Comments for: State worker dies after suspected medical issue causes Augusta crash

Posted Dec. 12, 2012, at 5:44 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 13, 2012, at 3:20 p.m.

AUGUSTA | A state worker died Tuesday morning when his truck left the road and struck a utility pole. Police believe he had suffered a medical problem. John Pearl, 64, of Augusta was driving on Hospital Street near the Glenridge Drive intersection when his GMC pickup hit a utility …

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  • Anonymous

    R.I.P. sir. Condolences to the family.

  • Anonymous

    Why was the most important part of this story that the man was a state employee?

    • Tyke

      1 – It was NOT the most important part of the story.
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      2. He was on the job at the time.

      • Anonymous

        Then why are the headline’s first two words “State Worker”?
        No where in the article does it say anything about being on the job, but it does state that he was in HIS GMC pickup.
        Learn to read.

        • Anonymous

          Who cares? Why is it such a big deal that they put that in the headline?

          • Anonymous

            Just wondering

          • Tyke

            It is not a big deal. It is common practice for any news story about an employee dying while on the job to call them an employee of the company they were working for at the time of their death.

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            It is a completely manufactured issue to pretend otherwise.

        • Tyke

          Gee, I guess we are only allowed to know what is in this one article and must bow to your superior “wisdom” huh?
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          He was on the job in a state owned vehicle. Every other time I have every seen a story about a worker dying while on the job it has, of course, given the name of the employer.

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          I do not need to learn to read. but you should learn to think.
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          http://www.pressherald.com/news/State-worker-dies-after-Augusta-medical-emergency-.htmlhave

          • Anonymous

            I bow to your more complete knowledge, I was commenting on the article in question. The article twice refered to the vehicle in question as HIS and this article said nothing about being on the job.I like many on this board am not all knowing, nor do I subscribe to every news outlet in the state.

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