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LOL Must Read!!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by bwood_usmc, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Sep 23, 2009 at 7:18 PM
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    bwood_usmc

    bwood_usmc [OP] Wiskey Tango Foxtrot....

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    :D This was sent to me in an email.... i have not laughed this hard in awhile!!





    This is a bricklayer's accident report, which was printed in the
    newsletter
    of the Australian equivalent of the Workers' Compensation board. This
    is
    a true story.
    Had this guy died, he'd have received a Darwin Award for sure.......


    Dear Sir,

    I am writing in response to your request for additional information in
    Block 3 of the accident report form. I put "poor planning" as the cause
    of my accident. You asked for a fuller explanation and I trust the
    following
    details will be sufficient. I am a bricklayer by trade. On the day of
    the accident, I was working alone on the roof of a new six-story
    building.
    when I completed my work, I found that I had some bricks left over
    which, when
    weighed later were found to be slightly in excess of 500lbs. Rather
    than
    carry the bricks down by hand, I decided to lower them in a barrel by
    using a pulley, which was attached to the side of the building on the
    sixth floor. Securing the rope at ground I went up to the roof, swung
    the barrel out and loaded the bricks into it. Then I went down and
    untied the rope,
    holding it tightly to ensure a slow descent of the bricks. You will
    note
    in Block
    11 of the accident report form that I weigh 135lbs.
    Due to my surprise at being jerked off the ground so suddenly, I lost
    my
    presence of mind and forgot to let go of the rope. Needless to say, I
    proceeded at a rapid rate up the side of the building. In the vicinity
    of the third floor, I met the barrel, which was now proceeding downward
    at an equally impressive speed.
    This explained the fractured skull, minor abrasions and the broken
    collarbone, as listed in section 3 of the accident report form. Slowed
    only slightly, I continued my rapid ascent, not stopping until the
    fingers of my right hand were two knuckles deep into the pulley.
    Fortunately by this
    time I had regained my presence of mind and was able to hold tightly to
    the
    rope, in spite of beginning to experience pain. At approximately the
    same time, however, the barrel of bricks hit the
    ground and the bottom fell out of the barrel. Now devoid of the weight
    of the
    bricks, that barrel weighed approximately 50 lbs. I refer you again to
    my weight. As you can imagine, I began a rapid descent, down the side
    of
    the building. In the vicinity of the third floor, I met the barrel
    coming up. This accounts for the two fractured ankles, broken tooth and
    several
    lacerations of my legs and lower body.
    Here my luck began to change slightly. The encounter with the barrel
    seemed to slow me enough to lessen my injuries when I fell into the
    pile
    of bricks and fortunately only three vertebrae were cracked. I am sorry
    to report, however, as I lay there on the pile of bricks, in pain,
    unable to move, I again lost my composure and presence of mind and let
    go of the rope and I lay there watching the empty barrel begin its
    journey back down onto me. This explains the two broken legs. I hope
    this answers your inquiry.
     
  2. Sep 23, 2009 at 7:22 PM
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    Evans381

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    06BLUEDBLSPORT

    06BLUEDBLSPORT Well-Known Member

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    So the guy died?
     
  4. Sep 23, 2009 at 7:25 PM
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    beastlytaco

    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    damn that really sucks.
     
  5. Sep 23, 2009 at 7:26 PM
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    bwood_usmc

    bwood_usmc [OP] Wiskey Tango Foxtrot....

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    Hell i dont know.... still funny:)
     
  6. Sep 23, 2009 at 7:26 PM
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    This was on Mythbusters, and 135 is a pretty small dude
     
  7. Sep 23, 2009 at 7:29 PM
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    fletch aka www.BeLikeBrit.org

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    Chad Rand Paul 2016

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    hehehe
     
  9. Sep 24, 2009 at 9:28 AM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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