When sheriff’s deputies arrived in response to a call about a worker who was shocked by a piece of machinery, they found a man with no pulse.
Larry Collins was running sanding equipment at the metal polishing company he owns with his brother in Holland Township, MI, when he was shocked by the machine.
A co-worker managed to push him away from the machine. Other workers started CPR.
But when the deputies arrived, Collins wasn’t breathing.
All Ottawa County, MI, sheriff’s cars have a portable automated external defibrillator (AED) in their trunks.
Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Brookhouse says within 30 seconds of using an AED on Collins, he started to move and breathe.
Collins was taken to a local hospital for additional treatment.
“It (the AED) saved this guy’s life,” said Brookhouse. “He’s the luckiest guy around.”
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