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GRUMPY
11-25-2007, 12:35 PM
An Algoma Steel Inc. employee and well-known Bay View community volunteer was seriously injured this past week in a workplace accident.

The steelmaker has so far not responded to our requests for information, but SooToday.com has confirmed that John Harris was hurt at the plant during the early morning hours of Wednesday, November 21.

Harris was subsequently transferred to St. Joseph Hospital in Sudbury, where he's believed to be awaiting back surgery.

Harris is well known in Bay View, where he volunteered countless hours to help operate the Mike Zuke Memorial Rink.

In 2005, Harris assisted in obtaining insurance coverage so the popular outdoor ice surface could continue operating.

He was also among community members who successfully worked to have the rink named Mike Zuke Memorial Park.

Guest
11-25-2007, 12:45 PM
Positive thoughts his way...i met him briefly when I lived down the street from the rink...

Huggy85
11-25-2007, 01:05 PM
Never met the fellow. But he certainly sounds like a man who deserves all the grace and prayers he can get.

katste11
11-25-2007, 01:07 PM
John and his family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Super Gram
11-25-2007, 01:57 PM
John and his family are in our prayers.

Geoff7983
11-25-2007, 02:01 PM
John.... You are in my thoughts...

SusyQ
11-25-2007, 02:06 PM
God bless.

Lollypop
11-25-2007, 02:22 PM
thoughts and prayers to the family

Jackie B
11-25-2007, 02:48 PM
This is my uncle. He is at every birthday party, Thanksgiving and Christmas meal held at my house. He has taken my son to a Greyhound game, took them skating, took them camping for 3 days this past summer, and picks them up for McDonald's and ice cream every now and then.

He has a broken shoulder, broken pelvis, several broken ribs, a crushed vertabrae, a collapsed lung, and a ruptured spleen...and that's just what we know about so far. He is a mess. Had the crane operator not yelled at him to move, it would have been his head crushed. He was 30 months away from retirement. He is also an avid hockey player, and his house is not handicap accessible. It's going to be a long terrible journey for my uncle. He is aso a very active member of AA with many years of sobriety behind him, and the thought of him having to be on pain killers for the rest of his life is heartbreaking.

I didn't post anything earlier because I guess there's some kind of initial secrecy when someone is injured there, and I wasn't sure if it was okay to say anything yet.

The 6th Member Of AC/DC
11-25-2007, 02:58 PM
Good thoughts and prayers go out to your Uncle and a speedy recovery....

Maryms
11-25-2007, 02:59 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Huggy85</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Never met the fellow. But he certainly sounds like a man who deserves all the grace and prayers he can get. </div></div>

Same here never met him nor heard of him until now.

My prayers are with him for a speedy recovery.

b&aMom
11-25-2007, 03:04 PM
My most positive thoughts going out to you, your uncle and family, JackieB. My husband told me of this accident the other day, and was unaware of his status. I'll let him know.

Jackie B
11-25-2007, 05:07 PM
I just found out his lung is not collapsed, they thought it was collapsed because of the pain he was in trying to breathe with broken ribs. His lungs are bruised. They operated on his back yesterday for 5 1/2 hours and he should be back here in a week, but will be in the hospital for atleast 2 months. /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif

kodak57
11-25-2007, 05:32 PM
very glad to hear John is getting better,seems like alot of Algoma employees are getting hurt in there this year. I sure hope this trend stops.GET WELL SOON!!!!!

LettuceLady
11-25-2007, 06:33 PM
Good thoughts and prayers headed his way.

kitca
11-25-2007, 08:54 PM
John and his family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

everywoman
11-25-2007, 08:59 PM
Good thoughts going Johns way for a speedy recovery, and many years of good health in his future.

11-25-2007, 09:08 PM
Jackie, so sorry to hear about your uncle. Hope things get well real soon.

westend mama
11-25-2007, 10:37 PM
Prayers, good thoughts, and best wishes for a speedy recovery. You can`t keep a good man down.

Mr & Mrs Allyyyzkat
11-25-2007, 10:50 PM
I know John personally and he is a terrific man. Get well soon John. My prayers and thoughts are with you and yr family.

Xzavia
11-25-2007, 11:05 PM
Wow...thinking of your Uncle Jackie, wishing him all the best!

LIKETOWIN
11-26-2007, 08:52 AM
our thoughts and prayers are with u and your family

AmdWolfman
11-26-2007, 09:06 AM
Hopes for a speedy recovery. god bless

curious1
11-26-2007, 11:39 PM
Prayers for recovery and for strength for John and his family during his recovery.

Karen-Annie
11-27-2007, 01:55 PM
My thoughts and prayers to him and his family and wishes for a full and speedy recovery and strength for all during his recovery process.