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Anyone know anything about an accident in the 901 area on Sunday bout 12:00. We found a kid knocked out. Didnt see the accident. We helped the Schuylkill FD get Tom out of the woods but were looking for an update as to how he is??? He looked to be about 15-17 years old.
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This is a bricklayer's accident report,
which was printed in the newsletter of the Australian
equivalent of the Workers' Compensation board.
This is a true story. Had this guy died, he'd have received a
Darwin Award for sure.
I am writing in response to your request for additional information
in Block 3 of the accident report form. I put "poor planning" as the
cause of my accident. You asked for a fuller explanation and I
trust the following details will be sufficient.
I am a bricklayer by trade. On the day of the accident, I was
working alone on the roof of a new six-story building. When I
completed my work, I found that I had some bricks left over which, when
weighed later were found to be slightly in excess of 500lbs.
Rather than carry the bricks down by hand, I decided to lower
them in a barrel by using a pulley, which was attached to the side of
building on the sixth floor. Securing the rope at ground I went up
to the roof, swung the barrel out and loaded the bricks into it. Then I
went down and untied the rope, holding it tightly to ensure a slow
descent of the bricks.
You will note in Block 11 of the accident report form that I weigh
135 lbs. Due to my surprise at being jerked off the ground so suddenly,
I lost my presence of mind and forgot to let go of the rope. Needless
to say, I proceeded at a rapid rate up the side of the building.
In the vicinity of the third floor, I met the barrel, which was now
proceeding downward at an equally impressive speed. This explained
the fractured skull, minor abrasions and the broken collar bone, as
listed in section 3 of the accident report form.
Slowed only slightly, I continued my rapid ascent, not stopping
until the fingers of my right hand were two knuckles deep into the
pulley. Fortunately by this time I had regained my presence of mind
and was able to hold tightly to the rope, in spite of beginning to
At approximately the same time, however, the barrel of bricks
hit the ground and the bottom fell out of the barrel. Now devoid of the
weight of the bricks, that barrel weighed approximately 50 lbs. I
refer you again to my weight.
As you can imagine, I began a rapid descent, down the side of the
building. In the vicinity of the third floor, I met the barrel coming
This accounts for the two fractured ankles, broken tooth and several
lacerations of my legs and lower body.
Here my luck began to change slightly. The encounter with the
barrel seemed to slow me enough to lessen my injuries when I fell
into the pile of bricks and fortunately only three vertebrae were
I am sorry to report, however, as I lay there on the pile of bricks,
in pain, unable to move, I again lost my composure and presence
of mind and let go of the rope and I lay there watching the empty
barrel begin its journey back down onto me. This explains the two broken
I hope this answers your inquiry.
My brother wrecked my 07 vinson 500 yesterday tore up the front suspension pretty good, rim cracked tire slashed, tie rod bent into a u shape, and the front suspension pushed back about 2-3 inches towards the back of the atv. Im trying to find parts cheap as possible does anybody know if parts off a 02 vinson 500 will fit my 07? its the front right that has the damage, i found on ebay the front upper and lower arms with bearing for $60 if they will fit mine it would be great... also does anybody know where i can find a possible used rim and tire and tie rod, everything i find is super expensive, i searched ebay they only have like racing tie rods
So 2 weeks ago sunday i had a accident on my 86' atc250r. Hit a water hole wen i was riding the trails in six gear , i went over handle bars and landed 6 feet ahead of the trike. <Trike ended up in some pine trees some what screw up. Only minor damage to radiator, shroud, front fender, and shifter shif lever. i fractured 3 vertbras in my neck. Kinda lucky. Im not paralyzed or dead, as DOC put it. Got 4-6 weeks off work, and found out that as uv next monday im laid off for 30 days. (:>(::::::::::::
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