Knife River Help Employees Cope

Knife River 2NEAR WOLF CREEK, Ore. — A grief counselor has been called in to help employees of Knife River cope with the loss of a co-worker after a fatal traffic accident on Wednesday.

The regional president says 60-year-old Kathleen Wilson’s co-workers called her “Kasey” for short. He says the counselor stopped by the Medford work-site and planned to stop by the Roseburg office on Thursday.

“Majority of our employees have. We’re going to make them available. A lot of people’s grief hit them at different times and how they cope with it so, we’ve made all of our employees aware that anytime they need to talk to someone we’ll have someone there to talk to them,” said Knife River Regional President Brian Gray

Kasey died Wednesday afternoon near mile-post 76. Oregon State Police Troopers say a semi-truck hit her work truck with a trailer attached to it. That trailer swung around and hit Kasey who was on the opposite side of the guard-rail. She was breaking down a sign.

Knife River has also contacted Kasey’s five children and offered their support.