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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosiersmoker View Post
    Being a safety manager I never want to see anyone get hurt but I also teach YOU have as much responsibility for safety as anyone else involved. If I'm riding a bike and see all the warning signs, hear a chainsaw and see what is going on I'm a fool to believe the people doing the dangerous task first, know what they're doing and B, have taken every precaution to keep ME safe.

    I rely on no one but myself for my own safety. I always look at warning signs as saying "Stay away, unknown dangers ahead" and treat the areas as such.

    This all being said, I am glad the biker was unharmed... except for his blood pressure and probably his messy pants
    Here we have traffic controllers or "Lolly pop folk" with "stop /go" lolly pop signs at each end (at a safe distance). The law states that traffic & pedestrians must obey (like police) directions. If the controllers breach their responsability/duty they can face a $10 000 fine individually and/or $100 000 fine for the company.

    Even then stupidity can prevail. I had a stop sign back in late 90's when a lady almost ran me over (I literally had to jump clear of her car into the middle of the road).
    She stopped exactly where the felling was in progress. The guy in charge ran over & asked what she was doing. She responded with something like "Was i supposed to stop back there?" The giant dangerous gum tree was about to fall right where she stopped. It was on a wide rural nature strip and onto the road was the only "safe" place to drop it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Good point. Here we go:

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    I like the classic safety cone toss at the end.


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    Looks like he had been called out to do something about a dead tree but before he could even set out his cone the tree solved its own problem so he just tossed the cone in exasperation.
    As if to say Oh no use worrying about it now
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    What a rotten thing to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    I like the classic safety cone toss at the end.

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    He threw safety to the wind!

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    I like this one too.


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