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Old 11-27-2009, 06:12 PM   #1
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Lifts are nice untill this happens. Saw this and thought I'd share.Don't know who'* it is or if anybody got hurt(didn't see anybody under it).That'* got to suck!

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I bet ya there were some crying over this one!
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I used to be a secretary at a mechanic shop and OMG, we had that happen to 2 cars! One was a crappy Geo Metro, but when it fell off the lift, I almost **** my pants! The 2nd one was a Ford Ranger, and that was not a good outcome. Fell on one of our guys, and he was seriously hurt.
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I'm sure there were many words flying about as it went over.
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haven't had that one happen yet looks like the chain for the lift arm broke
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I second Gunner. Looks like the chain broke causing the life to fall. The bad thing is that the safety catch didn't, um, catch. The lifts at my step dads shop have safeties on them that you can hear engage about every foot or so. I wonder why this one wasn't so.
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I would be in jail, no Prison if that were my car. That looks like one meticulous restoration just reduced to scrap in the blink of an eye. But who am I to talk.

I had a job at a White/Western Auto between 11/12th grade. We had an old school hydraulic lift in which the stop on the right front arm was broke. I pulled a Ford pickup over it, had to set the tabs at the ends of the arms up and just grab the frame on 4 corners of this high sitting truck. It seemed OK going up but about 2 feet up it teetered to the front, the other stop broke and the truck came down and forward, and drove a tire machine into the wall. The fishing rods and equipment on the other side of the wall inside the store came crashing down and sent customers scattering. I was called to the office, asked to sign a form that I knew enough to refuse and metioned the faulty equipment. I was told to leave, not to talk to anyone in the store and never come back. My final check would be in the mail.......
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