On Wednesday morning when the call came about a possible gas leak, Jay Rambeaut, a 20+ year veteran of Dominion(PSNC) Gas responded to turn the gas off like he had done hundreds of times before. Moments after his arrival, the building exploded. No one knows where he was when it happened but his PSNC truck was in front of the building that everybody has seen on TV.
Thanks to fire and police personnel, he was pulled from the debris and rushed to Duke Trauma Center. The extent of his injuries cannot be determined until he regains consciousness as he is currently in a medically-induced coma. Doctors have told the family of broken ribs, fractured sternum, and injuries to his right eye and ear. Burns were limited to his right arm. Doctors told his family to expect a left side deficit due to a brain injury as well.
There is no way of knowing the totality of what Jay has to endure physically, mentally, or emotionally.
His wife, Lisa, and his son, Craig, will be out of work to care for him for an unknown length of time. Any donations would be greatly appreciated!
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- Erica Rapport Gringle
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