Worker Injured; Blood Supplies Low Again - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

11/13/02 - Tyler

Worker Injured; Blood Supplies Low Again

A Tyler Waste Management employee is still in critical condition.

Lorenza Lockhart was seriously injured Tuesday, when a garbage truck accidentally backed over him. Lockhart slipped and fell behind the truck's wheel and his legs were crushed. Lockhart underwent surgery Tuesday.

This is the second serious work related accident in Tyler in two weeks. That has put the local blood supply at a critical level.

The Stewart Regional Blood Center says Tyler has less than a one day supply of blood. They say, if a crisis were to happen here, blood would have to be shipped in from other parts of the country to save lives in local hospitals. Even when donors respond to appeals for blood, it takes two days of testing and processing before those units can be used.

"With the tragedy of Mr. Lockhart that occurred yesterday," said Michelle Castle, Stewart Regional Blood Center Spokeswoman, "People have seen it in the news, so they're responding again. They're coming in and donating blood which is wonderful we like to see that. But the fact is we need to have the blood on the shelves before the tragedy occurs."

In an industrial accident at Ttyler Pipe two weeks ago, an employee needed over 200 units of blood to survive. Most of that had to come from other parts of the country.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Harmony coach shares life lessons with SMU Mustangs

    Harmony coach shares life lessons with SMU Mustangs

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 9:47 PM EDT2017-03-23 01:47:34 GMT
    KLTV 7 SportsKLTV 7 Sports
    SMU Head Football Coach Chad Morris, Associate Head Coach Jeff Traylor, and Harmony Head Coach Tim Russell have all known each other for over two decades.  "Coach Morris and Coach Traylor have been friends a long time, we've all known each other since the early 90s. That's one of the reasons why he wanted me to come in, and some other speakers have come in, to help the kids not only become better football players but better men," said Tim Russell, Harmony hea...More >>
    SMU Head Football Coach Chad Morris, Associate Head Coach Jeff Traylor, and Harmony Head Coach Tim Russell have all known each other for over two decades.  "Coach Morris and Coach Traylor have been friends a long time, we've all known each other since the early 90s. That's one of the reasons why he wanted me to come in, and some other speakers have come in, to help the kids not only become better football players but better men," said Tim Russell, Harmony hea...More >>
  • Authorities searching for Most Wanted sex offender with East Texas ties

    Authorities searching for Most Wanted sex offender with East Texas ties

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 7:35 PM EDT2017-03-22 23:35:37 GMT
    Source: DPSSource: DPS

    The Texas Department of Public Safety is searching for a convicted sex offender with East Texas ties

    More >>

    The Texas Department of Public Safety is searching for a convicted sex offender with East Texas ties

    More >>
  • Longview forms task force to fight homelessness

    Longview forms task force to fight homelessness

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 7:01 PM EDT2017-03-22 23:01:50 GMT

    A new task force in Longview is hoping to reduce the city's homeless population.

    More >>

    A new task force in Longview is hoping to reduce the city's homeless population.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly