bigjim wrote:The main thing is you tried, rather than just standing around.. The paramedic told me it's important to do something, even slapping them on the face or pushing them, if you are not trained or confident in CPR.
I was a trained firstaider at the time,both men had massive heart attacks and both me and the other chaps I worked on them with agreed later we couldn't have done anymore than we did.
Sad thing about it in one instance was the pits were beginning to close,just after the '84 strike,and the 55 year old in question had just had notice of his redundancy,which would've meant a lump sum and a good pension which he never saw after 40years in the pit.
The other chap was only 48.