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***2019 Dumbass, Darwin & PSGWSP Thread***

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Zappa, Jan 3, 2019.

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    Usually such things are locked up because they don't want the foot traffic or the liability, not because they are unsafe for authorized personnel. A hole in a stairway landing that you can fall through to your death is unsafe for anyone, including authorized maintenance personnel. I'm not thinking of it as a random tragedy so much as a situation where the actual risk was a lot higher than a normal person would have reasonably guessed. Though perhaps there was signage warning of the grave dangers of trying to navigate the stairs. I don't know. But barring such information, taking an opportunity to go up in a tower for a look around is within the range of things that the majority of normal people would do at that age if they had the chance--in my opinion, of course.
     
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    I don't see any holes in those landings. If they meant "she fell over a railing", then they should have said that.
     
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    I found a picture of them...
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    Maybe they just hate Illinois nazis
     
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    [​IMG]

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    Not the first time that's happened to a criminal's getaway car.

    (Imus listeners refer to that as a "non-bus plunge",
    because most news stories including the word "plunge"
    involve entire busloads of victims).
     
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    Any of those I've run across have a keyed locking mechanism to prevent the crusher from being activated. For someone who needs to jump in to retrieve something just remove the key first.

    A company I worked for decades ago had such a gizmo. And said company would throw returned computers/printers/parts into the pit for crushing. They only sold new. And they decided to close down the facility we worked in.

    So a group of folks started visiting the dumpster crusher at lunch to scavenge stuff. Give us 3 bad computers and we'd make 2 or 3 good ones.

    Now my wife was not happy with the massive collection of stuff accumulated. But she sure was happy with the rewards that came from their sale!

    That's how I learned all about those crusher thingies!

    :)

     
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    Alabama man electrocuted while trying to steal electricity: sheriff

     
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    He obviously didn't understand how electricity works! o_O

    When I lived in Texas I saw a lineman on a ladder get hit with the primary coming into a commercial building, it killed him instantly......literally cooked him through and through right on the top of the ladder. What ever his mistake, it was his last.
     
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    You have already won a Darwin award by staying in Chicago.
     
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    Puts one in the mind of March 2007's oldie-but-goodie:
    Firehouse.Com: Massachusetts Men Electrocuted at Industrial Park

    Pushpin on what we think is the building.

    (I think it was cloudy when the current aerial photos were taken -
    that wasn't smoke from the Post Toasties themselves).

    IIRC, they shook hands with Satan because
    the empty building was uncharacteristically left powered-up
    to keep sump pumps running.
     
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    How steep was that hill?
     
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    Yeah but he ruined two otherwise perfectly good pillows!

    :)

     
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