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    :: Monday, July 21, 2008 ::

    Survivor: Crane collapse 'scariest thing I'd ever seen' - By DANE SCHILLER, Houston Chronicle
    Emergency crews soon arrived and loaded the wounded on stretchers. Two others in the tent were among the seven injured. Four people were dead.

    Those who could walk or run were hustled from the refinery as part of an overall evacuation.

    Back with his family, Gabriel said his company — Wyatt Field Service — has already called to check on him. He's not sure he'll again work as a boilermaker, let alone at the refinery.

    'I really, really really am thinking about not going back to that field any more,' he said. 'Money is not everything. My wife doesn't want me to work there and, to keep the peace, I just might not come back.'

    Companies have arranged for counseling, as well as meetings with workers to come to grips with what happened.

    Gabriel doesn't see much of a chance he'll ever be the same.

    'There are no words to describe how big that crane was,' he said. 'To hear it and see it fall at my feet, it was something you don't want to see.'
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