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UPDATE: Third-party review coming after deadly UNI steam leak

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UPDATE: The University of Northern Iowa has announced a third-party review will examine the procedures leading up to a deadly steam leak on campus on Monday.

The building had previously been closed for repair from another, initial leak earlier in the month. 

HBK Engineering, LLC has been contacted to perform the review, according to officials with the University. 61-year-old Kevin Bley died from injuries sustained while working on the system on the Cedar Falls campus on Monday morning. 

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Emergency crews responded to a steam leak in a University of Northern Iowa building, which had been closed for maintenance and repair from a prior steam leak earlier this month. 

According to University Relations Aaron Clingingsmith, the leak was reported around 8:39 Monday morning in Rialto Dining Hall. The Steam Distribution System was being brought back online from the previous leak when today's steam leak took place. Kevin J. Bley, 61, died due to his injuries while working on that system. Bley had been with the UNI family for more than 10 years as a steamfitter. 

"UNI is built upon a campus culture of caring, and today our campus has lost a dedicated employee," stated President Mark A. Nook. "Please keep Kevin's family in your thoughts as they move through this difficult time."

The previous steam leak happened on September 4. 

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