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2021-12-01 11:34:17 PM  
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2021-12-02 12:12:50 AM  
This is the scariest, dumbest, and most creative way to die, that I've seen in a fair while..
Wtf were they thinking?

Here's the photos so you don't need to click through to twatter.
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JFC! Where to start...

It's one thing to have the scissor lift floating, good for them, they calculated the weight and buoyancy correctly. But that's only safe with the lift fully retracted.
Once they raised the lift height higher than the width of the platform, they were in dumbf*ck territory.

Also, those are plastic dock floats held together with plastic plugs and caps. If one had given out, they'd be fuct.

One more thing, there are multiple man lifts designed to reach over areas inaccessible to vertical lifts.
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No excuses for such a level of stupidity.
 
2021-12-02 12:43:30 AM  
All I can say is thank goodness they don't work in a refinery or other chemical plant.

They'd be dead before the end of a week.

Stares at my keyboard . . .
 
2021-12-02 1:01:35 AM  
Meh. As long they they were only risking their own necks, game on.
 
2021-12-02 1:05:58 AM  

GitOffaMyLawn: All I can say is thank goodness they don't work in a refinery or other chemical plant.

They'd be dead before the end of a week.

Stares at my keyboard . . .


If this company were contracted to perform maintenance at a refinery, they would've been run off before they could get a hot work permit.

Scary stupid.
 
2021-12-02 1:29:21 AM  

Redh8t: GitOffaMyLawn: All I can say is thank goodness they don't work in a refinery or other chemical plant.

They'd be dead before the end of a week.

Stares at my keyboard . . .

If this company were contracted to perform maintenance at a refinery, they would've been run off before they could get a hot work permit.

Scary stupid.


Most likely. If it's a small company (under 18 I think?), then the contractors can take a mandatory one day safety class. After that, safety gets lip service at best.

We were required to have weekly safety briefings. One of them was "How to treat a sunburn". Not terribly useful for IT folks. Or maybe it was . . .

Have to love lobbyists and big corporations. People are just another raw material.
 
2021-12-02 1:53:13 AM  
Ah, the 'ass-crack, top of underwear showing' pic just really nails the authenticity.
 
2021-12-02 1:53:27 AM  
Shake hands with danger - Jim Stringer (1980) - Original
Youtube Mmrs9GYkbqg
 
2021-12-02 2:09:25 AM  

Yaw String: Meh. As long they they were only risking their own necks, game on.


Not for the people responsible for the facility.
 
2021-12-02 2:10:15 AM  

Redh8t: GitOffaMyLawn: All I can say is thank goodness they don't work in a refinery or other chemical plant.

They'd be dead before the end of a week.

Stares at my keyboard . . .

If this company were contracted to perform maintenance at a refinery, they would've been run off before they could get a hot work permit.

Scary stupid.


Judging by their behavior in the picture I doubt they even know what a hot work permit is.
 
2021-12-02 2:12:19 AM  
Oh my fark. That is impressive.
 
2021-12-02 2:12:26 AM  
C'mon, at least no one was IN the pool while they did this highly dangerous and insane stunt.
 
2021-12-02 2:13:59 AM  
Not even mad, that's impressive.
 
2021-12-02 2:18:07 AM  
When the job absolutely, positively has to be done in time for happy hour?

/jfc
 
2021-12-02 2:20:29 AM  
There's no regulations for a scissor lift, if it Isn't NOT in the handbook it isn't required for safety.

IE I have a bunch of tie down steps if I'm working near the edge of a tall building, but fark all if I even need a high viz much less a bungie safety harness if I'm on one of those.
 
2021-12-02 2:20:45 AM  
 
2021-12-02 2:21:12 AM  
Ah, the maiden voyage of the SS Dumbass. What a sight.
 
2021-12-02 2:22:59 AM  
At least one of them was wearing a hard hat while up there.  So he's got that going for him.  The other guy, not wearing a hard hat... Man, that's really stupid.
 
2021-12-02 2:23:37 AM  

Rusty Shackleford: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/Mmrs9GYk​bqg]


@RiffTrax: Shake Hands with Danger (Full FREE Short)
Youtube _nqa6e6WV2o
 
2021-12-02 2:37:20 AM  

Polish Hussar: Rusty Shackleford: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/Mmrs9GYk​bqg]

[YouTube video: @RiffTrax: Shake Hands with Danger (Full FREE Short)]


"We had our crack sniper shoot Glenn in order to teach him a lesson about safety!"
 
2021-12-02 2:40:21 AM  

GitOffaMyLawn: All I can say is thank goodness they don't work in a refinery or other chemical plant.

They'd be dead before the end of a week.

Stares at my keyboard . . .


If these idiots worked in a refinery or chemical plant they'd get a bunch of other people killed along with them.  At least in this scenario they were only putting their own dumbass lives at risk.
 
2021-12-02 2:49:50 AM  
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2021-12-02 2:57:46 AM  
That's the weirdest hardwood floor installation I've ever seen.
 
2021-12-02 3:00:31 AM  

Neondistraction: GitOffaMyLawn: All I can say is thank goodness they don't work in a refinery or other chemical plant.

They'd be dead before the end of a week.

Stares at my keyboard . . .

If these idiots worked in a refinery or chemical plant they'd get a bunch of other people killed along with them.  At least in this scenario they were only putting their own dumbass lives at risk.


Someone didn't follow safety concerns at a chemical plant I worked at.

Sent 6000 gallons of chloropicrin throughout the plant via pressurized nitrogen lines.

5 microliters in a 20x40x20 lab is enough to run you out of the building (lacrimator ). At the concentration that was pumped into the plant, even gas masks were pretty much useless.

Put on the gas mask, fill it up (double so if you had a big lunch).

(Not) fun times.
 
2021-12-02 3:04:34 AM  

Monocultured: Not even mad, that's impressive.


They probably do cannonballs off it at the end of the day.
 
2021-12-02 3:07:51 AM  
I find it hard to believe they got this right on the first attempt.  It appears is as if they added the plywood and straps due to previous errors.
 
2021-12-02 3:09:20 AM  
Fark you, Michael Phelps! We high as fuuuuuuurck

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2021-12-02 3:09:23 AM  
"Hold my life insurance policy and watch this"
 
2021-12-02 3:12:58 AM  

PunkRockLawyer: Earlier reddit thread (where the tweeter probably stole it from).


The amount of people on that thread that condone this sort of behaviour is the reason why I don't like working job sites anymore.  People do stupid shiat for a paycheck for the sake of machismo. I don't get it. An attaboy from the white hat before he goes golfing for Friday afternoon is not worth risking my life.
 
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2021-12-02 3:17:19 AM  

Driver: [chriswilson.tv image 640x480]


I REALLY hope that's not real
 
2021-12-02 3:28:18 AM  
I can imagine how the conversation between the facilities manager and the first contractor went...

"We need some work done on the roof. As soon as possible."
"Well first we'll need to drain the pool, then..."
"We found someone cheaper."
 
2021-12-02 3:34:40 AM  

GitOffaMyLawn: Neondistraction: GitOffaMyLawn: All I can say is thank goodness they don't work in a refinery or other chemical plant.

They'd be dead before the end of a week.

Stares at my keyboard . . .

If these idiots worked in a refinery or chemical plant they'd get a bunch of other people killed along with them.  At least in this scenario they were only putting their own dumbass lives at risk.

Someone didn't follow safety concerns at a chemical plant I worked at.

Sent 6000 gallons of chloropicrin throughout the plant via pressurized nitrogen lines.

5 microliters in a 20x40x20 lab is enough to run you out of the building (lacrimator ). At the concentration that was pumped into the plant, even gas masks were pretty much useless.

Put on the gas mask, fill it up (double so if you had a big lunch).

(Not) fun times.


That sounds very... unpleasant.
 
2021-12-02 3:45:35 AM  

Original: Original Tweet:

w8lid: I'm not even sure where to begin with this one. 🤦♂ https://t.co/qZvUUl1VA6


It looks like they've got some towels, so what's the problem?
 
2021-12-02 4:09:24 AM  
Scissor Lift Klaus?
 
2021-12-02 4:27:00 AM  
20 yrs in various industrial maintenance/tech jobs I've been a party to some interesting maneuvers, but this one beats anything I've seen!
In just that time safety has evolved. We used to drive eachother around in metal baskets on the end of fork trucks when I started in a foundry. Now I'm reasonably sure they are outlawed.  There were no harnesses for anything.

Current place pays lots of lip service-but the only thing that'll provoke management is disregard of lockout tag out.   And that's. Only if they catch you.
 
2021-12-02 4:32:22 AM  

PunkRockLawyer: (where the tweeter probably stole it from).


Really, yeah that's why there is one picture on reddit and four on twitter. And why there is a username on the bottom left that leads to, that's right, instagram.
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//farking reddit
//"You need to credit us"
//"You're just stealing our content"
//You don't own any of this! We're posting on other people's websites! There's no need for loyalty to the company getting paid to show you ads!
 
2021-12-02 4:42:31 AM  

moothemagiccow: PunkRockLawyer: (where the tweeter probably stole it from).

Really, yeah that's why there is one picture on reddit and four on twitter. And why there is a username on the bottom left that leads to, that's right, instagram.


No, the reddit OP had linked to more photos here. And I don't see a username on those.
 
2021-12-02 4:48:14 AM  

moothemagiccow: PunkRockLawyer: (where the tweeter probably stole it from).

Really, yeah that's why there is one picture on reddit and four on twitter. And why there is a username on the bottom left that leads to, that's right, instagram.
[static.wikia.nocookie.net image 480x360]
//farking reddit
//"You need to credit us"
//"You're just stealing our content"
//You don't own any of this! We're posting on other people's websites! There's no need for loyalty to the company getting paid to show you ads!


I'm actually glad when other sites rip stuff off of reddit.  That way I don't have to look at their ugly ass website.

They've been around for 15 years and their design still gives you eye cancer.  It makes fark's layout look like the roof of the Sistine Chapel.
 
2021-12-02 4:48:36 AM  
Earlier work by this crew:
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2021-12-02 5:03:56 AM  
What would be the correct procedure? Drain the pool, lower the lift into the pool, then raise the workers? Or maybe not even drain the pool, just get a long extension ladder and a guy in a rope and harness to climb up and shimmy over? Is there roof access maybe?

Whichever, these guys are dumbf*cks.
 
2021-12-02 5:06:23 AM  

Polish Hussar: Rusty Shackleford: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/Mmrs9GYk​bqg]

[YouTube video: @RiffTrax: Shake Hands with Danger (Full FREE Short)]


I like how the Germans do safety videos.  Someone on here linked to it when there was a forklift thread:

Funny German Forklift Video
Youtube xJ_86lxP36I


/this would also be useful if they wanted to add another verse to 'dumb ways to die'
 
2021-12-02 5:15:22 AM  

Redh8t: This is the scariest, dumbest, and most creative way to die, that I've seen in a fair while..
Wtf were they thinking?

Here's the photos so you don't need to click through to twatter.
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JFC! Where to start...

It's one thing to have the scissor lift floating, good for them, they calculated the weight and buoyancy correctly. But that's only safe with the lift fully retracted.
Once they raised the lift height higher than the width of the platform, they were in dumbf*ck territory.

Also, those are plastic dock floats held together with plastic plugs and caps. If one had given out, they'd be fuct.

One more thing, there are multiple man lifts designed to reach over areas inaccessible to vertical lifts.
[Fark user image image 425x212]
[Fark user image image 425x588]

No excuses for such a level of stupidity.


I bet it's an ad for those float thingys. Did anyone check?
 
2021-12-02 5:17:57 AM  

gopher321: What would be the correct procedure? Drain the pool, lower the lift into the pool, then raise the workers? Or maybe not even drain the pool, just get a long extension ladder and a guy in a rope and harness to climb up and shimmy over? Is there roof access maybe?

Whichever, these guys are dumbf*cks.


The real way would be to go in from the roof.

Which is why I bet it's an ad for those float thingys.
 
2021-12-02 5:20:21 AM  

gopher321: What would be the correct procedure? Drain the pool, lower the lift into the pool, then raise the workers? Or maybe not even drain the pool, just get a long extension ladder and a guy in a rope and harness to climb up and shimmy over? Is there roof access maybe?

Whichever, these guys are dumbf*cks.


See the Genie booms posted upthread.
 
2021-12-02 5:34:54 AM  
Reminds me of an non-rated airman in my squadron years ago who was dumber than a bag of hammers.  On one occasion, he had the night watch on the flight line and was caught smoking in the lox shed because it was winter time (at Whidbey Island).  Another time, he was caught pouring lox on a stick and then whipping the stick around so the lox would hit the ground with a pop.  The best time was on cruise when he sprayed a solvent in his eyes, temporarily blinding him, then sending him into a panic.  He then ran and ran head first into the tip of a drop tank, which is at eye level when hanging on a wing station of an A-6, and knocked himself out.

/he was not a smart kid
 
2021-12-02 5:50:57 AM  

Oneiros: Polish Hussar: Rusty Shackleford: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/Mmrs9GYk​bqg]

[YouTube video: @RiffTrax: Shake Hands with Danger (Full FREE Short)]

I like how the Germans do safety videos.  Someone on here linked to it when there was a forklift thread:

[YouTube video: Funny German Forklift Video]

/this would also be useful if they wanted to add another verse to 'dumb ways to die'


Das war toll!

...und typisch Deutsch.
 
2021-12-02 5:52:40 AM  
Don't...Make...Waves!
 
2021-12-02 6:09:06 AM  

Redh8t: This is the scariest, dumbest, and most creative way to die, that I've seen in a fair while..
Wtf were they thinking?

Here's the photos so you don't need to click through to twatter.
[Fark user image image 425x531]
[Fark user image image 425x531]
[Fark user image image 425x531]
[Fark user image image 425x531]

JFC! Where to start...

It's one thing to have the scissor lift floating, good for them, they calculated the weight and buoyancy correctly. But that's only safe with the lift fully retracted.
Once they raised the lift height higher than the width of the platform, they were in dumbf*ck territory.

Also, those are plastic dock floats held together with plastic plugs and caps. If one had given out, they'd be fuct.

One more thing, there are multiple man lifts designed to reach over areas inaccessible to vertical lifts.
[Fark user image image 425x212]
[Fark user image image 425x588]

No excuses for such a level of stupidity.


post smarted.
Those diagonal lifts would need a counterbalance load, wouldn't they?
Otherwise they're would tip over as we've seen many secured cranes do.
Also narrow pool walkways might not even have enough space.

As an alternative, can they put up scaffolding on one side then start attaching a walkway to the steel rafters to create a hanging catwalk?
 
2021-12-02 6:17:05 AM  
Looks like they improvised, adapted and overcame.


/should send those pictures to the guy I know who thinks OSHA should be disbanded for restricting productivity
 
2021-12-02 6:25:07 AM  
So, if I'm understanding this, it looks like they maneuvered into the work area by raising the lift and pulling themselves along the roof structure. How they managed this without toppling over is amazing.

I've occasionally had managers ask me if it's o.k. to ask employees to do "x". My response is usually, "you can ask, but the employee is within their rights to refuse to perform a blatantly unsafe act."
 
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