Contractor dies from fall at SFGAm.

Saturday, July 5, 2008 7:30 AM
I really, really have sympathy for this man's family. Just a tragedy.

I really, really have sympathy for Six Flags as well, just because they seem to have all the luck.

I have two cats AND two dogs: Dodger and Cloud are the cats (Cloud is named after the Final Fantasy VII hero...yes, I am a fangirl), and Winter and Stitch are the dogs. Winter and Stitch are usually just called Pooper and Stinker/Little Dude instead though. And Cloud is usually called Kitter. :)


"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

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Saturday, July 5, 2008 2:14 PM
Wait when did this turn into a animal forum?
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Saturday, July 5, 2008 4:24 PM
Well, we talk about animals all the time. We talk about Wildcat, COBRA rolls, the how we all feel like SHEEP somedays. Dare I mention Iron DRAGON and BATman.

Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

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Saturday, July 5, 2008 8:02 PM
Hopman, good point! :) Yeah, we got a little sidetracked.

"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

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Sunday, July 6, 2008 7:03 AM
Well, we do have lives outside of riding coasters.

Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

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Sunday, July 6, 2008 1:54 PM
Sorry, but no job you can work at is inherently more unsafe then getting yourself into a car and driving yourself to work.

Let's look at things in perspective here. I would dare say that when the proper precautions are used crab fishing, lumberjacking, working on high steel or whatever is far safer then driving to the grocery store.


-Brent Kneebush

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Sunday, July 6, 2008 3:48 PM
True. There is a risk of danger, however slight, in every job you do.

For example: You're just an average wage slave working in retail, say a 7-11 or such. There's the BIG risk of being robbed, locking yourself inside a cooler, or somebox falling of a shelf and conking you out.

Fast food: getting robbed, hot grease, slick floors, ect.

An office: co worker going bezerk.

I think I've covered some of the duller thigs out there.


Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

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Sunday, July 6, 2008 4:37 PM
CoasterDiscern's avatar This man started the program to aware people of the dangers in the workforce and to decrease the chances of an injury, or worse, fatality in the work force.

Rushing
Frustration
Fatigue
Complacency

Then.....

Eyes not on task
Mind not on task
Line-of-fire
Balance/Traction/Grip

Then......

Less Risk Injury Block

Then......

More Risk Injury Block

An example of how effective the course is. I was "rushing" to get gas at the pump about a month ago. When I came out from paying the cashier and hopped into my car, I immediately started my car and began backing out of the car port. The guy behind me laid on his horn and backed up with me, and then gave me a nasty look. After leaving, I thought about it. I was rushing, my mind was not on task and my eyes were not on task and I was also placing him in the line of fire. I almost hit the guy, but lucky for me he was paying attention. Man, I cant tell you how effective this program is. "AMAZING" to say the least. I notice mistakes I would or make all the time now. We in society are making tons of mistakes everyday, setting ourselves up for injury and don't even know it.

Taking time when stepping into the shower. Slippery!
When I go running, I look at the sidewalk more now then I ever did.
Tons of stuff.

To say this a nicely as possible. The man who fell to his death almost 99.99% made one of the mistakes that is talked about in this program. The book tells you that ALL falls are preventable unless its an act of ecological or mechanical error.


Ask not what you can do for a coaster, but what a coaster can do for you.
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Sunday, July 6, 2008 4:56 PM
You mean mechanical like metal fatigue in a shackle or hook? An you mean ecological like the ground giving away?

Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

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Sunday, July 6, 2008 5:00 PM
CoasterDiscern's avatar Yeah dude, exactly! Seems unreasonable, but it happens. Best safety course ever. So many people in the course were uninterested, and then heres me glued to the book and cant wait for the next chapter.
Ask not what you can do for a coaster, but what a coaster can do for you.
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Sunday, July 6, 2008 5:06 PM
When you think about it, it's true. Most accidents are caused by something stupid. I saw one out on the road one day. A tank truck driver was going into a curved too fast. His truck flipped via the shifting of the liquid inside. The cuase was the driver not paying attention and slowing enough for the curve.

Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

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Sunday, July 6, 2008 5:07 PM
So, anthying other that eco or material is AUTOMACally human error, right?

Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

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Sunday, July 6, 2008 5:07 PM
CoasterDiscern's avatar Bingo! You got it.
Ask not what you can do for a coaster, but what a coaster can do for you.
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Sunday, July 6, 2008 5:09 PM
CoasterDiscern's avatar Um, there are some other things to, like slipping and falling on ice. You don't deliberately try to fall, but you can prevent it by doing certain things.
Ask not what you can do for a coaster, but what a coaster can do for you.
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Sunday, July 6, 2008 5:10 PM
Nice. If the worker was doing his job, he would've done a few things to prevent his fall:

1. Checked his saftey gear for ANY defects (scratches, abraded straps)

2. made sure the point he hooked up to was very secure

3. made sure his footing was stable and he could work as confortable as he could.


Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

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Monday, July 7, 2008 12:20 AM
WildStangAlex's avatar It's still very tragic.

"We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us."
-Joseph Campbell

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