Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Adventures in Nametagging: Minneapolis Style

Little did I know that I would be doing staff training at the Minneapolis Hyatt one week after this happened:

Man Falls From 17th Floor at Minneapolis Hotel, Survives

According to the article, a Wisconsin man in town for a dart tournament apparently was goofing around Saturday morning at the Minneapolis Hyatt Regency when he crashed through a window and fell 16 stories.

The man, identified in a police report as 29-year-old Joshua S. Hanson, of Blair, Wis., landed on a roof overhang near the hotel's main entrance along Nicollet Mall. His most serious injury was a broken leg.

This picture shows the glass from the window, and if you look closely, a wood panel covering the hole in the roof. Wow!

So, other than the obvious looming of such a miracle around the hotel, the training sessions went excellent. Great group of staff at this hotel. Several of the third shift employees told stories about how they dealt with the incident.

They handled it like pros.

Is that the luckiest dart player in the world, or what?

Post a story here about your most memorable hotel incident.

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Scott Ginsberg
Author/Speaker/That Guy with the Nametag

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