PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A landscape worker was working in downtown Pittsburgh when he suffered a heart attack.
Jimmy Koville was cutting grass in Gateway Center near the Citizens Bank when he collapsed behind the bushes.
That’s when Dan King and Melissa Csorva – two Citizens Bank employees – sprang into action.
“Melissa and I were behind the teller line and we looked outside, saw the gentleman collapsed on the ground here and being first aid certified we ran out,” King said.
The two Citizens Bank employees started CPR.
“At first he had a pulse he wasn’t breathing and then when his pulse stopped, we started CPR compressions and maintained those until paramedics arrived,” King explained.
The two employees who work just a few yards from where James Koville collapsed were thankful for their training.
“When I came to banking I didn’t think I would have to use my CPR anymore, but it’s a good thing that I got it re-certified,” Csorva said.
Employees who work with James Koville say they’ve checked in with the hospital and doctors say Koville is alert and breathing on his own.
Emergency personnel say he most likely would have died without the Citizens Bank employees jumping in.
Koville is at UPMC Mercy Hospital.