From the U.S. Army Aberdeen Proving Ground Public Affairs Office:
An APG Department of Public Works employee was severely injured here April 22 at approximately 9:00 a.m. while cutting grass near the Maryland Route 24 Gate (Hoadley Road) on the Edgewood side of Aberdeen Proving Ground.
Willie Stevenson, 61, was transported by medical helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma where medical personnel were unable to save his life. At the time of his death, Stevenson had been employed at APG for nearly 25 Years. Prior to that, he served in the U.S. Army for approximately 10 years.
“Everyone at Team APG is extremely saddened at the loss of one of our own,” said Col. Gregory McClinton, U.S. Army Garrison commander, Aberdeen Proving Ground. “Willie was part of our Family and will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and we mourn with them during this time.”
The Stevenson family asks for privacy at this time as they mourn the loss of their loved one.
Shortly following the incident, McClinton ordered an immediate safety stand down. Safety stand downs are conducted routinely throughout the year to ensure the safety of all personnel. During safety reviews, personnel review operating procedures and processes and discuss best practices.
The U.S. Army is investigating the cause of the incident. No further information is being released at this time.
Mr. Stevenson served his country both in and out of uniform for a total of nearly 35 years, and sadly lost his life while performing a critical task in support of our Armed Forces. Individuals like him are the unsung heroes who unfortunately don’t always receive the same sort of fame and recognition that others do. After his time in uniform ended, he chose to continue serving, and for that he should be honored. I did not know this gentleman personally, but my thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and co-workers at this difficult time.
Todd Holden says
Todd Holden says
sorry, that was a test…couldn’t get throughout the ‘captcha code’…
question is what the heck happened to Mr. Stevenson?….those rigs are pretty safe to operate…
I was wondering the same thing. What an uniformative article. Sorry to hear of the man’s death, but what happened?