Analysis Of The Electric Maintenance Supervisor For Blair Electric

2348 Words Nov 26th, 2016 10 Pages
I Don’t Know What It’s Like To Be Pain Free I interviewed Jerry, my father-in-law, a 50 year old, Caucasian male, in his home in Bonnerdale, Arkansas, on Sunday, November 6, 2016. He is in a committed relationship with his first wife, Connie, and has four children and two grandchildren. He is a homeowner, a Christian, and is self-employed. Jerry is comfortable answering my questions and he responds well to them, although he is clearly tired.
Jerry was the electric maintenance supervisor for Blair Electric in Porterville California. He was recently married at this time, bringing home $2,000 a week, and he didn’t have a care in the world. All of this changed on May 10, 2006, when the plant called because their main palletizing machine went down at a local site his company worked for, Western Milling. Jerry did all of his routine procedures to fix the machine. When his phone rang, he was on a special walkway beside the stainless steel doors he was working on. He answered it, got back by the doors, kneeled down again, and continued working, but later stopped working in the middle of his call and looked over at his apprentice who was standing by the control panel. The apprentice thought Jerry’s look was signaling him to close the doors to reset the conveyer belt because he was finished working, but this was not the case. Jerry’s left foot got sucked in between the stainless steel doors. Jerry dropped his phone, yelled at his apprentice, and told him to go get a steel pipe. The…

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