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    Safety is always important, and is always first, no doubt about it. BUT [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img] of course we make mistakes, and accidents. I thought it might be neat to hear any stories about mistkaes, injuries, or anything that made you say "DOH!!!" I've been hurt on a few occasions so I guess I'll start this out.

    1. I was working on a gearbox, I belive, pinsetter #11 and there was an out of range on #12. Well since I was on the catwalks I decided to take a step over and pull the OOR lever up-top. Well on my way over I mis-stepped and the tip of my shoe got between the gap of the two pinsetters....and well...me and the floor had a very personel meeting [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/mad.gif[/img] . Funny now, wasnt then.


    2. On mondays nights I stay later than normal, and after running the phoenix, and buff approaches I do a little extra work around the place, that my MOS would like done. Well he wanted the canopies cleaned hanging over the entrance to the bar and meeting room cleaned/dusted. Well I was dusting the canopie over the bar, when it started to wobble...I back off as far as I could(on a ladder) then BAM! It comes crashing down on me. The janitors had a good laugh. I was rather pissed...again. It was only held up by two dry-wall screws...which almost hit me. Well the GM saw this the next day when he was reviewing the video from the cameras. He fist asked if I was ok...then laugh pretty hard.

    Lets get a good laugh out of these...I know Im not the only guy this stuff happens too.....please dont let me be the only guy.... [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif[/img]
    Hard work and determination is the answer to all problems.

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    The only thing that really has happened to me was I had a toggle latch up (30's) one day, when I was still doing my training. I proceeded to unjam it, but the only problem was, when it sprung down, my poor little thumb got in the way. Still got the dent in my thumb nail as a reminder.

    Some others that have happened here to other people are......

    Getting hand jammed between 2 balls while doing an underlane.

    Mopping the catwalks, walking backwards, forgetting where you are, and falling off the end

    Trying to put a Sur-Pik belt back on, with out removing the springs, using your fingers to lever it on to the pully

    Forgeting to reconnect the earth to a pincounter after inspecting it....that was shocking [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

    All I can think of at the moment, but I'm sure more will pop up!!
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    • #3
      Re: accidents-stupid mistakes

      I guess I will admit to a stupid move. The other day, I was working on an 82-30. I was standing with one foot on the main box beam and the other on the sweep drive shaft. I had shorts on and got shocked by the solenoid(58-50 Stearns brake motor) on top of the motor. 110 volts hurts! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif[/img] Now I am hunting for all of those top covers for the Stearns motors. Also going to stop wearing shorts to work on the machines.
      TOON
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      • #4
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        I was putting a folding table away after a Christmas potluck for our Thursday night ladies league and I leaned the table against my leg while I folded it up. Good idea? NO! The table slipped down my leg and landed on my foot, more specifically, my big toe. What was worse is that it was bleeding, and there wasn't a band-aid in the whole damn house. I improvised using a piece of gause and a strip of medical tape. I had a nice reminder for the next year or so in the form of damaged pride and a mangled toenail.

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        • #5
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          Back in the day, I was changing out an old 5 board Chassis with the cover off. It was during league and in a hurry (not thinking) and I was disconnecting the plugs with one hand, other hand was leaning on the top edge of the chassis. Well....fingers were dangling in the "guts" and touched up against a contact. That was a Jolting awakening!!

          BB

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          • #6
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            One day I was with a collegue who was doing maintenance, I decided to rest my legs and sit down on the PBL guard. Unfortunately it was the only one in the House that was not secured. You guessed it I slid down towards theback motors straddling the rails that carry all the wires. The other guy laughed his heart out.

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            • #7
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              There have been several messages concerning safety and knowing what you are doing before you jump in with both feet. Well I have done the same thing.
              I had just gone to work as the supervisor of the bowling center (I have never worked in a bowling center prior to this, I am an electrician, retired), and was having a problem with a machine that to this day still walks the pin out of the deck lift mechanism. I had removed that big ol' pin after I set the deck down on the tops of all 10 pins. Gee, I need to remove those pins so that I can get under this thing to work on it. You guessed it when I removed that last pin the deck came down, trapping my right arm under the deck. Folks do not try to raise a deck from the prone position with your off-hand. That sucker is heavy when it is full of pins. So there I lay, kicking my feet and being ignored by the desk person. I yelled as loudly as I could and the seniors got the desk persons attention. She came down and lifted the deck about 1/2" and I pulled my arm out. Bruised, both arm and ego, but boy did I learn what those parts are for. Now I just watch that pin and when it starts walking out I knock it back in and put a new keeper on it. Good for about 6 months.

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              • #8
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                I'll confess to having done that hand between two groups of balls in the underlane (I think it was my third shift).

                What about putting a foot through a bad piece of gutter? I was up to my knee in bowling lane - the league bowlers had a good chuckle [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]

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                • #9
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                  Ok, 2 years ago...afternoon seniors...a pin comes out past the sweep into the gutter...no big deal.

                  (( our cappings are the ones with the perfectly flat boards & NOT screwed down!))

                  I stroll down the capping & go to plant my right foot to kick the pin with the left,well....
                  the short board at the end of the capping slides forward as I go to kick.Wham ,flat on my A$$ on the capping. The board shoots up against the downsweep, in a flash, a ball drops from the ball lift hitting the short board,flipping it end over end onto the lane to my right. The ball bounces around & ends up in my lap! All this happened in less than 10 seconds, a sore tailbone & a bruised ego is all that suffered, but the old duffers sure got a laugh!
                  I never had a "10" ;..but ,one night after closing,..I did five " 2's" !

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                  • #10
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                    Quote:]Originally posted by goodgreaf:
                    I'll confess to having done that hand between two groups of balls in the underlane (I think it was my third shift).

                    What about putting a foot through a bad piece of gutter? I was up to my knee in bowling lane - the league bowlers had a good chuckle [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]
                    [/QUOTE]

                    Thats funny......I forgot all about that one. I had a ladder stradling a lane once with the legs in the gutters, I was 15 or 16 years old (just a couple of years ago) [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img] and the ladder went right through the gutter! You dont even get a chance to get off of the ladder! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif[/img]

                    I wasnt even concerned if I was hurt, I was more worried about the hole that the 15Lb. ballast put in the pine section! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/shocked.gif[/img]

                    Charlie [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]

                    [ August 14, 2001: Message edited by: Ed Fox ]

                    [ August 14, 2001: Message edited by: Ed Fox ]
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