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Let's hear your stories of dumbfuckery

I work at a Hyundai satellite supplier plant, one of our maintenance guys was working on a wire feed welder with no PPE and stabbed himself through the eye with a strand of wire. He still got a settlement because the way it went in, he could still say he had his glasses on.
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>>2094865
>blamazon (unrelated to amazon kydc llc. wink)
>bigass tote-sorting conveyor, easily 500-600 feet long
>slat based, has fingers that kick plastic totes out at a 90 degree angle to feed onto takeoff conveyors for order packers
>maintenance tiem
>segment of slats removed to access problematic kickout finger mechanisms that have been failing
>maintenance standing inside frame of conveyor between rails in the area the slats are removed from working on shit
>order pack manager attempts to turn conveyor on (not sure what happened with LOTO here)
>conveyor advances, bounces off stopper and derails, pops out of system into where maintenance is working
>maintenance is pic related
>manager does it like three more times with the same result because he can't hear them/doesn't realize they're yelling about the conveyor
>maintenance escapes the deathtrap and teleport directly behind the manager
>walked out by security that day
I heard this story secondhand but I believe it entirely. Some true proper shitshow retard managers in that building.
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>>2094865
We get hired to do the network rollout in a building being put up. Send a guy out to install a rack and a pair of 96 port ethernet switches in the wiring closet of a new building. Comes back says it is all good. A few days later we send the same guy out to run the ethernet through the building before they put up the interior walls. It takes him a few days be he comes back and says it is good. He had done this a dozen times with no issue. Finally, the walls are up so we send him out to terminate the cabling and install the boxes. Dude doesn't return. We figured he had an issue and was working late. The next day, no guy. We call him, no answer. We send another guy to the site and no one has seen him, there is no cabling run, no rack or switches, nothing. WTF.

Turns out he had installed everything in the wrong building on the same site and when he figured out his fuckup he just up and left town. The funny bit? The building he was working on was like 1/8th the size of the main building and had a completely different floorplan. No way in hell it would need almost 200 ethernet drops, but he just fucking did it anyway. He was running a dozen lines to each office that might fit 3 people if you really packed them in. Didn't ask questions, ignore the floorplan we gave him, just fucking why in the hell.
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>>2094948
>Turns out he had installed everything in the wrong building on the same site and when he figured out his fuckup he just up and left town.

I'm in treats
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>>2094948
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>>2094865
A mechanic in a pulp mill had to do some work on the lower wheel of a huge bandsaw used to rip logs. He locked out the circuit breaker with his own lock & flagged it with a WARNING: Do Not Remove sign. Opens up a floor hatch & climbs down into a very confined space & begins work.

Meanwhile the saw operator sees that there's no power goes & checks the breaker panel. Cursing that someone forgot to unlock it, he goes & returns with some bolt cutters & cuts lock off. Resets the breaker & starts up the machine.

Imagine the shock & horror of the mechanic when the blade & lower wheel starts spooling up mere inches from his face & body. If the blade so much as caught his clothing he'd be drawn into it & fatally injured in a gruesome way.

He's screaming but can't be heard over the noise. By chance an older employee was walking by saw the open floor hatch, looked at the moving bandsaw then suddenly realized holy shit! someone was still down in the pit. He hits the emergency stop. The blade takes forever to stop (about 90 secs).

Badly shaken, the mechanic is helped out & sent home for rest of the day. Operator got his ass chewed off by foreman.

Later that night at the only bar in town, operator is having a drink when the mechanic came in, walked up behind him & tapped him on the shoulder. Punches the guy in the face the moment he turned around then lays a beating on him. To the operators credit he took it without fighting back. Operator got demoted to the rolling room floor where the pulp comes off the line, an entry level position. He quit a few weeks later & moved away.
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Went to tech school with a guy who worked for Nucor steel in south carolina

Said there had been an incident in the past where an arm holding a bucket of molten steel broke, pouring the steel out, which workers had to run from. One guy was directly hit by the steel and died.
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>>2095081
https://www.osha.gov/pls/imis/accidentsearch.accident_detail?id=672212
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>>2095034
>lockout tagout doesn't apply to me
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>digging at work
>about 2 metres down
>find a piece of black conduit
>not sure what it is
>boss comes along
>"it's probably just old irrigation pipe"
>somebody tells him its pretty unlikely somebody would bury irrigation that deep
>he says it'll be fine
>grabs hand saw
>jumps in hole
>starts sawing away
>BANG
>it was an electrical pipe
>burns a massive chunk out of the saw
>burns his hand
I don't know how the dopey cunt didn't die
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>>2095089
>work for cable company
>driving to lunch. See the water company digging a pretty decent trench like 5x8 ft
There's a dude in there with a metal prod just slamming it everywhere as hard as he can trying to find a water pipe

No locates called in. Could hit electric or TV any moment
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>>2094928
>>maintenance escapes the deathtrap and teleport directly behind the manager
Justifiable homicide desu
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>>2094865
>Let's hear your stories of dumbfuckery
Just read the OP posts in this board.
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I'm sure everyone has seen the .gif of a warehouse collapsing after a forklift runs into a shelf. We had a guy mangle a section of racking after he fell asleep while driving an order picker full speed down the isle. The racking stayed upright, but if he would have picked almost any other isle with shelves that were more loaded, it would have been spectacular.

He denied doing it at first, but after a day he admitted it and was taken for a drug test. He was escorted out same day.

I later learned that he had a drug fueled party all weekend and had no sleep for over 48 hours before coming in to work. He could have easily caused tons of damage or even killed someone. The dumb fuck could of just called in sick.
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>>2095034
Fucks sake it's my biggest fear. Getting rolled up in some sort of machinery. I'm a miner and there's like 45 ways to get sucked into a machine made to transport or crush limestone.

Nearly murdered my buddy also. We been good friends since we started working together like 12 years ago. We were clearing out a machine full of rocks and he hollered for us to stop for some reason. I didn't hear him and yeeted like a 40 pound rock into his shoulder.
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>>2095245
I work with a guy and he cant fucking learn any job skill and takes 45 minutes to do the simplest task.

We've been trying to train him for 3 years. Still not sure if hes on drugs or retarded.
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>>2095429
how has he not been fired
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>>2094865
>be green linemen, helping the older guys
>stuck working with the retard today, but hes senior to me so doing what he says.

Pulling cable through conduit. Tough pull, using the bull wheel. He is letting the rope wrap around and around the bull wheel. I dont think anything of it. It's a hot day, I'm not using my brain much, this isnt actually my job anyway.

That's kinda weird, the other guys always take the rope off the wheel after they get two or three wraps around the wheel. The wheel pulls the rope and the excess rope gets thrown in a loose pile on the ground.

Not working with Joe though. He thinks it's fine. It's easier to throw it in the trash if you let it wrap up on the wheel.

Wheel is getting full. Let's call a stop and clear it out. We stop pulling that's fine.

Hey Joe the wheel is stuck I cant loosen it to remove the rope.

> just tap the handle with a hammer newbie.

>tappa tappa

>oh yes ropes are springs when stretched. This 200 feet of rope where each wrap was pulled with like 500 lbs of force. Yes this whole thing is a spring trying to crush this wheel. That's why it wont unlock.

I think, as it unlocks at the speed of light, spinning the hammer and my fist into the mechanism, breaking my hand.

Thanks for the OJT Joe, you really are the dumbest motherfucker on the crew for breaking the ignorant guys hand with your dumb lazy ideas.
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>>2095446
Union and small yard in a big company. Even if we did get him fired we might not get a replacement, they might close us down instead because our headcount would be so low.
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>>2095245
>>2095429
We had a guy like that. He lasted a few months before (thankfully) quitting. Normally a person tails someone for a week, but the guy was trained for three weeks and still fucked up everything. I heard later that he quit because he attempted suicide, so he definitely needed help.
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>>2094928

Lol, I worked as a maintenance tech at Amazon for a few months.

It was such a shitshow. We had a bunch of operators who just over and over found creative ways to break stations so they wouldn't have to work. Like ripping wires out of PE cells and shit, and we were constantly getting chewed out by management for all the downtime, and even mentioning the possibility that it could be an operator issue was grounds for discipline. Fuck that place.
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>>2094928
How was the system not locked out?
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just remembered a german guy i read about earlier, he thought he was simulating trades but accidently sent out a real thing for $19B i think, and cost the company $17M, all from hitting the wrong button
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>>2095735
>don't know what happened with LOTO
>>2095662
Lol, what building, or at least state? Was it a robotics one or a legacy site?
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>>2096302

DAL3, dgaf
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>>2095034
Fuck me
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>>2095245
> could of
Opinion: discarded.
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A while ago we replaced a standby home generator that had caught fire. The service tech (not ours) connected the battery (think of a car battery) backwards, causing it to explode. $5,000 unit wiped out just like that. Almost burned down the house too. Apparently it started at 1 AM and the flames were five feet high
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>>2095081
You can put water on liquid metal. You can't put liquid metal on water.

See also: Chernobyl.
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>>2096507
Sumpsimus. Opinion immaterial.
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>Network engineer at a traffic exchange
>Busy all the time, minion spots a truck pull up out front with backhoe on it and unloads it on the footpath
>Smoko, go out and speak to supervisor
>You absolutely cannot dig deeper than 70cm, if you see red-oxide that's my east fibre cable another foot below that
>He understandee, good I I come out and kill you and all your friends, maybe your family too

>7months earlier, the customer has ordered all secondary traffic to not be redundant and scavenge it for more bandwidth
>Advise this is a terrible thing to do with high capacity lines, one good cut and you're fucked
>We're cheap cunts, must have bandwidth
>Ok, get this in writing that I will have my guys essentially let you freeball with no restraint
>They sign, I'm covered and contract won't get fucked for accidental downtime

>Many, many red lights, all the red lights and a few more I didn't even know we had
>Sure as shit stinks, the hoe goes through the east cable
>In the 5min it took me to get out of my hell of flashing lights to figure out whats fucked
>2min to get down the stairs, grab security gronk
>They have the hoe loaded and unsecured on the trailer and drivingt around the corner
>Cheeky cunts

Oh, that works in the amateur hour departments... but I remembered you licence plate because number superpowers, probably autism and a hatred of living things
They got beast fucked in court to the tune of about $9000hr for lost services, for the next 6hours it took us to get the cables reterminated

Quite a few signatures on my contract disappeared about a week later after their 'executive decision' was apparently not the best business model. Funny that
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>Hired to do fancy laser graphic show at a drug announcement
>high-end ballroom, 20-watt broad spectrum laser in the balcony pointing down the stage to draw logos etc., all at the mandatory 10' above audience seating
>Pedestal center stage with a glass award of some kind
>laser tech using statue to center the beam, looks cool diffracting out, not exactly safe but we're all techs at this point
>showtime, dark, audience all seated, stage full of dignitaries
>laser comes on, gobys not working so no effects, just a high-watt beam pointing straight at the glass-and-mirror award
>someone on stage picks up the statue and begins waving it around, slashing a 20-watt white light laser across the audience before the tech killed the beam

Guaranteed someone got eye damage that night
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>>2097233
great story anon
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> Industrial automation
> Comissioning ~$3m installation for big fmcg plant, it’s almost done
> Some EE decides he needs another AS-i bus cable connected
> Leaves cabinet on and closed, just drills and puts a gland, pushes the stripped cable in from top
> One of the wires hits a breaker screw inside the cabinet
> 24V bus network is now 240V
> We hear ~60 frequency drives get smoked, one by one
> 8 different cabinets all releasing glorious black smoke at the same time
> main panel is fucked
> Mexican client is actually pretty chill about it, knowing we just lost $20k+ of equipment
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>>2097233
What state/city mate? Those cheeky cunts with the hoe man, that had me pissing myself. They are all the same
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>>2095034
You don't have killed the operator on site if employer didn't get to them first. Most places I've worked it's a sacking offence to cut off a park co from a lockout tag. There usually is a spare key for every numbered padlock held by H&S officer in a locked cabinet in their office. Only they can remove a padlock using the spare key and won't do so until they have spoke directly with engineer the numbered padlock is allocated to. I've been known when idiot operators are about in sites with less strict measures to get a colleague to add their padlock and not to remove until I tell them. Only an operator wanting murdered would be stupid enough to cut off two padlocks.
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I shocked myself by putting my finger in a microwave light socket. Don't really know why I did it, I knew exactly where it was.
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>>2098652
At the time I was in the middle of Sydney NSW, sort of glad I don't live there any more because the whole city is full of them with no fucking brain
Thing is:
The no dig area was very clearly signposted as well less than about 6ft-2m away, so even if they ignore the crazy hobo telling them not to dig there its not like there was really any excuse either when some bright orange dirt comes out of the hole. So you literally have to get past 3 obvious warnings before hoe goes brrrrr through a cable, sheer bloody minded perseverance might be an attribute in some cases, or it might just mean you're actually retarded.

If anything, getting a half tonne of digger on a trailer in under 10min is probably a world record of some sort
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>>2098858
A few years ago we had an guy missing a few chromosome. He was bragging about how he hit a phone cable and spliced it with a couple 66 blocks and tossed it back in the hole, no harm no foul.
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>>2095749
>19B trades
>can't afford physically separate devices for real/sim transactions
FFS
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>>2095735
Probably because lock out ragout is for fags and managers shoudlnt be within 100 ft of the controls of anything
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>>2098672
based retard
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>>2094865
>2015, St-Kitts-and-Nevis
>Be me
>Working in the blackwater compartment of HMCS Glace Bay to replace chlorine pucks while underway in Caribbean waters
>Open chlorine puck bucket without mask, which we do all the time in the cold Halifax waters
>Accidentally take a breath of the fumes
>End up being on O2 for 2 hours and have to do a safety brief plus the usual 98 and 663
>Thankfully, the next week, some bos'n sliced his finger on an exposed outboard flywheel when it was being tested and made my fuckup look less bad
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>>2094865
I've done a lot of retarded things when I started farming with no farming experience. But I learned from the experiences and my bosses' were luckily benevolent. Parts can be replaced, fences repaired etc.

My biggest personal fuck-up was drop-starting a 120cc chainsaw with a 2-foot bar, dropping the end into the ground and having it stop inches away from my thigh- only because the engine was cold. I use a heaps smaller chainsaw at home so I thought I'd be fine, but no. Hell no. No no no.

I had to take an arborist course after that where I was shown horrible photos and stories from other people who'd goofed worse than me. When started the same way, that same saw I was using when poorly maintained dropped the bar out from an experienced user, took both his legs off, and then he fell on it

>>2095245
Back when I worked for a wholesale florist, I walked into a Costco one morning at ~4am and half the usual friendly folks were gone. Where though? There was a surprise drug and alcohol test the morning before and more than 50% of the forklift and reach-truck operators failed massively and got fired on the spot. Yikes.

>>2095421
Same thing here working on a dairy farm / cattle ranch. Fixing breakdowns in the middle of nowhere where nobody can hear you scream adds a whole new level to the fear of getting sucked into machinery. Be same out there anon
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>>2099074

Be *SAFE I mean
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>IT guy for small Catholic highschool in Chicago
>Work my ass off repairing the school's chromebooks over and over again because I'm not given a budget for parts
>Literally just finished a 2 week project to swap everything over to google authentication to work with our chromebooks.
>College counselor named Brendan steps in. Has no IT experience
>Approaches investors and school principle without talking to me
>"Our whole system is stupid and garbage. We need to get everyone a macbook"
>Takes $100,000 of Chinaflu money to buy enough overpriced tablets for HALF the students.
>Plans on rebuilding the entire network by himself
>I find out about this
>Go to the school and spend all day laying out the MANY reasons this is a bad idea.
>We only have this much money because of covid. In 4 years when we need to replace these macbooks we won't have the money to buy them again. We are a google oriented facility and making apple products play nice with that will be a pain. He couldn't even afford enough devices for everyone. He has 0 qualifications.
>Investors and principe get more and more pale as I continue talking. Particularly when I lay out a plan to get a brand new chromebook tablet hybrid for all students for half of what he spent.
>They panic. Beg me to help. I agree but tell them I'm raising my contract rate. (Almost doubled it)
>College advisor tells everyone he's quitting now and I'm left to deal with this.
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>>2099270
Not that its much consolation, but everyone I've ever known to have anything to do with education dept IT computers and such has ended up being very miserable
And usually stems from dealing with school teachers who are absolutely useless cunts outside of a classroom
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>>2098858
>If anything, getting a half tonne of digger on a trailer in under 10min is probably a world record of some sort

Kek, exactly what I was thinking. They seemed determined to fuck that cable no matter what tried to stop them, must have developed madd loading skills.
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>>2094865
i work as a fridgie
one guy went out to a customer, found the compressor to be total junk just spinning freely, probably snapped all rods or something but definetly unfixable. called in, got someone to pick up a new compressor at the dealers and leave it at our workshop while he continued to remove the old one. this was friday so customer reluctantly accepted we came back and installed the new one on monday but no later.
he then took the old trashed compressor with him and unloaded it at our workshop next to the new one and drove home for the weekend. the service manager knew about this, and he needed a anchor for some shit around his pier at home so he picked up the old compressor after work tied a rope a and huge buoy to it a dumped it into the sea. wtf 100kg of italian dorin should do the trick right? its about the only thing these fuckers can be used for anyway...
on monday it turned out, the old trashed compressor was still standing there, nice and clean as it was. the brand new one that came from a dirty storage where it has been sitting for 5 years collecting dust was the one he dumped into the sea. you could see the service manager turn white and just stutter as he realised his mistake, 8000€ of compressor dumped 20m deep into salt water and he also had to call the customer and explain the delay.
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>>2099974
Not a lot of higher brain functions happening there.
I'm not a compressor tech or anything but usually those kind of big ticket items go back to the factory and get refurbished, stripped for parts or ultimately binned if its completely fugged? Just that a fair few car parts I've swapped out over the years you'd send back as a core-charge and they'll give you some money back for it. Apart from that you could go get a length of chain and a dozen old worn out brake disks hanging off it for free to achieve the same thing without dumping some compressor full of oil, gas and shit off a wharf.
The mind boggles
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>>2098589
Thats a big Oooof
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>>2094948
thats funny as hell. I'd absolutely do the same thing if I realized that
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I just started working with a power company doing menial shit, putting conduit together mostly. A guy who had been there a few months was learning to work power boxes hot and while he was tightening a set screw he let the ratchet slip and connect one power paddle to another. By the time somebody grabbed a fiberglass handled shovel to knock it off, it had melted the ratchet in half and ruined one of the paddles.
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>>2094865
Definitely not as crazy as some of the stories on here, but we had a guy call about his tractor not cranking. Says he tried jumping it off and still got nothing. First thing we asked him is to make sure that it's in park otherwise it wont crank. Guy starts talking about obviously it's in park thats not the issue. We let him know that it's a 100$ fee just for us to drive out there, plus the regular 80$ every hour. He agrees and gets us to come out there. We get there and sure enough it's in drive. Put it in park and it fires right up. Guy was seriously assmad over the almost 200$ bill for us to move a lever. Kinda felt bad for him but I'm not the manager.
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>>2102007
A fool and his money...
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>>2102007
>Kinda felt bad for him
Nah fuck him, if you can't follow basic instructions from an expert without being a dick then you deserve to pay for your idiocy and its not like employee time + distance is free
Personally any time I've had a tractor problem I'm unable to solve in a reasonable amount of time I'm usually only too happy to get some fresh brain cells on the job because sometimes buried in the coal face you're just not able to figure the bigger picture out.
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>>2094865
we had a Qc guy cross both a barrier zone and danger tape signify energized switchgear, and open up the rear of the enclosure to inspect something while the fucking exposed bus was energized. Retard
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>work at parts store
>Guy comes in and buys a starter, seems like a nice guy (VERY rare to have nice people in a parts store), tells me the truck died on him on the highway. (a little weird he noticed that his starter died on him, while driving on a highway, but w/e).
>He leaves. About an hour later, guy calls in, immediately starts screaming, my boss is standing 20 feet away, and he even looks at me alarmed because he can hear every word this guy is shouting over the phone.
>Accuses me of selling him a junk starter, calls me every name in the book, starts ranting about how I'm just like his garbage family, really just blows his stack.
>Finally get him to say what the problem is, he says every time he turns the key on (not crank) the started turns on.
>Tell him he definitely wired something wrong.
>Proceeds to bitch me out again, but I hang up on him.
>Calls back 10 minutes later, is super apologetic, says that definitely was the problem, he somehow wired it totally wrong (weird because those wires usually only fit in one particular spot, but w/e). this was also, the first, and only time a customer every apologized to me.
>I think wow, somebody actually apologized for acting like a total dick. Wasn't even mad he blew up on me at that point.
>Half hour later, guy comes back in the store, slams the starter down, demands I give him a new one, says I sold him a junk starter. Completely ignores the fact he already told me he wired it wrong and probably burned it up. Just pretends that never happened.
>I tell him to go fuck himself, shouting match ensues, I'm madder than I've ever been, fistfight seems immanent, then the manager came by and gave him a new starter, just to get him out of there.
>guy leaves cursing us out, saying we should stop making junk (like we made the fucking starter).
>Manager later claimed he saw the guy later than night, and beat his ass.
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>>2094928
>>walked out by security that day
The manager or the maintenace monkeys?
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>>2099074
>took both his legs off, and then he fell on it
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>>2102015
i can tell that you would be good to work with
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>>2094865
Many years back I was hired as an apprentice at a metalworking place right out of high school and was basically unsupervised because they were a bunch of boomer fucks the didn't believe in actually training you for the job. They just expected you to pop out of the womb knowing how to use a mill like they did. Sink or swim and all that. I' had been there about a week and I was working on a drill press drilling a series of 1/2 holes into a thin sheet of stainless steel. When the drill bit went through the piece it pulled the drill bit down and road up the fluting of the bit. This surprised me because I had drilled all of three holes uses a drill press at this point in my life. Anyway, the piece started spinning like a top because it was stuck on the fluting, got ripped out of my hands, and cut the fuck out of one of my fingers. No big deal right? I told my supervisor (who was pushing 60 and should have known better), went and got a few bandaids, cleaned myself up, and was back on the floor in about 10 minutes. In that time, my supervisor had put one of the other new hires on the exact same task, on the exact same machine, with zero changes or additional instructions. At no point did anyone tell us to use a drill press vise, or a hold down, nothing like that. The exact same thing happened and the poor kid lost parts of three fingers on his left hand. They reattached them and he was able to maintain most of the function but he changed careers. Well, my dumbass kept working there. It seems accidents like this were common with their new hires and we basically avoided OSHA shutting us down because they were so broke they never had funding to send anyone out here to inspect smaller places or follow up on injury reports. We were falsifying our records and lying about how accidents happened. Well, this all caught up with them and the place got shut down. I did end up buying a bunch of their tools and tooling cheap though when they folded. So I had that going for me.
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I worked as a chef for a few years with an absolute retard, he was known to order 10 boxes of items rather than 1 and send out really bad food, but nothing bad enough to get him sacked. My favourite of his blunders was calling out a priority level 1 repair (cost £250 just for them to arrive) for a fryer that wasn't turning on. Turns out the new chef had just turned it off at the socket the previous night and he never checked
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>>2102268
this really annoyed me, poor kid
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>>2098589
>> Mexican client is actually pretty chill about it, knowing we just lost $20k+ of equipment
lol probably because he knew it was on you guys
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>>2099693
>And usually stems from dealing with school teachers who are absolutely useless cunts outside of a classroom
That's pretty much all of IT clients. You're not in IT because YOU DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT INFRASTRUCTURE
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>>2095429
>or retarded.
He could be that stupid without being mentally retarded. Mental retardation is 2% of the population (sub 70 IQ) but at a higher threshold (around 10% of the population) training requires more labor than it will provide.
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>>2095081
Nucor plant in my area is notorious for being a death trap
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>>2102800
I've found his skill lk level is about shoveling shit from one spot to another

Reeee
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>>2099693
I took nothing but IT classes for about 2 years in college. My constant question, one that was never answered by the way, was "So....how does any of this apply to anything?"

Profs would always just blink at me, like they didn't understand. "Like...this stuff you're teaching us, how would I actually use this in the field, setting up a network? In fact...I'm two years into this, and I have no idea how I would even start setting up a network!!!"

Didn't realize it until years later, that they didn't answer me because they didn't know either.
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>>2102835
I'm really curious about what the hell they were teaching you. I do IT for a living, but my degree is in biology. All the IT stuff is self taught. I always figured I made a mistake by not doing an MIS track so it's interesting to hear you say how useless it was.
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>working in woodshop
>slightly rushed due to size / scope / scheduling of project
>green guy who temps for us is using corded grinder
>comes unplugged since most of our tools have the ground pins snapped off (!)
>tries to plug it back in one-handed while still holding it in the other
>it's still switched on
>digs 2 inches into his thigh with the sanding disc
>misses his femoral artery by like 1 inch

doesn't even matter what tool it is, make sure it's switched off before you plug it in lads
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my auto repair garage didn't have a bathroom, and i was working by myself there one weekend by myself and pissed into a half-drinken coke bottle and put it aside to throw away later. Suddenly another co-worker, full of tattoos and boxes for fun,drops in for something. he approaches me later with a weird look on his face and says "did somebody to something to my coke, it tastes AWFUL". I just shook my head and shuffled away.
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>>2095086
People who cut loto locks like that should be charged with attempted manslaughter
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>>2094865

>Over at my dad's house.
>He says he needs to get up to his attic to get something out of it, meaning I need to get up in his attic to get something out of it.
>His house is like 150 years old.
>He pulls down the drop ladder to the attic, thing looks like it might be original, wood is all split, metal is bent, thing doesn't look safe at all. I tell him there's no way I'm getting on that thing.
>He proceeds to tell me how wrong I am, how I never knew shit about anything, how I'm constantly being a pussy about everything, etc.
>Then to prove me wrong, he starts climbing the ladder.
>Once about midway, the whole thing just collapses.
>He falls. This attic ladder is directly next to the second floor stairwell. He slams down on the railing for the stairs, demolishes them (he's pretty fat) then falls into the stair well, starts rolling down the stairs.
>The basement door, and stairs passed that, is at the bottom of the stair well. He smashes through that door, and tumbles down the basement stairs, crashing onto the cement floor.
>Fucking guy has literally just fallen from the attic of the house, to the basement.
>I think, "Oh thank god, he's finally dead. And man what a way to go, my brothers are going to love this story!"
>Run down to the basement. He's just starting to stand up, brushing himself off. Says he that would have worked if I didn't rock the ladder.
>All that's wrong with him is he broke his thumb, somehow.
>To this day, he ignores that the ladder totally fell apart, and says I'm at fault because I screwed it all up somehow. And any time I do something for him, he always warns me not to fuck it up, as he doesn't want another broken thumb. (btw, he's surprised that I refuse to do anything for him anymore).
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>>2102875
>stairwells aren't stacked on top of each other
Pics or it didn't happen.
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>>2102879
It probably was originally, but in that house they actually added a huge addition to it, and demolished part of the old foundation, and while doing that they moved the original basement stairs elsewhere, to make room for a block wall they put in to separate the old foundation from the new. No idea if that was correct, but that's what they did.
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>>2102839
Not him but I took some lower level classes and gave up because it all seemed so useless. We like, installed windows NT and clicked through the domain setup wizard and shared a printer. It was like grandpa's how 2 computer course at the library except we happened to be doing windows nt.
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>>2102875
The story is so funny and he sounds so awful it's great.

Sorry he's so awful though.

Fuck.
>die
>your son's first thought it thank god
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>>2102835
>>2102839
I had a dude come in for a couple of weeks to sit in with us as a way of finishing off his Masters degree in signals and network architecture design
>I'm the poor fuck who got backhoe'd earlier
While we're not going to put him down 'teh pit' doing dirty work or anything but its a ride along about how multiplexing gets used on a practical level, the overall design of why some things get put where they are, how to adjust for busy periods, allocating circuits in our database of where shit is, why things are set up in rings etc
So we sat down on his final days with some of the senior dudes and went over his masters thesis and basically got him to re-write about half of it which was just fucking wrong and literally about 2 generations of equipment out of date. We're up here in the high speed ethernet world and they're still teaching you the really early SONET stuff, all that shit got binned 10-12 years ago and even then it was more or less legacy gear.

Its not really they where teaching the wrong fundamentals, its just they're so damn far behind the current use of contemporary equipment

>>2102875
>Oh thank god, he's finally dead
I probably laughed at that a bit louder than I should have
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>>2097239
pottery
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>>2098665
I brought my own padlock and when fuses were accessible they went in my pocket until I was done.
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>>2102266
I agree with him and would be glad to work with him. Idiots deserve a short leash.
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>>2094865
PPE is for little bitches and OSHA rats.
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>>2102920
have fun "retiring" in your 60's because your body is to broken to be useful, boomer.
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>>2102926
>have fun "retiring" in your 60's
Kek what? Sounds like a plan.
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>>2099693
>school teachers who are absolutely useless cunts outside of a classroom
idk if you've been to a school mate but they're useless cunts inside one too ay
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>>2102931
>lmao "retiring" sounds great!!!!111!!
>retiring as in
>I can't maintain my house because I fucked up my back ignoring 2-man lift requirements
>I can't perform my hobbies because my vision is fucked
>I can't enjoy music because my hearing is fucked
>I can't enjoy physical activities because my heart/lungs/etc. is fucked
>I'm going to retired for 5-10 years because my disregard for chemical safety gave me an aggressive cancer

>"Retirement" is great! I love living out my last 10-20 years not being able to do anything enjoyable other than watch TV or shitpost because I wasted my health and prime years of my life being a "tough guy who don't need no PPE"

Every boomer who tells me PPE is bullshit is in this situation.
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>>2095034
that's terrifying
i feel like i would literally kill myself if i made i mistake like that
i get woken up in the middle of the night remembering the time i dented a wall or some other dumb insignificant shit 7 years ago
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>>2095421
You daily drive a pickup truck
>>2095662
That's maintenance in any production facility anywhere. Get used to it.
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>>2094865
I used to work at a small corn processing factory, everyone was well aware that you should not, by any circumstances, put your hand inside the corn grinder for obvious reasons, however, there was one day when 2 newbie dudes were assigned to supervise the corn grinder for about 15 minutes while the main operator went out for lunch, this one guy had put his hand inside the machine for the lols i guess, but he had forgotten that the machine turns on automatically according to the schedule (something that was well explained during our first day trainning, not only that, but the machine itself was covered with stickers warning about this)

I was there when we had to open the machine to clean it up, it looked and awful lot like pic related.

i don't know what ended up happening with the dude or the machine after that since i left the job not too long after that, i wonder how's that guy holding up sometimes.
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>>2102268
It’s crazy that when I went through technical training we had to go through page after page of obvious safety practice to prevent stuff like this, meanwhile the retards that need it the most won’t ever read that shit
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>>2102875
>he always warns me not to fuck it up, as he doesn't want another broken thumb
lmao can’t stand a motherfucker like that
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>>2102268
this sounds made up, you're telling me that the kid who lost fingers didn't file workmans comp? Only the dumbest of idiots would do such a thing and even then the most average idiot would come and try to fuck your boss/company the minute he saw the bill to get fingers sewn back on.
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>>2103526
Would fail a drug test more than likely.
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>>2094928
Fucker is inside the slat window of the MRS SL2 without any LOTO? If he got killed, would have been 100% his fault, and not the guy pushing Start.

Also, swapping divert motors is at least a 2 man job. How TF did everyone miss locks.
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>>2094928
Bet it's a Yellow Badge building.

Fucking CBRE or JLL.
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>>2098918
>lock out ragout is for fags
sorry anon you might be mentally disabled
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>>2103393
I've got a chaff cutter that you feed in loads of corn, lucerne and hay into to make animal fodder, it runs off a tractor PTO and frankly is one of the most terrifying things on the farm when its going full tilt, it'll turn 100kg of anything organic thrown into it, into quarter-inch sized bits in about 30 seconds
>Spinning things, bad
>Spinning things with blades and grinders, worse than bad
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>>2102101
>very rare to have nice people in a parts store
>manager of said parts store brags about physically beating a customer for being rude to him

hmm

Also everyone in my local parts store is high as balls. Like I have seen them ripping dabs in their car or heard them doing it in the back. I have to stand over their shoulder and remind them where to click in their own goddamn computer system if I don't want to wait for an hour and 3 spaced out employees gathered around the screen to find my parts. Not much sympathy here
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>>2102605
Fucking this. I do generalized SMB IT support, this one lady had to call me multiple times because she couldn't find the power button to turn on her computer. I have had to send her emails with pictures of the power button on more than one occasion. She is actively practicing law in my town.
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>>2098918
You have to be >16 to post on 4chan.
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>>2102835
>I'm two years into this, and I have no idea how I would even start setting up a network
You want to college to learn this ? Seriously ?
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>>2103526
I worked at a popcorn company with an excellent safety record. I remember when an operator lost her hand, like 3+ fingers and thumb in a machine. Her manager convinced her not to file an accident report as it would ruin their track record, one for the team and all. She was fired a week later. There was never a stink and long back the owners probably wrote her a 100,000 severance check or something because it would have cost them 10x that in medical and legal, changed their insurance rating etc.

I also met a random guy once who had work gloves on and stuck his finger past a running compressor belt and lost his pointer just before the first knuckle. It was fresh, like 2 weeks, and he was on leave but you could tell the shock was still there.
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>average day in Misery Airforce Base.
>Business as usual
>Juniors smonking before the first hour of government standard ballscratching
>NCOs daily pissing contest in the office
>The sunset lazily rising over the flightline like the infant from teletubbies over the POS planes held together by speed tape and RTB
>But thing we're going to change this particular day
>A junior fuels airmen driving Lé Liquid incindiary Bomb-in-a-Can truck(Jet-A)
>Parks
>Suddenly fire
>Fully loaded fuel truck catches fire
>Is currently surrounded by refuellers
>Refuellers carry like 450k pounds of fuel
>Bomb-in-a-can truck engulfed in flames
>Surrounded by even larger incindiary Bomb-in a Can: Hope-it-still-Flies Edition™©® all around it
>Firetrucks get it put out
>motor pool wired a 12v cable wrong and nearly caused Vietnam Napalm Part 2: Flightline Boogaloo
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>>2103777
Can someone translate this into English pls?
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>>2103771
Its hella easy to set up eternet network its a nightmare for setting up 50 PLCs for a plant.
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>>2103781
some delinquent army fag got excited fantasizing about a fuel truck fire
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>>2103562
Who fucking knows. Like I said, I heard it secondhand. I'm sure something's wrong.
>>2103566
RIC2 bitch!! Last legacy site! Get fucked!
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>>2103781
Fuel truck caught fire next to a plane, firefighters put it out. No mention of dumbfuckery.
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>>2103954
>>motor pool wired a 12v cable wrong
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>>2094948
>Comes back says it is all good
why didn't you check right then?
you guys are as dumb as him.
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>>2104126
different anon but IT guys get real pissy if you even suggest that someone double check them.

IDK why people get assmad when you check their work. the results are usually win-win, you either did it right and get to boast or you catch an issue early before it's a major problem.

That being said people with the attitude that checking the work is an insult are usually the reason why shit is broken, rigged up, or done shitty anyways
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>>2094865
I do train stuff and some of the dumbfuckery is incredible and could easily kill many people, but I can't share those stories or even use regional lingo which would explain all this better.

>couple into a bunch of cars but forget to make sure the pins drop
>shove (engine pushing on cars) a ways into yard, relaying instructions to engineer (driver of locomotive, he can't see)
>guiding engineer on speed and distance, all is well
>"we are in the right spot, stop the train"
>"stop"
>engineer: "I'm not fucking moving"
Turns out I wasn't totally attached to the engine, the coupling never happened and the engineer had pushed us but as soon as he hit the brakes we broke off of the "train".
>flying through yard with no engine attached, luckily the handbrake was accessible from my location
Scary the first time it happens

Also when an engineer did something similar to me
>shoving cars downhill into an area of reduced speed, I am at the front relaying instructions
>"slow down in fifteen cars"
>keep accelerating downhill
>"eight cars"
>still getting faster, something is wrong
>thinking about jumping off and breaking bones instead of having a derailed car fall on me
>"FIVE CARS"
>big whoosh as he puts the train into emergency braking
He had used all of his air going down the hill and the emergency brakes were barely able to stop it. I was shitting myself having to ride that downhill. There is nothing more terrifying than hanging off the side of several 26k gallon propane tanks that roll like marbles and have no brakes.
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>>2104292
>Scary the first time
uuuuuuuuh
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>>2104292
Does using emergency breaking cause the engine to flat wheel? Are you the anon that was buying a house about 3 years ago and asked for mortgage advice on here?
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I haven't goofed up bigly in awhile but I still do dumb stuff like landing the neutral on the neutral bus when it should of been landed on the GFI breaker or breaking those shitty plastic tabs on those Cutler and Hammer breakers, some days though you just go full retard, an operations manager at my old employer accidentally wired a bunch of 3ph condensing units backwards C,B,A or some shit like that, luckily the maintenance guy notice the motors were spinning backwards, goes to show you even the pros do dumb shit and it's always best to have a phase rotational meter when working on 3phase equipment.
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>>2104436
>manager

Found yer problem
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We make things for a certain commercial space flight program. One of my coworkers is working on a certain product that pushes out 9k psi on the flip of a switch. He forgets to put a muffler on the out port and energizes said product and blows off the webbing of his fingers.

When I ran to his bench he was in surprisingly high spirits despite his injury.
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>>2104292
Well after that I'm glad I don't do train stuff

>>2104529
jebus, does he have any hearing left?
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>>2104551

We don't have a lot of hearing in our profession.

It takes work to put on earpro when you're lazy lol
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>>2104445
>Found yer problem

He's actually a hellva electrician and his specialty is doing big shut downs where all the work need to be done in so many hrs or so.
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>>2104572
Sort of like a lot of us ex-soldiers
The EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE keeps us company on quiet nights
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>>2104577

We only have a half second when somebody yells "noise" to cover our ears before a rocket valve goes off
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>>2104574
Fair enough. We had a guy like that in our company, was a fucking gun at bending Bar and would build switchboards all day. When we had an install to do over a weekend he was a God for that shit.
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>be me's old boss from 2006
>working as PM/engineer on a private site development near the Interstate many moons before that
>contractor calls at 8:00 AM on a Sunday
>excavation sub has cut a transcontinental fiber optic line owned by Death Star next to Interstate, hasn't told anyone yet, needs help to figure out what to do
>old boss from 2006 can't figure out how sub managed to miss utility easement very clearly marked on plans, 811 paint/flags, signs posted every 100 feet, and warning tape in ground
>goes out to site anyway
>Death Star contractors are already there when he arrives, turns out they keep a close eye on their transcontinental fiber network and can figure out on their own pretty quickly when traffic to one-eighth of their network is interrupted as well as where the problem is
>they are hot and bothered but think they can splice it and get back online before start of business Monday morning, plus get sweet weekend/off-hours/emergency quadruple OT or whatever
>meanwhile, super quietly calls old boss from 2006 over to his truck
>reaches in toolbox and pulls out eight-inch-long chunk of fiber optic line
>old boss from 2006 realizes the field splice just turned into a full line replacement between repeaters, loses his shit
>wtf is this in your truck anyway? why didn't you just leave it in the hole???
>"I thought it would be cool to show to my kids"
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>>2099693
she's trying to fuck you, dude
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>>2103752
>>2104680
Whoops meant for this guy
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>>2104648
You cant splice fiber together like that anyway. They had to replace from A to b anyway. because there's no room or easement planning to put two fiber splice boxes (minimum 2x3 ft) in the middle of your project.
Much easier to repair the conduit and redo the splices in the existing splices on either side.

If it was cut clear down the middle or missing 8" is no different t
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>>2099999
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>>2102875
seriously would lay down an ultimatum that you're not helping him until he admits it wasn't your fault. did that to my own dad and shit cleared up pretty quick
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>>2103249
based and true
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>>2104648
>"I thought it would be cool to show to my kids"
He could show it to his kids after the doctor removes it from his colon

>Be network engineer
>The company pimps me out as a tech advice slut to new company doing wireless broadband
>Its barebones, down to the wire startup, poor as beans and spent all their money on wireless spectrum
>Boatloads of old as balls 4G spectrum gear, its fucking garbage
>I find them a company to supply them some good quality point to point backhaul on microwave and get them hooked up on land fibre where I can for a good price

>Hilarity is the upper management
>An old jewish lady who's quite pleasant to work with but a board room dragon
>An old american boomer, who thinks he knows shit because he used to wire up rockets for NASA
>Periodically get dragged into screaming cat fights between the two like a chew toy
>Explain quite politely that I'm not someone to be used as a mediator, I just do transmission solutions

>Now, I hate to say this, but you're going to need to spend some money
>Gasps and strangled cries
>This place you're putting the gear in has a long term 'Parrot Problem'
>Giggling and laughter
>No, I'm dead serious, cockatoos will strip your wires down to the copper, chew through fibre like a rat and strip the guts out of raydomes
>....
>So you need to cover the exposed bits of cable in stainless mesh, tis $XXX.00 a metre
>haha, no fucking way!
>ok

Within 5 months they basically had 30% of their network fucking shreked by parrots with large periods of downtime involving rigging crews doing patch up jobs 24/7 as the birds tore shit up like madmen on meth
I dunno why they like chewing it, but its what they do
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>>2104608
one for the Darwin awards
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>>2103526
This was years and years ago and in a small town. Shit goes down differently here. They paid his medical, which wasn't much back then, and gave him a few months pay to fuck off. Stuff like that wasn't uncommon back then. Shit, it is still done now in some industries.

>>2103537
Back then, weed was for hippies, not machinists. Just about everyone had a beer or two in their lunchbox and there were even a few high-functioning alkies there. They didn't care about shit like drugs. Back then, if you got pulled over by the cops they wouldn't even give you a DUI. They would take your keys and make you walk home and come pick them up at the station the next day. It was a different (worse) time.
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>>2095089
Didn't dual grip, no current hand to hand.
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>>2104701
>He thinks that's bad...
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>>2104739
For some reason, this faggy board won't let me post the webm

But it's fucking gruesome
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>>2103393
He ain't holding up with 2 hands that's for sure.
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>>2104817
Kek
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>>2104687

I'm working on an interstate widening job right now with an AT&T legacy line next to it, it might be in the same area >>2104648 happened.

The AT&T consultant told us they can splice in the field without a box. I guess they figured out how since the replacement is such a pain in the ass and there are few options for rerouting (remember that guy who blew up the hub in Nashville on Christmas, it fucked AT&T's network for a week throughout the southeast). I don't think they would have been able to splice with a gap since there's no existing boxes and thus no spare.

You have to remember too this is an old ass line, or the one I'm working next to is anyway. I thought it was going to be huge, turns out it's just 1"-2" diameter with (I think) 24 fibers. The consultant told us they multiplex it so it still works for their bandwidth. Glass too, you can bend it and snap the fibers (PSA to everyone: in the event of kinetic action against the occupying government you definitely would not want to take a shovel out to the nearest legacy line and find a few places to snap it, enough so that they would exceed their allowable splices and be forced to replace). It's also direct burial and only 3-4 feet down due to shallow rock. The state is paying AT&T on this widening job to relocate and their current standard is an encased duct bank.
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>>2104868
Man I fart and 24 fibers come out.

That's absolutely alien to me to direct bury a fiber splice, maybe they feel okay doing it because there's no reasonabke alternative with it being direct buried cable.

Normally we want 20-50 ft of say two cables coming together in a butt splice so we can get it into our fiber truck. then we coil it up and leave it in the 2x3 box. Wind and dirt is a huge problem for your fiber splice, so we try to splice inside our vehicle.
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>>2104868
Also please make it as idiot proof as possible if they need to place a box or need to move their cable off to the side or something.

We just did a road widening project for the third time because the site manager okay'd our box position twice for our new locations and both were wrong

Reeeeee
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>>2104350
I am not that guy. Putting the train into emergency could cause flat wheels on any equipment, especially on lighter cars at high speeds, but I've never seen it happen. Locomotive brakes can also be applied and released independently of the cars. Mostly you get flat wheels from a handbrake being left on.
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>>2102101
BASED AS FUCK MANAGER
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>>2102920
>>2102926

>be me
>be you
>be 24 years young
>fall from roof due to being yeeted by dumbass crane joystick jockey
>get pic related

WEAR YOUR DUCKING PPE KIDS MY LIFE IS RUINED.

Worked with a couple guys with one eye and kinda friends with a blind one.

ALWAYS wear glasses.
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>>2103709
Reminds me of those landowners put in western Kansas with 4 million dollar sorry about my dick tractors. Somehow you get old pickup rear ends, turn them 90°, and just bolt an axle wide blade between them. They'll daisy chain ten of them together like a golf course turf tractor on steroids driven by Bruce Banner and take out anything in the way up to half a foot wide it seems. It's fun to watch from a REALLY long ways away.

Shit is like turning a helicopter upside down and driving 40mph through open pasture.
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>>2103777
KEK
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>>2104577
>be me
>rural trailer trash red neck
>open headers for 39 years
>EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

FUCK CANCER I JUST WANT PEACE! FIX MY SHIT!
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>>2104648
AHAHAHA!
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>>2104700
I'm dying anon!
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>>2105078
Ah. I used to know a couple of train guys. They told me one time about another guy had flat wheeled an engine and probably should've gotten fired for it. Of course they had to explain it to me, and even then it sounds like they probably left out the good parts. They acted like it was mega serious though.
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>Ask senior coworker why we never use any of the large amount of useful equipment in our rear storeroom.
>"It got rained on. It's ruined."
>Why did it get put outside where it can get rained on?
>"It wasn't raining when we moved it outside."
Every time I think about these people I lose a few more branecelz.
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>>2104935
>>2104936

Yes, the state runs 72F just for their ITS traffic (although I imagine a lot of it is dark). I'd like to see a section of that legacy cable, the individual fibers have to be huge. Crazy to think that 10 million people or whatever are all running their porn through 24 fibers even with multiplexing.

The box locations annoy me too. The state puts them right on the outside of the shoulder so even if they only add one lane they still have to move all the fiber.
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>>2105175
You think being tied in place would have been better for you when being hit by a crane?
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>>2097239
how'd you fuck up a gobo
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>>2105371
Fibers are 250 micron back to the late 70s and biconic connectors at least. It gives a pretty reasonable bend radius.

They never really change size anywhere in our plant. Older fibers werent ribbonized and the splices were mechanical instead of fusion, but theres n
Not a big difference when we work with it
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>>2102268
I love this story because it shows a fundamental truth about contracts:

In this case, it is a contract between a company and the US government, but it applies to any contractual situation. The US govt lets a company operate, and in turn the company needs to follow certain rules. This includes OSHA, however, the verification element is completely fucked. So company is able to breach contract over and over. Additionally, when the government finally realizes contract is breached, their enforcement efforts are limited at best. Worse case one side declares bankruptcy which impacts the company, but doesn't truly remedy the broken contract for the govt ( which in this case represents the people who work there, as well as the voters ).

I worked in software, and basically a development team had decided to charge us an extra $25k despite the contract. They knew we were under deadline, and they had the finished product we needed. And my boss paid the money, because we didn't have a choice, and when I said "But we have a contract!" and he calmly said "A signed contract is simply the first stage of negotiation". And I went on to watch him do the same shit to others. Refuse to pay one bill because he knew the company was going out of business soon. Lie to stockholders. Refuse to pay for things he'd agreed to, then send me to "renegotiate" a lower bill. People give Trump shit for doing this - not paying his contractors, using illegal labor then stiffing them, lying to his co-investors... But this is simply business.

Gutting verification and enforcement ( OSHA / EPA / ATF ) is fucking genius, and after a while everyone who might complain is dead, or your own company is bankrupt, but who cares - you got rich.

Case in point - my boss sold our company, made a few mil on it. 6 months later the company that bought us went under - partially because our company's product ended up being so terrible.
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>>2104579
There's a lot of shit floating around which wrecks hearing, engines, jets, 50cals, but I reckon the Carl Gustav is probably the worst offender- there is literally no way that this would ever pass any kind of OH&S standards in even 3rd world countries. Even the really gung ho spastics which love blowing shit up go 'uh, can we just do pushups for the next 8hrs instead?' as there's nothing on earth you can wear, cover or stick in an orifice that will stop the concussion
>1st shot is kind of fun, feel tingly
>2nd shot, physical pain everywhere
>3rd shot, now a bit winded and hard to breath + pain + numb bits
>4th shot, can't breath very well, nose bleeding and lots of pain
>5rh shot, a 8ft tall pro wrestler just kicked you as hard as he can
>6th shot, profuse bleeding, hoping for death, poor life choice reflections
Technically you're not allowed to do more than 6 in about 2 days because some parts of you can potentially become permanently discombobulated from normal operating procedures and you'll end up retarded. This also includes anyone within about 3m or 10ft is like this, including your loading assistant, so at least the misery has company. I did a year part time in cavalry and 3 years part time in artillery and then 10 running around in infantry as an officer- even being blown up by hand grenades and rpgs is better than Carl kicking your arse

>>2105182
Yeah I grew up in broadacre farming and its more or less just an endless money sink of diesel, overpriced parts, bad weather, depression and inadequacies
I just grow a few hundred tonnes of hay a year, yell at my cows and hate my sheep for a living now. There was a period of just selling off a lot of the heavy vehicle equipment as its ridiculously expensive to run an maintain for the lack of use that it gets. Still have some smaller tractors which get it done quite well and anything else like transport I just pay a contractor to move it

>>2105189
MY MUST YOUR AUNTS GEESE! MIX DRY TITS?
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>ALWAYS wear glasses.

Couple of weeks ago I get called over to investigate a leaking hydraulic swivel fitting. I make the call and tell the operators to cycle stop the machine and turn off the pumps so I can fix it. It's an easy-peasy job that takes about 3 minutes.

I get tools and shit ready while the hydraulics are powering down (it's got a big accumulator which is like a capacitor for hydraulics). Well dumb-fuck me, for some stupid complacent reason, decides I can start to take off a solenoid valve and by the time I'm done the hydraulics will be completely down so I can get to the fitting.

I literally touch the valve and the fitting I was going to replace explodes off the hydraulic rail it was attached to right at face height. The oil smashes in to my eyes and instinct is to keep them forcefully shut until clean. I wear contacts so if any oil got in them I'd be fucked trying to claw them out with oily swarf hands so asked an operator to get some paper towels but coughed a bit when I asked because the oil had run down my lips and it doesn't taste very nice lol.

Well I'm about to blue-ball you on a horror story because I was wearing full size eye shields and a disaster that could have blinded me is now a fun story I can share as a lesson on complacency. 5 minutes of face cleanup and some new eyewear and I replaced the fitting for them. The oil never got in to my eyes; the goggles saved me. Thanks goggles.
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>>2105468
>Carl Gustav is probably the worst offender
not to mention that studies are finding out that these types of concussions can cause brain damage and dementia later in life. Helmets do nothing to prevent it.
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>>2104743
>he can't crosspost and link here with the number
who's faggy now
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>>2105396
not him, but yeah, for the same reason google patented giant velcro for its driverless cars. most of the damage comes from everything AFTER the impact; rolling and slamming into the ground repeatedly, scuffing things down to the bone, multiple concussions all at 60 then 50 then 40mph (and on down) as you bounce along the highway, they all make the car hitting you once pale in comparison. he probably fell off the roof and that's what fucked him, not the thing knocking him off.

also I rarely call out logical fallacies, but what you're doing is a strawman. PPE isn't ONLY meant for getting hit by a fucking crane, it also protects from all sorts of shit, not just emergency situations but long term slow building damage. guess who the only person in my tech crew that doesn't have hearing damage or tinnitus is? yours truly, because I wore my fucking earplugs when we were pulling everything two 240's on separate circuits had for our huge ass speakers, and any time it was real loud at smaller events, too
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>>2104935
> so we try to splice inside our vehicle.
<--- kept picturing this

> field splice just turned into a full line replacement between repeaters
I almost like the gore stories more, this just makes me want to cry
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>>2105468
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiXZECAe094
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>>2105684
>be me
>work with lots of whack hydraulic oils
>"anon you're a pussy for wearing gloves, you can't be scared of getting dirty on this job"

>am the only person at this whole company who hasn't gotten some malignant cancer in the past 10 years
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>>2105731
love this series actually
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>>2105724
><--- kept picturing this
This is fine if you dig enough of a hole to bury it.
Just set a cinderblock on the gas to drive it down the hole.
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>>2098672
I shocked myself doing some very light amateur washer machine repair. Then I decided best to unplug it.
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>>2106342
If it's a big enough splice for an emergency repair, there would have to be a serious conversation about cutting a hole in the truck
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>>2102865
Agreed
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>>2105484
At least there some proper medical science being aimed at it in the last few years which will hopefully alleviate some of it, otherwise its just the same as boxers and most other contact sports which leave people all fucked up. Personally I think you're probably mad if you let your kids play the contact-football sports

>>2105731
Yeah, don't be a gunner.
>There was also the time I was ankle deep in leaking SCUD juice in full body condom MOPP trying to pull the radio and crypto gear out of the transporter
>Does the acid eat through and melt me before I finish
>Do I short out the connections and vaporise a 1km square area
>Do I get some horrible metastasising arsehole cancer out of this
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>>2106077
It's amazing. like one of the things the internet was built for.

>>2106448
>SCUD
You in desert storm? I was doing smack one night - years ago - with a vet, and we pulled up to a stop light downtown DC. All of a sudden he flips out, pops the back door of the SUV and runs out, and sits down and starts hyperventilating. After he calms down, and we get him back in, he starts telling us that when he was deployed in kuwait they were doing these SCUD drills where they would have to pack into this tunnel. And he said it just fucked him up sometimes to be packed in next to people. Felt bad for the guy.

He also told us some fucked up stories about a pile of dead hookers in an airforce hanger. pretty sure he ODd a few years after.
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>>2104700
WTF are parrots autistic?
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>>2099270
>>2099693
I can attest to this shit. Worked for a K-12 school district IT for 4 yrs. Never, never fucking again as long as I live!
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>>2105731
Bizarre but interesting
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>>2102865
>attempted manslaughter
The difference between murder and manslaughter is that manslaughter is unintentional. There's no "attempt" involved. The crime you're looking for is reckless endangerment.
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Heavy tow operator here. I tell this story every time someone asks what happened to a different company in our town.

>One night, there's a 4 truck wreck on the main highway
>Police call us and other company to come clean it up
>One of the trucks is on its side, loaded about 80K lbs of small but heavy boxes, and the tires are basically against the centre median wall.
>Officer dickface lets the other company handle that one because they're buddies
>When standing up a trailer like that, industry standard is a 6 inch wide strap to distribute force along the trailer wall and rails
>They used 2 1/2in chain at the front and back of trailer because ...?
>Nothing to help stand the tractor up
>They start lifting it, get about 3/8's of the way up
>Surprise surprise, the trailer tires hit the wall
>The change in applied pressure causes the trailer frame to buckle, the chains rip right through the wall and upper rail
>Small, heavy boxes are now all over the roadway
>To add insult to injury, a rep from the company that owns the trailer was watching from a bridge
>He uses instant transmission and appears on scene and just launches into the other company
>I have never seen a man turn so red he starts to glow
>Thank god there was enough room for our trucks to sneak by with the 2 trucks we picked up
>Officer dickface asks us to come back and grab the other truck "since they'll be here a while"
>Took over 8 hours to offload since they had to palatalize the entire load again and they were exhausted from the weight
>2 guys up and quit after a few hours, had their wives pick them up on the side of the highway
>All said and done, the trucking company sued the fuck out of them
>They lost a huge contract because of the damage to the load, and the trailer was brand fucking new on its 3rd or 4th trip
>The owner of the company had to sell literally everything of value in his name to pay for it all.

And thus, we became the only company in our area.
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>>2107192
Are you friends with the cops now?
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>>2107140
or regular manslaughter or just attempted murder (the latter of which is what I think he was going for)
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>>2106740
I did Afghan invasion + 2 tours and Iraq invasion + 1 tour, also 2 peacekeeping tours as well, so there wasn't a lot of SCUD's left by the time we got there in 2003 and not real keen to let them launch more if at all possible. In hindsight it was probably more effort than it was worth but at the time there was no real way of giving any real indication of what or how much was going to be launched.
So that's basically how I spent my mid 20s to mid 30s, doing all the dumb things

>>2106761
In a word- yes
Some Aussie parrots are the equivalent in IQ to a 4-5year old kid that has obsession issues and the proceeds to go fucking bananas in captivity for the next 30-60years because it doesn't know if its bird or people. The wild ones aren't much better and find things to amuse themselves, like chewing up conduits, insulation, roofing materials, destroying plants and shitting all over your outdoor furniture
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>ask coworker to fix a piece in my lathe as I had to take care of some other stuff
>come back and start talking to him about other stuff
>see that the piece is already there so I turn the lathe on
>I hadn't noticed that the wrench was still in the chuck
>wrench flies at mach speed straight into a door behind me
Luckily nobody was in its range, otherwise it could have easily broken a hand or given a concussion.
when I was still a newbie I touched the piece right after I had finished machining it. bad idea.
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>>2105440
yep. a law/contract only goes as far as your strength to enforce it.
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>>2104729
>just about everyone had a beer or two in their lunchbox
around here it was either vodka or some cheap distillate.
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>>2105470
laughed. fuck yeah, anon.
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>>2095454
So you knew the guy was an idiot and yet listened to him?

You aren't so bright yourself. Think next time.
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Something that I've witnessed countless instances of is using inappropriate objects as "temporary" fixes, like using a door knob in a machine instead of the usual machine handle.
That kind of stuff is way too common in factories. None caused accidents though.
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>>2107378
>None caused accidents though.
Then they aren't inappropriate objects, just unintended.
More than one way to skin a cat.
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>>2104108
Seeing 12v isn't that much of a voltage to carry and arc, that had to be a supernaturally bad repair. As in, how the fuck are you even doing this for a living bad.
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>>2107416
Someone has never accidentally laid a tool across battery posts, or jumped a solenoid with pliers. Good for you.
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>>2102007
Had a guy tow his car out to my shop, no crank no start, said he had a weak battery and threw a new one in himself and now it didn't crank.
Popped the hood and took a quick look, buddy'd left the plastic caps on the battery.
Didn't charge him the diag fee because it took me all of 10 seconds to figure out, also felt bad because he spent like $120 getting it towed out.
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>>2094865
>started new job in metal shop when i was 19
>cleaning some parts on bench grinder wire wheel
>wearing face shield and glasses, no gloves
>old dude sees me working without gloves, comes over and bitches me out for not wearing gloves
>i point to the "NO GLOVES ON THIS MACHINE" sticker on side of bench grinder, tell him I'd rather pick wires out of my hand than get it caught in the wheel
>"RAH RAH RAH YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE YOUR HANDS CLOSE ENOUGH TO GET CAUGHT"
>watch him grab the piece i was cleaning, start cleaning it, get glove caught in wheel and break his fingers before i could hit the switch
I told him that at least it wasn't the bandsaw
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>>2107375
definitely not a real tradie, lol
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>>2107495
what a fucking dick. good on you for not listening
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>>2105194
What the fuck is going on here?
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Had someone tell me to dig to find the power lines going into a house. Asked if they were joking so they got another guy to do it.
Only job I've been fired from and I just laughed in there face. Guy wanted me to mow his lawn and change his oil when it was supposed to be doing ductwork.
Always make sure you get your job duties in writing.
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>>2098672
Man fuck microwave lights. My microwave's light died and I looked up how to replace, basically have to open the whole thing and go through it's guts to get to the bulb. Not to mention the bulb itself is overpriced.
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>>2103085
Primary school teachers are mostly ok. High school teachers maybe 1-2 out of 10 are ok.
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I guess its one of those, you only make that mistake once. At least the poor bastard got to drive out of there.

>Many years ago as a teen deadshit, helping my folks at their country store and service station
>Regular customer comes in with a 1970's ute, rumbling and rattling like a piece of shit
>Sounds more shit than usual
>He comes in and buys some stuff, can't get his vehicle started
>Old fella is well into his 70s and needs help, go help

>Drag the car into the pit (yes, that old)
>Run some quick checks on the ignition, its not great but its sort of there on the leads
>Clean up the dizzy as its mostly fucked and the points are all worn to shit
>Do best I can with wire brush and squirt some shit on them, ignition has some zap now, but its still not right

>Have a poke into the spark plugs
>They literally crumble into ceramic dust and electrodes on 5 of them, 3 are intact... just
>Welp, replace them with a mix of new and old that I can match as best I can with what we got
>Check for leaks, check oil, umm- what passes for oil is a brown goop on the end of the dipstick

>When did you last change the oil?
>I never changed the oil since I had it
>How long you had it?
>1968
>Its 1990 and I guess that explains the sparkplugs

Well I got him on the road and firing on most of the 8cyl most of the time, gave him a list of parts he should get seen to and he popped in the next day to pay for the bits +100 bucks being hugely grateful to get him sorted out
Still have no fucking idea how it lasted 22 years, stupid iron block V8's man
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>1970's ute
oops meant 1960s ute, an old HK Belmont with a 307
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One guy I know used to work on railways replacing tracks and shit. I asked him one day if he was ever nervous when he had to hold a spike while someone else drove it. He told me this.

>New guy starts, young 18 year old guy, really, really wants to make a career out of rail work
>He's having a hard time driving a spike when this old salty dude starts giving him hell
>Old boy tells him to hold the spike and he'll start it
>Young guy asks what will happen if he misses
"Don't worry, I never miss"
>Swings the biggest sledge hammer you've ever seen at the spike
>Misses
>Makes dust out of every bone in this guys hands
>Rush him off to hospital
>His hands are more metal then flesh for a long ass time
>Last my buddy heard he'll probably never hold a heavy cup or jerk himself off again
>His first real job and he'll never work again
>All because some asshole never misses
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>>2107192
Jesus, what fly by night bullshit company didn't have insurance for that exact situation?
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>>2107273
>or regular manslaughter
Someone has to die for that to be applicable.
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>>2108080
good point
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>>2095034
Certified A-grade nightmare fuel holy fuuuuuuuck.
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>Be working doing fibre to the home installs a few years back
>Loads of pajeets get hired on the contract
>This one fucking job
>Pajeet runs fibre in the underfloor space
>Doesn't clip it up to the beams or anything
>Just flopping around on the dirt
>Pajeet tells customer that there is a leak or some shit that he saw under the floor
>Customer calls plumber
>Plumber gets down into manhole
>Lol the fibre is right by the manhole
>Plumber steps on it and breaks it
>Pajeet gets sent back on fault call
>Runs another fibre exactly the fucking same
>Doesn't even pull the old one out
>Finishes and leaves
>Customer gets under the floor to make sure it was done right
>Steps on the fibre by the manhole, breaks it again
>They send out the white man (me) to fix it properly
>See that shit
>Just fucking laugh
>Fucking pajeets
>Exchange racial profanities with customer, fix it properly, he gives me some beer

Another one

>Pajeet has to run fibre along skirting board in plastic trunking, drill fibre through wall into lounge
>Pajeet doesn't realise there is a pocket sliding door there
>Door is inside wall
>Drills fibre through wall and door
>Fits it off and leaves
>Customer tries to close door
>Wtf
>Rips it closed, snaps the fibre
>White man gets sent out on the fault call
>Just fucking laugh again and exchange racial profanities with customer

The behind the scenes of the New Zealand fibre rollout is a fucking disaster. I wish I would have saved all those pictures of the cabinet splice tray abominations.
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>New Zealand fibre rollout is a fucking disaster.
Be heartened knowing that every fibre rollout is a disaster just waiting to happen, we ended up with lots of Flips instead of Pajeets and they're generally ok after the 2nd or 3rd beating to show them the way. Except one guy

>Network engineer adventures the adventuring
>Get thrown the job of training all the field techs how to into fibre
>Don't look into laser
>Eet will keel
>Use this very expensive film on the expensive platen, use lots of water, then clean it with the alcohol

>This is how we lap the fibre so its all nice and polished
>Then plug into the laser
>Check with network ops to make sure db levels are ok
>If not, repeat the process
>Check again

This should be pretty low level, no wucken furries tier stuff, I'm not asking for fusion kits or anything but it was a not inconsiderable expense in bulk film, platens and time going around the country giving them the learninating
Company very happy and sign off on it as it will ensure they're qualified at least internally for more fibre jobbies, I am now best boy

>3am phonecall
>What the fuckshittingdicknipples has that tech done to my network
>Operator is unhappy as db levels all fucked up and apparently I got nominated for this shit as the oncall support
>I'm pretty sure I didn't volunteer for this, but I'm awake
>Right put me through to this faggot and I'll see whats up

>So, he's lapped the fibre
>This goes back and forth for a few tries
>What um film you using?
>Uh, I left the lapping kit at home because it was something something I probably fucking forgot it because I'm a useless cunt
>What are you lapping it on... exactly?

Toolbox lid and some 600grit sandpaper he used for cleaning copper terminals he just had lying around somewhere
This is one of the reasons I don't like people any more and welcome our robot overlords
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>installing control unit on big HVAC system at a new school
>LOTO the breaker and head up the ladder and start my shit
>almost done
>suddenly complete a circuit between my elbows and get the holy fucking shit zapped out of me
>supervisor is down the ladder in a split second ready to murder someone
>LOTO cut off and on the ground
>never found out who did it
>didn't feel too good for a few weeks
>mfw trying to get up afterwards
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>>2107723
AvE told that story in a video, so it gets around a lot.
>watching AvE
>only knowing someone watches AvE because I watch him too
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>>2108985
I know that before you replied but was unwilling to anonymously out myself to call them out. So I get the credit for you calling them out.
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>>2107723
my dad always used to get pissed when he would pull this shit and I told him no

>hold this log while I split it, just let go
>no I'm not standing in front of it
>don't be a pussy just do it you aren't gonna get hurt
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>>2107286
thank you for your service. I don't normally say that, but you definitely were there. Did people in the armed forces really think we were in Iraq because of 9-11? I remember seeing these interviews at the time of the iraq deployment, and like solider after solider saying "We're doing this for 9-11!" and shit like that.

I still can't figure out why the fuck we invaded Afghanistan for 100 million years, other than Someone had to get the other end of the hammer.

>>2106761
parrots are fucking awesome. People shouldn't really keep them as pets, it fucks them up. And they live forever. My Dad got this parrot when I was like 15, and it's basically psychotic at this point. It bonded to my sister, and anyone else is like the goddamn enemy. Bonus: They mature sexually, are bonded to some fucking human, and can't have sex. It has a screech that used to make my teeth hurt, until tinnitus took out my 13khz+ hearing range. There are all these complex rules you should follow with them - how high their cage should be, how you need to move their food around so they forage. Of course boomer dad does none of this shit, and freaks out when the parrot attacks him, so he slaps the shit out of it with a gloved hand. One time the fucking thing flew across the room and landed on the back of one of his Cop friends. Parrot was being chill and everyone was smiling and then it bent down and just bit his fucking spine below his head.

I gained a lot of respect for that guy, he shouted, but he didn't freak out just stood there with this fucking giant amazon parrot latched to his neck, until it saw my dad coming for it, then it tried to bite my dad. Who slapped the shit out of it knocking it to the floor.

yeah. parrots. I found a nice place for it at a parrot sanctuary in town, but my Dad doesn't want to give it up, because my sister wants it eventually.
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>>2107389
>More than one way to skin a cat.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSB5D9xeuz4
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>>2109082
I did tons of this crap - my uncle having me and some other 13 year olds help him move his fucking forge or whatever. Just terrified the whole time someone is going to slip and I'll lose fingers or toes. He was this german guy and honestly any sign of weakness was to be beaten out. my uncles dad was the kind of asshole where if you wanted an aspirin you had to let it dissolve on your tongue. You couldn't swallow it. Because that way he knew you had a "real" headache that was worth gagging on a fucking aspirin for 5 minutes.

Yesterday I was working with some brick, and I asked my kid to reach under the pile I Was holding up and pack in some dirt to stablize it. he looked at me and said "no, I'm scared". And I got really pissed for a fraction of a second, but then was like - fuck it. smart kid.
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>>2109248
I'm Australian, no one thanks us for anything :)
Can only really say from my perspective in that we were all professional soldiers and we don't really get a choice in the fight but if we're thrown into the shit then we're there to win. We're not conscripts, objectors or tourists, lot of the guys I went in with had been around for a lot of years as well and as much as the peacetime military sucks so much arse, once its go time everyone switches into doing their best at 100% of the time with a laser like focus on their duties which is very hard to replicate with just training. For Americans it was personal and they took it all very personally in the sense you slap the nuts of a bear, they get angry and then shit gets wild so for a lot of them they found their focus in the 'cause' and not ignoble reasons that they got clipped, so its time to do something.

Afghan was mostly a case of kicking the legs out from underneath Al-Qaeda so they don't have a support mechanism to fuck around any more and then isolate + destroy the people responsible for giving the attack. For the most part the mechanisms were dismantled and not so successful in terms of finding the responsible ones. Once that was done, we basically should have fucked off home until someone figured out who/where they are and done a more surgical approach. There was literally no reason to stick around as its a worthless country full of worthless people, course the US wants to stick a legit gov in place to avoid it starting up again but its just like herding cats and takes years.
>20 years... more effort than its worth
Iraq was something I privately disagreed with on just about all levels, we're running wire thin just doing what we're doing in Afghan, just us, poms and yanks with a few euros sprinkled in. Its not like Iraq and Saddam were pushovers, but on the strategic level they're just an annoyance
A lot I could say about Iraq but I'll leave it there

>Don't join the military
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Absolutely
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>>2107330
Watch guy with toothed bucket back-drag 400 miles. Tooth falls off. I bail and grab it.

>mfw
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>>2107495
>wire off steel ball
>shouldn't get fingers that close
>I'm supposed to hold it with muh dick?
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>>2107503
Dual electric motors on a car transmission.

Forgot where they went but I don't think it was a hotrod.

Should check out ev drag cars on youtube. It's funny as fuck
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>>2107723
>be me
>work in pump ship
>about 4 times a week need to get Sledgehammer
>not a hammer, a grown ass man to swing it
>basically grab metal rod with both hands and hold steady while Zues swings a 40 pound hammer sideways 2 inches from hands

Dude never did miss but God help you if he did. He's the guy at the fair stealing all the teddy bears digging the hammer bell and exploding milk cans with softballs.
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>>2108488
>through the pocket door

My fucking sides!
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>>2108985
Good fucking fuck AVE LEAVE.

you Yankee douchefucking retard you irritating cuck
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Every war the last 200+ years has been to install jew banking. Military and terrorists are funded by the exact same people.
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>>2099693
>>2107068
>tfw I've just started working at a school doing IT
>tfw I can already confirm teachers are useless cunts when using computers
at least the other guys in the it dept seem pretty good at what they do
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>>2094948
Let me guess: this guy was Indian?
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>>2094865
Working at a mail processing facility. Pajeets always talk and talk. One pajeet doesn't pay attention, even though there are about a million signs not to stick your fingers in stuff. Plus we have about a million ways to emergency shut off anything, including the whole facility if something goes wrong. Pajeet lady lets her glove get caught in the rollers on the conveyor belt for processing. None of the coworkers do anything, mind you the belt is pretty slow and we have 2 pull down strings to stop that machine and 6 buttons to stop it as well. Bitch gets her fingers grinded up and sliced off as all her pajeet friends continue talking. Gets sent to the hospital, comes back 3 months later. She doesnt talk that much and pays attention to the work.
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>>2110009
>She doesnt talk that much and pays attention to the work.
If only all idiots could learn so easily.
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>>2110009
Its stuff like this which is nightmare material, or just some kind of really twisted black comedy which has a protagonist dragged into a mincing machine while everyone else is yapping about the price of fuel, their kid in school or some other mindless shit
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>>2110118
>all of china
searching "china industrial accident" on liveleak is the most effective workplace safety training you could ever conceive

- WAS?!? Holy shit liveleak is gone now? What the fuck happened where did it all go? How do I conduct my yearly safety training now?
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>>2102865
yup
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>>2102266
You'd be shit to work with because you're obviously a dumbfuck. One of the stories in this thread is probably about you.
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>>2107652
Lookks dope.
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>>2108488
Man, what the fuck is it about Indians? I'm an Australian, we had our fibre roll-out a while back. Installed by yet another brain-dead walking bowel-movement Pajeet. Did a shit job, lied constantly, lazy, stupid, and evasive. I hate Poos so fucking much.
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>>2107495
Old dude was chewing you out because you were new. If you had gloves on, he would have said the opposite, just for an excuse to demean you. Fuck that guy, hope his fingers never healed.
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>Factory dipshit
>Colleague talking about machine, I scrape some goop off the rim.
>He presses the close button.

Nearly got my fingers nipped off, that's when I got my "don't be a dipshit" talk.
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Working on teaching myself how to solder on a super Nintendo doing an RGB mod. While working on adding S-Video support, I got impatient and turned my soldering iron up too hot and melted a whole leg off a surface mount chip. Turned it into a brick just like that.
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>>2108985
What is ave?
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>>2110798
A moron.
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>>2107732
They (used to be) an established company with just flatbeds. A company an hour or so away decided to shut down and sell off their equipment 2 years prior and he confagled a deal to get 2 heavies.

He never properly informed his insurance that he was doing heavy recovery, and I guess they never really asked any questions. He just assumed the insurance he had for his flatbeds was good enough.

There was also the fact that they had pictures of him using chains to lift it which is just a fucking huge no no. Proper 6in wide straps and some angle iron on the top and bottom rails would have prevented it from doing that. Even if it HAD buckled with the straps, it would have been done at industry standard and hand waived away as unforeseen damage from the accident.

Those combined gave his insurance enough reason to tell him to fuck off.
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>>2109532
I'd be shitting a custom handle for the rod if I had to.

I rather like my fingers and observe the reason chisels and large punches don't come with welded side handles is cost and shipping, so that day I welded rebar rods at various angles on my long taper punches and chisels I use to cut rivets when working on truck frames. Now I or a bro can use any hammer we like with little risk.

One great DIY thing I learned is make a quality custom tool at the slightest excuse because if it works well you'll find more uses for it.
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>>2110859
they don't just give away Post hole. Diggers to morons





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