- 179d 10h 2m
I had to run this back and forth in my head several times before it finally processed because it sounds so ludicrous.
The dude cut off the flooring he was STANDING ON and fell to his death?
Yes just like the cartoons. Standing on a platform. Pushed about grating out about 4 feet of it stuck off the platform, out of about a 20 foot piece. Walked out on to it and then turned back towards the platform and cut the grating in half. Leaving the part he was standing on to fall 80 feet along with him. I saw it just as someone started yelling at him to stop. Dad had drawn it and had to testify in the lawsuit that was it was common to leave off certain holes (penetrations) to be cut in the field since they aren't normally shown on the engineering drawings from 30 years ago and stuff has changed.
Guys take one of a 3/4" rod that is 40 foot long and thread one end of it to be used as sag rods and such. There's a clamp to hold the rod but guys get lazy. The weight of the other end lets it droop down to the floor and keeps it from spinning. Normally. Saw a guy get caught up in the spinning rod in the threading machine when it caught his jacket. Luckily someone was able to turn the power off pretty quickly. He was just going round and round getting the shit beat out of him each time turn.
Shortly after they had a day long training class...on how to turn off the power of runaway machines. I asked why not 5 minutes of learning to how to use the equipment so it doesn't have to be shut down in a hurry. Can't have that kind of attitude sir lol.