I’ve had a pretty varied array of different “careers” over the years, but the majority of my work experience has involved either working in a warehouse or on a truck. Oddly enough (and to be perfectly honest, a tad disappointing), I’ve never actually seen anyone horribly injured or killed on the job. I saw a lot of corpses during my week-long stint as a body transporter for an Oakland mortuary service, but that doesn’t really count. I never saw those people alive.
But being the paranoid Safety Sam that I am, I’m always keenly aware of the many dangers that surround me and my co-workers at work. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t imagine the potential carnage if I was to nod-off on the forklift and plow into the break room during lunch because I stayed up too late the night before watching Hickok45 videos on Youtube.
So what a joy it was to stumble across this immensely entertaining industrial safety clip from the late ’90s. It’s very reminiscent of those great traffic safety videos that you got to watch during Drivers Ed. class. If Herschell Gordon Lewis was to direct workplace safety videos, this is pretty much what you would get.
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