For most people, safety is of the utmost importance in their life. They wear seat belts, follow instructions, think before they act, doing pretty much everything to keep themselves out of harm’s way. Of course, there are outliers who like to live their life on the edge or who don’t even consider the consequences of their actions. This article is about those kinds of people. Take a look at some individuals who threw safety right out the window for reasons nobody knows.
You won’t believe the guy who took trimming his hedges to the next level.
What Could Go Wrong?
Nothing is safe about power tools and heights, right? These guys have either done this before or have absolutely no idea what they’re doing, but either way, it’s not the best idea.
We’re surprised that those thin pieces of rebar can even support the concrete, let alone the guys jackhammering away at it. It appears that no hard hats or goggles are needed for this job either! We sure hope their project manager doesn’t walk in!
Sleep Deprivation Can Be Dangerous
Most people prefer to take naps in the comfort of their own beds or on the couch, but this man likes to live life on the edge. Looks like he just finished up installing that air condition unit and needed a cat nap, or maybe he just wanted some time alone outside of the house.
He better hope that he doesn’t have a nightmare or isn’t woken up suddenly or else those dreams you have that your falling might just become a reality.
Where There’s A Will There’s A Way
With a situation like this, a safer option might have even been landing a helicopter on the top of the roof. Being on the roof is dangerous enough without having to scramble up in the unsafest way possible.
We’re going to assume this man’s wife has been telling him to put the Christmas lights up for a month and now he’s scrambling to get the job done. Maybe he should have planned ahead of time instead of risking his neck.
AC At All Costs
We get it, nothing is more miserable than not having air conditioning, especially when you need it the most. But is it worth hanging off the side of a building for? Does anybody trust their friends as much as this guy?
Not only could the weight get thrown off and cause the ladder to fall, but the whole air conditioning unit could come unattached and it’s game over. Pro tip: Maybe call a landlord next time instead.
Now That’s Thinking Outside Of The Box
We’re not sure how this guy has access to a crane and a sit-down lawnmower but no ladder or hedgers, but we admire his creativity. This may not be the most effective way to go about this task but it sure would be entertaining to watch.
Also, who’s in control of the crane? Because if he’s all on his own, we no idea what his plan is. We can hear his wife yelling at him through the screen.
Check out the guy who did just about everything to get to the top of a chimney.
Usually, when someone doesn’t have the correct plug for an outlet, they go to the store and buy one like a sensible person. But not this person, they decided to risk their life in order to get the power that they needed.
While we do have to tip our hat to the ingenuity, we highly doubt that this even works in the first place. Someone give this person a few bucks so they don’t kill themselves next time!
Adding Insult To Injury
If you’re unaware what the orange device is, it’s a form of power wash to clean out your eyes in case you accidentally get chemicals in them. Now, imagine running over to this thing to save your vision only to get electrocuted in the process.
Surely, somebody had to have realized that this wasn’t the brightest idea. Maybe it’s just a form of encouragement to be careful around the chemicals in the facility. But still, nobody deserves to learn that lesson.
Nothing Like A Flammable Welding Mask
The point of a welding mask is both to protect your eyes from the brightness of the flames as well as your face from any sparks. This man’s mask doesn’t accomplish either of these. On top of that, he’s using a newspaper to protect his face which is flammable.
All it would take is one spark landing in the perfect spot to set that whole thing alight. He should probably invest in the proper equipment on his next paycheck.
A Seasoned Mechanic
It looks like this guy trusts two pieces of 4×4 more than a jack, which is literally designed to lift up a car. But hey! To each his own though! He must really be in a rush if this is what it came to fix something under his car.
The real question here is how he managed to get the car on its side in the first place. We highly doubt that he used those pieces of wood!
Taking The Route Of Most Resistance
Although we respect this man’s dedication to getting the job done, there has to be a better way than this. Even if the laws of gravity and friction might make this seem like a good idea, trust us, it’s not.
One wrong move and that ladder is going down, and the worker right behind it. Maybe that’s his plan all along. As long as he doesn’t die he’ll get workman’s comp for the foreseeable future.
Coming up: How much do you trust your friends?
Hanging Out By The Water’s Edge
There are so many things wrong with this picture we don’t even know where to start. At least the guy on the ladder isn’t stacking multiple on top of each other like some other people we’ve seen. But what’s up with the guy sitting on the bucket of the backhoe?
We can guarantee that’s not part of his job description and he would definitely be fired if his boss decided to stop by. On top of everything, that current looks pretty strong!
Ladders On Ladders
Sometimes, people are so desperate to put a little effort into something that they take matters into their own hands, no matter the risk. It looks like these people needed to change a light bub at the highest point in their house and only used what they had available to them.
Instead of going and renting a ladder fit for the job, they thought it would be a good idea to stack ladders on each other instead. They better hope it doesn’t all come crashing down, literally.
No Mask, No Problem
Sometimes you just forget your equipment at home, but the job doesn’t stop. Right when this guy thought he would have to explain himself to his boss for being forgetful, he had a bright idea.
He probably went and dumped out the rest of the animal crackers out of that bucket, and got to work. Is this even close to being as safe for the mask designed for this type of work? No. Will it still get the job done? Probably not.
Flying By The Seat Of His Pants
We hope this guy wore pants a few sizes too small when he decided to fix this air conditioner. If not, his friends might find themselves holding on to a pair of pants without anybody in them. We will admit that this is some serious team effort.
It looks like even the neighbor decided to lend a hand. If this guy did manage to survive this endeavor, he might want to invest in an air conditioning unit that fits into the window.
The Last Thing You’re Supposed To Do
Understandably, wood chippers should only be used by people who know what their doing, which this man clearly does not. Even if it’s not running, you should never put any part of your body near the blade, it’s powerful enough to turn tree trunks into smithereens!
Freak accidents happen all the time, and nobody wants to lose a limb, especially to a wood chipper. Have you ever seen the movie Fargo? It’s not a pretty sight.
There are a few seriously wrong things with this whole situation. First off, using a plastic bag as a defense against sparks flying into your face probably isn’t effective whatsoever. Those heated pieces of metal are just going to end up melting right through.
Second, putting a plastic bag over your head is never a good idea. That’s how you end up suffocating! Did he not learn anything from his mother? Well, at least he’s wearing gloves… we think.
Please Stop It
First of all, we just want to point out that there are tables behind them that are designed for this kind of job. But, it looks like they are already being used to hold wood, so logically, this is the next best option.
What we really want to know is how they decided who had which job. Did they play rock-paper-scissors, flip a coin, or this is always how they do it? The guy on the ground needs to get a new job.
Got Him By The Scruff
We don’t think that there’s a single construction job out there that’s so important you have to be held by your shirt off the side of a building. The only reassuring thing about this picture is that he has something to stand on, but even that doesn’t really matter.
The real question is, why is this even happening? What is so pressing that they’re putting this man’s life at risk? This is something you see in action movies, and they’re even more cautious than this.
No Equipment Necessary
A lot of planning, safety equipment, and stable structures are necessary for most construction jobs. This is so the job gets done in a safe and efficient manner, but that doesn’t seem to be the biggest concern here.
Not only are these construction workers not wearing harnesses, but they’re also standing on strapped together pieces of bamboo! They must feel extra alive every day when they clock out knowing they survived another day on the job.
Push It To The Limit
If this person didn’t have a ladder to get that high up, how did he get on top of the doors in the first place? The slightest shift in his weight could end in catastrophe and most likely a trip to the hospital.
There are so many terrible ways this could turn out, it’s best to not find yourself in this situation in the first place. Hopefully, nobody comes into that room unexpectedly or it’s game over.