Two UPSers Lose Their Lives At Ontario Air Hub

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by SoCalUPS, Nov 26, 2019.

  1. SoCalUPS

    SoCalUPS Active Member

    2 rookie package handlers at UPS in Ontario, CA died last night when the tug they were on flipped over. They had been horseplaying and doing donuts......SMH
     
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  2. SoCalUPS

    SoCalUPS Active Member

  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    This thread is in extremely poor taste and posting the photo was irresponsible.
     
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  4. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I disagree. I think it demonstrates the consequences of not taking the job seriously.
     
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  5. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Wow. Terrible
     
  6. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

  7. OntCombo63

    OntCombo63 New Member

    Don't think they mean it to be offensive but that picture being circulated was taking by a supervisor who spread it out and ended up in social media. I think that is more messed up that everything has to be rushed to social media. Feel sad for them and their families even if they were messing around no one deserves to die for it.
     
  8. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

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  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I read on FB from an employee they were playing around trying to wheelie the thing and it flipped (5200lbs) on top of them killing them both instantly .
     
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  10. Yeet

    Yeet Inbound, turnaround, go to town

  11. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    Too bad he wasn’t there. He would have told them something.
     
  12. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    “ please , please , please hurry up ...opps , I mean work safe”
     
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  13. Days

    Days Active Member

    So they were smashed? Idk what happened
     
  14. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Serious? Industrial Darwinism there.
     
  15. MattM

    MattM Member

    Covered tugs don't have roll cages. Atleast not the ones we have from the 80s

    You’re basically pulling four dollies at a time. Thousands of lbs with minimal training. I don’t think there’s saving anyone from either situation if you flip a heavy death box. Look up photos online. You may be crushed less but that’s still a lot of weight.
     
  16. Air Recovery

    Air Recovery Member

    That's a horrible way to go....they shouldnt have been :censored2:ing around but definitely sad that they paid with their lives
     
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    This thread is in extremely poor taste. You would think that a mod with such a distinguished career would know better than to post something like this.
     
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  18. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    It's news. People die every day.
    Make sure you don't ever watch CNN, ABC, FOX, whatever. You want to see "poor taste", watch their politics.
     
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  19. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Disagree.

    I agree many, many, many do post in poor taste however these types of tragedies should be talked about and not hidden.

    IMHO
    No one should discourage completely transparent discussions when lives are lost and lives are constantly at risk due to an oppressive corporate culture of greed and dishonesty.
     
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    Their deaths had nothing to do with "an oppressive corporate culture of greed and dishonesty". They died because they were stupid.
     
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