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Correction operator died at the rose quarter
his blood sugar was at 58, maybe diabetic socks
died? you don't know that do you?
He was taken to Emanuel
diabetic coma eh? sheesh...
he was in a locked bathroom for about 45min is.name Dale ??m
Dale? I didn't catch the name on the radio...must be diabetic shock
al im sure of his.last name sorry
That is scary stuff...my wife is diabetic and she's gone into shock a couple times - fortunately I was with her each time so was able to save her, but it's truly scary stuff. Sometimes it can happen without warning or the patient doesn't really notice anything wrong.Of course, they could also know their blood sugar is getting low but they are pressured into driving the bus...keep on going, keep on going, make it to the layover. Then they try to recoup. Problem is, sugar takes awhile to metabolize. Body reaction takes over, BOOM.I wish I could say "at least he wasn't driving the bus when it happened" but isn't that EXACTLY what happened to the 20 bus near St. Vincent Hospital crashing on the sidewalk a couple years back?Unfortunately because now we are dealing with a medical issue you have HIIPA involved which precludes a lot of public knowledge. TriMet can basically only say "there was a medical related event" and not much else. (Well, Mary Fetsch might open her big mouth and say other stuff, but she could run afoul of federal law and get into big trouble...and that's something even TriMet couldn't just cover up.) But it does raise the question as to whether the Operator was aware of a medical situation he was experiencing...was he permitted to resolve it on his own...did he call Dispatch...when was his last meal break...now Operators aren't supposed to have water, right? Could that have been an issue? Lots of questions, but don't count on many answers.
Thank you for staying on top of this story. My heart goes out to this operators family & friends, brothers & sisters, my deepest sympathy--I wish you peace which passes all understanding.
Dale was a great person he would give the shrit off his back for his brother and sisters. I have enjoy him at all toy runs. We all know he called his bike ruby he lived to ride. My pray go out to his family and friends. The question I have are will his life insurances should double when you paas on the job. This should help his kids.
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