Conveyor accident at UPS

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BigUnionGuy, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

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  2. Yeet

    Yeet Inbound, turnaround, go to town

    What a horrible way to go.
     
  3. Brown Biscuit

    Brown Biscuit Blind every day

  4. eats packages

    eats packages I have depth perception issues

    We've been having issue with our contracted mechanics at our building, not following certain procedures. Hope this is a wake-up call to slow down repairs. They are not a pit crew, the cardboard can wait.
     
  5. PASinterference

    PASinterference Yes, I know I'm working late.

    Packages before people. Get with the program. Stockholders come first.
     
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  6. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    sad story. would like to know rest of story. we were pounded and pounded on conveyor safety procedures.
     
  7. Yeet

    Yeet Inbound, turnaround, go to town

    It was a contractor, not a UPSer.
     
  8. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    yes I know. read the article.
    contractors also have to know the safety procedures. a conveyor contractor probably knows them better than we do.
     
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  9. Yeet

    Yeet Inbound, turnaround, go to town

    Apparently not.
     
  10. That 10 minutes of annual training we get every year makes us experts...
     
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  11. Yeet

    Yeet Inbound, turnaround, go to town

    When something goes wrong with the belts, they call me.
     
  12. SandSpida

    SandSpida New Member

    You mean the training in which they provide all the answers to us?
     
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    Double winner
     
  14. I bet they call you..
     
  15. Yeet

    Yeet Inbound, turnaround, go to town

    Yeah. It usually goes something like “we have you on camera sabotaging the belt system! We are pressing charges, how many times are we going to have to do this with you?!” But I know what they really mean.
     
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  16. Most if us have been here long enough to know what needs to be done. The big problem is the part time turnover rate. Those guys and gals don't have a clue.
     
  17. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Perhaps. Staff Member

    What does this incident have to do with part-timers?
     
  18. Over70irregs

    Over70irregs Member

    “Nothing to see her boys n girls get back to work”!! Belt on!!!! Name witheld. SMH. I hope they step up and help take care of his family..... Poor guy
     
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  19. Yeet

    Yeet Inbound, turnaround, go to town

    Probably didn’t lock out/tag out. Went to work on the belt, someone came along and didn’t know because it wasn’t properly locked out and threw the switch.
     
  20. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Perhaps. Staff Member

    Absolutely. Lock out procedures were not followed.

    The year I bid an inside job, I was lock out certified. And, every contractor that came in, had their own lock out certified workers.