Pass a new labor law for all American's due to David Dupee's death on the Mount Hope Bridge in Bristol Rhode Island on July 23rd 2013  for Stronger laws for work place safety
  • Petitioning President of the United States

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President of the United States
Rhode Island State Senate
Rhode Island State House
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Raul Ruiz
State Rep. V. Manuel Perez
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Pass a new labor law for all American's due to David Dupee's death on the Mount Hope Bridge in Bristol Rhode Island on July 23rd 2013 for Stronger laws for work place safety

    1. David Brown
    2. Petition by

      David Brown

      Palm Springs, CA

This is important to me because

We want to take this tragic incident and turn it in to a positive beginning.  Using a tool called education and public awareness.  For all workers in the United States. 

I had a brother in law that I never had a chance to meet  Only talk to on the phone.  It is one thing to help someone you know and have met like a friend or neighbor, but it is now time to help others so this will not happen to any one else. I need your help so please sign and send to any one you can and please post on face book and or twitter.   Because he died on the job and fell 75 feet to his death while at work. I believe and feel in my heart that All workers should be protected from unsafe working conditions and that all employers should be held accountable for violations of work place safety laws. My late brother in law David W Dupee died while on his job working on  the Mount Hope Bridge in Bristol, Rhode Island on July 23 2013. after falling 75 ft to his death. He had just dropped off his older brother Aaron Dupee at the airport to fly back to Palms Springs Ca. Who he had not seen in over 22 years. And Aaron had to get this call from the Bristol Police Dept to let him know his brother was being sent to a truma center.. The police dept picked up Aaron and, took him to hospital where his brother died. Since then we have learned that the company that David worked for was cited for 4 citations by OSHA. For alleging violations of workplace safety laws. No one should have to die on the Job. Look up Davids story on line under man killed on Mount hope Bridge. And on you tube.. Please help sign my petition to the labor Dept and the President of the United States.

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David Wayne Dupee


<!-- David Wayne Dupee-->David Wayne Dupee August 16 1967 - July 23, 2013 Norwich - David Wayne Dupee, 45 passed unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 while working on the Mount Hope Bridge in Bristol RI. David was born in Norwich on August 16 1967. He attended Norwich Free Academy. He was a member of the Moose club in Bozrah. He was also a member of the SSPC Affiliated with local 1122 painters union in New London. David enjoyed music, fishing, campfires and all outdoor activities. David was a big believer in donations to the local food bank and homeless shelter of Norwich. David is survived by his mother, Beverly Dupee, Sisters Deborah Busch and Patricia Hill, and a brother, Aaron Dupee. Also, he was in a long term relationship with Tamela Wilson. He was also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles as well as countless friends whom he considered as family. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 2:00-3:45 followed by a memorial service from 3:45-4:00. At the Church and Allen Funeral Home 136 Sachem St. Norwich Ct. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Norwich homeless shelter or food bank.

 Ref:   Bristol RI Police Dept

Attn:  To whom it may concern 

    My name is Aaron Dupee and I am writing on behalf of three officers by the name of John Mylek badge number 17   officer   Consalse   and   Lieutenant   Burke. I   was on vacation on July 16th thru July 23rd 2013 spending time with my family whom I had not seen in a very long time and my only little brother whom I had not seen in 22 years. On Tuesday July 23, 2013 my brother David Dupee dropped me off at the airport at 4:45am for my 6:00am flight back home to Palm Springs, California. But, after going through the check point I was informed my flight was canceled so I called my brother at 5:18am to him know I was now departing let on the 10:00am flight. At roughly around 9:10am I received a call on my phone from a private number and, was not going to answer the call but, something told me too answer it. And, thank god I did because it was Lieutenant Burke letting me know my brother had an accident on his job and was being rushed to the Rhode Island hospital to the trauma section. He then asked me if I had a way to get to the hospital and, I said I did not because my brother dropped me off and my family lives in Norwich about 1 hour away. So he asked me to go to the nearest airport police area and he was going to make a call to them and   see about possibly having someone transport me to the hospital which was about a 30 minute drive. I would say within 5 minutes there was a police officer waiting to drive me to the hospital. Now I am writing because I feel   Lieutenant   Burke went above and beyond what he had to do and I consider him a hero for his effort in helping me at a time when I needed it as well his fellow officer’s   Mylek and, Consalse. And if I had been in New York or California I would have not received such help and would have been given a number to a taxi service but, Lieutenant Burke did not do that. I would like the officer’s   to know they are heroes   to me and, the   entire police force of Bristol Rhode Island Police department. This is a day in my life I will never forget I would like their   fellow officers to know what they have done for me and, they should be recognized for their   great deed. Even after I was brought to the hospital   officer   Mylek   phoned   me a few times to ask about my brother which again he did not have to do this. And, unfortunately my Brother David W. Dupee did not survive his fall off the Mount Hope Bridge on July 23, 2013 and, passed away at the age of 45 years old but   because of Lieutenant Burke   I was able to be at the hospital on that day.  And   I can only hope all the   people   involved   can be rewarded   or acknowledged for going above and beyond their call of duty.  And. I will always remember   these fine officers.  I would also think to thank Officer John Mylek for many calls he made to me to check up on me to see how I was doing.  If this was to happen in Ca or Ny  it would have been all over the news. I am asking for your help to please give my thanks to these three men for doing what they did out of the kindness and love and passion of their job. They are true police officer heroes in my eyes I know they did not save a life or take a bullet they from their heart and I just want to say thank you.  So  if  there is anything your office can do anything out of the kindness that you can help see that the three officers are given respect    for their job to let America know that the state of Road Island has three outstanding officers.  They went out of their way to show me a visitor from Palm Springs Ca, kindness for me that means a l lot to me.  Officers that helped me on the day of my brother death.


Aaron D. Dupee Jr.

Palm Springs, Calif.


President of the United States
Rhode Island State Senate
Rhode Island State House
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Raul Ruiz, California-36
State Rep. V. Manuel Perez, California-056
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California
Pass a new labor law called The David Dupee Act
To help keep all workers just not bridge workers safe and to hold all employers accountable for violations of workplace safety laws. and to make employers pay a much higher fine for each violation they are found of that they learn to understand about work safety. Thank you,

David Brown & Aaron Dupee, Jr.

[Your name]

Recent signatures


    1. Senator Jack Reed responce by e mail State of RI. Thank you for your suppor

      David Brown
      Petition Organizer

      Dear Mr. Dupee:

      Thank you for sharing your support for stronger workplace safety laws with me. I would also like to offer my deepest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your brother.

      Like you, I recognize the importance of safety in the workplace. Throughout my tenure in Congress, I have worked to encourage better, more efficient health and safety rules while remaining true to the goal of workplace safety. Since its creation in 1970, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has implemented policies that have cut workplace fatalities by approximately 65 percent and greatly reduced workplace injuries. Improving workplace safety is good for America’s workforce and businesses, and I welcome proposals to achieve this goal.

      Please be assured that I will keep your thoughts in mind as I continue to encourage measures that promote safer workplaces.

      Again, thank you for contacting me, and please do not hesitate to write, call, or visit my website,, in the future for information regarding this or any other matter.


      Jack Reed

      United States Senator
      Please sign our petition at search David Dupee
      Write the president and you local congress man/woman and your state senator. For support of stronger work place safety laws here in the United States. Please look up David Dupee's story on line and on you tube of US worker killed on the Mount Hope Bridge while at work in Bristol RI...We need more supporty for OSHA and more funding for OSHA from the US goverment.
      Thank you for your support ,
      Aaron D. Dupee JR. & David Brown,
      From Palm Springs CA

    2. Congressman's Office thank you for your Help.

      David Brown
      Petition Organizer

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      David and Aaron, have a meeting this month at our Congressman’s office Hon, Raul Ruiz, M.D. In Palm Springs, Ca, With Mr. Greg L. Rodriguez the District Director for the Congressman’s office. After many months of, frustrations and many unanswered questions about David W. Dupee’s death killed on the Mount Hope Bridge 7-23-2013. In our support and fight for stronger work place safety laws. This all came about due to a letter we wrote The President of The United States. And somehow it made its way to the Congressman’s office. Over 6 months ago we went to the congressman’s office and were told they would get with us in a few weeks with some help with some resources. The Congressman’s office has stepped up to the plate to help us and we want to say thank you to his office and staff. Never give up on your goal‘s in life. We would also like to thank for continued support for stronger work place safety laws on behalf of David W. Dupee. To our Senator Dianne Feinstein, OSHA, MR. President, And to Mr. Greg L. Rodriguez the District Director for Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. state of California.

      We will keep you updated. Please send to friends for show of support,
      What if this was your loved one????

      David Brown & Aaron Dupee,
      From Palm Springs, Ca
      arate email to signers of your petition.

    3. HeadlineGreetings, today I received an e mail from the federal government D

      David Brown
      Petition Organizer

      Today I received an e mail from the federal government Dept of OSHA. Who is in support of our action? And our hard work. Rome was not built in a day. We thank you all for your support and ask of you to take more action and please write your Congressman, and United states Senator Dianne Feinstein and Senator Boxer of California. Also, The President of the United States in Ref: to David Dupee killed on the mount hope Bridge in Ri. Attn Labor Dept. We will not give up on this fight for stronger work place safety laws. And for higher fines for companies that have someone die on the job like David W. Dupee. I would like to thank Senator Dianne Feinstein for her help to us in this matter. We are also, working with a news media paper on the east coast about our story. Please send this petition to your friends, post on face book and help us spread our story and fight for stronger work place safety laws.
      With sincere thanks’,
      David Brown & Aaron Dupee Jr.

    4. Reached 25 signatures
    5. Thank you for your support. Let's see how far we can take it.

      David Brown
      Petition Organizer

      21 supporters and growing strong. Please send our petition to friends and family as well as congress. and to the President of the United States. I am working with Senator Dianne Feinstein's, office on this issue to help keep more American workers SAFE on their job. Thank you/ for your support. David and Aaron

    6. Reached 10 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Curly O'Connor SANTA FE, NM
      • about 1 month ago

      I am so sorry for you loss, and it is important for all people in all places to have the utmost protection and safety features in place. I thank you for share your story and having the strength to relocate you grief and turn your loss into something great. I support your every step. Thank you for supporting my journey too!!

    • Desiree Brown PALM SPRINGS, CA
      • 3 months ago

      This is my Dads companions little brother that this petition involves.

    • Robert Ballance CATHEDRAL CITY, CA
      • 8 months ago

      Everyone deserves a safe working environment. OSHA needs to enforce all current regulations & give violators heavy fines and suspensions, so these crimes are not repeated!

    • Richard Watson PALM SPRINGS, CA
      • 9 months ago

      David's brother is one of my very best friends and his death could have been prevented.

    • Charles Tfhomas ROSEDALE, MD
      • 9 months ago

      Far too many injuries and deaths annually due to unsafe work places


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