The call went out on the workroom floor: Man down!
There — behind an automated parcel bundle sorter in the Greenville, SC, Processing and Distribution Center — was Mail Handler Marcos Sanchez, unresponsive and not breathing.
There was no detectable heartbeat.
While a supervisor called 911, three postal employees got down to the business of saving a life.
Keith Barnes, a maintenance electronics technician, and David Lawter, a mail processing clerk, began performing CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation while Kent Holliday, a mail handler and member of the facility’s first aid team, administered the defibrillator.
The trio revived Sanchez before the emergency team arrived and rushed him to the hospital.
Sanchez had a pacemaker implanted. He has since returned to work.