OAKVILLE - On a Friday afternoon shift just after the lunch break, an Oakville Assembly’sCliff Saigeon, work group leader in the Body Department, started feeling some pain in his chest. He told his co-worker Dennis Posavad and his team manager, Brett Prior, that he was going to sit down and relax.
Knowing the warning signs of strokes and heart attacks, Prior immediately began questioning Saigeon, asking him what kind of pain and discomfort he was experiencing. He mentioned that he was experiencing pain in his jaw. As soon as Prior heard this, he called our Emergency Response Team (ERT) and relayed the symptoms.
Not more than a few minutes later, the ERT was on the scene and had called 9-1-1 to report Saigeon’s chest pain. His doctors and medical staff told him that had it not been for the quick action of his colleagues as well as the ERT, the outcome could have been different and more severe.
Saigeon is resting safely and is showing positive signs of a smooth recovery.
“It is so important to be aware of the warning signs of strokes and heart attacks. Everyone should take the time to educate themselves,”said Prior.
Since Saigeon’s experience, Oakville Assembly has distributed a special notice to all employees outlining the major warning signs so that if something like this should happen at home, or at work, the same swift action can be taken.