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Re: 5-Year Old Killed By Tree
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2006, 08:13:52 AM »
Many of my friends still work by themselves. I think it is a way of life (work or starve) and most of them do not think twice about it. 

Being cut by a saw used to be the least of my worries, although I must admit it happened once about 10 years ago. It was the debris from above that used to get ya. I've seen too many hard hats cracked in two (better than your skull I guess) and had one friend who had to get his ear reattached after some popple debris fell on him.

Hey, if it was easy everyone would be doing it. I don't cut wood everyday anymore and I miss it when I'm away for too long. I'm sure most of you feel that way.

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Re: 5-Year Old Killed By Tree
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2006, 10:06:52 AM »
Since this accident, there has been discussion among the firemen of another one that happened about 20 years ago.  A friend of mine was holding his 3 year old son on his lap while on his farm tractor. It was a true farm tractor, a tall John Deere. He was going for a little drive of only 100 yards from his back porch to the barn, and picked up his son to take along.  How many times have we heard not to do this?  But "it was only for a short ways......"

In that short space, the tractor bounced, he lost grip of his son, and he fell underneath the rear wheel, killed instantly.  This one was made worse because the father was also a volunteer fireman and every fireman who came on that call knew the family and the little boy.  My oldest child was about the same age as his, and the funeral was a real killer for me.  It was an open casket, I started down the aisle to see him and pay my last respects, but just could not do it. There is a good chance that this father also came on the rescue call with the 5 year old underneath the tree, but I don't know if he did or not.

How many times have we all done something like that?  Just a little ways..., it won't take long...it'll be fun.......etc.  Our lives don't cross much anymore, but I still see this friend occasionally, and with raising kids of my own, I can't comprehend having to live with something like this.

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Re: 5-Year Old Killed By Tree
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2006, 10:20:45 AM »
That's the reason I got out of EMS, ya can only take so many of cases like that til it's time to move on.
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Re: 5-Year Old Killed By Tree
« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2006, 07:14:22 AM »
A 5-6 yr girl was killed about a month ago when a 8 inch fir branch dropped on her in the park.  How sad to bring your daughter to the park to have fun and she runs ahead and you later catch up  i couldnt imagine.  Same thing happened a few years back when a father bought his son a dump truck one that was a double and after dumping you could put the back box into the front it got stuck and he put his head in to see what the fuss was about bad things do happen..
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Re: 5-Year Old Killed By Tree
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2006, 07:57:34 PM »
A 5-6 yr girl was killed about a month ago when a 8 inch fir branch dropped on her in the park.  How sad to bring your daughter to the park to have fun and she runs ahead and you later catch up  i couldnt imagine. 
Ya when I was 10 or so one friend and his little brother were "killed" by a freak accident.  They rode in the back of a pick up on a matteress going to the dump, and a Semi came by and sucked it out.  One was killed instantly the other I wished was :'( :'( :'(
They were two of my best friends I was 10 >:(  Just played with them the day before it happened. 
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Re: 5-Year Old Killed By Tree
« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2006, 03:01:19 PM »
Just read the post.  My heart goes out to the family...  and to the Emergency Services personnel who responded...  A child's death, especially a traumatic one like this, takes it's toll on everyone involved.

May God shed His mercy and grace on this family and give them comfort according to His will....
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