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Posted: 12/30/2003 3:13:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2003 3:14:47 PM EDT by dmuldrew]
Just on the local news in KC. At the Lake City plant near here. Manufacturing the .50 BMG round. Round has been made and is being mechanically transported to the next(inspection)stage of the manufacturing process. Round becomes stuck in piece of machinery. Genius candidate uses hammer to dislodge .50 cal round stuck in machine. Round does what it was built to do, goes BOOM! Three transported to hospital with unknown injuries.  
Just gotta say, WTF was he thinking???
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 3:39:26 PM EDT
"When you have a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail!" [lolabove]
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 3:44:34 PM EDT
[B)]
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 3:45:12 PM EDT
Pretty dumb.  Too bad the other 2 were hurt, but I have little sympathy for him.

[Red Foreman]DUMBASS![/Red Foreman]
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 5:09:01 PM EDT
[injured worker] I swear it was in the S.O.P. [/injured worker]


Anytime someone gets injured while working it is a bummer.  I hope all of them have a speedy and full recovery.
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 5:21:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2003 5:25:11 PM EDT by eodtech2000]
Another reason why the Military has so many safety warnings dealing with Ordnance items, most of the warnings so F@#$ing common sense but number of Darwin candidates seems infinite!!!!

I wish I were still in EOD at times, I could have posted endless amounts of Darwin Award Candidates here from safety reports and experiences from my unit and sister units!!!!  Like idiots biting blasting caps, etc! [smash]
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 5:31:01 PM EDT
"Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool."[:D]
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 5:38:07 PM EDT
Gee boss duh I was only doin' random quality control like you asked. [rofl2]
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 6:03:16 PM EDT
[lol]
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 6:13:39 PM EDT
Why was there a hammer there within easy reach anyway?  Ouch.
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 6:18:19 PM EDT
While for some a Darwin candidate. Really just another fine example of job security for me.
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 6:26:06 PM EDT
The hammer was there for when rounds got stuck; the guy had probably done the same thing a few hundred times.

Now you know why there are dents in LC ammo.
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 6:38:51 PM EDT
Sounds like where I work!

Just when you try to idiot-proof the place they hire better idiots!!
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 6:39:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Oslow:
The hammer was there for when rounds got stuck; the guy had probably done the same thing a few hundred times.

Now you know why there are dents in LC ammo.
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hahaha
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 6:51:31 PM EDT
I see no problem... if it can't be fixed with a hammer, it can't be fixed.
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 6:52:04 PM EDT
Just guessing, but, it probably happens infrequently and that's probably how they usually handle it.
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 7:40:35 PM EDT
Cleared the f*$%ing jam though, didn't he? [pound]
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 7:45:37 PM EDT
I do not feel bad for the idiot.  But do for the others envolved.


But do you see also you should feel bad for all of the shooters that use LC.  Now the prices could go up because of a rise in their insurance premiums.
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 7:49:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2003 7:50:20 PM EDT by Hoplite]
I heard an even better one involving 2 idiots at the MacAllister ammunition plant and "swordfighting" with two rods of Comp B
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 7:59:18 PM EDT
his only mistake was using a hammer when the obvious right tool choice would have been duct tape.

mike
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 8:21:46 PM EDT

They found the problem....the hammer was manufactured by Glock.
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 8:25:32 PM EDT
Looks like no one taught him S.P.O.R.T.S.! [:D]
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 8:38:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By eodtech2000:
Another reason why the Military has so many safety warnings dealing with Ordnance items, most of the warnings so F@#$ing common sense but number of Darwin candidates seems infinite!!!!

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Nobody reads the words these days, a 30 second video of what happens to you if you screw it up would be a better attention grabber.  (like those pictures of mangled limbs posted above the urinals on base.)

He obviously screwed up some industrial version of tap-rack-bang
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 8:39:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
his only mistake was using a hammer when the obvious right tool choice would have been duct tape.

mike
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No- I disagree- Windex or WD-40 would have solved it.





And the police officer would have gone home safely to his family.

(Whoops- wrong thread[:D])
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 8:40:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By WinstonSmith:
Cleared the f*$%ing jam though, didn't he? [pound]
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[lol]
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