Kevin Bailey spent most of his life encouraging accident victims and promoting ongoing safety vigilance.
He became entangled in a rotating shaft in 1986, resulting in the amputation of his right leg and a series of surgeries on his left leg. The causes of the accident were primarily inattention and complacency.
Kevin spent years in rehabilitation and recovery but also succeeded in the start-up and operation of a restaurant franchise, relearned to down-hill ski and water ski, and learned to build and fly Ultra-light airplanes. In addition, he has worked in the tool and die trade and built the home where he resides with his wife and inspiration, Jessica.
For three years, Kevin presented his story to kids at a safety camp sponsored by Progressive Farming Magazine. More recently, Safety Smart Magazine featured his views on inattention and complacency. Kevin realizes the impact his message conveys, and has committed his time and energy to sharing his story to industry across the nation.
His direct and matter-of-fact approach drives the point home, safety policy is an asset and disregarding it can change your life. Kevin’s goal is to reduce the number of work related injuries by encouraging workers with his presentation.
“Kevin’s program shouldn’t be limited to industry, Kevin’s message on invincibility will benefit any age, from junior high on.”
Cooper Power Systems
“A topic important to all of us, a topic that is very difficult to engage people in, and you gave it straight from the heart, from personal experience, and in a way that had your audience hanging on every word.”
“You are an inspiration for everyone who hears your story of the importance to be aware of the need to follow safety suggestions so they don’t become one of the statistics.”
Mahoning County Farm Bureau
City of Des Moines IA
Los Alamos National Labs
Associated General Contractors
TXI Chaparral Steel
East Fairfield Coal Co.