Unfortunately, we must report another fatal accident that occurred yesterday afternoon, taking the life of one of the many linemen who travel to our jurisdiction to work.
Journeyman Lineman John Ostroski from IBEW Local Union 222 in Florida was killed in a vehicle accident. Preliminary reports indicate that the transmission right-of-way road he was driving on collapsed out from under his pickup truck, causing it to roll into a ravine. Brother Ostroski, age 49 at the time of his death, was working for Source Power as an inspector, performing facility inspection work on PG&E property in the Morgan Hill area.
“Our entire IBEW family is devastated at the loss of yet another traveling lineman in our jurisdiction,” said IBEW 1245 Business Manager Bob Dean. “Please hold Brother Ostroski’s wife and family, as well as his union siblings at Local 222, in your thoughts as they go through this difficult time.”
The investigation into this accident is underway, and we will share more when information becomes available.
UPDATE 6.21: A GoFundMe has been set up to support Brother Ostroski’s family. Please give what you can at https://www.gofundme.com/f/john-ostroski-memorial-fund.