Many of our members live with the reality that serious hazards with the potential for life-altering injury exists in the work they do each and every day.
Last week, one of our members suffered a high voltage electrical contact injury that has resulted in a double hand amputation.
This is devastating news that has left us all reeling with heavy hearts and distracted minds as we come to terms with this challenging outcome and empathize with the injured worker and his family.
I’d like to take this moment to remind everyone that resources are available in your workplace, and with your Union, that can assist you in finding help to cope with any negative effects on your mental health you may be experiencing as a result of recent events. Please take this opportunity to do a status check on yourself and reach out if you think you may need assistance. And, it’s OK to check with your co-workers if they are feeling OK too.
It’s a good time to be a little extra kind and thoughtful, both for yourself and to others.
On behalf of all of our members at Local 258 IBEW, we remain supporting Brother Bob Kilian and his family during these difficult times.
Brother Doug McKay