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Off Limits 07-01-2013 06:49 PM

Rip
 
A good union brother had an accident at work and ended up in the water at the port of Los Angeles. Sad day. Work safe everyone, dangers are everywhere.

mr. thumbs 07-01-2013 07:10 PM

Oh man, Sorry to hear.

vintagerider 07-01-2013 07:15 PM

What happened? Sad for your loss.

Here looking for a thread for the 19 fallen who were the Granite Mountain Firefighters of Presott. Anybody who rides the forest has met hot shot crew at one time or another.

johngil 07-01-2013 10:46 PM

Sorry to hear this.
Accidents are everywhere. I'm amazed there aren't more deaths on the job considering the risks.
RIP.

hippiebrian 07-02-2013 02:14 AM

Sad day indeed. People have no idea just how dangerous long shoring can be...

I work in a refinery. Safety first, always.

Thoughts to his family and friends. :cry

Cannabinoid 07-02-2013 07:51 AM

this message is self destructing...

azredline 07-02-2013 12:47 PM

Wtf?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Entheogen (Post 21771988)
Sorry to hear Shaun, we all know the dangers of working our asses off. Seeing everyone thinks po-lice are in the highest line of danger, here are the top 5 professions resulting in the most deaths:
(hint...not ONE is a cop or fire)

1. Fishing and Fishing Workers
2. Logging
3. Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers
4. Structural Iron & Steel Workers
5. Farmers and Ranchers

Not too many people lining the streets when the regular rank and file dies.

I think this is a sh$tty thing to say anytime, but especially two days after 19 fire fighters lost their lives trying to protect other peoples property from wildfire in AZ.

PS, if your property or worse is ever threatened by fire, I hope you have a fisherman, logger, pilot, steel worker and farmer nearby to save you.

BELSTAFF 07-02-2013 01:49 PM

Yep
 
heard it said once the most over paid people in public service were Cops, Firemen & EMT s, useless in fact, was this assholes statement, he did however have a follow up to his statement.

" Until they show up and save your worthless sorry ass, then there is no amount of money that can repay their services"

Personally I would add the UNITED STATES MILITARY to the list of " can never repay for their services" and I would add to the

most useless POS on the planet any politician at any level.

Off Limits 07-02-2013 02:31 PM

Here is his truck getting pulled out of the water last night. The trailer is basically made of solid steel ibeams. Really no chance, straight to the bottom 60 feet.

http://i744.photobucket.com/albums/x...DCA9E68261.jpg


It's funny how the news cycles work. First it was the IRS scandal. Then the NSA guy, now these poor firemen get their time. I hate to say it, but why not just let wildfires burn in the wild. It's one thing to take a stand in homes and neighborhoods, but in the wilds? Seems like an unnecessary risk. Feel bad for the wives and especially the small children.

dunerat 07-02-2013 02:50 PM

Sorry to hear brother....

DangerMoney 07-02-2013 08:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Team Longriders (Post 21775210)

I hate to say it, but why not just let wildfires burn in the wild. It's one thing to take a stand in homes and neighborhoods, but in the wilds? Seems like an unnecessary risk. Feel bad for the wives and especially the small children.

I lived in Phoenix for 25 years and had been up Yarnell Hill (where the 19 firefighters died) many times. There's an ongoing but rather quiet discussion that unless homes/people are threatened, fires should be allowed to burn. 200 years ago that's what would happen and the fires would clean up the forest litter (dead trees/etc) and thin the forest thus reducing the intensity of subsequent fires.

Now the flammable material just keeps getting deeper because we keep putting out the fires. Thus they are worse... and we've lost 19 lives.

azredline 07-02-2013 08:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Team Longriders (Post 21775210)
I hate to say it, but why not just let wildfires burn in the wild. It's one thing to take a stand in homes and neighborhoods, but in the wilds? Seems like an unnecessary risk.

I would agree, but in this case, the small towns of Yarnell and Congress are indeed threatened. So far, 50 structures have been burned in Yarnell and another 250 homes are threatened. Both towns are evacuated and there is 0% containment at this time. That is why they were out there, trying to save the town.

I won't further hijack your thread and offer condolences to the family of the worker you originally posted about.

M1Jeep 07-03-2013 09:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dunerat (Post 21775354)
Sorry to hear brother....

+1
My condolences to his family.


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