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Beware of bad health,LCOs

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by old dog 80, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. old dog 80

    old dog 80 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 204

    An employee of 8 years collapsed from a massive heart attack in a clients driveway yesterday.We called 911 and performed CPR as directed by the dispatcher.He is alive and in a coma.He is 49 years old.Check employees
    health history and keep up with your own! You do not want to experience what
    I have the past 2 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. Splicer

    Splicer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 992

    Thank God you were around to help! Damn...No warnings, symptoms???
  3. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    Gosh I am so sorry to hear that old dog...that's very sad.
  4. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Posts: 4,900

    I bet thats the most over looked aspect of this business there is. Most people on here take there employees health for granted. And some of the younger guy do to, its hard hot physical work that can kill or maim you for life if you have any unforeseen problems. Get a physical once a yr. no matter how badazz you are.
  5. Evergreenpros

    Evergreenpros LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,155

    Anyone can have a heart attack no matter what age. True, as you get older the chances increase but we ain't perfect.

    I've seen people live into their 80's and I swear looked like they were on their death bed 20 years ago. I've seen people who look in super shape, don't smoke, don't drink, exercise, and boom the big C takes em out in 6 months.

    I hope that guy lives and wish him the best but trying to predict the lifespan of somebody is impossible. Doctors even gave up, that's why you never hear them talk about "extending life" only "improving the quality of life".
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Whoa...makes me feel like I'm riding on 2 years of borrowed time. Only 49, that is scary to say the least.
  7. grasswhacker

    grasswhacker LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,873

    Prolly good to put some low dose 81 mg aspirin in us older fellas glove box.
  8. Stan's_Lawn_Service

    Stan's_Lawn_Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    At 39 had open heart suregy 4 bypass, and it is damged, have 40 percent use of my heart. Now 41 and still mowing yards and i got even more yards (68 of them now). You never know, so get checked often as you can. And be careful. Stan Lawn Service , Stan an Jenn
  9. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 183

    i have to take a cpr course every year on the job, always thought it was a big waste of time. that is until 1995 when a 8 year old girl had a severe allergic reaction at an outing. had to give her rescue breathing till the ambulance arrived. most terrified i've ever been. she lived and is all grown up now. give the course to all your employees, its no joke.
  10. old dog 80

    old dog 80 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 204

    Much as we all are around our towns it is good for us to know some first aid.
    Could be an auto accident or older client having problems or an employee
    had an accident.Check with the local Red Cross for scheduled first aid training.

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