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Discussion in 'Car Repairs / Maintenance' started by Mottie, 6 Jul 2020.

  1. Mottie

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    Just had a call from my son. There’s a part time/amateur mechanic that lives opposite him. Has a garage in his back garden. Fire engine and about 6 police cars outside now, apparently a car he was working on had fallen on him. Dead I’m afraid, how absolutely terrible. Don’t know the full circumstances yet but it just shows the importance of supporting a raised vehicle properly before going underneath. I always make my students use axle stands and I invite them to try to push it off of them before going underneath.
     
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    Jeez that’s absolutely dreadful :(
    We all get a bit iffy with H&S I guess from time to time but it’s incidences like this that really bring it home.
    John
     
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    Maybe at this time, its an unexplained death?
    Keep us posted!
    John
     
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    That is such deadful news. The poor guy. Doesn't it just put things into perspective, though, making our own issues utterly trivial by comparison. Condolences to his family.
     
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    I always use a trolley jack AND axle stand.
    If one fails the other takes the weight.
    I have seen a bottle jack fail once.
    Fortunately there was an axle stand as well.
     
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    I am the same.....

    Trolley jack, axle stands and a wheel under the sill if its been taken off just incase
     
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