Well lets say a happy hello to the new work week. Of course, I perhaps should leave out the 'work' since not everyone is working today, or has a full work week. I do work today. 4.5 hours. I have an odd shift: 0930 - 1400.
One of our flooring associates climbed up onto the shelving, a serious violation of safety protocol, to push a rolled up area rug into place and fell, hitting his head on the concrete floor, and knocking himself unconscious. Big gash on his forehead. He was out for 10 minutes (concussion), and didn't start to come around the EMTs had him on the gurney and were wheeling him out. This man was very nice. I enjoyed talking to him. The odds of him coming back to work are slim to none. Major safety violation. We have rolling staircases we call ladders. Instead of using one he chose to climb up onto a piece of shelving that was over 3 feet above the concrete floor, using another shelf for support. OSHA came into investigate. They looked at the CCTV feeds and watched him fall. The Orange Home Improvement retailer I work for will use this clip in future safety videos to illustrate what not to do. The last I had heard, this associate could not remember being at work the day he fell. As I said, he will not be coming back.
On a brighter note, I had my first cup of coffee since the arrival of the stomach bug. Interestingly enough, I had no nausea or diarrhea. My symptoms were: pain in my upper abdomen and headache. For a while, I had thought it might be the onset of an ulcer, but ulcers don't give you headaches. So, I Googled my symptoms and for some individuals, those are symptoms of Covid, so I did one of these:
I did one of those same tests yesterday, since I'm sick with a bad cough, headache, runny nose, etc. I was negative too, thank goodness.ReplyDelete
That associate really screwed up. I feel sorry for him that a dumb mistake not only got him hurt but also will mean the end of his job. I hope he'll be okay--we all fuck up sometimes and make dumb decisions.
He was a really nice guy and I feel bad for him, evidently he is having some neurological issues.Delete
Glad you tested negative for covid but I hope you feel better soon. As for your colleague, it was maybe dumb but how awful for him. A colleague at work stepped off a small stool (at home), landed badly and was off work for nearly a year. They had to put pins in his ankles, rehab, take them out later, more rehab. It was such a lot of (legitimate) sick leave for such a dumb accident!ReplyDelete
Things seem to be improving, health wise. And it was really dumb of him to climb up on the shelving and then try and stand there while he attempted move product with both of his hands.Delete
You really need to take care of yourself. You have a book to finish and another to write.ReplyDelete
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Oh, I'm fine. Only 1.15 chapters to go until the first draft is finished.Delete
That sucks for that guy, but you can never be to careful.ReplyDelete
It does. He should have taken the extra minute to go get a rolling ladder (staircase).Delete
Ohhh that was a not smart thing to do. What was he thinking about??? I've seen the little ladders at the Orange Retailer. They seem easy to use.ReplyDelete
And isn't that scary that we go through flu like symptoms and the first thing is: fuck. Covid.
Glad it was NOT Covid.
I didn't really believe the test was going to come out positive, but you never know. And it is a new reality, Covid will be with us forever, and always will kill off more Republicans.Delete