Friday, February 15, 2019

USCG Fatality

By Karen Robes Meeks

A member of the US Coast Guard assigned to the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory (WLB-212) died Jan. 31 shortly after an accident at the Coast Guard buoy yard in Homer, Alaska.

A crane accident occurred while Chief Warrant Officer Michael Kozloski, 35, from Mahopac, New York, was working in the buoy yard.

Emergency responders performed CPR on Kozloski before he was taken to South Peninsula Hospital, where he died.

“It’s with great sadness that we announce the passing of a devoted shipmate, husband and father following this tragic accident,” said Rear Adm. Matthew T. Bell Jr., Coast Guard 17th District commander. “Chief Warrant Officer Kozloski faithfully served his country for over 17 years and we are forever grateful for his steadfast devotion to duty and sacrifices.”

The Coast Guard is investigating the accident.