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  1. #1
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    killed after 20-foot fall

    An employee of Shumate Air Conditioning and Heating was killed in an accident.

    I am not sure what I can post on this because of the copyrights so I will post the link.

    CBS Atlanta.
    http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/1497...r-20-foot-fall


    This is sad. I would hate to go to work and not make it back home.
    The opinions expressed by me are not that of my employer.


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    How very tragic! It looks like they're still investigating but from the initial account it just appears to be a terrible accident. This is just another one of those examples of why each and every one of us should cherish every moment we have with friends, family, and just being alive. You never know what is coming next. Of course, we all say this and I'm just as guilty- but we get caught up in the day-to-day and forget.

    So After you read this, hug your kids, hug your spouse, hug your pets, or if you have none of those, hug your boss! (ok maybe not that last one)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbonite View Post
    How very tragic! It looks like they're still investigating but from the initial account it just appears to be a terrible accident. This is just another one of those examples of why each and every one of us should cherish every moment we have with friends, family, and just being alive. You never know what is coming next. Of course, we all say this and I'm just as guilty- but we get caught up in the day-to-day and forget.

    So After you read this, hug your kids, hug your spouse, hug your pets, or if you have none of those, hug your boss! (ok maybe not that last one)

    My dog was next while reading this and now he's not happy.. I gave him a hug.. Fmaily is in ny

    you know the family is going to sue shumate.
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    Just get used to your fall harness. godspeed.
    Never argue with a crazy man.

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    was on my way to help a friend about 20 yrs. ago who was working off of
    a 2 ft. step ladder from the top step.
    when i arrived the emerg. response team was already there. evidently
    when he fell he landed on the top of his head & didnt know what hit him.
    even a short fall can kill so everyone be careful out there.
    for myself ladder safty is very important

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    Wow, makes you think more about fall protection.

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    I worked with a guy in his 20's got hit by a city bus crossing the street on way to work.

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    Thread closed, And under review.
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    Thread reopened. But being watched.
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    I'm terrified of heights. Its things like this that always run through my mind when I have to work up high.

    His family has my condolence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    Thread reopened. But being watched.

    Thank you beenthere..
    If a day goes by and you have learned nothing, I hope you got a lot of sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbonite View Post
    How very tragic! It looks like they're still investigating but from the initial account it just appears to be a terrible accident. This is just another one of those examples of why each and every one of us should cherish every moment we have with friends, family, and just being alive. You never know what is coming next. Of course, we all say this and I'm just as guilty- but we get caught up in the day-to-day and forget.

    So After you read this, hug your kids, hug your spouse, hug your pets, or if you have none of those, hug your boss! (ok maybe not that last one)
    Good post there and so true

    I am starting to look at my daughters tea cup chiwawa in a new light now, thanks

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