So, I would like to share my story with you. I would love to hear from any of you with similar experiences.
April 14, 2014...4:20 (no joke) in the afternoon.
I was a journeyman electrician with the IBEW working on a hospital addition. I was tying the last hot of a 277v circuit together. My lock and tag were
on the breaker, ensuring it was not turned on. I had both my elbows on a sprinkler pipe, twisting the wires together. At this point, my body tenses
up, i remember 3 things:
1. I could not let go, i knew something was wrong, but did not know what.
2. I smashed my face into the sprinkler pipe...i chipped all my front teeth, and at least 1 tooth went through my lip.
3. Everything went dark around me. I saw light in the distance, and I heard singing. I remember thinking how calm it was, and that I was going to be
Next thing I know, I am 10' back from were I was working. My ladder was on the ground and I was leaning on a door jam in a sitting position.
When they got me 3 floors down to the ER, the Dr explained to me that my heart had stopped, but when I hit the door jam that hard, it jolted my heart
back to beating.
The toughest part for me was not the pain, lacerations, cracked ribs or burns, but my 6 yo daughter would not look at me bc i was so f'd up...3 weeks
before her birthday.
Sad thing is, the guy who took my lock off, denied it, and is now a foreman for the company.
edit on 6-1-2018 by theatreboy because: I can not spell