Lost an employee today

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  1. Gregory G

    Gregory G

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    Lost one of my employees today.
    Normal morning, he came in around 745 and loaded his truck for the morning delivery.
    He came back to the shop around 10 and reloaded the truck for a few local deliveries.
    Around 1030 I heard some odd noises from the break room and went to check on him. He was slouched over in the chair unresponsive, no pulse.
    Drug him out of the chair and on to the floor and began CPR.
    The Calvary arrived about 5 minutes after the initial 911 call and took over compressions and hooked up the AED.
    He was already gone by the time I got to him.
    Left behind a wife and two teenage boys.
    Take away:
    Have a emergency contact and make sure your colleagues know it. It took us 2 hours to find his wife’s phone number.
    Double check the life insurance info. It looks like he didn’t fill it out fully, might have some issues with that.

    The good:
    He was a believer, so we know where he is now.

    Hell of a day.
     
  2. G-nineteen

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    Thanks for the reminders.

    Be well.
     
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  3. dbak

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    Sad to hear.
     
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    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    Prayers for the family.

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    Prayers sent. RIP
     
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    You did your best for your employee. You took action to save his life. My condolences and prayers for all involved.
     
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    I hope is was quick and painless for him. Best wishes for his family
     
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    Wow, that is an experience. Had a coworker go down from a severe stroke once. He did not die but was pretty much a vegetable.
     
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    Damn I'm sorry you experienced that. How sad for his family.
     
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    Sorry for the loss and prayers for his family...very sad!
     
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    Sorry Gregory, that's a real tough deal for all involved.
     
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    Sorry for your loss and that you had to experience it. It’s never easy.
     
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    Had almost the exact same thing happen to me only I caught it in time and the guy survived. His wife had just started a new job that day so we couldn't find contact information for her until he became responsive at the hospital. One of my takeaways was to create an emergency contact list and kept in a conspicuous location around my desk
     
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    Gregory, you did the best you could for him. You are to be commended for such a gallant effort.

    My high school religion teacher had a banner which read "A man is not prepared to live unless he is also prepared to die." Sounds like your friend was.
     
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    That’s awful Greg. If there will be something set up for the family for us to help let us know. Nothing makes it better for them immediately but maybe some help for the family would ease the loss.
     
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    You did your best. R.I.P.
     
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