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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

missed camera opportunity

Earlier today, on my way to the dentist, I passed a new-houses construction site where I saw a fire truck, a fire rescue car, two ambulance rescue vehicles and two ambulances. All at once at the one spot. 

I really wished I'd had my camera with me to record it, but after hearing the news just now, perhaps it's better I didn't.

A young apprentice carpenter is now fighting for his life in hospital after a house frame somehow fell on him. 
There are ongoing inquiries as to how such a thing could happen. 

I hope the young man pulls through.
And I really, really hope, the why and how of this accident is discovered, so it doesn't happen again somewhere else.

14 comments:

  1. Of course if you had a smart phone.....

    It could be thought to be in bad taste to film such things, but if you witness something and are not in a position to help and/or others are, then I don't see the harm.

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  2. Andrew; I didn't witness anything, just saw six emergency vehicles all grouped together in a side street by a construction site. A smart phone would have been handy...

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  3. I am praying for complete healing for the young man.

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    1. Terra Hangen; I don't know who he is, but I feel awful just thinking about how his family must feel right now.

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  4. I too hope he recovers. We had such an accident outside the house years ago; a street rolling machine rolled over in the ditch on top of the driver. I supplied a blanket because he was "so cold." The next day the crew would not tell me how he was and eventually I decided the worse.
    Years, literally, went by, and a young man, his wife, his six year old daughter were grouped on my drive way. I went to see if I could help; it was the fellow, much crippled, but alive and happy. They came to see "where it happened." I burst into tears, of course, and hugs were exchanged around. He introduced me as the angel with the green blanket.
    So, I hope for the best for your young carpenter, too.

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    1. Joanne; I hope he recovers with no permanent lasting injuries. I want him to be able to return to work, whole and happy.

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    1. fishducky; we're all hoping the same and I'm thinking of his family too.

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    1. The Cranky; thank you. there may be more on the news service tonight, I'm hoping they'll say he is off the critical list and recovering.

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  7. And mine. A young man was killed on a work site here last week. I hope lessons can be learnt and no more lives are lost and families shattered.
    Love Joanne's story.

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    1. Elephant's Child; I feel terrible when people are killed at work sites. All those years of workplace safety training, and things like this still happen. I loved Joanne's story too.

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  8. I to hope he recovers completely.
    Merle........

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  9. Positive thoughts with that young worker. Hope the safety people find the cause and rectify the work process so this type of accident doesn't recur.

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