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Old 06-21-2006, 12:00 AM
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Throwing away bungie cords due to an accident

just letting everyone here know be careful with bungee... my dad was typing down a load of mulch and had a bungee cord snap and shatter his eye right out.. doctors say no vison is there ... so basically we have thrown out every bungee cord around our place.. please be careful with them... its his 3rd accident in 10 years and hes been using them for 25 years.. one little slip and its done! i would hate to hear from anyone else on here bout this so i am passing on this.... see ya guys later..
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Old 06-21-2006, 12:09 AM
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Damn I use bungee cords for everything. I know how dangers they can be and I'm usually pretty careful but I agree its best to use rope! Hope your dad recovers well.

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Old 06-21-2006, 12:22 AM
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In aussie a kid that was collecting shopping trolleys , puts one on end to hold them all in place... not sure what happened but hit him in neck and died...have been banned from all shopping centers now...oh and lost one eye is all to common i'm afraid, hear of it regaurly (best wishes to your father)
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Old 06-21-2006, 02:00 AM
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Gosh that's terrible news, I am so sorry to hear of your fathers accident. I wish him well and hope he is feeling ok.
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Old 06-21-2006, 05:22 AM
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That's terrible news about your dad. Sorry to hear it. I've often thought about that happening though.
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Old 06-21-2006, 06:07 AM
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I sure hope your dad gets his vision back somehow. Thanks for the warning. I use them for alot of stuff.
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Old 06-21-2006, 06:36 AM
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http://www.scif.com/safety/losscontr...?ArticleID=295

You make a very valid point.

Bungee cords are not designed to carry a load....But on many occasion I see people (landscapers too) using bungees to secure cargo. Ive seen people use them to with a a tarp to secure debris that is heaped up over the sides of the bed of the truck (rather than using ratchet straps, ropes, or put sided on the truck). Ive seen people use them to strap mattress to the roof of their car and then drive down the highway....

And there is no easy way to tell when a bungee will fail....

Its one thing to use a bungee to snug up a tarp to keep it taught. or to use it to help keep trimmer or gass can from moving around... Its quite a nother to use it as your sole method for securing cargo.

(BTW I am not saying that you where using the bungee to secure your load as we don't know I am only making some points)


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Old 06-21-2006, 06:52 AM
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Eye damage

Sorry to hear about your dad . Must be terrible. That is the reason I never do anything without safety glasses. I never had a bungee cord break but often thought they would hurt you if they did. I sure hope the Dr's. are wrong.
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Old 06-21-2006, 06:57 AM
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I use those black thick rubber bungees mainly to hold the gas tanks. They have no recoil. Flat bed truck drivers use them.
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Old 06-21-2006, 07:15 AM
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Flat bed truck drivers use them.
But only to secure thier tarps.....I think the black rubber one are the best, at least when they start getting old or if they get nicked or damaged it is easier to see.
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