Fatality in Florida??

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by wornoutupser, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. wornoutupser

    wornoutupser Well-Known Member

    We received a diad message mid day that there had been a fatality in our district and to please maintain a proper following distance.
    Any word out there as to what happened?
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Sounds like a Tier 3 hit from behind.
  3. wo88upsman

    wo88upsman Member

    Sleeper team out of Florida involved in fatality accident in Tyler Texas 10/7 on way back to Florida.
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  4. Whatusay

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  5. Peppermint Patty

    Peppermint Patty Cardboard Pusher

    Wow. Such a sad story. Thoughts and prayers to their family. Life is so precious.
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  6. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    So nice of the company to send out its thoughts to the drivers families in the press release.

    Of course they made sure to include that they would work with shippers on claims for any impacted packages.

    My thoughts are with these drivers families. Embarrassing.
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  7. Stopher

    Stopher Active Member

    Very sad. It's :censored2: like this is why I hug my wife and daughter extra hard before I leave every morning. Unfortunately we work in a profession where tradgities like this can happen. Thoughts and prayers to the families.
  8. Orion inc.

    Orion inc. I like turtles

    Did they say where in Florida they were based out of?
  9. FilingBluesFL

    FilingBluesFL Well-Known Member

    Heard nothing about this in our center.

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  10. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    Good post, couldn't have said it better myself.
  11. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    I heard about this shortly after it happened from one of my sleeper team buddies. From what I have learned it was a sleeper team from Jacksonville, Florida who picked up a load off the train in Mesquite, Tx, and was on their way back to Florida.
  12. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    One guy had 38 years in and the other 24. Not sure if I should post their names.
  13. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Thoughts and prayers to the families.
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  14. Orion inc.

    Orion inc. I like turtles

    Nothing either in ours. That says volumes to me how this place is in the grand scheme of things.
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  15. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    We got it on the IVIS last night.
  16. johnrock702

    johnrock702 New Member

    Based in Jacksonvile FLA
  17. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Quit the petty bickering PLEASE!
    2 of our Brothers died burning to death!
    We can only imagine the poor soul in the sleeper being woken up by the sound of the impact, and his last moments burning to death!
    Please observe a moment of silence for loss of our Brothers.
    Please help the families develop the strength to handle this sudden and tragic loss of their Son, Husband and Father. Hope their suffering was short and not prolonged.
    My condolences to their Co-Workers as well.
    Also remember, this could be one of us tomorrow, next, week, next month or next year, you never know.
    We shall miss you now, but one day may get to meet you.
    RIP Brothers!!
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  18. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    The names of the 2 have been released but not sure if they can be posted here.
    a basic search will pull it up.
  19. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    Why isn't this locked?
  20. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I decided to delete 33 off-topic posts in this thread out of respect for its original intent. We lost two fellow workers in a horrible accident, we need to keep that in mind. Condolences to the families and friends of these two men.
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