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Old 09-13-2019, 06:49 PM   #21
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It's good they're a large company, his family will get bank in the lawsuit, and OSHA will take the rest. This is a union shop? It's a shame companies are more concerned with the bottom line, than their employees safety. And, that employees are doing stupid/unsafe stuff to keep that job. Sometimes, "if you don't want to do it, I'll get someone who does", goes too far.

Does that make a difference?
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Old 09-13-2019, 07:36 PM   #22
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Does that make a difference?
Only to the shop steward.(if they have one) You can bet it'll come up at the next general meeting, and will probably effect the CBA.
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Saw guys working 5' in the ground right on the white line on the traffic lane on US41 today. Saw the same thing on the other side of town last week. Can't believe it. No closing lanes or anything.
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Old 09-14-2019, 05:54 PM   #24
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I was working on a parking garage one night . My ground support guy coned off all the entrances and exits and parked his truck with flashing beacon on the ramp just up from me on the ramp . I hear a car coming and I start asking him where the car is . I see lights moving on the helix above me reflecting off the fog . The next thing I know I hear tires screeching and a BMW stops just inches from my lift . The guy tells me to move " not till im done and Im going on break for the next hour .

We went and walked the helix to see how he got there . He drove through our cones and caution tape and around the trucks on the sidewalks . So we called the cops on his a$$ . He was drunk and just stupid . We also had electric signs up for a week telling people the ramps would be closed for 30 minutes on the hour starting at midnight .

Be safe cause you can't fix stupid .
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I was working on a parking garage one night . My ground support guy coned off all the entrances and exits and parked his truck with flashing beacon on the ramp just up from me on the ramp . I hear a car coming and I start asking him where the car is . I see lights moving on the helix above me reflecting off the fog . The next thing I know I hear tires screeching and a BMW stops just inches from my lift . The guy tells me to move " not till im done and Im going on break for the next hour .

We went and walked the helix to see how he got there . He drove through our cones and caution tape and around the trucks on the sidewalks . So we called the cops on his a$$ . He was drunk and just stupid . We also had electric signs up for a week telling people the ramps would be closed for 30 minutes on the hour starting at midnight .

Be safe cause you can't fix stupid .
I deal with this all the time people drive through our cone set up .

Or they will have miles of room to drive and decide to park right next to our truck .
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I was working on a parking garage one night . My ground support guy coned off all the entrances and exits and parked his truck with flashing beacon on the ramp just up from me on the ramp . I hear a car coming and I start asking him where the car is . I see lights moving on the helix above me reflecting off the fog . The next thing I know I hear tires screeching and a BMW stops just inches from my lift . The guy tells me to move " not till im done and Im going on break for the next hour .

We went and walked the helix to see how he got there . He drove through our cones and caution tape and around the trucks on the sidewalks . So we called the cops on his a$$ . He was drunk and just stupid . We also had electric signs up for a week telling people the ramps would be closed for 30 minutes on the hour starting at midnight .

Be safe cause you can't fix stupid .
I deal with this all the time people drive through our cone set up .

Or they will have miles of room to drive and decide to park right next to our truck .
Yup... I was doing lighting one time at an event area. Giant, I mean GIANT damn parking lot. Cones up, I'm wrangling a large glass street lighting lens. Heavy and awkward, no cars for 100's of feet. Nothing! and this guy decides to walk right under my lift on the way into the building.

I threw wire nuts at him, he's like:
"Careful don't drop anything on me.. You'll be in trouble"

"And you'll be dead so who really loses that one?!"

Some people have no sense of self preservation
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It happens here with both pedestrians and bicycles. They'll be within 10' of death and not even acknowledge that someone else is in the area doing something that could kill them in under a second. SMH as a younin would say.
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Old 09-22-2019, 11:29 AM   #28
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I was working on a parking garage one night . My ground support guy coned off all the entrances and exits and parked his truck with flashing beacon on the ramp just up from me on the ramp . I hear a car coming and I start asking him where the car is . I see lights moving on the helix above me reflecting off the fog . The next thing I know I hear tires screeching and a BMW stops just inches from my lift . The guy tells me to move " not till im done and Im going on break for the next hour .

We went and walked the helix to see how he got there . He drove through our cones and caution tape and around the trucks on the sidewalks . So we called the cops on his a$$ . He was drunk and just stupid . We also had electric signs up for a week telling people the ramps would be closed for 30 minutes on the hour starting at midnight .

Be safe cause you can't fix stupid .
I deal with this all the time people drive through our cone set up .

Or they will have miles of room to drive and decide to park right next to our truck .
Yup... I was doing lighting one time at an event area. Giant, I mean GIANT damn parking lot. Cones up, I'm wrangling a large glass street lighting lens. Heavy and awkward, no cars for 100's of feet. Nothing! and this guy decides to walk right under my lift on the way into the building.

I threw wire nuts at him, he's like:
"Careful don't drop anything on me.. You'll be in trouble"

"And you'll be dead so who really loses that one?!"

Some people have no sense of self preservation
I love this Hahahah I will keep spare wire. It’s on you to drop on these mindless idiots that walk under my bucket .

I usually just yell at them and say you have miles of room I would hate to drop a tool on your car .. they usual move when I say that .

But I like the wirenutt idea .aswell
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Carry a dozen cones.
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I deal with this all the time people drive through our cone set up .

Or they will have miles of room to drive and decide to park right next to our truck .
Similar situation the other day. Cones PLUS tape, boom lift in the work area, lots of parking spots, and they just had to park right beside the tape. Told them the different outcomes.
Nothing goes wrong and your car is okay.
Something goes wrong and your car gets damaged.
Since I informed you, I'm not responsible.

They moved.
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Just don't barricade off the only shaded parking spots in FL and you'll be ok. We don't care how far it is from the door, we care about the temp of the car when we come out of the store.
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Camden is such a nice area I had the pleasure of working their not to long ago .


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