My youngest son Chris (29) has worked on gas and oil rigs for the past eight years or so and is now working in the Ohio/Pennsylvania/New York/West Virgina region. The rig he works on "exploded" late on Friday injuring one of the rig hands. Luckily Chris was working the day shift and the explosion happened on the night shift. The guy that was injured was badly burned and was in critical condition as of yesterday. Chris drove home yesterday morning and then left a couple of hours ago to help move the rig to West Virginia and go back to work.
The possibility of injury or worse is something that he and the family are well aware of but with the economy still tanked in this part of the country he, along with many other guys and gals, have to either bet against the odds or join the welfare crowd.
Edited by GTTinkerer, October 26, 2014 - 05:43 PM.