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Lompoc Landfill workers help save man suffering cardiac arrest

Posted: 5:48 PM, Dec 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-18 21:28:18-05
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Workers at the Lompoc Landfill recently helped save the life of a customer.

Back on December 6, a Vandenberg Village man suffered cardiac arrest and became unresponsive while dropping off trash.

Four landfill employees jumped into action.

Ben Segura and Clint Porter performed CPR on the 84-year-old man until first responders arrived.

"I'm just grateful to help, you know. As long as they pulled through it and made it all right, that is the main thing, that they survived, and yeah, I've been trained for so many years. You go through these trainings and I think everybody should take the classes at one time or another," Segura said.

This isn't the first time Segura has saved a life. He's performed the Heimlich maneuver on both his sister and a stranger at a restaurant.

The customer who suffered cardiac arrest at the landfill, James Williams, is recovering at a Lompoc rehab facility. Williams' family members delivered turkey and fixings to the landfill employees to thank them.