The Lord has once again gracefully spared one of His own! This news account is followed by an email from Sis. Karen Brownmiller:
One dies in ACI Services fuel-tank explosion – By The Denver Post
A welder died Thursday night at Swedish Medical Center, hours after he was critically injured when vapors inside a fuel tank exploded in Englewood. Family members identified the man as 33-year-old Erik Donaldson of Arvada.
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I’m sure by now you’ve heard the news from all the networks about the accident that happened today around 4:30 at ACI, Todd’s company. There was an explosion with a tank that they were “de-fuming.” These tanks are pretty big and hold all the water/gas/oil that Todd and his coworkers are collecting from the tank pulls. Apparently, their coworker, Eric, in his 30s, was welding on the second one and it sparked the fumes and exploded, sending him flying. He was burned pretty badly and, of course, badly broken and battered. They did CPR and got him to the hospital. However, he did not survive.
Keith Allis, the company owner, and the rest of the men are extremely shaken. They are a tight knit group because there are only around 10 employees. Please pray for God’s peace to surround Eric’s family and for the whole ACI company. Eric leaves a wife and a 6 year old son. The future of ACI is uncertain due to its size.
I know this sounds selfish…. but I thank God that Todd and my brother, Steve were not at the yard at that time. (Todd had decided not to return to the office and came home with a dump truck and Steve was busy at his other office.)
Pray for peace and comfort for Todd and Steve. This has been very physically and emotionally hard for them.
Thanks so much!
I had NOT yet heard about this accident! What a tragedy. Very, very sad. Lord, keep us reminded how precious and fragile and uncertain life is!! You are not selfish at all. This is another testimony to the care the Lord takes of His saints. Just like the strikes on 9/11/2001, every Apostolic Holy Ghost-filled individual I know of was miraculously delivered. Thank the Lord, the brothers were elsewhere.
Who knows? This may be your family’s golden opportunity to pray for and reach out to those impacted. Be alert for such circumstances. We can be 100% sure that the Lord, who spared Bro. Todd from this, will also watch over and orchestrate the job situation as well, in your best interest!
Thank you for the news and the prayer request. We are praying immediately and continually for these precarious times!
Love in the Lord,
Isn’t the Lord so Good?!
Not only this, but we await a powerful and moving testimony from one of our recently baptized saints! What a weekend this promises to be. Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!
P.S. Thanks, in advance to all who plan to be involved in tomorrow’s workday at the Parsonage in Happy Canyon!