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Posted on Guests in the shop and safety standards

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#1 posted 11-13-2012 10:26 PM

Oh my, I just learned that lesson the hard way!!!

We just had our basement finished and when the electrician came back to re-install our TV etc, he mounted it on the stand before securing the cabinet to the wall. My gut (and experience) told me it wasn’t a good idea, but like you I didn’t want to tell this professional how to do his job. I told him it didn’t seem sturdy to me, suggested he secure it to the wall etc, but then left him to his work. 3 minutes later, I heard a large thump, and had to lift the TV off the back of his head. ER visit, bad concussion, owner of the company not willing to pay etc etc. Bad situation which could have been much worse. I knew better, but didn’t want to be rude!

Lesson learned here.

And as far as guests in my shop, never had any yet. My kids are not allowed anywhere close by when I have a power tool on, I never work without my safety glasses, and unplug before I do anything, including changing the depth of the router bit…

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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