Dangerous Jobs

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Re: Dangerous Jobs

Postby oldtrucker » Nov 25th, 2018, 10:41 am

Queen K wrote: Don't dare go any higher or indepth than that.


Also included in the business of exposing things...Being the leader of, or on the executive of any organisation that exposes inconvenient truth.
Some may view my above politically incorrect opinions as 'harsh' and may even be offended by them. Some think political correctness will be our undoing.
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Re: Dangerous Jobs

Postby Queen K » Jan 17th, 2019, 5:15 pm

^^^ Where were we? Dangerous jobs, exposing things and .... journalism.

Dangerous job if you aren't just reporting on how Sobrohusfat won a trophy for Cat Wrangling.

Here is yet another example of how journalists the World over are being targetted for doing their job in a meaningful ways.

Rest in Peace, you had to do what your conscience said was right and you paid an ultimate price.

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/jo ... li=AAggFp4
Here I thought there was nothing lower than a snakes belly in a rut in a ditch. I was wrong.
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Re: Dangerous Jobs

Postby Terris » Jan 19th, 2019, 12:33 pm

TreeGuy wrote:In this photo I am taking down one of the largest trees in my career. It was 120' tall, 3' wide at the butt. So yes, a very dangerous job. I would get a little bit anxious the night before but once on the job the adrenalin takes over. I always worked carefully and methodically. I was lucky to have a good mentor early on in my career that taught me to work safe.

I worked almost 20 years in the tree industry without injury to myself or others. I've climbed a lot of trees. And in a matter of seconds my career in the trees ended this past July. And one might think I fell out of a tree, in fact that was even a rumour that went around. Nope, I didn't fall out of a tree. I fell off an FN orchard ladder while trimming a hedge. I broke my neck, shattered my C5 vertebrae and damaged my spinal cord. If you're gonna do it, do it right I say! LOL I'm thankful and lucky I didn't end up in a wheelchair.

Guys doing this kind of work don't get paid nearly enough. Less than $30/hour, often much less. And the wear and tear on the body is hard. But I sure loved doing it! In that picture when I was at the 100' mark I ripped 20' top off of it, nothing beats that adrenalin high.

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Did this job on the coast for several years in the 90's. Always lots of work after a windstorm. I even took down a similar sized tree in Stanley Park once.

The adrenalin high of doing it right and surviving is beyond words.

I also paid the price in the end though. Broken C5 & C6 for me.

A trees revenge I suppose...
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