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< Reply # 46 on 6/17/2008 11:44 AM >
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|Posted by exkalibur|
'Ryan' is screwed. Current billing rates for TFS are;
Air Light: $600
Command 30: $800
District Chief: $400
Platoon Chief: $500
So, the bill which SHOULD be sent to this guy is going to total around $8000.
If he gets said bill, you can bet he'll hire a lawyer, and you can bet that lawyer will go after OPG who would be ordered to either demo or secure the hell out of the place - malt-plant styles.
Forgive me, but do you actually do any of this stuff still, or do you get your kicks these days exclusively from coming on here and psychically undermining / giving the fear to those who do?
Since none of us know what happened, and nor at this rate are we likely to unless the victim or someone who knows him comes on here and tells us about it, I think it's really stupid and indefensible to be relishing the financial penalties that may come down on the guy, let alone speculating about what his response will be. Most of us have faced a non-zero potential for an accident of this nature on more than one occasion; personally speaking, I've put a foot through a metal floor and in a separate incident slid two hundred feet down an underground spillway at relatively high velocity. I think it's pretty tasteless to be speculating about how "screwed" the guy is.
Now, I don't usually pull out this 'reach into the heart of your activity' bullshit (I'm usually the one being accused of not being sympathetic enough to the aims and feelings of others). Similarly, you're probably too deeply sunk into your emergency services foaming to exhibit any genuine empathy. But I don't know, some measure of restraint could be imposed on the currently baseless scorn to which you're subjecting the guy. We don't know what happened, and this accident may very well have occurred outside of any deliberate decision and failure of observation he made that day short of not going into the upper levels of that plant. The hazard may have been difficult to spot or non-objective, the guy may have been as prepared and observant as you or I, and simply stepped onto the wrong spot during the wrong period in the building's history.
None of us who actually do this stuff are immune to the possibility of getting 'screwed' seven stories up an abandoned industrial building, and until there are facts on the ground that implicate a serious mistake of objective judgment in this accident, none of us should be acting as if we're better than the victim.
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|Accident at Hearn News Release|
< Reply # 51 on 6/17/2008 5:47 PM >
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Toronto Police Service
Industrial accident, 55 Division
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 - 9:15 AM
On Sunday, June 15, 2008,at 4 p.m., police received a call for an industrial accident at the Richard L. Hearn Thermal Generating Station.
It is reported that:
- two men, who are not employees at this site, gained access through a secure area of the building for the purposes of taking artistic photographs of the building's interior, which is currently undergoing demolition,
- they went to the sixth-floor catwalk where one of the men fell from an open area in the catwalk into an abandoned coal hopper directly below,
- emergency services were called and a search was initiated,
- the victim was located a short time later and emergency measures were enacted,
- the victim was extricated from the bottom of the coal hopper by members of Toronto Fire Services and was rushed to hospital with serious injuries.
The incident is currently being investigated by the Toronto Police Service and the Ministry of Labour.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or online at www.222tips.com
Constable Wendy Drummond, Public Information, for Detective Kim O’Toole, 55 Division
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