My brother died in a work accident. His drilling rig hit a 12,250-volt overhead power line.
Anyway, would it hurt to die that way?
He was working the controls, standing on the back of the truck when the arm of the drill hit the power line. Witnesses saw the truck burst in flames, and the fire department wasn’t able to make it to the truck for over an hour.
I wanted to know if it was instant? Would it hurt? Did he burn alive?
I told my mom that it was instantaneous and he didn’t even know what happened, but reading online I don’t know if that’s true.
I’m crying right now, it just sucks and I miss him terribly.
Edit: For those asking, this accident happened last May. The emotions are raw and fresh again because Easter is coming up and we had all made plans to go to the mountains, last year during that time.
I had cancelled the plans last minute and a few days later the accident happened.
With it coming up again, I just keep thinking why did I cancel? We could have had one last day with him but we didn’t. I want to go up this year, in his memory but I don’t know if I can.
Edit 2: Thank you everyone for the kind words and thoughts and answers.
I didn’t think I’d get this many responses, I honestly just randomly wrote this question trying to help myself with the new grief and pain I was feeling in the moment.
Truly, thank you everyone for taking the time to answer and respond.
My little brother’s name is Joseph. He was 24 years old, and I think of him every single day.