Workplace safety is no joke. It’s a very serious issue that affects all of us, whether we’re working in construction or sitting cozily in a cubicle. Hazards like crumbling ceilings, frayed wires, and the scourge of humanity that is asbestos can make your day go from fine to horrible. However, there’s humor to be found even in risky and dangerous situations.

The r/OSHA subreddit, named after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, is dedicated to sharing lighthearted photos of people throwing work safety out the window. It’s all about having a bit of fun despite the obviously risky behavior the people in the images are engaging in (please don’t do what they do!). 

Upvote the photos that really got your heart racing and let us know if you’ve ever been in a similar situation, Pandas. Still in the mood to feel better about just how safe you feel at your job? When you’re done enjoying this list, we invite you to have a look through Fashion Life’s previous articles about the legendary subreddit, r/OSHA, right here, here, as well as here. Happy scrolling! Just make sure to hang on tight, the railing’s a bit wobbly.

#1

I Hope A Little Humor Is Allowed… If Not Please Remove

I Hope A Little Humor Is Allowed… If Not Please Remove

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SentimentAndBadJokes
Community Member
1 week ago

Well he wasn't the brightest spark

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#2

Use Stares - Not Elevators

Use Stares - Not Elevators

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~hUmMuS vIbEs~
Community Member
1 week ago

I shall ascend with the power of my death stare.

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#3

Newton's First Law Of Motion

Newton's First Law Of Motion

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Otter
Community Member
1 week ago

Is it possible to secure a rock that size so it won't do that? Or would you have to take the cables off the Golden Gate Bridge?

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The subreddit has nearly 755k members and has recently celebrated its 8th birthday. r/OSHA has been showing off the comedic side of work safety hazards since the beginning of August 2013, and we’re incredibly glad that they exist.

There’s nothing like a few of r/OSHA’s best photos to get the adrenaline pumping through your veins. (Though if you’re terrified of heights like I am, you might want to glance away at some key moments, dear Readers. I literally got chills from some of these photos.)

#4

Break Time!

Break Time!

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~hUmMuS vIbEs~
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1 week ago

This is giving me anxiety.

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#5

Either Way I'm Going To Die, At Least I Can Go Painlessly

Either Way I'm Going To Die, At Least I Can Go Painlessly

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
1 week ago

Got to be someone's bad idea of a joke. Please.

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#6

Looks Like Art!

Looks Like Art!

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
1 week ago

Okay, terrifying and dangerous. But can we all also agree that that's really impressive?

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One of the subreddit’s moderators, reddtior -eDgAR-, previously spoke to my colleague about the online group. “It's not meant to be a place for serious discussions about safety, although, oftentimes comments can actually get into great analysis about the issues shown in posts, which is great," the mod told Fashion Life during an earlier interview.

According to -eDgAR-, timing is incredibly important when it comes to whether or not a particular photo or post might go viral. “We don't get a crazy amount of posts like other subreddits and have seen days with only a handful of posts. If you're one of the lucky first, chances are you'll get to the top,” they said.

#7

There Has To Be A Better Way

There Has To Be A Better Way

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SentimentAndBadJokes
Community Member
1 week ago

Nope 100 times.

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#8

Middle Easterners Know How To Party

Middle Easterners Know How To Party

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martin734
Community Member
1 week ago

The Hebrew words in the top right corner read "The hot news"

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#9

Scissor Factory Safety

Scissor Factory Safety

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Susan Green
Community Member
1 week ago (edited)

I’ve always enjoyed the far side.

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The subreddit values original content very much, so if you have anything at all to submit, you should go for it! There are some rules that you should be aware of, however.

For example, you have to post funny scenes from your actual job, as well as its training or instructional videos. In other words, you can’t post any content that isn’t original. Which sounds absolutely fair! Keep in mind, though, that you can only post photos. Actual videos (or articles) are disallowed.

#10

When You Don't Properly Secure Your Load

When You Don't Properly Secure Your Load

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Kusotare
Community Member
1 week ago

I bet there's a huge brown stain on the driver's seat, too.

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#11

Doesn’t Look Too Safe

Doesn’t Look Too Safe

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
1 week ago

Nailed it.

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#12

Safety Poster At An Amazon Warehouse

Safety Poster At An Amazon Warehouse

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
1 week ago

How many days since an employee was allowed to use the bathroom?

Iapetos
Community Member
1 week ago

49, and that was an emergency.

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 week ago

F*** Jeff Bezos!

Andy Acceber
Community Member
1 week ago

Warehouse workers MUST be treated better. The way Amazon treats their employees is unconscionable. The pay is good, but the expectations and treatment is subhuman.

Samantha Lomb
Community Member
1 week ago

The pay isn't good

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AndersM
Community Member
6 days ago

If you ask employees to work their ass off, no breaks and treat them like s**t. You'll end up with a lot of accidents due to fatigue, hunger, thirst,. F**K AMAZON. Evilcorp

Libstak
Community Member
6 days ago

Never bought anything thru Amazon, never will.

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Natalia A
Community Member
1 week ago

Stop shopping at amazon. Maybe then they'll decide to treat their staff and the environment with a shred of respect.

Tee Witt
Community Member
6 days ago

I have not for years

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Nixxy
Community Member
1 week ago

The most injuries here are because someone dropped something very heavy on their toes

~hUmMuS vIbEs~
Community Member
1 week ago

Hey, at least no one dislocated their shoulder!

barryc261
Community Member
1 week ago

...yet.

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DM
Community Member
6 days ago

Ugh I was hoping they would unionize because their work conditions and culture are extreme.

Diane Hirshon
Community Member
6 days ago

I love how they deflect the blame back on the employee who got injured…evil.

lailyfnoor
Community Member
1 week ago

Wow I'm shook! With that kind of record their government must conduct serious inspection

Sum Guy
Community Member
1 week ago

No finger? I hurt my finger just typing some days

Monday
Community Member
1 week ago

I'm seriously impressed nobody has hurt their finger....

D K
Community Member
6 days ago

Bladder: 1,498

Nikki Sevven
Community Member
6 days ago

"What can YOU do to prevent these injuries from happening to you?" Simple. Don't work at Amazon.

Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
1 week ago

What can YOU do? Sue the company.

SomePeopleCallMeMaurice
Community Member
5 days ago

“What can YOU do to prevent these injuries from happening to you”? Not work at Amazon!!!

Kim Kermes
Community Member
5 days ago

The number one cause of injury is rushing.

Irish Lad
Community Member
6 days ago

63 injuries to the leg? Who is their safety officer? Their insurance company must be pulling their hair out.

iblowsheep
Community Member
6 days ago (edited)

how in the name of Great Gertie's girdle do you get 48 hand injuries and not a single finger injury? Aside from amputation that is.

Yort
Community Member
6 days ago

How on earth are there no finger and knee injuries?! I’ve been moving boxes to a new apartment and have injured three fingers five times.

Clark Meldrum
Community Member
6 days ago

F**k Bezos.

Yann
Community Member
6 days ago

I can't be the only one who sang in my head, "Head, shoulders knees, and toes..."

Miriam L
Community Member
6 days ago

The number of head and eye injuries is really, really bad

Brandy Grote
Community Member
6 days ago

Need a place to note injuries by robot.

gridsleep
Community Member
6 days ago

What can you do? Work for another company.

Mateo Buysse
Community Member
6 days ago

I recall a plate that talked about' ... days without injuries'' at a place i temporarly worked with, mainly intended to keep people at work who have mental disabilities. In the weeks i worked there it never went beyond the number 1.

Josy Bannon
Community Member
6 days ago

"What can YOU do to prevent these injuries from happening to you?" They even have the audacity to blame the workers for working in an unsafe workplace.. and still make it look like they are caring and transparent.

Mazer
Community Member
1 week ago

Let’s not forget UTIs and General perennial fatigue

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Serious work safety hazards are a daily part of life for structural inspectors. Unlike the people who get featured on r/OSHA, they’re very serious about staying safe. Earlier, I had a chat with a couple of structural inspectors from Alpha Structural, Inc., in California. Derek Marier shared with Fashion Life one of his “most nightmarish inspections” at a property in Portuguese Bend on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

"First off, because of soil conditions and high landslide risks, not much structural work can be performed there," Derek explained about the nightmarish property. “The home had a very interesting foundation system made up of screw jacks, steel beams, and cribbing (commonly used for temporarily lifting a structure while work is being done underneath).”

#13

A Little Of Russian Spirit

A Little Of Russian Spirit

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SentimentAndBadJokes
Community Member
1 week ago

Couldn't even laugh at this one. Why doesn't common sense apply to these people?

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#14

A Rube Goldberg Machine Of Broken Bones Starting With Guy On The Left

A Rube Goldberg Machine Of Broken Bones Starting With Guy On The Left

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Downunderdude
Community Member
1 week ago

But I just admire the creativity...

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#15

Nothing Wrong Here?

Nothing Wrong Here?

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Downunderdude
Community Member
1 week ago

Come on, be fair. Maybe he doesn't have to turn a single corner or bend in the road.

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He continued: “The front portion of the deck and home was sinking and unfortunately, the homeowner can’t really do much about it. It could have toppled over at any given moment and that’s why the 'nightmarish' description fits well," Derek explained.

According to Derek, safety is absolutely vital for everyone working at Alpha Structural, Inc. “Crawl suits, masks, gloves, steel-toed boots, and many other forms of safety precautions are taken. The chance that a building is actually going to fall over when we do our work is slim to none. Any actual danger is sniffed out pretty quick and avoided. If our guys think it’s unsafe to inspect or work on a location, they’ll make a call based on their best judgment and sometimes they choose to not do it. That’s just our safety policy!"

#16

Not Sure How I Feel About The New Lock Out Tag Out

Not Sure How I Feel About The New Lock Out Tag Out

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
1 week ago

Now that makes me want to turn it on even more!

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#17

“Wear PPE” To Me When I Was A Kid. "I Don’t Need Protection" My Dad Now

“Wear PPE” To Me When I Was A Kid. "I Don’t Need Protection" My Dad Now

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Chucky Cheezburger
Community Member
1 week ago

Wonder what he will say when he loses an eye...

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#18

There's Just So Many Things Wrong Here

There's Just So Many Things Wrong Here

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
1 week ago

Children working, flip-flops, no eye protection, this is just at a first glance.

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Meanwhile, Ben Reinhart from Alpha Structural, Inc. shared his own experience with one of the most unsafe homes that he inspected. He visited this particular ‘gem’ back in 1992.

“We went to a 3-story hillside home located in Playa del Rey. The condition of the soil supporting the home was so bad that, during our assessment, we found that the home was cracking and actually moving. We are not alarmists in any sense but this was the first time we had to evacuate,” Ben shared with Fashion Life.

#19

I Work At A Nature Preserve. A Lawnmower Launched A Rock That Shattered The Greenhouse’s Glass Door. So I Mounted It On A Plaque In The Greenhouse

I Work At A Nature Preserve. A Lawnmower Launched A Rock That Shattered The Greenhouse’s Glass Door. So I Mounted It On A Plaque In The Greenhouse

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Chucky Cheezburger
Community Member
1 week ago

Stay clear of mowers and line trimmers. At work, we were using line trimmers, and one 30 feet away kick up a rock. I remember watching that rock fly towards me and hit the lens of my safety glasses. Put a nice gouge in them. Without them, it would have been my eye.

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#20

It Was Too Expensive To Fix The Sensor, Boss. I Solved The Problem Though

It Was Too Expensive To Fix The Sensor, Boss. I Solved The Problem Though

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Elizabeth Elliot
Community Member
1 week ago

The reason why OSHA stands for "Oh Sh** It's Hapened Again!"

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#21

Safe To Say It’s Pretty Cold Here At The Moment. It’s Common For The Workers To Be Transported Home In This Fashion But Never With A Fire Before

Safe To Say It’s Pretty Cold Here At The Moment. It’s Common For The Workers To Be Transported Home In This Fashion But Never With A Fire Before

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Jer emy
Community Member
1 week ago

I'm more curious what "Liquor 4 robots" back means?

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“Temporary shoring was put in the next morning to prevent the home from collapsing. The complexity of the repair required, getting a large rig on a steep hillside to excavate a 55’ deepened foundation, made this one of the worst, most challenging in our long history. Let’s just say if we were on a reality TV show, this episode would’ve been a season finale,” Ben said.

#22

Well I Hope Nothing Goes Wrong

Well I Hope Nothing Goes Wrong

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rspanther
Community Member
1 week ago

It was just there for show anyway.

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#23

Advert I Bumped On Today.. "Professionals" But Jeans And Casual Shoes, No Harness, And Stretching The Hose

Advert I Bumped On Today.. "Professionals" But Jeans And Casual Shoes, No Harness, And Stretching The Hose

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
1 week ago

I get everything but the jeans...what should they be wearing instead?

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#24

I Don't Think This Is How You Should Handle Asbestos

I Don't Think This Is How You Should Handle Asbestos

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Nixxy
Community Member
1 week ago

It almost sounds as if it is a monster by the way it says do not disturb it

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Ben also had some handy tips and tricks to help homeowners make sure that their homes are safe to live in. After all, you wouldn’t want to come to an unsafe home after a long, hard day working around safety hazards.

#25

Why Women Live Longer

Why Women Live Longer

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Ellie J
Community Member
1 week ago

Sum guy you're a moron :)

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#26

If It’s Stupid And It Works…

If It’s Stupid And It Works…

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Robert T
Community Member
1 week ago

Better than spilling it all over the floor. They're doing pretty well as they don't seem to have spilt a drop.

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#27

Harnesses Are Overrated

Harnesses Are Overrated

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
1 week ago

Looks like Spider-Man has a side hustle. 🤔

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“Basic maintenance will keep your home strong for a long time to come. Our advice would be to clean out gutters, ensure you have downspouts that direct water away from your foundation and see that the hardscape (walkways, patios, etc.) and landscape grade away from the home. Most foundation problems are caused by water and poor drainage,” he said.

#28

Ah Yes, Algae And Stagnant Water In The Water Cooler

Ah Yes, Algae And Stagnant Water In The Water Cooler

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Susie Elle
Community Member
1 week ago (edited)

*retches* Not sure those are algae, mate

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#29

Don’t Worry, Propane Is Stored In The Shed Too

Don’t Worry, Propane Is Stored In The Shed Too

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Sum Guy
Community Member
1 week ago

In fairness, it says, No smoking and he is only grilling

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#30

Who Needs A Scaffold When You Have A Rope Ladder

Who Needs A Scaffold When You Have A Rope Ladder

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Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
1 week ago

Confidence makes a huge difference when doing things like this though. It's like those people who do flips on top of really high structures. They know exactly what they're doing.

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“If you look under your home, check to see that there is no earth-to-wood contact. Not only will moisture from the ground get to the wood and cause rot, it also allows for wood-destroying organisms to get to the framing of your home. Additionally, earthquake retrofitting is a cost-effective upgrade encouraged by not only engineering communities but also local and state officials.”

#31

That's A Structural Ethernet Cable

That's A Structural Ethernet Cable

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Ozzie Ogawa
Community Member
1 week ago

Those ethernet cable are pretty strong actually, once my teacher in high school attached a cart to his motorcycle and pulling it for kilometers from school to his house.

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#32

I Couldn't Figure Out A Clever Title For This One Need Help

I Couldn't Figure Out A Clever Title For This One Need Help

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
1 week ago

**SPLAT**

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#33

They Pulled Out Onto The Interstate

They Pulled Out Onto The Interstate

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Caro Caro
Community Member
1 week ago

Delivering a truck load of idiots.

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#34

Quit My Job At Ge This Week. Left With This Pearl Of Wisdom. It’s Hot In There, Obvs

Quit My Job At Ge This Week. Left With This Pearl Of Wisdom. It’s Hot In There, Obvs

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Susan Green
Community Member
1 week ago

I’m certain your whole family will appreciate it.

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#35

"It Ain't Going Anywhere"

"It Ain't Going Anywhere"

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Stimpy
Community Member
1 week ago

What is this? Is this a whole building supported only by piled stone blocks a teenager could shove over?

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#36

Fall Protection Pin Nearly Worn Through! Almost Looks Cut Intentionally? Guesses?

Fall Protection Pin Nearly Worn Through! Almost Looks Cut Intentionally? Guesses?

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Adam C
Community Member
1 week ago

Someone is trying to getaway with murder

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#37

Gotta Make It Work...

Gotta Make It Work...

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Shelli Aderman
Community Member
1 week ago

😳

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#38

Eye Wash Station Was Restocked At Work Finally

Eye Wash Station Was Restocked At Work Finally

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Caro Caro
Community Member
1 week ago

The bottle on the right for the eyes, the bottle on the left for the soul!

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#39

An Important Reminder That Ppe Is Always Good To Follow! This Is A Piece Of Metal That Shot From My Hammer Like A Bullet After Impacting Another Piece Of Metal. Easily Could Have Been My Eye!

An Important Reminder That Ppe Is Always Good To Follow! This Is A Piece Of Metal That Shot From My Hammer Like A Bullet After Impacting Another Piece Of Metal. Easily Could Have Been My Eye!

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Chucky Cheezburger
Community Member
1 week ago

Yep...that how I got my "pierced" nipple. Shot off,went through my shirt and into me. Doctor said it would hurt more coming out than going in, so there it lives.

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#40

Hanging Out

Hanging Out

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Thomas Sweda
Community Member
1 week ago

He’ll be OK, notice the seat is balanced.

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