Employees work together to save a life - postalnews blog

Employees work together to save a life

From USPS News Link:

Becoming a Postal Service hero sometimes means taking part in a team effort to help someone in need. Boston, MA, General Mail Facility employees recently took this path to help save the life of a coworker.

Members of the Medical Emergency Response Team MERT — Mail Handlers Alfred Bears, Rick Bennett, Robert McHale and Peter McNeff, Laborer Custodian Leo Hynes and Electronic Technician William Howell — sprang into action when they saw a coworker collapse on the break room floor. Recognizing the symptoms of a sudden cardiac arrest, they worked together to perform CPR and use a defibrillator to treat him. The team kept their coworker alive until emergency medical technicians arrived to take him to the hospital.

In addition to MERT, Maintenance Supervisor Neil Janulewicz called the victim’s wife to inform her that her husband had been taken to the hospital.Thanks to the team’s quick and professional response, the coworker survived and is expected to make a full recovery.

Read more: USPS News Link Story – Bean Town heroes.