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