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Be careful with your equipment

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A 12-year-old boy was left in critical condition after he became caught up in a chairlift at Silverstar ski resort (B.C.) on Thursday. Apparently a strap on the boy's helmet became caught on the Summit chairlift as he was getting off. He was dragged into the air then fell about 10m to the ski run below.

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/n...7e9c20&k=57585
post #2 of 16
My Camelbak once got caught on teh chair and knocked me over...my full face helmet prevented me from getting smacked in the face by the chair as I swung around.

Its a dangerous sport.
post #3 of 16
Dangling and loose objects are all covered (or are supposed to be), during the safety briefing at the end of each class of newer skiers.

Helmet strap ..... wow ... must have not been clipped? That's a new one.

My favorite was the "biker" guys in jeans with the chain to the wallet.
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Dangling and loose objects are all covered (or are supposed to be), during the safety briefing at the end of each class of newer skiers.

Helmet strap ..... wow ... must have not been clipped? That's a new one.

My favorite was the "biker" guys in jeans with the chain to the wallet.
This is why I stopped hoops in ALL of my critically placed piercings. :. An [From The Incredibles] No Capes! [/From The Incredibles]
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This is why I stopped hoops in ALL of my critically placed piercings. :.
That's just...disturbing. TMI.
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Durned Phil .... you skied bare nekkid ....



: and right in fronna' Gawd & everbody ...
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This is why I stopped hoops in ALL of my critically placed piercings. :. An [From The Incredibles] No Capes! [/From The Incredibles]
This could hurt.

post #8 of 16

Its not just in skiing

Be careful with ALL your equipment at ALL times:

On a bet, Everitt Sanchez tried to wash his own "balls" in a ball washer at the local golf course. Straddling the ball washer, Sanchez dangled his scrotum in the machine. Much to his dismay, one of his buddies upped the ante by spinning the crank on the machine with Sanchez’s scrotum in place, thus wedging them in solidly.

Sanchez, who immediately passed his threshold of pain, collapsed and tumbled from his perch. Unfortunately, the height of the ball washer was more than a foot higher off the ground than his testicles are in a normal stance, and the scrotum was the weakest link.
Sanchez’s scrotum was ripped open during the fall, and one testicle was plucked from him forever and remained in the ball washer, while the other testicle was compressed and flattened as it was pulled between the housing of the washer, and the rotating machinery inside. To add insult to injury, Sanchez broke a new $300.00 driver that he had just purchased from the pro shop, and was using to balance himself. Sanchez was rushed to the hospital for surgery, and the remaining threesome were asked to leave the course.
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That golf ball post belongs here: http://www.darwinawards.com/
post #10 of 16
That golf ball post should be deleted.

I hurt just reading that.
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Ahhh how I miss the rope tows.................
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Glad I'm not a golfer:
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That golf ball post should be deleted.
Yeah, well his scrotum and 'nads were certainly deleted!!!:
post #14 of 16
I got owned by a gate key getting stuck in the lift just yesterday... wasn't no fun I can tell you that much... I got nothing on that fool and the ball washer though...
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Some years ago, I was riding up a chair that had wood slats with no cover. I was wearing an anorak that had a drawstring with one of those toggle devices to sinch it up. It slipped between two of the slats, and when I "dechaired" the toggle held fast. As the chair swung around to head back down the hill, it hauled me into the air, over the trip bar and tossed me into the corner of a warming shack. Rather unpleasant.
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My daughter was left hanging by her jacket when one of those plastic toggle/cinch things on her jacket got caught between the slats on the chair as well. She dropped about 10' after it worked loose. Luckily she wasnt injured.

I've seen quite a few mishaps from knapsacks getting caught up on the chairs. If you've got anything that is loose & dangling, you've got a potential snagging accident waiting to happen.

How a helmet chin strap can get caught up has me a bit puzzled. Maybe it it hooked on to the safety bar somehow? Talk about a freak accident. I hope the kid recovers. How sad!
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