Author Topic: Watch your heads in the big box stores!  (Read 10275 times)

Offline SixInARow

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Watch your heads in the big box stores!
« on: April 23, 2008, 05:33:13 PM »
Check this out:
http://www.break.com/index/paint-cans-miss-their-target.html
Man that would suck!  Don't know what would be worse, gettin' hit by a dozen full fiver's or cleaning up after they all hit the ground and splatter their contents everywhere!!!
Thoughts?

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Re: Watch your heads in the big box stores!
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2008, 06:19:10 PM »
" I'll get a cloth "  <m. python>   ;)
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Re: Watch your heads in the big box stores!
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2008, 06:46:34 PM »
Shoot, that better be a big cloth lol!

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Re: Watch your heads in the big box stores!
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2008, 06:55:39 PM »
Better call in the street vacuum crew. That could have been a BIG headache.  :o

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Re: Watch your heads in the big box stores!
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2008, 06:59:04 PM »
oooops,  .   Yeah, that could have been more disastrous than it was.  Looks like I see Behr on the shelf.

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Re: Watch your heads in the big box stores!
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2008, 10:15:29 PM »
That could have killed that little girl WHOA

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Re: Watch your heads in the big box stores!
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2008, 10:51:45 PM »
:D  I think I counted ten five's in that mess.  Do you think they bought new clothes for the man and his daughter?

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Re: Watch your heads in the big box stores!
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2008, 10:51:45 PM »
That would have given me a heart attach WHOA thats CRRRRrazy yeah they got new clothes and maybe then some i'd asked for $15,000 minimum just for putting my life and family's life in danger

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Re: Watch your heads in the big box stores!
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2008, 05:46:34 PM »
Thats crazy! Im surprised he stood there so long afterwards. I would have been way clear of there thinking more might fall.

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Re: Watch your heads in the big box stores!
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2008, 04:38:15 PM »
I worked at Lowe's for a while several years ago in the lumber department.  I had a couple of incidents on a forklift but they were pretty much unavoidable.  Some idiot had stacked 4 pallets of shelving very poorly and put them into top stock.  The forks would only reach the bottom pallet to bring them all down, but even going as slow I as I could the top two came crashing to the floor and ruined most of the shelving.  It was a loud boom!  Luckily it was early am, just after open and no one was really in the store customer wise.  Heck not even another employee came looking to find the source of the noise.

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Re: Watch your heads in the big box stores!
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2009, 06:16:16 PM »
stacking paint that high is a RETARDED idea. what if a fiver falls on a kid's head? what if there is an earthquake? yeah, i never stack anything more than say, six feet high.

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Re: Watch your heads in the big box stores!
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2009, 09:29:21 PM »
I hate to say it, but that sounds a lot like something people say that can be associated with the pussification of America.  Nowadays it's always a "what if" this happens or that happens.  Everyone has gone into a mode of overprotection, doing anything and everything they can to stop anything remotely bad from happening.  You can't stop an earthquake from happening, and the chances of one are rare outside of an earthquake prone zone yeah, I'd probably go the extra mile to secure things.  But if you live in the middle of Nebraska or something it's pretty much useless.  And for what it's worth, a fiver falling from 6 feet could do some pretty good damage to a 3 foot tall kid, might wanna forget stacking period.....
So where are they to put all the heavy stuff?  Fivers are heavy, but there are many, many other heavy products throughout the entire store at a HIW.  It's not about what is in top stock, it's about who handles it.  When I put stuff up in top stock with a fork truck I always checked to make sure the load was secure and didn't wobble or anything.  I also made sure to be slow and careful when pulling into a load to pull it down.  Someone on the other side of the aisle screwed up with whatever lift they were operating causing this incident.  Driving a forklift is easier than driving a car, I don't see how people can F it up like they do.