A tale of woe, including carelessness, stupidity and laziness....

Andrew Burton aliensrcooluk at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Aug 26 15:33:01 CDT 2015


I know of a story of someone working with a drill was also wearing a tie*...
needless to say the tie accidentally got caught around the drill and the guy
was very nearly strangled to death...

* He had attended in interview earlier in the day and didn't go home before
returning to work.

Andrew Burton
aliensrcooluk at yahoo.co.uk

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From: "drlegendre ." <drlegendre at gmail.com>
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Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 11:51 PM
Subject: Re: A tale of woe, including carelessness, stupidity and

> Whether low-impedance voltage sources are present, or not, you should
> +never+ wear any kind of hand / wrist jewelry when working with moving
> parts. Ditto for neck chains and long hair, that isn't securely tied back.
> Seems like First Grade instruction for the tech, but accidents still
> happen.. every day.
> Remember that most injuries associated with electric shock are secondary -
> that is, the real damage often occurs when the individual recoils from the
> shock, jamming their hands into even worse places in the equipment - like
> rotating assemblies. And then there's the innocent guy behind you, who
> knocked into his equipment, when you jump back.
> On Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 1:33 PM, Eric Smith <spacewar at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Sat, Aug 22, 2015 at 3:35 PM, Jay Jaeger <cube1 at charter.net> wrote:
> > > On 8/22/2015 4:11 PM, Eric Smith wrote:
> > >> In my mostly misspent youth, I once had the opportunity to visit a
> > >> facility where a now obscure supercomputer was developed. The product
> > >> manager was showing me around.   ....
> > >
> > > That wasn't Astronautics' ZS, by any chance?
> >
> > No. I omitted the names to protect the innocent. And the guilty.
> >

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