Lifesaving Rescue Draws on Emergency/Safety Training

Jun 21, 2019 | Employees, News, Safety

In early June, a long-term Peckham Industries employee suffered a massive heart attack while driving a concrete mixer in the yard at one of our facilities. Quick thinking (and very well trained) fellow employees jumped into action and immediately started CPR and rescue breathing. Someone else made a mad dash to grab the AED from the shop. Other selfless workers joined in to coordinate the EMS response and to secure the scene. After a trip to the local hospital and a subsequent helicopter ride, there was joy all around as word spread that our friend had made it!  

This incredible outcome was the result of years of dedication to Peckham Industries training and preparation. The AED had been sitting behind its glass door for 13 (!) years, untouched except for the bi-weekly, well-recorded inspections. Years of CPR, first aid, and incident training paid off for this crew in ways they never expected.

This story is a great testament to the culture we have at Peckham Industries. We could not be more proud of this crew and the cohesive, immediate commitment they made, putting their hearts into saving their fellow employee. We are all very grateful to them and this story demonstrates why we are proud to work together!