On September 11, 2013, U.S. Daily News reports a 27-year-old Arizona man is alive after a 30-ton boulder crushes him. The Cocoonino County Sheriff’s Office reports the man and four others were part of a radio tower crew that was heading up Mount Elden to repair a down radio tower. While on the way up the mountain, the Arizona man attempted to move a boulder to clear a path, when suddenly another massive boulder directly above it gave way and slid down the mountain putting the man between a rock and a hard place [road] crushing his lower extremities. The Weather Channel reported there was heavy rain in the area the night prior to the crew’s accent on Mount Elden.
The irony of accidents or random occurrences is–there is none. The massive boulder that crushed the Arizona man may be an accurate picture of the reality many people have while on the job and in life. By observation, less people think and utilize common sense. Being stuck in the details of trying to move one boulder on Mount Elden, brought the injured man so close to the situation, he was not able to see the bigger picture and avoid the near deadly effect of his cause.
Arizona man alive after massive, 30 ton boulder crushes him on road – The Associated Press – Daily News – September 11, 2013 – Retrieved from http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/arizona-man-alive-massive-30-ton-boulder-crushes-arizona-road-article-1.1452489
Man crushed by 30 ton boulder near Flagstaff – Haley Madden – AZ Central – September 11, 2013 – Retrieved from http://www.azcentral.com/news/arizona/articles/20130910man-crushed-by-ton-boulder-near-flagstaff.html
Arizona Man Crushed Under Boulder near Flagstaff – The Weather Channel – September 10, 2013 – Retrieved from — http://www.weather.com/news/arizona-man-crushed-under-boulder-near-flagstaff-20130910