Accident Survivor and Double Amputee Dr. Randy Gallaway Shares His Story
Posted: Jan 02, 2015
by Renee Witherspoon, CSP, CIH, CHMM, South Plains Chapter President
On December 12, 2014 Dr. Randy Gallaway, CEO of Gallaway Safety Solutions, was the special guest speaker at the South Plains Chapter Christmas luncheon held at Ruby Tequila’s in Lubbock. There were 16 members and guests in attendance.
Randy is an accident survivor and double amputee that has a wonderful safety message about how to change heart attitudes about safety.
The Accident that Changed Randy’s Life
It was March 27, 1966, he was 18 years old and about to graduate from high school. His job at the time was as an electrical assistant as this would help him prepare for a career in mechanical engineering. Prior to the accident, he was to help replace some of the transformers on an industrial building because of the overloaded circuits that needed repair on the connections. He was trained in the hazards of electricity and had learned to respect it. He and his colleague were up on tower that had 13,500 Volts and was assured by a Plant Foreman that power had been shut off.