Bronson Ganka was a maintenance worker for Apartments Downtown Inc., a private company that builds apartments in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa City is a college town where the University of Iowa is located. Ganka was 40 at the time.
While he was drilling holes into a building he was working on, he fell off a ladder and hit the ground 12 feet below.
Ganka suffered head injuries and died several days later. He was survived by his wife, a minor child and two adult children.