By Teresa Jimenez
PG&E crew members Clint Grich and Mike Musgrove had just taken a break at a rest stop on their way to a job when they spotted a man who had collapsed next to his car. They immediately began chest compressions to help resuscitate the man until emergency crews arrived.
The Rocklin-based gas employees were driving on Feb. 20 and had pulled over briefly in Stanislaus County. They noticed a commotion and saw the man on the ground. Someone in the area called 911 while the PG&E crew members assessed the situation.
“People were running all over,” Grich said. “We went and checked on him and he wasn’t breathing.”
Grich said he and his colleague had just completed a CPR course a few weeks earlier and knew they had to do something.
“In class, you always think, ‘Do I really know what I’m doing?’ But you do. We were able to take action,” Grich said.
The emergency responders were grateful that they had begun treating the man, who likely suffered a heart attack.
Grich, a working foreman, has been with PG&E for 32 years and Musgrove, a construction operator, for about five years.
“I’ve never had something like this happen before, and I hope I don’t have to do it again,” said Grich. “But I’m glad we were able to help.”
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