chuckbradley Posted January 16, 2007 Share Posted January 16, 2007 I was working in an SF hospital when Loma Prieta hit. There was a huge incinerator smoke stack about 8 stories high in service core of the building that we all used to joke about which way it'd fall come the Big One. The building starts shaking and every eye went to that stack outside the window. No dice. Rock solid. Then we went down to the ER for disaster management. We got one person walking in with a broken arm all evening. It was worse in the East Bay with the highway collapses. One surgeon I know still has nightmares about what he had to do to extract a kid trapped in a car behind his deceased parents with the upper deck of the highway threatening to finish falling. I have a healthy respect for Mother Nature. I heard about that guy. In my book he is a hero and you can tell him so. I doubt i would have had the courage to go where he went and do what he did. Hopefully in the same situation i would just do what I had to. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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