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Phillips 66 worker falls into coolant tower! #4809246
07/09/18 01:41 PM
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Worker falls into coolant tower at oil refinery! Took 3 days to shut down Phillips 66 refinery to recover Jerome Matthews body. Poor guy!

RIP!


Respectfully,

Pajero!


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Re: Phillips 66 worker falls into coolant tower! [Re: Pajero] #4809265
07/09/18 01:58 PM
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Should have been using full body fall protection harness. Contractors are subject to the same safety procedures as the company that hired them.That contractor should be blacklisted from ever doing work there again. OSHA will most likely levy a very big fine on both of them.And you can be sure a plethora of wrongful death attorneys have already contacted his family. Deep pockets and big $$$.

Re: Phillips 66 worker falls into coolant tower! [Re: Pajero] #4809271
07/09/18 02:05 PM
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But wait, wait....regulations are bad! They choke off industry. If we let incidents like this happen, it's better for America!

And before any buffoons get all upset, that was sarcasm.

Condolences to family and friends.

Re: Phillips 66 worker falls into coolant tower! [Re: Pajero] #4809275
07/09/18 02:09 PM
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At a GNB battery plant they had two supervisors fall through the top of a caustic soda 20' tank.


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Re: Phillips 66 worker falls into coolant tower! [Re: Kira] #4809289
07/09/18 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted By: Kira
But wait, wait....regulations are bad! They choke off industry. If we let incidents like this happen, it's better for America!

And before any buffoons get all upset, that was sarcasm.

Condolences to family and friends.



Fine line Regulations can get stupid. Sometime in the 70-80's my dad put a ton of money into this machine https://www.walmart.com/ip/Fuze-Bike-Bubbler-Bike-Accessory/35285303 that left a trail of bubbles behind a bicycle. The injection mold machine...make 100's of thousands..filmed tv commercials... then Jimmy Carters Consumer Product Safety Commission said the children will be looking at the bubbles and crash. They stopped him from selling.


He lost a ton of money. Now I see it in Walmart and he's dead. No idea if he bought the patent of just funded the inventor

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Re: Phillips 66 worker falls into coolant tower! [Re: Kira] #4809298
07/09/18 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted By: Kira
But wait, wait....regulations are bad! They choke off industry. If we let incidents like this happen, it's better for America!

And before any buffoons get all upset, that was sarcasm.


And that happened WITH extensive regulations. We could eliminate all accidents by just eliminating the industry and going back to hunting/gathering. How good would that be for the country, considering half of it doesn't even know how to gather, but instead relies on someone else to bring it to them?

That was sarcasm, too!


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Re: Phillips 66 worker falls into coolant tower! [Re: Pajero] #4809322
07/09/18 03:12 PM
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OMG..I hope, even though I have to hunt and gather, I don't have to lose my air conditioning.

Re: Phillips 66 worker falls into coolant tower! [Re: Pajero] #4809332
07/09/18 03:20 PM
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Condolences to his family and friends.

Unfortunately accidents can happen anywhere, no matter how many regulations are in place.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/07/09/dis...eports-say.html


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Re: Phillips 66 worker falls into coolant tower! [Re: Pajero] #4809363
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Quote:
"He was working the night shift. There were three of us. It was very slippery and nasty on top of the tower where we were working, and he was grabbing the hose and he slipped and fell into the coolant tower," Young said.

Matthews left behind a wife and two children. He had only worked a few months for HydroChemPSC but had several years of experience.


Quote:
One slip and down the hole we fall.
It seems to take no time at all.
A momentary lapse of reason
that binds a life to a life.
A small regret, you won't forget,
There'll be no sleep in here tonight


Very sad indeed for his wife & children.


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Re: Phillips 66 worker falls into coolant tower! [Re: Pajero] #4809375
07/09/18 04:02 PM
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Re: Phillips 66 worker falls into coolant tower! [Re: Pajero] #4809380
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Refineries are very dangerous places.


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Re: Phillips 66 worker falls into coolant tower! [Re: Kira] #4809408
07/09/18 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted By: Kira
But wait, wait....regulations are bad! They choke off industry. If we let incidents like this happen, it's better for America!

And before any buffoons get all upset, that was sarcasm.

Condolences to family and friends.


There are regulations on the books and enforced to prevent this from happening. Yet stopping pure stupidity and lack of care of ones own life can not be regulated.


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Re: Phillips 66 worker falls into coolant tower! [Re: Pajero] #4809468
07/09/18 05:48 PM
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As someone that lost a school mate in a car wreck, no seat belts on the old car, and steering wheel impaled him. He did not suffer long, if at all. Regulations are way more good than bad. They mostly affect the owners obscene profits. After they finish "Tort reform" you will not be able to sue.

Now the air bag burns you and it is like the end of the world.

Rod

Re: Phillips 66 worker falls into coolant tower! [Re: ragtoplvr] #4809470
07/09/18 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted By: ragtoplvr
As someone that lost a school mate in a car wreck, no seat belts on the old car, and steering wheel impaled him. He did not suffer long, if at all. Regulations are way more good than bad. They mostly affect the owners obscene profits. After they finish "Tort reform" you will not be able to sue.

Now the air bag burns you and it is like the end of the world.

Rod



Sounds like a lack of understanding of business economics. Anything that costs the business more, costs consumers. When costs are driven up, sales go down. Business hurts, they can't employ as many people, stockholders make less, and so on.

SOME regulation is good. OVER regulation is bad.


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Re: Phillips 66 worker falls into coolant tower! [Re: Kira] #4809473
07/09/18 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted By: Kira
But wait, wait....regulations are bad! They choke off industry. If we let incidents like this happen, it's better for America!

And before any buffoons get all upset, that was sarcasm.

Condolences to family and friends.


You picked an absolutely despicable time to be petty and to insert your politics. You should be ashamed.

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