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Discussion in 'Snow Management Safety & Training' started by Chineau, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. Chineau

    Chineau Senior Member
    Messages: 447

  2. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,213

    Hate to say it but that appears to be operator error based on the picture or the result of faulty/damaged equipment (cable, etc...). The truck looks to be fairly new and would assume the roll off is to.
    Regardless it's a shame.
    We have to routinely inspect, perform equipment PM and take the extra minute or two to be safe.
    Along with making sure operators are trained to the run equipment and give them the occasional quiz to make sure they're still qualified.
     
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  3. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,445

    So they had a box on a roll back.
    The box slid off the roll back pining him.

    What was he doing under it or in the lifting arms?
    To lazy to walk around, trying to fix it with out safeguards in place?


    a tragic situation, but sometimes natural selection thins the herd.

    A with different pic taken earlier
    http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/man-die...-removal-truck-near-pearson-airport-1.1677054
    and a 3rd pic
    http://www.mississauga.com/news-sto...nder-snow-removal-truck-near-pearson-airport/

    this one has a vid
    http://www.mississauga.com/news-sto...nder-snow-removal-truck-near-pearson-airport/
     
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  4. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,213

    As much as I agree with thinning the herd, the employers insurance premiums will go through the roof and he'll pay for the stupidity for years.
     
  5. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,445

    yes, he will, sadly.


    Does Canada have a dept like OSHA?

     
  6. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,213

    They sure do.
    http://www.ccohs.ca/
     
  7. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,265

    "natural selection thins the herd"

    quite a thing for a complete stranger to say about someone they have never met, know nothing about, and have no clue regarding the circumstances of a tragic situation where a young guy lost his life.

    but ok, go ahead and assume he made a mistake that cost him his life. are we all now somehow better off because "natural selection" took it's course? let's hope you, your family, or any friends never make a mistake (or anything that can be perceived as a mistake based on zero facts) and end up dead with the story posted on some internet forum.
     
  8. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,213

    If there is no natural selection why am I going to a friends funeral tomorrow, 46yr old non tobacco user, no history of cancer in his family, not exposed to cancer causing hazards in his workplace but yet he died of stomach cancer leaving a 8 and 10yr old sons, a 2 and 5yr old daughters and a wife that is 6months pregnant. Explain this?
     
  9. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,265

    what???????? so you think this example you gave is natural selection at work?? you clearly have no clue what natural selection is. next time try a quick google search before making such posts.
     
  10. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,157

    It was a pretty insensitive comment...
     
  11. Chineau

    Chineau Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    I am not sure natural selection fits here, I had to Wikipedia it. Buff my condolences for your loss, why your friend was afflicted with such a horrible disease and the loss to his young family makes any right minded person stand back and say whoa not fair especially when there is no blame worth cause apparent.
    I posted the link to inform others in this community and hope that some information would come forward that would help prevent some other family from feeling the loss and pain your friend family is currently dealing with. As a young man I started working underground and look back at some of the truly stupid thing I did, there is no logical reason for to be here in good health. Fortunately I had some good teachers along the way if We can share information about what we do that help prevent injury and damage lets do that. One of my mentors along the way said" all the money in the world is no good if your sick or dead"
     
  12. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,213

    My experience with natural selection is being around livestock and wildlife all my life. Animals like humans die for no apparent reason and fall subject to disease. Lets just leave at that.Thumbs Up
     
  13. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,445

    Sure can. like sticking your tongue to a frozen flag pole or in a rat trap.
    I don't need to know the person to know.

    Like crawling into the lift when it is in use.
    it's natural selection.

    MY family talks about natural selection and removal from the gene pool.

    A process in nature in which organisms possessing certain genotypic characteristics that make them better adjusted to an environment tend to survive, reproduce, increase in number or frequency, and therefore, are able to transmit and perpetuate their essential genotypic qualities to succeeding generations.



     
  14. MattR

    MattR Senior Member
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    Sorry to hear about your loss Buff, yet not all cancer is caused by tobacco. I lost a dear friend to cancer as well who never smoked. He had 3 different types of cancer in his body, one was caused by our own Government when they used Agent Orange in Vietnam, which was 4 decades ago. Of course our Government would rather place blame on other causes instead of taking responsibility for their actions. He learned about the Agent Orange being the ONLY known cause of that strain of cancer after he decided to go someplace else besides the VA. So it makes me wonder about all that extra crap is that they put into our food we buy from the store. Even some stores use scents to try and trigger more buying/spending in their stores. The list can go on regarding the amount of chemicals we are not aware that we are breathing or ingesting into our bodies. It is not always about whether somebody used tobacco or not.
     
  15. Chineau

    Chineau Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    It is fair to say there is no getting out alive at the end.