Cliff Meidl took the hard road to becoming a safety ambassador.
In November 1986, when Meidl was a 19-year-old apprentice plumber, he he hit an underground power line while excavating at a Los Angeles construction site. The 30,000-volt surge of electricity stopped his heart three times, blew two toes off his right foot and eviscerated a third of the bone in both knees.
It took multiple skin grafts to repair the various exit wounds on his body, and a radical surgery to save his legs. More than 25 years later, Meidl still has difficulty walking....More