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oneyearwonder

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Hey all, a little audience participation please!!!
I thought I was bad having only had a crappy old company van for two weeks before crashing it, but today heard on the grapevine that one of my colleagues was helping to test some offices during the evening, forgot to turn the air con back on in the sever room after testing Zs on the circuit, the servers overheated through the night and fried all comms and data equipment; insurance reckon about £60,000!!!!!
So feel free to compete, sorry no prize, except huge laughs for some of us I'm sure!!!
Cheers
Oneyearwonder
 
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ian.settle1

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Hey all, a little audience participation please!!!
I thought I was bad having only had a crappy old company van for two weeks before crashing it, but today heard on the grapevine that one of my colleagues was helping to test some offices during the evening, forgot to turn the air con back on in the sever room after testing Zs on the circuit, the servers overheated through the night and fried all comms and data equipment; insurance reckon about £60,000!!!!!
So feel free to compete, sorry no prize, except huge laughs for some of us I'm sure!!!
Cheers
Oneyearwonder
Colleague looking for another job by any chance:eek:
 
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oneyearwonder

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Colleague looking for another job by any chance:eek:
I'm not at liberty to say!!! That makes it sound like it was me doesnt it.....
Hehe it really wasnt me, but i'm not sure what action has been taken
 
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mdshunk

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I drove into the filler pipe for an underground propane storage tank and caused the evacuation of an entire neighborhood. My truck had to be lifted by crane off the propane filler. That was pretty spectacular. No fire, but lots and lots of fire trucks on the scene for a couple days while all the propane leaked out.
 
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oneyearwonder

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very nice mdshunk, thats definitely winner at the moment.
another colleague told me that a few years ago he was working in a gun shop and fixing a pattress to the wall he drilled right through into a case of ammunition in the store room.
Could have ended in tears.......
 
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wattsup

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I managed to knock a complete hospital out of action, (in my younger days -;) only off for 30 seconds or so. I dropped a 17mm spanner in busbar chamber, how? Well I losened final bolt, put spanner on top removed bolt with fingers, withdrew lid which caught spanner..you can guess the rest, like world war three for a few seconds, the lid prob saved my eyes from major damage.

It was quite scary! especially for the foreman, who was in the pub at the time, he was going to work on connecting to live busbar for fire alarm panel when he got back, in the event there was one blue busbar and half a neutral bar left intact, at least he could now work on a dead circuit -;)

I expected big time ****. But no, the boss gave me a couple of days off...they don't make bosses like they used to do...
 
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When I was working as a mate at a large schwepes bottled drinks factory I was drilling too close to some existing data cables into the main control room, and yup, slipped and wripped up all the data cables and the whole factory stopped production!! Funny that we dont make the same mistakes twice!! My boss was cool about the whole thing and had production back up within the hour, and I kept my job!
 

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I drove into the filler pipe for an underground propane storage tank and caused the evacuation of an entire neighborhood. My truck had to be lifted by crane off the propane filler. That was pretty spectacular. No fire, but lots and lots of fire trucks on the scene for a couple days while all the propane leaked out.
Playing at Red Adair where we mdshunk:D
 

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While an apprentice we were putting in a new fire alarm system in a factory, whilst pulling a pyro into the boiler room it hit the lever which operated the CO2 for putting out any fires in the boiler room. :eek:

Fastest exit ever from the boiler room, went and told a fitter what had happend to which he replied 'No problem we test a bottle every so often' my answer was 'One bottle maybe but we have discharged the lot' (a total of 15 bottles) he replied our fault you told us you where going in there and should have put the safety pin in to stop this happening while working in there.

Met up with him a few years later when I moved house and joke about it often when where in the pub.

Better with Green Adair :D
Do you know who Red Adair was spudmiester?
 
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When I was doing my course one idiot there asked the instructor if he could touch a live busbar. Instructor pointed out to him that if he'd been listening and reading the books he'd already know the answer. Bloke decided that because the unit had an rcd in it it would be fine and promptly ended up the other side of the room!

He didn't last much longer on the course!!
 
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Shakey

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I was carrying out maintenance on a remote island farm down the Falkland Islands.

Found a scruffy bit of flex going through a hole in the window, that seemed to disapear into the wasteland beyond.

well, i thought, Lets switch it off, and see what goes out.

Switch it off, nothing goes out.

Disconnects and discards.

Following day a 'chopper' arrives unexpectedly with a very irate 'cable and wireless' (the telecoms people down there) engineer on board. (considering it 4 hours straight flight from the 'base'!:eek:)

Turns out the scruufy bit of flex was the supply for the microwave transmitter providing the entire communications and telephone system for the West Falkland Islands (thats an area about the size of Wales)

And they couldnt exactly phone me to tell me to reconnect it.......

oops!:p
 

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I was carrying out maintenance on a remote island farm down the Falkland Islands.

Found a scruffy bit of flex going through a hole in the window, that seemed to disapear into the wasteland beyond.

well, i thought, Lets switch it off, and see what goes out.

Switch it off, nothing goes out.

Disconnects and discards.

Following day a 'chopper' arrives unexpectedly with a very irate 'cable and wireless' (the telecoms people down there) engineer on board. (considering it 4 hours straight flight from the 'base'!:eek:)

Turns out the scruufy bit of flex was the supply for the microwave transmitter providing the entire communications and telephone system for the West Falkland Islands (thats an area about the size of Wales)

And they couldnt exactly phone me to tell me to reconnect it.......

oops!:p
You've been to Benny country as well a Shakey?:D
 
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Dinosaur

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You cant call em Bennys anymore! So they are now STILLS - still bennys!
 
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