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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by swagler85, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    No, not true. There is ALWAYS someone (or several someones) at fault, just not always easy (or possible) to figure out who.

    Edit:

    Just wanted to ad, I mean no disrespect to anyone or the sitatution by saying the above. Just have been involved in crash or accident investigations and there is always a "cause and effect" that led to what happened. Could be that the company that built the crane used the wrong metals for the hook, too much weight lifted on it at some point and it was weak, etc, etc, etc.

    No matter how much ORM training and common sense is used parts fail and crap happens.

    I certainly hope everything works out.

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  2. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    That's true, in a case like this it was a combination of everyone involved. If any one person there had done one thing just a little different there may have been a different outcome. But "what ifs" don't help what happened. Just need to learn from what happened and not allow something like that to happen again.
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    I don't care how carefull you are, and how much you try to be safe. It is still possible to have an accident. That is why they are called accidents. Hope your friend heals well Swag. Thankfully we have good hospitals and medicine.
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    Swag,

    Any update on your uncle? Assume it was the same guy you and your 20 man crew were splitting the wood for recently and thought I read in that thread that it was your uncle that you were doing it for.

    Hope everything is going as well as possible for him and kudos to everybody involved in getting those 5 cords split. Good to see a horrible story turning out to be a positive one.

    I've been following this thread since it started and have been paying attention to the medical updates too. Just didn't know what to say until now, and still do not know if this is even PC or enough.
  5. swagler85

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    He's doing really well, he even remembers the accident :( . They had him out of his bed and in a chair for a while yesterday. Very aware of what's going on and alert. He is great mentally, can't talk with his mouth wired shut and a tube in his throat though. He writes out questions and answers on paper. Asks about how his sons baseball team is doing, and what is going on. He should be moved into rehab and out of ICU next week. Also he had another grand baby yesterday, his daughter had her 3rd baby.
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    Awesome news indeed. Sucks he missed the birth of the 3rd grandkid, but great that he is still breathing and will be able to meet the new addition at some point. Any coincidence that the baby was delivered in the same hospital he is in right now? Sounds like the recovery is going well. Really glad to hear this.
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    That's fantastic news,all around, thanks for the update.
    You all, hang in there
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    Great to hear Swag. Glad for your uncle, you, and your family Swag. Keep us posted.
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    No diff hospital, but very close. He should be able to meet the baby next week when he goes to recovery.
  10. ScotO

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    Great news all around, buddy......glad he's doing so well. That could've been a LOT worse of a situation.
    Just saw the post on the splitting party you had the other day, just now put 2 and 2 together. I'll head over there for some comments....:p
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    Swag, How is his pain. I am really glad he is doing well, but having had serious injuries, I suspect he is still in a lot of pain and will be for many months. Did they get him in a brace for the broken vertebrae?
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    No brace yet, he is dealing with an incredible amount of pain now. He is not one to ever show pain, but this he shows very much.
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    I know people that had fewer injuries from a bad car wreck that have had pain all their life. Just looking at the pics from the incident makes me hurt all over and that huge log falling from 20+ feet above never even touched me. I would have to guess that he is going to be feeling the effects of this for quite some time, if not forever. Just hoping that it ends up not being a lot of ever lasting issues, or what are called permanencies. I am glad he lived and that he is healing.
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    Sound like he is moving in the right direction. Praise God
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    I was afraid of that. I remember that pain all to well. I still have a lot, but remembering when it was almost unbearable makes what I have now, OK. I have been praying for not only healing and recovery, but relief from that pain.:(
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    Yeah, sometimes we just have to accept that we are going to have pains the rest of our lives. I had lyme disease in September 2009. Actually started on August 30, 2009. Never actually got a positive test result to show it was indeed lyme, but they never figured out what it was. All the symptoms pointed to lyme (e.g., severe arthritis throughout my body, extreme fatigue, fever, terrible night sweats). About the middle of October, one of the 6 different specialists I saw finally decided to start me on doxycyclene (sp.) and within 3 days I was feeling like a new man.

    Thing is, I still have residuals. My feet and knees hurt on occasion, and mid last week my feet were really hurting. Comes on a lot worse when I am under stress (e.g., wife went back to work, it is busy season, and I am taking care of the kids a lot more now). Hurt so bad it was painful to walk. I just don't even bother telling my wife or parents anymore because they end up worrying themselves over something we cannot control and that I will just have to live with. It sucks, but it could be a lot worse.
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    Well he continues to get better, he is being moved from the hospital to a local aultcare for his rehab. Thats only a few minutes from his family and home. His trach in his neck was reduced to a smaller one and he is continually more aware of things. Prayers are being answered!
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    Thanks for keeping us updated Swag. God is good all the time and all the time God is good.
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    More prayers coming....
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    Sounds good Swag. Keep updating so we know what he is up against. I can't wait for a year from now when things are really better, and I think they will be. Just everyone remember it is a long tough road for Tim. Everyday is a struggle, sometimes 10 minutes at a time. It "ain't" easy.:(
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    Got his saw put back together and running!
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    Sweet! Best to your uncle.
  23. nate379

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    Air Force?
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    If you looking at the sweatshirt it is a Tenpoint logo. Tenpoint crossbow manufactures, company I used to work for.
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    I guess I need to change out my contacts, looked like an Air Force logo. <>

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