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Old 10-26-2006, 03:19 AM   #41
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First thing that should be done in the future is to unplug the equipment, and then put up a sign stating there is maintenance going on. I am surprised that this company didnt have these measures in place.
This was precisely my husband's reaction when I told him about this freak accident. He said that shutting off the fuse box when doing maintenance was one of the very first things they teach at Engineering school.

Barb, I am hoping for all the best for your cousin.
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Old 10-26-2006, 03:21 AM   #42
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Barb, I already replied in this thread, but I keep thinking about this accident, and how to prevent it from happening again. I am being practical here, and not blaming the man who turned the machine on. First thing that should be done in the future is to unplug the equipment, and then put up a sign stating there is maintenance going on. I am surprised that this company didnt have these measures in place. Sorry, just a little venting because this accident could have been so easily avoided. I hope your cousin is well on his way to recovery. Keep us posted.
We were saying the same thing--At the very least there should have been a sign next to the lever or button, and there should be other safeguards as well. I will probably talk to my dad on Sunday and will see if there is an update.

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Old 10-26-2006, 10:29 AM   #43
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Prayers continue to go up Barbara. Please let us know how he's doing when you can.
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Old 10-26-2006, 10:48 AM   #44
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Barb, I have also beein thinking about your BIL and also about the turning off of that machine vs. unplugging. In 1966, our family had only just arrived in the USA and my dad (was an electrical engineer) was grabbed by a mold making machine at a Chrysler plant in Detroit. He knew that the machine would crush his leg if it was switched off and completed its motion...just before he lost consciousness, he called out for help from a guy he knew would remember this. His his foot was crushed, but it was not as bad as it could have been. Doctors said he'd never walk properly again, but several weeks later he walked out of the Henry Ford hospital. I hope your BIL will recover as well as my dad did - I know his injuries must be more severe, and I sincerely hope that better safety measures are put into place at his place of work. I'm still sending prayers....Sandyj
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Old 10-28-2006, 06:48 PM   #45
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Barb......how's your BIL doing now? Have you heard anything? Prayers continue.
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Old 10-28-2006, 07:08 PM   #46
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Yes, definitely prayers continue... Please update us when you can...
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Old 10-28-2006, 07:39 PM   #47
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Hi everyone, and thanks. I haven't heard any more news about Chuck (who is my cousin). I will call my dad tomorrow to see if he has heard anything. I have an easier time getting ahold of my dad on Sundays.

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Old 10-28-2006, 09:18 PM   #48
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Dear LORD! Thats HORRIBLE! Prayers going out!!! What is his First name Barbara?
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Old 10-28-2006, 11:10 PM   #49
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Thanks Paul. His name is Chuck.

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Old 10-28-2006, 11:15 PM   #50
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Keep us posted Barbara. Hope he is doing well.
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