Hi Pat, I just wanted to let the family know Ron, my son was hurt yesterday at work.
He works for the Town of Lisle Highway Department. He is going to be out of work for a while. He is very fortunate he was not more seriously hurt. He was hit by a 20 ft sluice pipe -20 inches in diameter.It probably weighed 800 to 1000 lbs. It goes across the road for drainage.He was of course wearing his hard hat and his steel toed shoes.He was hit in the head -his head was cut and his face was swollen and he landed in the ditch after he got hit -where the pipe was suppose to go- he was boarded from there and went by ambulance.
The left foot was sprained. The doctor said it was once of the worst sprains he had ever seen. The weight of the pipe split open the top of his left foot, but my god no broken bones in that foot- Maybe all that cows milk he drank when he was a kid helped.
On the right foot he has two broken toes. His shoe he was wearing on that foot was turned right around sideways. He received 4-5 staples in his head to close the wound.He was in a lot of pain at the hospital and the poor man actually was laying on some rocks that came with him when they boarded him. Of course they gave him shots for pain along with a tetanus. He is wearing a special boot for the right foot and a walking cast on his left. He spent the day in the emergency but they let him come home last night . He won't be driving etc for a while-so I or Kathleen will probably be taking him to doctor appointments next week.
If anyone would like to send him a card his address is 222 Oliver Road Lisle, New York 13797.
Just thought I would let the family know. He is a wonderful son and he helped me so much in getting everything ready for the reunion this year.
I am praying for Robbie too. He is so young but apparently he is a fighter just like my Ron.