A co-worker was injured and her car damaged Saturday when a tarp came loose from a truck on I-90. The accident report is here. She had to have surgery and will be unable to move for several weeks and unable to work for many months. Fortunately she is expected to make a full recovery.
Employees have organized an assistance fund to help with her expenses not covered by health insurance. I work with a great group of people.
Also another reminder though how even those with "good private insurance" can be financially devastated by a major accident under the current corporate health system.