Seems funny as of late that whenever my little berg is mentioned in the news it is not the most optimistic of moments. We are still in the throes of cleaning up the remains of the town hall which was devastated by a “microburst” a little more than a month ago. Today, another quick storm passed through and wrecked more havoc. Around 11.30 at the construction site for the new K-6 grade addition to our high school, an 18 year-old worker lost his life when a section of unfinished wall collapsed and crushed him.
Living about a block away from the site, we heard police, fire, and EMS sirens blaring and thought “here we go again.” Voices imploring… “Get those candles lit!” “Get the flashlights out!” Phooey… it is daylight out. My dad went down the street to get the grandkids (age 15 and 9) from the trailer and informed us what the sirens were all about.
Of course, talk at work revolved around the tragedy. News crews from Toledo and Ft. Wayne as well as representatives from OSHA all converged on our little community.
Strange that the crew reportedly knew that something was brewing but continued to work on.
May the young man’s family find solace in Him from this day’s horrific events.