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Forum topic by Knothead62 posted 08-23-2012 05:23 PM 970 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-23-2012 05:23 PM

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#1 posted 08-23-2012 06:46 PM

It’s nice to see a manufacturer of a properly operating but incorrectly used tool get off the hook.

I feel for the injured guy, but it wasn’t Ryobi’s fault he hurt himself.

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#2 posted 08-23-2012 07:21 PM

“cutting free hand”

to me that implies not using a fence….. and that’s worthy of a Darwin award nomination

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#3 posted 08-23-2012 10:55 PM

I’m always amazed when people sue someone else for their own stupidity, I’m glad this one got tossed out.

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#4 posted 08-23-2012 11:01 PM

Three cheers for Ryobi’s defense attorney!

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#5 posted 08-23-2012 11:27 PM

Yeah!!! A sane jury. Hopefully the Osorio verdict is overturned on appeal (due to jury gullibility) This guy did it to himself, and Osorio’s employer should be liable for not training him and providing him to use a saw without proper safety equipment.

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#6 posted 08-23-2012 11:54 PM

This also happened in/near Chicago when I still lived in Illinois.

A drunken man climbed the fence around the L train yard (the elevated transit line in Chicago that are electrified) and he proceeded to cross the rails. He would probably have been OK but he decided to relieve himself on the rails and was electrocuted. His family sued and was awarded a tidy sum!

It just goes to show that even if safe guards (a fence) are in place there is no guaranty of safety if stupidity (or in this case drunkenness) get in the way.

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