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Just a reminder

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by bobcat9957, Dec 1, 2006.

  1. bobcat9957

    bobcat9957 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92


    to be careful. This happened yesterday afternoon about a mile from my house. He was the owner of the company and slipped off the trailer loading it on a hill.
  2. RockSet N' Grade

    RockSet N' Grade LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,454

    Bobcat.....its always good for a "safety check" and a slow down and evaluate moment. Last winter I slipped and fell off one trailer onto the side rails of another trailer and broke a bunch of ribs.Not fun. A couple days ago, I was setting rock and looked onto the roof just as a guy slipped and slid and belly danced all the way to the edge of the roof and by the grace of god, caught something and saved his a@@. It was at least a 30' fall onto frozen ground....he came down and I gave him some coffee.....and me some too....it was a feeling of helplessness I did not like at all.
  3. Construct'O

    Construct'O LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Sw Iowa
    Messages: 1,387

    I have been working in the mud trenching this fall and it has been bad about caving off when i make connections ,so the thought of beening in the trench and caving is on my mind a lot.

    Trench is 20" wide and 5 ft deep so not to much room to work.I usually spade the sides off when i cross the main trench so i have more room to work and when i do that i also slope the sides back a ways which in turn helps.

    In the really wet and muddy places i backhoe them which is the best.Take care everyone!
  4. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,169

    the thing that makes it even more sad is that he was only 34. and he left behind a family. God Bless everyone, have a safe weekend!

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