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20 Safety Fails That Will Make Your Heart Skip a Beat

 Occupational Safety isn’t a joke. You’d think that if someone is intending on fixing the AC compressor located on the 28th floor, they would wear a harness. Surprisingly, such basic safety precautions are overlooked way too often. In fact, there is an entire online community consisting of 725,000 members, who are constantly reminding each other to follow safety regulations by posting shocking photos of people who didn’t. 

Just scrolling through these appalling safety fails will make you want to run and wear a helmet, even if all you’re doing is sitting on the balcony. 

 

1. Absolutely no PPE in sight... 20 Heart Stopping Safety Fails, bear

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2. Questionable teamwork20 Heart Stopping Safety Fails, elevator hole

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3. Okay I'll do my best20 Heart Stopping Safety Fails, emergency phone

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4. This college building has a very "practical" fire escape20 Heart Stopping Safety Fails, fire escape

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5. I can hear the ambulance sirens when I look at this photo20 Heart Stopping Safety Fails, drilling

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6. Woodstock 1969 sound crew members being craned up to their stations
20 Heart Stopping Safety Fails, Woodstock 1969 sound crew members

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7. The first time this emergency exit was opened was during a fire alarm!Woodstock 1969 sound crew members, emergency exit

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8. "A little more to the right"
Woodstock 1969 sound crew members, painting

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9. The ultimate lawn-crane-mowerWoodstock 1969 sound crew members, lawnmower

10. Log Lift in Oregon, 1973Woodstock 1969 sound crew members, Log Lift in Oregon, 1973

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11. "I've done it a million times. This is totally safe."20 Heart Stopping Safety Fails, ladder

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12. That should certainly be fine20 Heart Stopping Safety Fails, man sitting under construction

13. Practice what you preach20 Heart Stopping Safety Fails, hanging a sign

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14. I hope this nap ends as planned

20 Heart Stopping Safety Fails, napping on the wheels of a tractor

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15. Construction of the USS Macon airship, 193420 Heart Stopping Safety Fails, Construction of the dirigible USS Macon, 1934

16. Casually cleaning the windows 20 meters (65 ft) above ground20 Heart Stopping Safety Fails, cleaning window 20 m above ground

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17. A quick fix20 Heart Stopping Safety Fails, quick fix

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18. Just... why?20 Heart Stopping Safety Fails, ladder

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19. We got you!

20 Heart Stopping Safety Fails. ladder in church

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20. This pickup truck is really doing the most

20 Heart Stopping Safety Fails, pickup truck

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