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    I have heard today that a mechanic has been killed whilst working on bowling machinery in a centre in the London area. I will give more details when I have them.j.
    I'm a proud member of www.bowluk.com

  • #2
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    I'm sure Britain's version of OSHA will be getting involved....mandating unecessary guards and procedures. This would be a shame if it were brought on by ignorance or stupidity by not powering off a pinsetter properly.

    "Where are we going, and why are we in a hand basket?"

    --Kat

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    • #3
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      Got this off BBC site earlier

      <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/5158932.stm" target="_blank"><a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/5158932.stm" target="_blank"><a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/5158932.stm" target="_blank"><a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/5158932.stm" target="_blank"><a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/5158932.stm" target="_blank"><a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/5158932.stm" target="_blank"><a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/5158932.stm" target="_blank"><a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/5158932.stm" target="_blank"><a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/5158932.stm" target="_blank">http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/5158932.stm</a></a></a></a></a></a></a></a></a>


      Man stuck in bowling machine dies
      A man has died after becoming stuck in a 10-pin bowling mechanism.
      Police were called to the Hollywood Bowl, in Barking, east London, after the employee's body was found on Thursday evening.

      Paramedics were also called but the man, who was from nearby East Ham and thought to be 31-years-old, was pronounced dead at the scene.

      His family have been informed and police have appealed for anyone who was at the venue to come forward.

      Officers are also eager to speak with four male youths who were seen at the bowling centre.

      Detectives will also be viewing CCTV footage and a post-mortem will be carried out on Saturday.

      A post mortem will be carried out on Saturday.

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      • #4
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        Is this the same Hollywood Bowl that has pics in the gallery here on BT?

        "Where are we going, and why are we in a hand basket?"

        --Kat

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        • #5
          Re: mechanic killed

          Same company, different location.

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          • #6
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            If it is the same company they most likely have the same standards, and has seen in pictures they have all the guards needed.

            It is a shame that most likely the mechanic didn't use common sense and turn off the power the machine.

            I hope to see more information on the incedent in the future.

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            • #7
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              The masher strikes again

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              • #8
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                Is it a Brunswick or AMF or other? Doesn't seem to say
                Old and obsolete? It's new to me!

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                • #9
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                  If it's an older bowl it will most probably be AMF. FRom what I know they only have B's in their newer bowl's.

                  When J post's back he may have more info.

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                  • #10
                    Re: mechanic killed

                    It's a shame it happened anywhere and on any machine.
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                    • #11
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                      it really is to bad when this happens, I believe that history has struck again. People please take notice and remember saftey first always. I keep telling my b as he always says it was just a second. It seems that is all it takes.
                      Fixing things right the first time takes less time in the long run...........

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                      • #12
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                        If I was to guess, I would figure an A machine between the table and bin. I suppose it could have been a B machine if the deck hook released. All speculation on my part.

                        My condolences to this man's family.

                        Fever
                        I really enjoy the Simpsons. My problem is that I am starting to look like Homer. Doh!!!

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                        • #13
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                          I have no more info than Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, The people I know at Hollywood have gone quiet. Which is obvious really. The last serious accident in the UK was also a Hollywood site. The Chief tech got his head caught inbetween the table and the shuttle, his brain swelled up. He thankfully didnt die. Its quite odd though Hollywood have the most stringent health and safety rules of all the uk companies.j.
                          I'm a proud member of www.bowluk.com

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                          • #14
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                            This is sad...From reading the article above...it sounds like they are looking into it as a homicide.

                            If the other guy got his head caught between the table and shuttle that would tell me they have AMF machines.
                            Lifes to short to stress on little things.

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                            • #15
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                              I heard this at work today and i am not surprised its already on this site. Again i know very little in as much as what has already been said.
                              Sad loss.
                              If Wile E coyote has enough money to by all that Acme crap why doesnt he buy his dinner?

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