Red wine and a cigar and the hours spent waiting for that goddamned plane.
It’ll take a couple of days to get the coal residue out of my fingers and skin. And by then I’ll be back on the job again.
Here’s to hoping the weather up North is good enough to allow some range time over the weekend.
Just talking to my brother tonight.
Half way through our conversation we hear of another work accident down on the coal mines in CQ.
Another fatality. Another young man. Another family torn apart.
I’m not sure of the details at this moment but again we see this scenario playing out from a distance.
Somewhere tonight there’s a whole lot of suffering happening for reasons that may have been prevented.
We both reflected on how we could’ve all been through this recently ourselves.
The old lessons from the older members of my work teams reverberate in my mind.
I hope this incident wasn’t due to negligence.