It started out as a typical day for Adam Carter Peak, head meat cutter and UFCW Local 400 shop steward at Kroger #406 in Appomattox, VA. Then his store manager ran in and told him to get some ice; a truck driver making a delivery had collapsed from heat exhaustion. Peak (r) ran out with the ice, but he saw that the driver wasn’t breathing. “I took my meat coat off, laid him down on his back, put it under his neck and started doing CPR,” Peak recalled. “After about four minutes, which seemed like forever, the paramedics came, but they let me keep doing CPR. A minute or two later, they told me to step away, put paddles on him and gave him a shock, and then they told me to go back to doing CPR. I did it another 20 minutes or so. I kept thinking, ‘Why aren’t the experts doing this?’ but I wasn’t going to stop." Read more here.
- UFCW 400 Wednesday Weekly