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Re: Tampa man dies when cars falls from jack
In a message dated 07/31/99 10:10:24 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> At 07:51 AM 7/31/99 +0000, Phil Payne wrote:
> >In message <37A22297.5B483787@home.com> Samir Shah writes:
> >> A news story I found - please be careful when working under cars. Samir.
> >> Tampa man dies when cars falls from jack
> >At the Coy's Festival RallySprint last night, one of the cars had a brake
> >problem. It came back to the pit/service area under an awning attached
> >to a truck. The mechanic hoisted the car very quickly using a trolley
> >jack, whipped the wheel off, and dived under the car. I was standing
> >right next to him, and proffered the pointed advice that the wheel
> >should be dropped under the side of the car he was working on as an
> >emergency 'chock' in case the jack failed. It's what we _always_ used
> >to do when I was rallying.
> >I got a stream of abuse. "What the &%$* do _you_ know about it?"
> > Phil Payne
> > UK Audi quattro Owners Club
> > Phone: 0385 302803 Fax: 0870 0883933
> Did you kick the Jack, Phil?
> Kneale Brownson
Ouch... that's cold.