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post #1 of 23 Old 01-13-2015, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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Safety 101,,,, NOT REALLY.

Check out the the below video from the 2:48 minute mark till the 3:10 mark. Watch where his right foot is at the 3:05 mark. One slip, and this guy is in trouble.

I could not believe I was seeing, what I was seeing.

I hope this is not any of our members.


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post #2 of 23 Old 01-13-2015, 10:06 PM
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I say this without apology that that's one of the dumbest, most dangerous situations with a snowblower that I've witnessed. Darwin award candidate.

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I just can't believe he left the freaking auger on ... stupid move. Plain and simple. Shut the freaking auger down! takes 2 seconds to flip a lever. Uhhhg. :-/
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+1 here too and if you look properly he didn't have the auger handle on when he came back but either he needs his auger belt adjusted or simply has a wrong belt size.

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Linkage too tight or needs some lube, maybe?

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Ahh yes, makes sense now. I was remembering the older machines that the auger had an engagement lever like a shift lever but that does appear to be a modern machine so the deadman handle is not working. Like you said, probably the wrong belt or the adjustment out of whack. Always on=Dangerous !
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those augers should turn off when the lever is disengaged. he better look into that.

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Maybe he was wearing steel toed boots?

He is the perfect example of why there have to be 3000 warning labels on everything you buy.
And even then they only serve a purpose if the blockheads take time to read them...........and comprehend what they say.

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This is exactly why all companies force safety on us. Because so many people don't have the brains to protect themselves.

We should all leave him a message thanking him sarcastically.
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