Muscat: Jijin George, an Indian expatriate, has been working in Oman for just three months now, but is already being lauded as a hero.
George, 25, from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, saved the life of a child running towards an oncoming traffic outside a service station in Muscat.
George, who works at the Shell Oman Station in Mina Al Fahl, was about to serve a customer when he noticed a five-year-old boy running towards the busy main road outside the service station. The child had been left unattended in a car.
“When I saw the boy running towards the road, I reacted, and did what I believed was the right thing to do. We have been trained by Shell company to stay vigilant and to maintain a safe environment at all times,” George said.
By applying his safety training, traffic management steps and always keeping an eye on the entrance and exit of the station, he was able to intervene quickly and save the boy from what could have been a catastrophic accident.
Dr. Mohammed Mahmood Al Balushi, Chief Executive Officer of Shell Oman Marketing Company, visited the site along with his senior management team members to recognise and appreciate the Mina Al Fahal Service Station team for their heroic actions and strong safety culture.
He praised George for going the extra mile to save a life.
“Thank you for your dedication to health and safety. Without your efforts, we would have lost a child,” Al Balushi told George. George’s act is serving as an inspiration to others, with his story being shared across Shell’s global network as a prime example of a Good Samaritan and a stellar employee.