Thursday, April 2, 2009

Danger on the Job.....

Yesterday Jay had a call from a buddy of his from the construction company he used to work for.  They had an accident on the job and his friend the "Mud Stud" got run over by a heavy equipment mover.  The guy who was driving it wasn't at fault, but the guy directing it was.  He basically backed the heavy equipment mover right over the top of a worker.  Thankfully he was trying to move out of the way so it didn't kill him, but unfortunately it rolled over his leg and completely crushed it also tearing the muscle from his leg completely.  He ended up in surgery and we still are not sure if they were able to save his leg.  The guy responsible was sent for a mandatory drug test which he refused and quit his job instead.  Jay knows the guy pretty well and said he chose to quit because he would have never passed the drug test.  Sad thing is "The Mud Stud"  will probably lose his leg, never be able to work again in his profession.  It makes me so angry!  The job is dangerous enough, what is the point!

3 comments:

Chrissy & Jack said...

That is so tragic. My heart goes out to Mud Stud. Hopefully he can get a settlement. It won't bring his leg back or help get him a job, but hopefully it will allow him and his family to not worry about bills while he recovers.

Mom said...

What an awful story. Accidents happen, but I have a feeling that this could have and should have never happened.

Madre Adoptiva said...

Man... how terrible! I agree with Chrissy, he deserves something out of it.