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#16 John@Reliable OFFLINE  

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Posted March 30, 2013 - 08:51 AM

That will wake you up! thank's for the story, glad all are ok


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Posted March 30, 2013 - 08:51 AM

Hey Nephew Ron! (BaumBaum is my oldest sister's oldest son)  That kinda tops anything I've got!  Glad the windows held "just enough" !



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Posted March 30, 2013 - 09:21 AM

I grew up 3 blocks from the Newton Foundry, My dad worked part time as a moulder and my brother worked shakeout.
That was on a much smaller scale than your doing, but have heard enough stories to understand it can be very dangerous,,
Stay safe!A ND THANKS FOR SHARING
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Posted March 30, 2013 - 09:51 AM

That is educational. I never knew that was how it was done. I am glad you are safe. 

 

 

 

 

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Posted March 30, 2013 - 10:34 AM

Thanks for taking the time to tell us about your very interesting job and the mishap! I hope you sleep better tonight!


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Posted March 30, 2013 - 11:28 AM

Very good story of you work experience.

 

We have a "molten salt" pot where cast iron automotive parts are cleaned at a temp of 750* F.

 

If water is trapped in any of the blocks or heads, we have explosions too!


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Posted March 30, 2013 - 03:38 PM

 I see you are melting down all the scrap I provide.

 

A while back someone sent a car that was stuffed with junk - including a full propane tank- to a local scrap yard. When it went through the shredder there was a huge explosion that damaged the shredder and blew the glass out of the operators station. That yard no longer takes stuffed cars.

 

Good luck getting that stain out of your shorts. Gasoline and a match works pretty good.


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Posted March 30, 2013 - 04:56 PM

Glad you weren't hurt.   Glass can be replaced.  I sure would be nervous on my next shift.


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Posted March 30, 2013 - 05:16 PM

Thanks for sharing that. Kind of cool to hear about someone actually making real stuff. I just herd electrons.


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Posted March 30, 2013 - 05:16 PM

Oh, and glad you came out ok!


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Posted March 30, 2013 - 05:42 PM

I think I got the link fixed.

Thanks for the story, I can't imagine just needing the undies replaced... I think undies, pants, and the seat cushion would all have fallen victim for me.

LOL You never get used to it that's for sure. But I do get a slight warning, when the smoke stops going up and starts to suck back into the furnace its time to duck, literally!! 


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Posted March 30, 2013 - 05:43 PM

The scariest work accident I ever heard of was an operator at a mine rode a Cat D10 over an 80 foot high wall. He was pushing close to the edge when the edge gave out, the dozer turned toward the ledge, and over it went. It slid of its tracks for most of the way, then the last 20 feet or so was free fall. After the dust settled the operator unbuckled his seatbelt, and climbed out. All the glass was knocked out and his britches were full, but he was unhurt.
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Posted March 30, 2013 - 05:43 PM

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Saw the guy holding the underwear and I hit the floor, cracked me up lol.


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Posted March 30, 2013 - 05:54 PM

There was a steel furnace blow up in Muskogee a few years ago, it took out quite an area.

I had and explosion 6 years ago that did shatter all my windows and blew out the north wall, during an ICE STORM... I was training a man that day and in an adjacent building there was another trainee learning a different type of crane. They both quit immediate, didn't even finish out the turn. I advised management that all training should be done in the summertime from now on lol.



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Posted March 30, 2013 - 05:59 PM

Yep , I Know exactly what your talking about ,by being around the foundries when i use work at Caterpillar tractor Co .

 

larryd

Yep, anyone who has worked at a foundry would no exactly what I'm talking about.






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