St. Louis Philanthropist, Bob Cassilly, Killed In Bulldozer Accident

September 27, 2011
Many St. Louis citizens are mourning the loss of an integral part of the city’s fabric, Bob Cassilly, after he was killed in a bulldozer accident yesterday. According to, Cassilly was known around town for his many philanthropic contributions, but most importantly, as the founder of City Museum.
KSDK 5 News reported that emergency responders received a call of an “industrial accident” at the site of Cassilly’s newest project, Cementland, just after 8:15 Monday morning. Cementland was Cassilly’s latest project at the site of the old Missouri Portland Cement Co., which would be a park featuring statues and landscapes made of cement. Workers told police they found him in the cage of a bulldozer unresponsive. Cassilly had suffered serious trauma and rescuers pronounced him dead on the scene. Authorities say they believe the bulldozer slid down a hill and rolled several times.
St. Louis Police and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are investigating the accident.
Today, friends and family remembered the philanthropist, artist, and friend. Curator of architecture and a close associate of Bob’s for more than 40 years, Bruce Gerrie, said, “ Bob lived a life of excitement…He went out as he was.” The Mayor of St. Louis, Francis Slay, added, “ The city has lost some of its wonder. RIP Bob Cassilly.”
The Missouri Accident Attorneys with Cofman Townsley would like to send their condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Cassilly. He will forever be remembered for his contributions to the city of St. Louis.