safety engineer expert witness accident prevention reconstruction consulting and analysis OSHA MSHASAFETYBIZ, INC.

Safety Engineering Services

Jay W. Preston, CSP, PE, CMIOSH, President and CEO

Safety Engineer.......Accident Prevention Consulting.......Forensic Safety Engineering.......Accident Investigation.......Accident Reconstruction.......Safety Training.......College Safety Instruction.......Emergency Preparedness.......Safety and  Accident Prevention Expertise and Experience.....Expert Witness......

 German safety engineer  sicherheit ingenieure VDSI arbeitschutz unfall verhutung arbeitsicherheitSpanish seguridad ingeniero safety engineer seguridad de trabajojapan safety engineer japanese anzen accident prevention chuo rodo saigai boshi kyokaiClick:  safety engineer, AQUATIC, swimming safety water safety diving safety pool safety boatingsafety marine and maritime safety construction safety building industry safety site specific safety programs elevator and escalator safety fall safety fall prevention lifelines and lanyards trips slips stumbles falls wheelstops, speed bumps tripping hazards building code compliance defenestration stairway falls balcony falls sidewalk falls walkway falls prevention safety fire safety and fire prevention, automatic sprinklers Glass and architectural glazing safety impact prevention and analysis human factors in accident prevention and safety population stereotypes and expectations industrial safety and accident prevention production machinery safety agricultural safety foodindustry safety plastic and composition material safety woodworking safety metalworking safety rubber industry safety, machine guarding, lock out tag out, OSHA, Cal-Osha manual and mechanical material handling safety and accident prevention forklift safety crane safety conveyor safety Petroleum industry safety drilling rig safety offshore production safety oil industry safety refinery safety playground safety recreational safety hiking and mountaineering safety and accident prevention slip testing slipperiness testing slip and fall accident prevention and safety,tribometry,tribometrist,tribometer motor vehicle and transportation safety and accident prevention trucking safety and accident prevention


Jay W. Preston, CEO

Click for Resumé

Human Factors


I can dig it! bumper sticker

Search for Specifics:

Travel Deals and Discounts for Frugal Jet-setters!

Amazing Travel Packages!

Get YOUR Piece of Travel Action

Hit Counter



bulletCall (310) 645-8789 for information.
bulletFax (310) 645-8788


Jay William Preston, Invocation Speaker

Memorial for Yujin Jay Preston

August 20, 1999

Spartan School of Aeronautics

Tulsa, Oklahoma

In the hangar before a crowd of 300-400 of Yujin’s colleagues.

 Please excuse me, but I wasn’t exactly expecting that (the awarding of Yujin’s flight instructor’s wings).

But that was my son’s goal. He wanted more than anything else to become a Certified Flight Instructor here at Spartan. And he was well on the way. He was due to begin his multi-engine commercial training the week that he turned up missing.

I’m here this morning, first let me thank you for all showing up and showing us that Yujin had a special place in your heart as a colleague, an associate, and a brother pilot. I’m here in three capacities this morning. First, as a grieving father who has lost an only son. Second as a trained safety engineer and accident investigator. And third as a minister of the good news of Jehovah’s Kingdom.

You should all know that Yujin was a minister of Jehovah’s Kingdom, as well. You may have learned a little bit about the hope he had for everlasting life in paradise here on earth.

Now it may seem as somewhat incongruous that we are so tragically broken up, when we have such a great hope to share with people of resurrection into everlasting life on earth. But even David, of all people, should certainly have recognized that resurrection hope. Yet he cried incessantly over the loss of two of his sons, his younger son and his older son, Absalom. Absalom, of course, was the son that tried to kill David and usurp his throne. And, yet, David wept bitterly over the loss of that son.

In one sense the hope we have, this hope of the resurrection to the earthly Kingdom is something that must be delayed. But nonetheless, we lose out in not having our loved ones with us this additional time until the resurrection comes. It’s not unlike saying goodbye at the train station or the airport, when the loved one goes off on an extended journey. It’s a sad and disappointing event, but we know and we have confidence that they will be back.

Yujin has a reputation of being an excellent pilot. Very meticulous. Very thorough. Very cautious. We know from the radar track of his journey from Los Angeles where he attended our Jehovah’s Witness Convention that he turned back on at least one occasion. He turned back toward Winslow, Arizona. Nobody knows for sure, but we think that he made a landing there. But he continued to go on eastward toward returning here to Spartan. We also know that he turned back another time. I believe that he turned back right around the radio towers on Mount Taylor, New Mexico, because when he hit the trees he was heading roughly 290. He was heading back to Gallup. They threw him a curve on that mountain. Those radio towers are on a peak about half a mile to the north, and it’s on the order of six to eight hundred feet lower than the actual peak of Mount Taylor. So keep that in mind if you are ever flying in that area.

When I turn to what King Solomon said in Ecclesiastes 9:11-12: King Solomon said, "I returned to see under the sun that the swift do not have the race, nor the mighty ones the battle, nor do the wise also have the food, nor do the understanding ones also have the riches, nor do even those having knowledge have the favor; because time and unforeseen occurrence befall them all. For man also does not know his time. Just like fishes that are being taken in an evil net, and like birds that are being taken in a trap, so the sons of men themselves are being ensnared at a calamitous time, when it falls upon them suddenly."

Now certainly, my son, Yujin, was swift. He had understanding. I think he was wise. But he was trapped in that evil trap for snaring birds: Mount Taylor. Jehovah God can protect us against many of the hazards of life and this world. He cannot protect us against them all. But it’s important to remember that while we are here, before Jehovah’s Kingdom is implemented on the earth, that we must behave in exemplary ways, so that we can be pleasing to our God and of benefit to our fellow man.

King Solomon, again, at Ecclesiastes 7:1-4, says, "A name is better than good oil, and the day of death than the day of one’s being born. Better is it to go to the house of mourning than to go to the banquet house, because that is the end of all mankind; and the one alive should take [it] to his heart. Better is vexation than laughter, for by the crossness of the face the heart becomes better. The heart of the wise ones is in the house of mourning, but the heart of the stupid ones is in the house of rejoicing."

So we can see here, as evidenced by the awarding of the wings, and by what I’ve heard from Yujin’s colleagues, instructors, fellow students and so forth, that he has made a name among the people of the world. He has also made a name for himself with Jehovah, and we expect him to be back in the resurrection.

The Bible has a lot to say about the resurrection. At Daniel 12:1-3, he says, "And during that time Michael will stand up, the great prince who is standing in behalf of the sons of your people. And there will certainly occur a time of distress such as has not been made to occur since there came to be a nation until that time. And during that time your people will escape, every one who is found written down in the book. And there will be many of those asleep in the ground of dust who will wake up, these to indefinitely lasting life and those to reproaches [and] to indefinitely lasting abhorrence.

And the ones having insight will shine like the brightness of the expanse; and those who are bringing the many to righteousness, like the stars to time indefinite, even forever."

So we can see that there is going to be a time of tribulation and a time of trouble on this earth like has never been seen before and then the memorial tombs will be opened up. And I have confidence that Yujin will be among those who will be resurrected into this new system of things.

I’d like to quote one more scripture before I abandon the podium here. And I’d like to say what the hope is for this new heaven and new earth that’s going to be here. At Revelation 21:1-4, it says, " And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea is no more. I saw also the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God and prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: "Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."

And we have good confidence that Yujin will be back with us in the resurrection, and we will be able to welcome him back, but only if we maintain our integrity and our own righteousness in the eyes of our God, Jehovah.


Copyright 2000 - 2011, Jay W. Preston.  Distribution permission granted when this notice is printed in full.  For questions or comments: contact  The J-P, Plus Design and SAFETYBIZ. are registered service marks of Jay William Preston. Permission for use of specific Safety Subject Information is only granted when this notice is printed in full and Preston has been contacted by phone, fax, or email prior to use.