Thought you had a bad day!

Sascha Droste (pid@topcon.de)
Tue, 3 Feb 1998 09:21:56 +0100 (CET)

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From: pid@topcon.de (Sascha Droste)
Subject: Thought you had a bad day!
To: linux-ger@infodrom.north.de
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 09:21:56 +0100 (CET)

Hallo leutz,

hier mal nen Lacher :)

grusz pId@iRc


>Are you having a bad day? Hahaha! Try this!
>X-Lines: 59
>This is a bricklayer's accident report that was printed in the newsletter
>of the English equivalent of the Workers' Compensation Board. This is
>this Bricklayer's report ... a true story.
>Dear Sir;
>I am writing in response to your request for additional information in
>Block #3 of the accident reporting 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
>on the roof of a new six-story building. When I completed my work,
>I found I had some bricks left over which when weighed later were found to
>weigh 240 lbs. 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
>the building at the sixth floor.
>Securing the rope at ground level, 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 insure a slow descent of the 240 lbs of bricks. You
>will note on the accident reporting form that my weight is 135 lbs.
>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 explains the fractured skull, minor
>and the broken collarbone, as listed in Section 3, accident reporting 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 which I
>mentioned in Paragraph 2 of this correspondence. Fortunately by this time
>I had regained my presence of mind and was able to hold tightly to the
>rope, in spite of the excruciating pain I was now beginning to experience.
>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, the barrel weighed approximately 50 lbs. I refer you again to
>my weight. As you might 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 severe
>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 and watching the empty barrel six stories above me, 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 onto me.
>uded Message -----
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