Monday, November 22, 2010

Mining accidents

It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time. ~ Winston Churchill

I was just flicking through my emails and checking on a couple of blogs and wasn't going to write in my blog, I was going to work on my book instead. But...the urge was too great. Had to tell you about a story I read in the newspaper this morning which I viewed in a total different way to the storyteller.

The story was about a young man who was involved in the recent blasts at the coal mines in New Zealand. He got blown out of his truck under ground and then managed to pick himself up off the ground and walk several miles out. Not only walking out dazed and bruised but phoning management from a mine phone on the way to explain the situation. He then also stopped to drag a fellow workmate to his feet and help him to safety as well.

This guy was reported to have posted on Facebook that he was sick of being so accident prone, in reference to a serious car accident several weeks earlier which had resulted in 30 stitches in his head and then the mine explosion. He views these accidents as being accident prone.

Me, I view it as this guy is meant to be on this earth for a reason. Two life threatening incidents in as many months, wake up mate and start living because you have some serious protection around you. Twenty nine other miners are still trapped and while we have cheered over the successful rescues of miners in Beaconsfield, Tasmania and then in Chile, this is rapidly becoming an unlikely possibility due to the toxic gases which are supposed to have caused the mine explosion in the first place.

Whatdya think, does this guy have a reason for being on this earth?

Cheers, Fi

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