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Fri Mar 22, 2013, 02:18 AM

yet another friend got hurt at work tonight

In the 9 years I've been with this company between Virginia and SC I've seen it all.I've had two broken bones...have seen fingers lost..hands lost...one friend in Virginia got cut in half.Tonight another friend got hurt.He lost two fingers for sure and may lose his hand.

God I hate this shit.They pay and give benefits just high enough that you can't afford to walk away.Seen so many people get hurt.

Just had to vent.

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Reply yet another friend got hurt at work tonight (Original post)
backwoodsbob Mar 2013 OP
snooper2 Mar 2013 #1
MADem Mar 2013 #41
HarveyDarkey Mar 2013 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2013 #3
backwoodsbob Mar 2013 #5
backwoodsbob Mar 2013 #6
talkingmime Mar 2013 #24
backwoodsbob Mar 2013 #26
talkingmime Mar 2013 #27
Ptah Mar 2013 #4
PADemD Mar 2013 #8
hedgehog Mar 2013 #30
Sherman A1 Mar 2013 #7
union_maid Mar 2013 #9
In_The_Wind Mar 2013 #11
Earth_First Mar 2013 #13
backwoodsbob Mar 2013 #32
Hotler Mar 2013 #37
Sherman A1 Mar 2013 #38
AngryOldDem Mar 2013 #39
raccoon Mar 2013 #10
In_The_Wind Mar 2013 #12
backwoodsbob Mar 2013 #14
In_The_Wind Mar 2013 #16
backwoodsbob Mar 2013 #17
In_The_Wind Mar 2013 #19
backwoodsbob Mar 2013 #21
In_The_Wind Mar 2013 #23
Honeycombe8 Mar 2013 #44
backwoodsbob Mar 2013 #20
In_The_Wind Mar 2013 #22
talkingmime Mar 2013 #25
backwoodsbob Mar 2013 #29
backwoodsbob Mar 2013 #15
AngryOldDem Mar 2013 #40
backwoodsbob Mar 2013 #42
AngryOldDem Mar 2013 #43
Honeycombe8 Mar 2013 #45
RiffRandell Mar 2013 #18
mopinko Mar 2013 #28
hedgehog Mar 2013 #31
backwoodsbob Mar 2013 #33
LeftInTX Mar 2013 #34
backwoodsbob Mar 2013 #35
Hotler Mar 2013 #36

Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 02:21 AM

1. where are you working?

They fix combines while they are running?

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 07:42 AM

41. I thought "sausage factory machinery repairman?" myself.... nt

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 02:22 AM

2. Where the fuck do you work?

 

PM me if it would jeopardize your job.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 02:23 AM

3. My dear backwoodsbob...

I'm so sorry these awful accidents keep happening to you and your friends...

My best to your friend. I sure hope he won't lose his hand. Fingers are bad enough of a loss...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 02:42 AM

5. I keep telling myself 4 more years

I'm figuring im 4 years away from having enough money to pay cash for a little home for us...it's just me and her so we don't need anything special.

Then my new favorite phrase will be welcome to walmart.

It's insane....this one shook me up..I saw it happen.

They have us do some insane shit.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 03:51 AM

6. last update I just got

two fingers gone for sure...probable loss of hand.This one shook me up..it was on the machine i was on.I got the overarm off his hand and I got the first responders there and I called in the medivac unit...I had to be the calm one while everyone else panicked....I cant take this shit.Holding a man twice my size while he cries like a baby waiting on the helicopter.This shit sucks

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Response to backwoodsbob (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 11:38 AM

24. I've been hit by the blades of my scroll saw AND my band saw. So far no major damage.

 

While I was adjusting the band saw one time to get it up on the center of the treads, the damn blade flew off right at my face. Instinctively I threw a hand out and grabbed it in the air. It was at full rotation speed. I still don't know how, but my hand only suffered minor cuts. I was actually afraid to look. I wear safety glasses and a full frontal leather apron, but most of my face is still exposed. It never got close.

The radial arm saw is a nasty thing. I trimmed off a 1/4" edge on a board and the damn thing shot across the garage like an arrow. If anyone had been standing there it would have killed them. I don't let anyone in the garage when I use that thing now.

I don't think most people grasp how dangerous such machines can be. Even the old piston pump trunk saws were dangerous. Give the guy a hug for me. Any job involving power tools is frightening - every single time you use them. And there's no shame in crying. None.

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Response to talkingmime (Reply #24)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 12:03 PM

26. this is on a different level...no insult intended

this overarm can hold 250,000 lbs of pressure...he got his hand caught in the one spot it cant be in.It wasn't a contest

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Response to backwoodsbob (Reply #26)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 12:11 PM

27. Yeah, I gathered that from the post about the steel reels - after my post.

 

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 02:30 AM

4. Be safe out there.

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Response to Ptah (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 04:46 AM

8. Is the man in this video working without safety goggles?

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Response to PADemD (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 12:19 PM

30. He wears clear goggles when the machines are running -

it's a bad habit to put them on and off like that - sooner or later comes the day you forget to put them on!

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 04:04 AM

7. Sounds like they need some visits from OSHA

and a few other agencies along with their own insurance company.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 05:43 AM

9. +1

Yeah, I was gonna say that. OSHA often actually does take an interest during Democratic administrations. Don't know what sort of business it is, but it sounds like the risk factor is off the charts.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 07:09 AM

11. Indeed!

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 07:51 AM

13. Indeed...

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 gives employees and their representatives the right to file a complaint and request an OSHA inspection of their workplace if they believe there is a serious hazard or their employer is not following OSHA standards. Further, the Act gives complainants the right to request that their names not be revealed to their employers.

Complaints from employees and their representatives are taken seriously by OSHA. It is against the law for an employer to fire, demote, transfer, or discriminate in any way against a worker for filing a complaint or using other OSHA rights.

OSHA will keep your information confidential. We can help.

http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/worker/complain.html

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #13)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 12:35 PM

32. OSHA is a joke

they MAY give the company a 1k or so fine for this...osha is a bad joke

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Response to backwoodsbob (Reply #32)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 10:57 PM

37. Really!!!!

Have you actually gone to the OSHA website and read the violations? I have read where OSHA hands down some big fines. Maybe you should go to the website and read about how to file a report. OSHA doesn't fuck around here in the Denver area. The company I work for was doing major mechanical and steel renovation on a Federal courthouse here and one day a another subcontractor was working on the roof 18-stories up and had a worker tied off with a piece of rope tied to the belt on his pants as he was right at the edge. Little did they now that right across the the street in the high rise at eye level was an OSHA office for Denver. OSHA saw it go down and went directly and shut that job down in a heart beat. (It was back up in an hour or so.)There was some serious fines for that.

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Response to Hotler (Reply #37)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 05:22 AM

38. Precisely

You don't know if you don't try.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 06:28 AM

39. Exactly!

Jesus...that is one hell of an injury rate for nine years.

Something's not right there.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 06:59 AM

10. Be careful, Bob. IME if you get hurt at work you're screwn. nt

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 07:11 AM

12. I'm sorry someone was hurt. What is the nature of your job?

Plz be careful!

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 10:44 AM

14. steel fabrication

we make the steel coils you see on the back of 18 wheelers

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Response to backwoodsbob (Reply #14)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 10:48 AM

16. I escort those loads. I am so very sorry!

I ran out of Alabama to Ohio weekly.

Steel work is never easy but there is no reason for all of the accidents.
Are they related to safety violations?

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 10:50 AM

17. oh yeah

we regularly do insane shit at work..they push the limits

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Response to backwoodsbob (Reply #17)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 10:54 AM

19. It needs to stop before someone gets killed!

Safety is a huge part of my life.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #19)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 10:58 AM

21. people have died

saw a friend get cut in half in Virginia

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Response to backwoodsbob (Reply #21)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 11:00 AM

23. O!M!G! bob!!!

How horrible!

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Response to backwoodsbob (Reply #21)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 11:20 PM

44. Even just getting hurt is awful. The pain, and the loss of fingers or a hand...life altering.

Horrible. You sure you have to stay four more years?

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 10:57 AM

20. if you do steel runs I'm sure

you are familiar with the Nucor complex in huger SC.I work in that group of companies surrounding Nucor

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Response to backwoodsbob (Reply #20)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 10:58 AM

22. I believe I was in that location in 2010!

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Response to backwoodsbob (Reply #14)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 11:40 AM

25. You mean like the 4 meter rolls? I've seen eleventy-million wheel trucks hauling those.

 

Well, in Michigan. The only reason they allow trucks that size in PA is when they bring in new reactor cores.

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Response to talkingmime (Reply #25)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 12:14 PM

29. we have them limited to 60k but yeah

big rolls.
Some dangerous shit people.When you take a drink out of your faucet or look at your local bridge or whatever....remember...someone likely died for that convienance

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 10:48 AM

15. if anyone wonders why I have such a love for my big doggies

coming home to something that just buries you in a hug every night is a comfort

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Response to backwoodsbob (Reply #15)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 06:29 AM

40. God...what can I say?

Such working conditions are just flat-out unacceptable.

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Response to AngryOldDem (Reply #40)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 01:29 PM

42. I miss buddy Guy so much

Junior is growing on me though

He's getting big...14 weeks or whatever...he's 26 pounds...he's a handful of stupid puppy

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Response to backwoodsbob (Reply #42)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 01:37 PM

43. The world needs more stupid puppies.

Sometimes I'd rather just be with my dog than deal with the stuff (and people) I have to deal with.

Buddy Guy will always have a place in your heart, even though it still hurts right now.

Take care.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Reply #42)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 11:41 PM

45. I know what you mean. I lost my black cocker spaniel, Buddy,

after nine years. It was like my heart was ripped out. Every now and then there's a special bond, and Buddy and I had a special bond. I'd found him on the street in horrible condition and nursed him back to health, incl. heartworm treatment at the vet's.

I didn't want another dog after Buddy died (well, I had to put him to sleep finally). But a year later, I found ANOTHER dog in my nieghborhood that no one claimed. 6 mos. old, in good shape. A Jack Russell Terrier mix of some sort. A guy's dog, was how I thought of her. I had no intent to keep her. I decided to find her a home, after not being able to find her owners. I had her fixed and taught her a few basic training things. But then I decided someone else might not take proper care of her. So....she became mine.

Before long, she was sleeping in my bed. I eventually fell in love with her, when I never thought I would. She couldn't be more different from Buddy. But each dog is unique. She's not Buddy, but she is Rosie, and I love her just as much. It will happen.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 10:50 AM

18. That's terrible.

So sorry about your friend, and stay safe.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 12:14 PM

28. holy fucking fuck.

be careful in there.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 12:20 PM

31. There is no excuse - whatsoever -

compare the stats for aluminum mills vs steel mills. I think it's a matter of culture in the steel industry.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 05:27 PM

33. took a vacation day

cant deal with that shit today

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 09:40 PM

34. Stay safe. Gosh, it must be bad if someone got killed on the job

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #34)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 10:22 PM

35. watched a guy die in Virginia

4 more years

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 10:32 PM

36. Does your place of work have a safety program in place?

I work for a company that is AISC structural steel, ASME pipe/presure vessel and mechanical contracting with close to 1000 employees and we just got what is called OSHA VPP Star staitus. Less than 0.03% of the companies in America get achive this for safety. We have a safety program where anyone from the office, shops and field crews can stop work if they think or see that something is dangerous and not get in trouble for it. You cannot be legally fired for reporting a safety violation to OSHA. Don't be afraid to go read the OSHA website. My place of work main core value when it comes to safety is that at the end of the day everyone goes home to their family healthy and safe.

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