Eagan, MN (PRWEB) May 08, 2014
Midwest ENERGY Association (MEA) is proud to announce that Chad Walsh, Vac-Truck supervisor for United Piping, Inc. has received a Life Sustaining Award. Each year MEA sponsors the Life Sustaining Awards program to recognize industry employees who have performed service "above and beyond" the call of duty by saving or attempting to save the life of another. Applicants for these awards are approved by the Executive Committee of MEA's Board of Directors.
Walsh receives the award for saving a man suffering from a seizure. He noticed that a site inspector was not looking well and then asked if the inspector was feeling ok. Being told that the man felt dizzy, he asked if the inspector felt any tingling in his fingers or arms – the answer was yes. Chad got an ATV to transport the inspector, who by that time was disoriented. By the time they arrived at the jobsite inspection trailer the inspector was suffering a seizure. Chad attached an AED which advised not to shock at this point. Chad relayed the AED reading to 911 thru another Utility Pipeline staffer and stayed with the inspector until EMT’s arrived.
Read all the Life Sustaining stories here: http://www.midwestenergy.org/life-sustaining-award-2014.html
MEA serves the people that deliver electricity and natural gas to homes and business. MEA (Midwest ENERGY Association) was founded as a trade association over 100 years ago by distribution utilities, whose vision was to improve safety and efficiency. Today, utility companies around the globe benefit from MEA's industry learning seminars, operations summits, and other events. Members collaborated to develop EnergyU, the world's premier online training and testing system for gas and electric distribution utilities.