UPDATE: “Major Steam Leak,” at Rialto Dining Hall Claims UNI Employee’s Life


A University of Northern Iowa employee has died, due to injuries sustained  during what UNI officials described as a “major steam leak,” a few minutes after 8:30 this(Mon) morning in the Rialto Dining Facility.

Local emergency personnel removed the employee from the steam distribution system tunnel and the employee’s name is being withheld until all family members have been notified.

The Rialto Dining hall has been closed for maintenance and repair from a prior steam leak last Tuesday.

There were no additional workers or anyone else near the leak this(Mon) morning.