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  • bankersboxer Nov 15, 5:49 p.m.

    I remember touring this plant years ago when there was discussion of diverting flow to other municipalities. I remember thinking the equipment needed to be upgraded and was poorly maintained. Fuquay-Varina has certainly saved money by ignoring or under funding the problems. I hope OSHA and the D.O.L ask if this was preventable. I would think updating equipment and operating procedures is better then trying to run a facility on a shoestring budget and putting your staff at risk. A lesson learned the hard way. I wish Mr. Hackney the best recovery possible.

  • Skywatch_NC Nov 15, 4:46 p.m.

    His latest concern was the impact Hurricane Sandy had on his family in New Jersey.

    God bless him and his family and his other family members in NJ.

  • CrewMax Nov 15, 4:46 p.m.

    We know Dan from Upward Basketball. My son just got word from his son that he lost some toes. Bad enough, but, still a blessing.

  • Skywatch_NC Nov 15, 3:54 p.m.

    Prayers and thoughts with Mr. Hackney and his family.

  • Caring Nov 15, 3:29 p.m.

    According to WTVD-11, this gentleman laost his foot. The post here is what is being told by other news media. Glad he is alive and wish him a speedy recovery!

  • Gator Girll Nov 15, 2:24 p.m.

    I heard on Channel 11 that his foot was severed. This was as the ambulance was departing the scene.

  • Dynol Yn Cael Ei Nov 15, 2:02 p.m.

    For those saying he lost a foot, the story says he gave an encouraging sign to co-workers as he was carried off. Doesn't sound like someone who just lost a foot.

    The story says he got a leg or foot caught in machinery, not that he lost it. At least the story doesn't say that yet.

  • Dynol Yn Cael Ei Nov 15, 2:01 p.m.

    Blessed he's ok. Thank God for Earthbound Angels, who put the lives of others before their own safety.

  • kellypsnll Nov 15, 1:45 p.m.

    If this man caught his leg in a piece of machinery, he is going to have a long road to recovery. Hopefully he gets the help he is going to need and that his company helps him out in any way they can.

  • malonem1 Nov 15, 12:52 p.m.

    Glad to hear he was rescued! I hope he recovers soon!

  • PracticalMagick Nov 15, 12:24 p.m.

    StandFast & Runt...I thought it was just me, but y'all didn't see it either. :)

  • Runt over again Nov 15, 12:18 p.m.

    "This man lost his foot"

    You know this how? Because nowhere in the story does it say that.

  • StandFast Nov 15, 12:16 p.m.

    Freedomrings,
    how do you know he lost his foot? Please share..

  • PracticalMagick Nov 15, 12:16 p.m.

    Oh, I see...my bad...another news outlet says, "Initial reports stated that Hackney's foot was severed in the accident, but officials said they are still awaiting word from the hospital." I imagine we were just supposed to know that, given that we read the article here...

  • PracticalMagick Nov 15, 12:14 p.m.

    I'm a little confused, as this article doesn't say anything about the man losing his foot. That said, the well wishes are rude how?

  • hangry Nov 15, 11:59 a.m.

    Confined space emergencies often end up badly so it is good to see he made it out.

  • beachboater Nov 15, 11:51 a.m.

    Looked to me like EMS did an excellent job. That is where all those long hours of training pay off.

    People complain about the costs of Fire / EMS equipment. A lot of equipment is used very rarely. Much more time on training than actual use. But when the time comes, what value can you put on the equipment vs. the value of a human life.

    Good job guys.

  • freedomrings Nov 15, 11:48 a.m.

    Rude people. This man lost his foot, his life will never be the same again.

  • esteryates69 Nov 15, 11:44 a.m.

    Praying he be OK.Thank You Rescued Workers.

  • Runt over again Nov 15, 11:42 a.m.

    Nice to see him come out smelling like a rose from such a crummy situation.

  • jblake1932 Nov 15, 11:26 a.m.

    Man, that stinks for that guy!

  • JDAmbrosio Nov 15, 11:14 a.m.

    Glad he's okay. Yikes!

  • PracticalMagick Nov 15, 10:53 a.m.

    Glad he's out an ok. :)

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