Thursday, June 12, 2008

Explosion at Work

Here I am posting twice in one day! Wow!

I just talked to Matt on the phone, and I guess there was a major accident on the job today. I may not have the story exactly right, but he said one of the workers were drilling and somehow drilled into the major power line. Matt said he was on the 9th floor working on a patio when it happened and he saw the explosion reflected in the building across from him. I guess the man that did it is still alive, but Matt said he saw him, and he looked horrible. It sounds like there were a lot of workers who were treated with smoke inhalation. I don't know if Bro. Dennis was actually treated, but Matt said he had smoke inhalation. Matt said that there were a lot of fire trucks and emergency vehicles, and of course News Camera's.

Matt's not home yet. They stopped work of course, but asked the workers to stay. I know this accident will have a definite affect on the job; but I'm not sure exactly what. I'm sure Bro. Dennis could use prayers because as a Superintendent he will probably have to deal with a lot of the stress from it. I'm Thankful that him and Matt are ok. I feel so bad for the guy that got hurt, but I'm glad that it sounds like there weren't more with serious injuries. I'm going to try to see if I can possibly find a link to a News Broadcasting about the accident and then I'll post it.

After Matt got home today he told me that the guy that got hurt was chipping on the concrete; which is actually a loborer's job (which Matt is). The man that was doing the work was a carpenter. The work also legally required the use of a resperator, and Matt says he is the only one on the job who has a resperator; and has the training required to use it. It sounds like for whatever reason they probably wouldn't have (and obviously didn't) asked Matt to do the work; but basically Matt should have been the one that was down there chipping away above the power line. I do still feel very bad for the guy that did get hurt, but I'm thankful that it wasn't my husband.

I also searched online for a News video of the accident. I only found one. I really thought there would be more, but here is the link to it:


Neena said...

Whoa, that sounds scary. I'm thankful that everything was okay, too. I will definitely try to keep Bro. Dennis in my prayers, along with you and Bro. Matt. When I saw the title "Explosion At Work", I couldn't restrain a gasp. But I made myself wait to read your latest post, when I saw that you had written another post before. Once again, I'm thankful that nobody else got hurt. God is so merciful.

Cherrie said...

We are praying for all who were involved. Sounds like a scary experience.

Sis Stubby said...

Thank God. Bro Matt & Bro.Dennis are O.K. I to will say a prayer for the man that was hurt

Jules said...

WOW! This is when prayers for our husbands (at work) come in. I'm so thankful that neither one was hurt. THat is scary!

Sylvia said...

I am thankful that Bro. Matt wasn't hurt. The things that can happen in the blink of an eye. I am so thankful God holds us in his hands.

meNmykids said...

So glad that Matt is okay! Thank the Lord.