coco ebert: Is police work even among the top ten most dangerous jobs?
SnarfVader: If only there were an appropriate gesture to express my annoyance with the pun in the headline.
TheSwizz: coco ebert: Is police work even among the top ten most dangerous jobs?For the people around them.
TheSwizz: coco ebert: Is police work even among the top ten most dangerous jobs?For the [black] people around them.
Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Am I the only one who gets "Become a member to keep on reading at LA Times links? Why are they even getting posted here? I thought that links to sites that require a membership to read were supposed to be against the rules. Tossing my LA Times cookies does not work.
brianbankerus: Wow subby. That is a masterful headline. Just wow.
Rufus Lee King: Y'all have twisted this into a cop-hate thread already?
Gawdzila: Man killed by facepalm while working in career with a higher risk of on-the-job death than cops or firefighters. With fronds like these, who needs enemies?This would have been a much better headline.Restraint, subby. Restraint.
BoxOfBees: brianbankerus: Wow subby. That is a masterful headline. Just wow.Too bad Owl City already beat you to it "With fronds like these, well, who needs anemones?"
Another Government Employee: At least he didn't slip and take the branch up the ass.
Insatiable Jesus: FTA:According to a Los Angeles Times article from 2006, "tree workers have a fatality rate three or four times that of police officers and firefighters," according to John Ball, a South Dakota State University forestry professor. "Your odds of being killed in this industry are one in 3,000," he said.I spent a couple of years a saw man for a grading company in the South, clearing lots for crap built McMansions. Loader operator would push trees over and I would wade in to buck logs and cut up tops into trash that ended up as that mysterious sinkhole in the backyard of every third house in Ascot Glen.Hickory almost killed me a dozen times, a week. Hickory limbs bound up under the weight of the rest of the tree could spring out with astounding force. When your job involves using a chainsaw as a defensive weapon, you're either really cool or really stupid. I lived because after the first couple of encounters I actually started listening to the old guy who ran the op.Farking brutal work, cutting up 3/4 acres of pushover pine/hickory forest on an August GA day, drink 2 gallons of water and never pee. Last couple of hours of the day, my arms couldn't lift the saw any more, so would bounce it back up for a downcut by hitting the bottom of the chainsaw body with my knee. First time I hit my knee I went crying to the gang and the Old Man dropped trou right there and showed me his knees. Pour some BC powder in it, heat up a Kroger bag with the loader stack, make an "Ace bandage" and gtfbtw.And that's just being a sawman on the ground. Climbers are Gods. Always wanted to learn to climb but that wasn't the type of op I worked for.RIP Climber.
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