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Irving Tissue Macon Employee Saves a Life

What started as a normal day for Eric Barron, a Converting Operator at Irving Tissue’s Macon Georgia plant, quickly turned into one he will remember for the rest of his life.

As he was preparing to come into work on a recent evening, Eric came upon a difficult situation in his neighborhood. His quick reaction resulted in him performing CPR on a toddler.

While administering CPR, a medical professional arrived on site and encouraged Eric to continue his life-saving efforts. He did so until emergency medical services personnel arrived, and the child is doing fine.

Eric recently completed CPR training provided through Irving Tissue in Macon. 

“I simply did what needed to be done in that moment,” said Eric. “I’m glad I knew how to administer CPR and could help, and I hope the toddler will have a quick recovery.”

“Never underestimate the skills you learn at work as they could literally help you save a life,” said Brian Solheim, Plant Manager for Irving Tissue Macon. “At Irving Tissue, safety is one of our core values and we’re proud that Eric was able to put the skills he learned through our health, safety and environment training into action in our community.”

According to the American Heart Association, administering CPR especially immediately after a cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival. We would like to commend Eric on his quick actions that help save this child’s life!