Maintenance Worker Killed in Freak Accident – John Ostovic

by admini on March 10, 2017

My father, John Ostovic, died in 2004 as the result of a traumatic brain injury sustained while at work. He was one of the more than 5760 Americans who lost their lives in workplace injuries in 2004. His death was preventable and tragic.

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    radan25 August 7, 2008 at 8:55 am

    great video!

    jdoliveson August 8, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    yea this is a great vid. And the 1 who created it is my mommy i waz the baby in the pics. He waz my papa john. And he ment the world 2 us. Love u mommy!!!

    Sarahostovic August 19, 2008 at 6:35 am

    Love YOU Molly! Don’t ever forget that Papa John loved you more than life itself and you were his best buddy!!! Thank you for being so wonderful and for keeping him your heart. Remember to live life the way did — with love, honesty and kindness. Embrace knowledge and don’t forget what H20 and NaCl stand for (your first chemistry lessons from your Papa John). You are his legacy, and he will always be watching you.

    Sarahostovic October 4, 2008 at 8:11 am

    Thank you, Molly. I love you too and so does your Papa John. He was so very proud of you, his only grandchild!!!

    hondacr60r November 10, 2008 at 3:40 am

    just happened to stumble on this video. sad seemed like a great guy. also a odd thing that happened i paused at 3.19 to read the comments and it match the picture! to top that off theres a wild image 3 faces just struck me coincidence? do check that out if you never notice before.

    Sarahostovic November 25, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    He was a stellar individual – very honest & caring. Very intelligent but didn’t brag. I miss him more with each passing day. Thanks for checking it out. I really didn’t see what you were talking about, though. The wild image? Three faces?

    Readysetowned December 17, 2008 at 4:03 am

    I’m sorry to hear this is sad. I couldn’t imagine my dad dieing although he is on his way there. -.-

    LifeSaver001 March 11, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Please let me know if there is anything we can do to aid you in honoring your fathers memory or to support you. As we know all to well what you are going through as we have be through it as well.

    Mary Vivenzi
    United Support & Memorial for Workplace Fatalities

    Sarahostovic March 12, 2009 at 5:40 am

    Thank You so much for your comment. I really want to raise awareness about work related deaths. Pennsylania ranks is the fourth in the nation for work related deaths, and brain injuries rank the highest. I subscribed to your page and I’ll keep checking back. I am my father’s only child, we were very close and I suffered a nervous breakdown shortly after his death.

    LifeSaver001 March 15, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    I can help you with that if you’d like. I’d also like to add your father to the faces campaign. If that’s okay with you. Since the comment page will not allow me to post links for some reason I will send you a personal comment with all my contact info should you want to contact me for anything. And I do mean anything. Even if you just need to bend someones ear who truly understands what you are going through. As only those who have survived a similar loss can.


    xxdavey08xx July 2, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Sorry for your loss :(

    Sarahostovic July 3, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Thank you for your kindness and sympathy. Your comment was deeply appreciated!

    1996komninos1996 July 11, 2009 at 11:22 am

    was he your dad???? :((((((

    Sarahostovic July 11, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    thank you!

    13ilovethe80s December 9, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    i am so sorry. i cant even think of my daddy dieing. i would probably…be soo depressed. im sorry that your daddy died. :( my pappy died in 2005 but,his doctors mixed two medications that wernt supposed to be mixed and he died the night after he took the new medication his doctor had givien him. i know he didnt die from a work related death. but,i understand what your going through. i loved my papp. he was like no other. a song writer. a brilliant man he was. and i hope that you will be okay.:]

    Sarahostovic January 9, 2010 at 1:32 am

    some days I wonder if I will be okay

    gsteeerr March 16, 2010 at 6:56 am

    God bless you and your family<3 a loss is never easy to cope with! Please stay strong I am sorry for your loss. Your father really seemed to be a very beautiful person inside and out.

    Sarahostovic March 21, 2010 at 3:38 am

    Thank you. That means alot to us!

    papaburr5 June 2, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    I am sorry for your loss, the world’s loss, he was a good man. I hope you will all be reunited someday and be able to love and laugh together again.

    Sarahostovic June 3, 2010 at 12:52 am

    Thank you! Your words mean a lot to me. God Bless you.

    zrxjohn September 23, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    I was thinking about John today(aka Big John) and decided to type his name in and do a web search on him. I had known John for many years and upon going to college in the late 60’s we became best and unseperable friends. I was not there for his wedding and I was not there for his passing-all of which still haunt me to this day. One of the snaps of John when he had long hair brought back many fond memories of our youth together, I miss my best friend Big John..we will meet again
    Little John…

    TheKiwa88 October 3, 2010 at 7:04 am

    very very sad..hopefully you are re-united again in heaven or whatever religeon you beleive in…..god bless.

    elmestizo91 January 6, 2011 at 7:27 am

    I didn’t know John, but from this video, it is clear he was a good man. I hope he is doing well in heaven and looking down upon his family and smiling. death is a scary thought, something that has been scaring me for a while, but we must all face it. I am truly sorry. I feel so sad after watching this. :(

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