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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.
Well said. Prayers to all involved. I just had a Doctor's appointment last week. Several times a year they have me review contact information, along with insurance etc. Phone numbers change.
 

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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.
You may be required to report this death to OSHA within 8 hours.

Heart attack (I assume) is a gray area. So maybe not required if not work related. But if loading a truck moving boxes by use of physical labor was a factor it is possible to be considered work related.

If you are required to report it and don’t you get in big trouble from OSHA.

From Google

Edited - looks like it is required.

All employers must report to OSHA within eight hours of learning of it, any workplace fatality or the hospitalization of three or more employees which occurs within 30 days of a workplace incident. ... Even deaths due to heart attack, which may not appear to be work-related but occurred at the workplace must be reported.
 

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Life is fleeting. You did what you could. Sometimes, no matter what we do, it's our time.
 

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Have had that happen to fairly young co-workers and friends, though not at work. Tough on the survivors, but only better way to go is in your sleep. Always be prepared to meet your maker.
 

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Very sorry you had to go through that and prayers to his family.
 

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happy to hear he was a believer. no one lives forever on this earth, but it's always sad to see someone leave. And yes, he's in a much better place now.

I had a young colleague leave the earth over the weekend, and the situation was much worse. suicide. he separated with his wife recently. covid played a part in his decision. there are many like him who, under the stress of fear/lockdowns/isolation have slipped into depression. these are the unintended consequences of tyranny.

I also talked to a younger guy, 24 years old, after this suicide. he told me that he read that roughly half of kids his age suffer from depression. This is another unintended consequence of tyranny. They feel hopeless. Mountains of student debt, cannot earn enough to move out of the parent's home, cars are expensive, gas is expensive, healthcare is expensive, but salaries have not kept pace to these expenses. to be honest, I was more saddened by his comment than the suicide. This is why millennials embrace socialism. they feel hopeless and that only big gov can save and support them.
 

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Sorry to hear of the situation. Sounds like you did all you could.
God Bless.
 

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How sad. Prayers on the way for his family.
 

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I'm very sorry to hear that Greg. You did well by trying to save his life. Unfortunately, CPR almost never works, so don't blame yourself.
 

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Sad. Glad you did what you could.

Last week I lost a friend to an off-roading accident. On the way to her service I was told that an LT. at my old agency had killed himself after shift. 2 in one week really puts it all in perspective.
 

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Take comfort Greg knowing you did the best you could, and great comfort knowing he was right with the Lord.

No matter if you live to be 100, in comparison to eternity, our lives are all but a vapor, a wisp of smoke.
 

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Sad that o hear about the lose. You did what you could. But he is in a better place


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Damn. You just never know which day will be your last.

How old of a fellow was he? Was he overweight at all? Any issues you knew of?

Sorry you had to go through that and I'm even more sorry for his wife and kids. Dang.
 

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... One of my takeaways was to create an emergency contact list and kept in a conspicuous location around my desk
This.
When I worked for the City, they sent around a form every year that you had to fill out. Not just approve. Start over. Then HR and your particular department’s HR liaison and his deputy had to have access to that list 24/7. Over the decades, it has saved a lot of grief.
 

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Gregory G....You did a good job. I worked a position at a hospital in E. St. Louis Ill. back in the early 80's. We lost 1-2 hospital employees a month to black on Black violence, and drug abuse.
Thats why I don't give a rats Azz about BLM, as they don't give a S&&* about any BLM.
 
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