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(WLSAM)   Fired employee does not get far in stolen forklift   (wlsam.com) divider line 25
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2014-05-06 05:48:12 PM  
And, apparently, it was his former employer's birthday too.

I'm not sure what relevance that has though.

It would have been different if it was HIS birthday, but no, they said it was the employer's birthday.

/comma
 
2014-05-06 05:57:57 PM  
www.funny-games.biz

But did he break my high score?? I gotta know.
 
2014-05-06 08:13:21 PM  
My friend's feet were run over by his boss, driving a forklift. He's now expecting a huge settlement.

/CSS
 
2014-05-06 08:14:42 PM  
" When you get to the Fork lift in the road, take it. "
                                                                                  Yogi Berra
 
2014-05-06 08:14:54 PM  
"They triiiiieeeed, to kill me with a  forrrk-liffftttt..."
 
2014-05-06 08:17:23 PM  
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Negative, the forklift is too slow to intercept with our cars. Suggest we get out and walk.
 
2014-05-06 08:19:22 PM  
Klaus?
 
2014-05-06 08:22:51 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-05-06 08:29:01 PM  
Dumbass, shoulda taken the mower.
 
2014-05-06 08:34:34 PM  

Grumpy Cat: My friend's feet were run over by his boss, driving a forklift. He's now expecting a huge settlement.

/CSS


Workman's comp? Sounds like a settlement for $500 and a McDonalds coupon
 
2014-05-06 08:35:34 PM  

steklo:


Haha Jesus, and our safety manager loses his shiat if you hop off without the 3 point contact...
 
2014-05-06 08:40:33 PM  
This is the song written for the train chase.
This is the chase, Rocky and Ken.
He tried to kill me with a forklift.
Olé!
 
2014-05-06 08:41:38 PM  
Grumpy Cat:
My friend's feet were run over by his boss, driving a forklift. He's now expecting a huge settlement.

dantheman195:
Workman's comp? Sounds like a settlement for $500 and a McDonalds coupon

Considering that a medium-sized forlkift weighs about twice as much as a car, that's not even close to being true.
 
2014-05-06 08:44:45 PM  

Grumpy Cat: My friend's feet were run over by his boss, driving a forklift. He's now expecting a huge settlement.

/CSS


I'd rather have my toes than a settlement.

/ncsb
At an old job we had riding palletjacks (kinda like a forklift, but only raises about 4 inches), and the drivers were often quite careless.  Well this one guy is driving around with his foot hanging off the palletjack, he cuts it a bit too close to a pillar, and well that foot got so smashed we bandaged it with a bag until the EMT's could get there.
/ncsb

One guy got the toe portion of his steel toe boots torn off from someone zipping by him too close, his feet were fine.

Idiots drove around like they were playing a farking video game or something.
 
2014-05-06 08:51:40 PM  

cirby: Grumpy Cat:
My friend's feet were run over by his boss, driving a forklift. He's now expecting a huge settlement.

dantheman195:
Workman's comp? Sounds like a settlement for $500 and a McDonalds coupon

Considering that a medium-sized forlkift weighs about twice as much as a car, that's not even close to being true.


And those solid rubber wheels can do some damage.
 
2014-05-06 08:58:16 PM  

steklo:


Classic. Almost as funny as changing light bulbs with a metal ladder erected I water.
 
2014-05-06 09:06:48 PM  

Any Pie Left: "They triiiiieeeed, to kill me with a  forrrk-liffftttt..."


"This is the soooooong written for the train chase....."
/totally not obscure
 
2014-05-06 09:22:09 PM  

Hagbardr: Klaus?


lol, but maybe not obscure enough.

oblig?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV64lW0CTwI
 
2014-05-06 09:38:03 PM  

steklo: [img.fark.net image 779x588]


I don't even think Klaus would do that....

vt.showyou.com
 
2014-05-06 09:38:41 PM  
Always a classic, here with English subtitles   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oB6DN5dYWo
 
2014-05-06 09:40:58 PM  
lol steklo thats briliant.. Ive been chuckling for a full minute.

When I was 17 or 18 I worked in a slate yard with a bunch of other young goofballs who used to get drunk, high, opiated, and/or spun all day on the property (typing that out nowadays sounds heinous but many of us were poly addicts). There is absolutely no reason to raise the mast of the forklift to the maximum extended height in a slate yard that can only accomodate heights of about 5 crates because of leaning issues. Its also outdoors on an ungraded dirt yard with shifting conditions depending on weather. Yet one day I find myself standing on the forks with either leg as my coworkers cheer me on, and the Mexican Mafia associate who happened to be piloting engaged the levers to start the slow ascent on our quest to see exactly how high the lifts go.

I dont think it can be much more than 25 feet, but the wind and the drugs and the lack of any enclosure\support up there started to feel sketchy. Also when it reaches its maximum height it jars a little. I didnt say anything but my legs started shaking some. I heard some cheering below and I yelled some kind of jokes or insult and felt myself slowly start to descend. Nowadays I think "what would an OSHA employee or the boss do if they caught me up there?" or even an earthquake (dead center of the good ol San Andreas fault).
 
2014-05-06 09:52:18 PM  
I love forklift threads. I generally spend only 30", maybe an hour a day every now and then on one but it beats the fu*k out of the rest of my boring-ass soul-sucking job.
 
2014-05-06 11:04:11 PM  

Jeng: Grumpy Cat: My friend's feet were run over by his boss, driving a forklift. He's now expecting a huge settlement.

/CSS

I'd rather have my toes than a settlement.

/ncsb
At an old job we had riding palletjacks (kinda like a forklift, but only raises about 4 inches), and the drivers were often quite careless.  Well this one guy is driving around with his foot hanging off the palletjack, he cuts it a bit too close to a pillar, and well that foot got so smashed we bandaged it with a bag until the EMT's could get there.
/ncsb

One guy got the toe portion of his steel toe boots torn off from someone zipping by him too close, his feet were fine.

Idiots drove around like they were playing a farking video game or something.


I wear steel toe boots, and most of the time, they save my feet.  A couple times, they almost cost me my toes.  I was operating the power jack( a walk behind machine similar to yours, but we have manual pallet jacks too), when my foot got stuck against something immoveable and the jack hit the toe of the boot, rolling it backwards, almost cutting my foot with the steel plate in the boot.  So I had two problems, my toes were almost curled backwards and cut at the same time.

It still beats wearing tennis shoes.  My supervisor missed work for a broken toe, after he ran his foot over.  Running feet over is a more common threat, so I'll wear the boots.  My boots have been ran over many times, no worries or injuries.

John Buck 41: I love forklift threads. I generally spend only 30", maybe an hour a day every now and then on one but it beats the fu*k out of the rest of my boring-ass soul-sucking job.


Agreed.  We had a basic low mast forklift, nothing special, but it sure beat the walk behind machine.  Sadly, it was returned to the rental co.
 
2014-05-06 11:35:33 PM  

lack of warmth: Jeng: Grumpy Cat: My friend's feet were run over by his boss, driving a forklift. He's now expecting a huge settlement.

/CSS

I'd rather have my toes than a settlement.

/ncsb
At an old job we had riding palletjacks (kinda like a forklift, but only raises about 4 inches), and the drivers were often quite careless.  Well this one guy is driving around with his foot hanging off the palletjack, he cuts it a bit too close to a pillar, and well that foot got so smashed we bandaged it with a bag until the EMT's could get there.
/ncsb

One guy got the toe portion of his steel toe boots torn off from someone zipping by him too close, his feet were fine.

Idiots drove around like they were playing a farking video game or something.

I wear steel toe boots, and most of the time, they save my feet.  A couple times, they almost cost me my toes.


There's a reason guys who work around cattle and horses don't wear steel toes.
 
2014-05-07 01:17:36 AM  

Jeng: Grumpy Cat: My friend's feet were run over by his boss, driving a forklift. He's now expecting a huge settlement.

/CSS

I'd rather have my toes than a settlement.

/ncsb
At an old job we had riding palletjacks (kinda like a forklift, but only raises about 4 inches), and the drivers were often quite careless.  Well this one guy is driving around with his foot hanging off the palletjack, he cuts it a bit too close to a pillar, and well that foot got so smashed we bandaged it with a bag until the EMT's could get there.
/ncsb

One guy got the toe portion of his steel toe boots torn off from someone zipping by him too close, his feet were fine.

Idiots drove around like they were playing a farking video game or something.


I did warehouse work for about a year, when I got sick of cooking, and while my divorce was settling out, and I drove a pallet jack, and got certified on a whole bunch of Hi-Los and lifts. You're not going to get very far in any of those suckers, given the fuel and battery requirements. Just as an aside.

I also got some EMT training, because First Responders got a bonus for being on site, and if you did get a call, it helped defray the cost to your team while you were rushing to help whoever took a spill, fall, or got their leg stuck between a jack and a post or beam. Those suckers are about 1500lbs, and the batteries alone are damn heavy. We got a fair amount of training before being unleashed, but we were also on incentive pay, which meant that any time you spent screwing around, was time that you weren't making money. That sort of focused folks, but it also made folks cut corners a lot, and there were more than a few accidents. One guy in particular got ran over by his jack, and that broke his fibula and tibula in said leg in two places. It was a nasty break, and he's lucky they were able to save the leg at all. Steel toes saved my feet on too many occasions with just boxes and crap falling from the stacks, and yeah, you rolled over your toes with a jack, you were damn lucky to have that extra bit of protection. Most of the accidents were just folks being careless, or something falling from the stacks, but we did have one fatality while I was working at C&S, but it wasn't a day I was working. Hi-Lo operator was trying to get a poorly racked pallet from the higher stacks, and the pallet shivered and split, and pallet came down from about 40' and the load crushed the guy who was spotting for the operator. Operator was fine--he had roll bars and protection--but the guy next to him was killed pretty much instantly. There was no way to really know that the pallet was weakened, and the operator was cleared by the safety board--the spotter was wearing his hard hat, and he was the proper distance--but the guy quit pretty much right after his hearing. Couldn't even look at the damn things again.

We were considered "industrial athletes" as selectors. You pick up and toss 3000-4000 cases a night, at an average weight of about 20-50lbs and upper weights of 120-200lbs for meat, you get some strength, you damn sure get some endurance, and my roomie stopped sparring with me after a few months, because after throwing cases of meat and dairy six nights a week, I dropped down to about 120, and the whites of my eyes got slightly bluish. And I could pick him up and throw him across the dang room without much effort. We didn't exactly have a lot of time to screw around though, because time was money. Well, maybe you had a little time at lunch--about 2am or so--but most guys worked through lunch, to get the extra cash. Time down meant you might pull a prank on someone, but that was usually in the parking lot with their cars, or their lockers, for AFTER work, because no one was going to screw with anyone's loads or doors, because that would mean open season, and no one wanted that. Plastic wrapping cars was usually high on the list--with sometimes layers of whipped cream from the damaged goods piles thrown in between layers. Or popping open someone's car, and fiddling with their radio settings to blast the ridiculous sound systems the guys tended to buy. On the floor, people took risks for damn sure, but not so much that it put anyone in danger, because that meant screwing with folks' money...
 
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