Friday, June 30, 2017

The Grim Roofer



March 2017, the lifeless body of a man was found in the roof space of a chemist shop in the Queensbury area in the UK.

Councillors Paul Cromie, an Independent for Queensbury ward, while speaking to a member of the Queensbury Matters Facebook group stated: “Someone has broken into the chemist shop on the High Street through the roof, unfortunately whilst breaking in he died in the roof space and has been dead for several weeks”.

It is believed that the man in an attempt to burgle the outlet, after removing roof tiles to gain access, became stuck and was stifled by his own clothes.

So what can one say about this?

The moral of the story: Occupational Health & Safety applies to all professions!

Reference: darwinawards.com & metro.co.uk

Ernest Roper
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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Old Bold Welders


Earlier this year, a Russian welder who worked for the Enterprise for the Construction, Repair and Maintenance of Highways in Tselinnoe, noticed how a fire extinguisher fitted perfectly into the barrel of an old decommissioned artillery howitzer cannon.

In his misguided belief that a fire extinguisher would make a great projectile, he charged the canon with acetylene, a hydrocarbon gas used in welding. When exploding from the howitzer, the abused fire extinguisher sent shrapnel spraying in all directions, resulting in the untimely demise of our aspiring bombardier. 

Trained to use the elemental powers of hot plasma, welders are not normally daredevil types but this particular gentleman, was determined to prove the old adage:

'There are old welders and bold welders but there are no old, bold welders.'

Reference: darwinawards.com

Ernest Roper
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