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  • Something pretty scary happened at work today ...my co-worker and I are okay though

    Ever have one of those days when you just know something weird is going to happen? Today was one of those days for me.


    My co-worker was in the front office and I and one of my clients were in one of the back offices of our building. We all heard the sound of a huge truck pulling into the driveway of our building, then we felt a thump against the side of the building next to the other back office, then we heard a loud screeching metal noise followed by a very loud hissing noise. About 10 seconds later a guy driving a long U-Haul truck with a trailer connected to the back came into my sight outside of my office window. I went running outside to see what had happened and his trailer had punctured a whole in the PG &E box and gas was spraying directly into the fan and motor of the compressor of our sub-zero fridge which is in the kitchen of our building. I went running back into the building and told my co-worker and client "We need to get out of this building right now and call the fire department!" Two firetrucks and the captain's smaller truck were there within 4 minutes and it took them about 20 minutes to get everything contained. When they were done, the captain told me that of all the gas leaks they have ever had to contain , this was the worst one that would have been most apt to cause an explosion.


    The worst thing about this experience was knowing that and the fact that my client kept saying "There was no need to call the fire department. Yopu're over-reacting" The funniest thing about this experience was my co -worker who blurted out "Man, firefighters are really cute" loud enough for them to hear us. And the saddest thing about this experience was that the man driving the truck that did the damage was soooooooo upset. He was visibly shaking and he could barely write down his information for us.


    I was pretty calm through it all and hugged my co-worker and told her that if I was going to die in an explosion I couldn't think of a nicer person to die with. I haven't had a chance to tell my husband yet what happened , but whne I do I think I'm going to start crying. Needless to say, even though it's only 1:45 in the afternoon, I'm having a big ole cosmo!

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    Re: Something pretty scary happened at work today ...my co-worker and I are okay though

    Yikes! First off, I'm glad you are safe! And secondly, thanks for handling it before others were hurt!

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      Glad to hear everyone is OK! Our Micechat hero of the day!
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        Oh my.

        I'm glad you are alright.

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          That is quite the story. I'm glad no one was hurt. You did the right thing and the clinet was silly.

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            Wow Is all I can say. Glad your ok though.
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              Jesus Christ Superstar, That's scary! I'm glad you're ok!
              What an idiot....

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                Good thinking to get everyone out! Glad you're ok after that frightening experience. Give your husband that extra hug tonight when you get home.

                And yeah....a big ol' comso sounds like a good idea!

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                  At least you had enough sense to get out of the building! I'm really glad that you're okay.
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                    Very glad you're safe!

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                      Re: Something pretty scary happened at work today ...my co-worker and I are okay though

                      Let me second that commendation on getting everybody *out* of the building. And calling the fire dept for a leak is absolutely the thing to do. I think the gas being so close to an electric box would have scared me into the next county.

                      The building where I worked had a gas leak one day but ours was less scary than what you had! We just had to stand in the parking lot for an hour or so and were not in actual danger.
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                        I'm so glad that you're ok and that you were smart enough to get out of the building and call the FD. I say that cosmo is a definate for tonight
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                          I always knew you were a smart cookie................not about getting out of the building but chasing this incident with a cosmo! Genius.


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                            WOW..Im glad your ok !!
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                              Re: Something pretty scary happened at work today ...my co-worker and I are okay though

                              Glad your okay! I know that can be a scary feeling when I was working at a Blockbuster once, someone drove right through the front of the stores glass window front, only about 5 feet away from the register area. Nobody was hurt then either and no risk of explosion, but it was pretty nerve racking
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