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PAP Lynnwood tragedy
Posted 13 August 2003 - 05:09 PM
Anyway, I left there around 1:00pm, well turns out around 2:00pm today the 16 year old dude that works there got killed pulling an engine! I guess the engine hoist fell on him. Did anyone know him? I spoke with him a few times, but I didn't know his name.
I guess it's just important to stress (to everyone out there)safety when doing something major on your car. Especially if the car is in the air. I've personally known 2 guys die from cars falling on them, because they didn't use jack stands. My dad lost a toe from a tranny falling on his foot.
I guess it's just a reminder, be safe everyone! PLEASE!
Posted 13 August 2003 - 05:45 PM
Oh - and I always wear steel toes when working too. Picked that habit up from the ARMY. I've seen several guys drop trucks on their feet. The ones with steel toes were fine for the most part.
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Posted 14 August 2003 - 12:49 AM
I was teaching a friend how to do his disc brakes and an axle and at one point i was under the car and realized "the jack's still there and in the way".. uhh, no jack stands! i zipped out from under the car and fixed that and gave him a safety lesson.. he's a little bit of a newbie though so I went easy on him .
it's just a matter of double checking your brain.
Also, I have two pairs of safety glasses.. the beaten up pair in the toolbox for just in case i have to crawl under a car at the yard, and my good ones for when I'm under mine intentionally for a while. dust in your eyes SUCKS especially if you wear contacts like me 8o
Posted 14 August 2003 - 07:36 AM
Not a lot of detail, but I was there Tuesday along with 84soob and the two kids behind the counter are quite courteous. Hard to believe one of them is gone. I also didn't think they might be that young. Odd, since they never go into the yard themselves; this is a strictly "do it yourself" operation. I'd venture to guess he was pulling the engine for himself. I wonder if flowers might be appropriate.
Posted 15 August 2003 - 01:21 PM
For those who wish to know, the funneral service will be held Aug. 23 at 10:30 AM at the St. Thomas More Church in Lynnwood. Donations can be made to the Xtreme Teen youth group at the Eastside Christian Center, for info call 425-455-3278.
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Posted 21 August 2003 - 12:28 PM
when using a hoist, lower the motor close to the ground when moving it about
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