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Equipment Accidents

Discussion in 'Safety Issues' started by 9420pullpan, Jun 4, 2005.

  1. Danial Doherty

    Danial Doherty Well-Known Member

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    This one is not half as bad as some you guys have posted. but it happended to a buddy fo mine so i thought i would throw it up!
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  2. AtlasRob

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    Ouch that hurts :eek: Somebody said there are 2 types of dumptruck driver, those that have tipped one over and those that are going to tip one over. :beatsme just try and tip the correct end :rolleyes:
     
  3. ben46a

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    Danial, Is that One of Dexters rigs?
     
  4. alco

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    I have to say, I am thoroughly impressed that they never tore the access ladder off of the Cat on page 5 in Pullpan's post (#75). From what I've heard, they're hard enough to keep on machines that aren't thrown over a face and flipped on their side.

    Brian
     
  5. mouse

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    i like the use of the ladder om the (presumably) cat dump truck standing on end.

    be buggered if i'd climb down the thing unless they propped the machine up with something else real big...
     
  6. Big Dazzler

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    Damaged excavators in Ship link

    Hi

    earlier there was a link to some excavators damaged in the hold of a ship. Cant find it again, does anyone know where it is?

    cheers

    dazzler
     
  7. greatdane

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    Some of you might think these pictures are cool. Well I can´t help thinking about the people involved, how many was killed, how many was sereously injured. These are all great pictures and I hope it will remind you how dangerous it can be oprating heawy machines. Take care out there...
    Gert L.
     
  8. insleyboy

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    Greatdane, I couldn't have said it better myself. I was a lucky one that survived an excavator sliding down a concrete ramp that gave way crushing my cab. There are some pics in this thread that you know the operator could not have survived. My heart goes out to them, but these pics are a lesson as well, as I can surely attest!
     
  9. AtlasRob

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    Greatdane,...........fair comment and I respect where you are comming from.
    I believe that most of the pictures posted are in the best intentions and are meant to highlight the dangers when it does go wrong, but some are cut and pasted without due regard ! Thank you for the reminder. :drinkup

    Now come on :D You dont really think you were going to get away with throwing that pant marking moment in to the fire and not getting asked WHERES THE PICTURES!

    Seriously,....... you obviously survived. Can you eleborate on what happened, apart from the pure glorification factor ! we ( or some of us at least ) might learn from the experience. And dont be embarrassed if it was a mistake YOU made, Most of us if we are truthful will have to admit that it would have been us if lady luck wasn't on ourside that day.
     
  10. hoeman600

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    THAT JUST HAPPEND!!!!!:D
     
  11. hoeman600

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    this happend when i lived in cali. the guy runnin it jumped. probally the one time it was ok not to be seat belted. notice the rebar in pict 2 it wouldhave got somewhere. he did however breake his ancle.
     

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    I'm guessing that is him lying on the ground in the background of the picture? That could have been very nasty:eek:
     
  13. JDOFMEMI

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    Hoeman

    Seeing that makes me have to ask What was he doing there with a roller anyway???
     
  14. hoeman600

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    he was rolling the sidewalk subgrade above it he got to close to the side(YA THINK!!:D). and the vibrator sucked him over . we JUST told him not to go near the edge but as in cali ya need to speak spanglish and his was VERY rusty:beatsme
     
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    YEPEROOO! or should I say ceeeeeeeee!!!:drinkup
     
  16. NDCOGroup

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    I was doing some research and I was on the MSHA mining safety and health government site. This link takes you to pictures from all the mine related deaths in the past couple of years.

    http://www.msha.gov/fatals/fab.htm
     
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    Atlas Rob, sorry it took so long to reply, somehow I didn't get back to this post till today. I do have a couple pics from my accident, but do not have access to posting them. The accident I refered to was a bridge demolition. We were Demoing a tail span of a complete concrete structure, Deck, Beams.exc... This was the first of this type I had ever taken down. The foreman instructed me that the tail span was rebar tied into the back wall where it rested. It was not!!! The entire span went tumbling down after cracking a few beams with a demo hammer mounted on an old excavator which I was in that slid down the span as it fell. The machine came to rest flush with the column pier when everything stopped falling. I DUCKED and held the controls the whole ride down. The cab was crushed above my head, I walked thru the opening where the foot bedals were. And the rest they say...Well, I was here to live to tell I guess!
     
  18. AtlasRob

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    :eek: Sweet Jesus and mother of ............ I was half joking when I said pant marking moment.
    Glad you lived to tell the tale. I bet you had a few choice words for the foreman once you'd stop shaking.
    On a very serious note, there must have been an enquiry into how and why as that has to be way off the top of the near miss chart, never mind the insurance claim on the machine.
    Are you aware of any repecussions / change of working practices / instructions as a result of an investigation that you can comment on here.
    I have no experience of that size of demo. :drinkup