Memorials to SMART-TD members who died on the job in 2020

Kenneth “Bubba” Clark


Kenneth “Bubba” Clark, a member of Local 577 (Northlake, Ill.) was killed on April 23, 2020, in an accident while working in Proviso, Ill.

Clark, 53, hired out on Nov. 30, 1998, and joined the union in June 1999. A conductor for Union Pacific, he worked in the Chicago Freight Terminal.

He is survived by his wife, Michelle, and daughter, Katelynn.


Ryan J. Sandy


Ryan Sandy, 37, a member of Local 662 (Richmond, Va.) and a former local chairperson of LCA-201C, was killed in an on-the-job accident at 2:45 a.m., Monday, Oct. 12 in the Acca Yard in Henrico County, Va.

Sandy had been a member of SMART Transportation Division since February 2009 and worked as a conductor for CSX.

Brother Sandy leaves behind his wife and best friend, Kate; and his children, Jayden, Shannon, Kasen, Jasper and Henry.