Went to work today to find out that one of my former co-workers died this morning on their way to work. Seems he had his car impounded for expired tags and an expired license. His girlfriend was working early this morning so he walked to work and was struck by a mini-van as he crossed a road very near to the factory.
I'll always remember him as a jovial easy-going fella who was always willing to help. Sometimes days at work just suck. It's so odd that he worked around all the heavy equipment that we build and move from here to there and yet he was killed by a small little mini-van. We take worker safety very seriously and we took care of him quite well. Doesn't make sense and the poor guy didn't deserve to die like that, much less die at all. I bet on his way to work this morning the last thing that crossed his mind was that he was going to die before he got there. It's just too weird to even fathom.
Rest in peace my friend. You'll be missed.