Out of the Ashes

The True Story of How One Man Turned Tragedy into a Message of Safety
By Charlie Morecraft (Audiobook, 2012)
Accidents happen, but they're usually the result of human carelessness. Charlie Morecraft found that out one August night years ago, when he literally blew himself up. A long time worker at an Exxon refinery in New Jersey, Morecraft was rushing to leave for vacation and too macho to bother following standard safety procedures when performing a late night repair job. The result? Burns covering 50 percent of his body, months upon months of hospitalization and rehab, dozens of surgeries, and emotional suffering that outdid the indescribable physical pain. Ultimately, Morecraft emerged from that inferno--as damaging to his family as to himself--to become a sought-after safety expert whose clients number more than 5,000 companies worldwide. Now, in OUT OF THE ASHES, Morecraft presents a wake-up call and a plan of action for anyone who's not in the habit of taking safety seriously. Morecraft's inspiring story has already helped thousands to put on their helmets, their safety goggles, and use their common sense before tackling any job or potentially dangerous activity.
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Accidents happen, but they're usually the result of human carelessness. Charlie Morecraft found that out one August night years ago, when he literally blew himself up. A long time worker at an Exxon refinery in New Jersey, Morecraft was rushing to leave for vacation and too macho to bother following standard safety procedures when performing a late night repair job. The result? Burns covering 50 percent of his body, months upon months of hospitalization and rehab, dozens of surgeries, and emotional suffering that outdid the indescribable physical pain. Ultimately, Morecraft emerged from that inferno--as damaging to his family as to himself--to become a sought-after safety expert whose clients number more than 5,000 companies worldwide. Now, in OUT OF THE ASHES, Morecraft presents a wake-up call and a plan of action for anyone who's not in the habit of taking safety seriously. Morecraft's inspiring story has already helped thousands to put on their helmets, their safety goggles, and use their common sense before tackling any job or potentially dangerous activity.

Internationally acclaimed speaker Charlie Morecraft has led an extraordinary life marked by a devastating accident and subsequent redemption, and he shares his story of survival and change with many thousands of people across a host of business sectors.

Charlie's firm, Phoenix Safety Management, specializes in educating audiences on the topics of personal safety and responsibility through videos, teleconferences, and personal appearances.
  •  "One of the most effective occupational and personal safety presenters in the world...You can hear a pin drop no matter how large the audience is as Charlie describes for you his extensive injuries from taking shortcuts on the job and not following proper safety protocol." (The Safety Report magazine).

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Out of the Ashes
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $24.98 US/$27.98 CAN
  • Audio Run Time: 480
  • ISBN-13: 9781619692718
  • On Sale Date: 10/02/2012
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