When I took my dive, those around me said that in mid air, I tried to lunge towards an outside corner that was at least 10 feet away. I can remember being in the air and thinking about trying to grab something to slow my fall. It is amazing how your mind can slow down events and think through a situation. Of course, my lunging led me to go head over heels and crash my cranium into the floor. So much for the amazing mind.I'm sure you guys have seen, doing tear outs . How the drywall hangers marked the ceiling joist on the top plates with the hatchet .
My Old man made us stop doing this around 1992 or 93.
My Brother was marking the trusses on a three story store front building.
The building had a elevator shaft that wasn't blocked off .. I wasn't there that day, I had played hookie for some unhealthy reason I'm sure!
My Uncle said when he was walking up the third floor,When He got to the top step and saw what was going to happen a split second before my Brother whacked that last mark and stepped off the ledge into the shaft . He said he ran down the steps and could see my brother falling at the second floor and taking every piece of insulation he could grab with him !!!
My Brother said ..The second he stepped off ...His first thought was ..Insulation! Insulation !Insulation!! It's gonna break my fall!!!
He broke his leg in two places .
I'm still guilty of marking joist with my hatchet . I just don't do It around the old man. :no:
Can not name the names. At one job, and very strong firm I spot that supervisor is quite not capable as safety is in concern. I simply refused to do some stuff at that project. Was fired soon, and someone else get hurt badly (it is mild word what happen to guy) at that project.People not being able to say no.
Plenty of accidents happened because the boss threatened to fire someone if they didn't get their ass down in that crawlspace right this second and quit their complaining about how unsafe it is.
Or another version... "shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll be among the stars"... :thumbsup:As the old saying goes "you will never hit the moon shooting at a street light.:thumbsup:
I think everyone has that story, it got bad enough that there's laws in place saying that if an employee refuses to do something because they feel it's dangerous they legally can't be punished.Can not name the names. At one job, and very strong firm I spot that supervisor is quite not capable as safety is in concern. I simply refused to do some stuff at that project. Was fired soon, and someone else get hurt badly (it is mild word what happen to guy) at that project.
Two years after that we build townhouse roof and we didn't set enough of braces. Ten times longer roof require 30 time more bracing not 10 times, it is why wee see at news long roofs frame collapse all time. Any way we was half way with roof and strong wind come with rain and 1/3 of frame collapse. Supervisor yield at me to go up with 3 best guys and reinforce braces. I just say no for 1m bucks. 3 minutes after with little more wind entire roof collapse. Trusses was like 30 yards long and 15 yards tall. Ones between units had double sheetrock at them.
I do not say that I'm smart, bad things can happen to me to. But point is do not believe to supervisors and no one else like they know everything. If you do not believe it is safe do not do even you get fired.