Safety unawareness day

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  1. reidi_tim

    reidi_tim New Member

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    Was doing pm on our dust collector nothing more the an over sized vacuum cleaner with 64 bags. Our safety directure took this picture she was so proud of me :eek:
    I tried to explain to her that the man lift was the safest way to get personal up in the air, and well a forklift to lift heavy objects it all made perfect sense to me safety day.jpeg not sure what she thought I was doing wrong:???::confused::rolling::rolling:
     
  2. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    :shock: :shock: :shock:

    And I thought 5 lifts of scaffolding was crazy!
     

  3. Slowmodem

    Slowmodem New Member

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    Ummmmmm. :eek:

    This probably goes better in the lighter side, but it just seems to fit here. :lol:


    Dear Sir,
    I am writing in response to your request for additional information in Block 3 of the accident report form. I put "poor planning" as the cause of my accident. You asked for a fuller explanation and I trust the following details will be sufficient.
    I am a bricklayer by trade. On the day of the accident, I was working alone on the roof of a new six story building. When I completed my work, I found that I had some bricks left over which, when weighed later were found to be slightly in excess of 500 lbs. Rather than carry the bricks down by hand, I decided to lower them in a barrel by using a pulley, which was attached to the side of the building on the sixth floor. Securing the rope at ground level, I went up to the roof, swung the barrel out and loaded the bricks into it. Then I went down and untied the rope, holding it tightly to ensure a slow descent of the bricks.
    You will note in Block 11 of the accident report form that I weigh 135 lbs. Due to my surprise at being jerked off the ground so suddenly, I lost my presence of mind and forgot to let go of the rope. Needless to say, I proceeded at a rapid rate up the side of the building.
    In the vicinity of the third floor, I met the barrel which was now proceeding downward at an equal, impressive speed. This explained the fractured skull, minor abrasions and the broken collar bone, as listed in section 3 of the accident report form. Slowed only slightly, I continued my rapid ascent, not stopping until the fingers of my right hand were two knuckles deep into the pulley.
    Fortunately by this time I had regained my presence of mind and was able to hold tightly to the rope, in spite of beginning to experience a great deal of pain.
    At approximately the same time, however, the barrel of bricks hit the ground and the bottom fell out of the barrel. Now devoid of the weight of the bricks, that barrel weighed approximately 50 lbs. I refer you again to my weight. As you can imagine, I began a rapid descent, down the side of the building.
    In the vicinity of the third floor, I met the barrel coming up. This accounts for the two fractured ankles, broken tooth and several lacerations of my legs and lower body.
    Here my luck began to change slightly. The encounter with the barrel seemed to slow me enough to lessen my injuries when I fell into the pile of bricks and fortunately only three vertebrae were cracked.
    I am sorry to report, however, as I lay there on the pile of bricks, in pain, unable to move, I again lost my composure and presence of mind and let go of the rope and I lay there watching the empty barrel begin its journey back down onto me. This explains the two broken legs. I hope this answers your inquiry.
     
  4. Eddy Honey

    Eddy Honey New Member

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    So are you posting this because you now need a new job? :lol:
     
  5. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    :rolling: :rolling: :rolling: :thumbsup:
     
  6. reidi_tim

    reidi_tim New Member

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    I'm thinking I could use this picture for my cover page for my resume , to bad I didn't have a step ladder in the lift that would have been priceless:Dancing:
     
  7. Walt B

    Walt B Active Member

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    You'd love it where I work. A week ago Friday the guy from OSHA showed up. After looking at some paper work he walked out to the manufacturing area and stated, "I'll be back on Monday and Tuesday." :eek: Well, he was back Monday and Tuesday, and Wednesday and Thursday. Don't know if he was back Friday...I took the day off.

    I guess if the doors aren't padlocked when I return, everything turned out OK. :roll:

    Walt