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May 9, 2022, 11:09 AM
 
In the gif, those drawers were DEFINITELY open before he started pushing the assembly.

"Open drawers" is actually a big issue in the safety community. Leaving a drawer open when you're not using it invites you (and others) to run into it and be injured in one way or another. NEVER open one drawer over another open drawer - with file cabinets that tends to cause tipping.

In fact, my experience with expensive tool cabinets from Stanley-Vidmar, it really helps to have all the drawers closed and latched closed before moving a wheeled cabinet. The stuff in each drawer WILL exhibit its inertia by trying to open the drawer when you stop moving the cabinet. Even if the drawers in the video were not all the way open when he started, the guy's "shove" imparted enough momentum to the drawers and their contents that they would try to open - which would be pretty close to "as bad" as starting with drawers already open.

And the chimney...what did they think those heavy bricks all stuck together would do? I've seen folks move heavy stuff on roofs, and it ALWAYS helps to both actively control the load and provide a broad, slidable surface for the load. Otherwise, a pretty unpleasant "oops" is GOING to happen.

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May 9, 2022, 01:48 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
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And the chimney...what did they think those heavy bricks all stuck together would do?
They thought the chimney (hundreds of pounds) would slide off the roof. Somehow missing the rain gutter. Not destroy the flower bed, bushes, and solar hardware on the ground below it. And not lurch back into the wall of the house, possibly destroying a window also. Doesn't look like they checked for people standing below either.
     
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May 9, 2022, 03:16 PM
 
A related woops of mine from many years ago. My cat escaped onto the roof once, and while maneuvering I stabilized myself on the chimney. Loose fragment tumbles down onto my neighbor’s deck.

Right through the glass table.

The way their building was set up there was no way I could figure out which apartment was theirs, so I wrote a note apologizing and offering to replace it. Paper airplaned it down.
     
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May 10, 2022, 12:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
In the gif, those drawers were DEFINITELY open before he started pushing the assembly.
My assumption is that the start of the gif isn't the start of pushing. The cabinet is already angled out from the wall when the gif starts, which means it has already been moved some. The guy is fully behind the cabinet and can't see the drawers.
     
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May 10, 2022, 01:24 PM
 
How did they open, though? Wouldn’t he hear the drawer rollers?
     
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May 10, 2022, 03:55 PM
 
Depends on how loud the shop is.
     
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May 10, 2022, 09:26 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
They thought the chimney (hundreds of pounds) would slide off the roof. Somehow missing the rain gutter. Not destroy the flower bed, bushes, and solar hardware on the ground below it. And not lurch back into the wall of the house, possibly destroying a window also. Doesn't look like they checked for people standing below either.
I'm more of the opinion that "thinking" was not one of the things they did on that job...

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May 10, 2022, 09:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
Depends on how loud the shop is.
And how good the draw rollers are. The Stanley-Vidmar stuff I worked with was awfully quiet when there was any substantial load in a drawer.

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May 11, 2022, 03:04 PM
 
that little piton which holds the weights on is important.
     
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May 11, 2022, 03:17 PM
 
I think he had one, it had just unscrewed itself. I see three things fall.
     
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May 11, 2022, 04:40 PM
 
Pity there was no pilot. I think the plane would have been OK if he/she could get the engine started. Quickly.

Owners doubtless pay more for hanger storage. But when high winds come, do airports move all planes inside that will fit? Perhaps with an extra fee?
     
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May 11, 2022, 05:36 PM
 
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Pity there was no pilot. I think the plane would have been OK if he/she could get the engine started. Quickly.
As long as it wasn’t one of those jobbies where the pilot hand cranks the propeller to start it.

As for the question, FWIU, light planes get tied down.

Edit: just noticed the rolling stairs in the foreground had pitched over.
     
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May 13, 2022, 02:35 PM
 
Yeah, that little guy wasn’t tied down, and it looks like he only had chocks to prevent him rolling forward. Not conducive to controlled flight. By which I mean “not flying when you aren’t planning to fly.”

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May 20, 2022, 12:55 PM
 
Insurance will probably pay for that. But not the homeowner’s insurance. And an “equipment operator” is due for some remedial instruction. Or a change in careers…

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May 20, 2022, 01:24 PM
 
I should also add I’m pretty sure whatever that crane was lifting (shingles?) is inside the house now.
     
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May 21, 2022, 10:36 AM
 
I want to see the photo the dude on the roof shot.
     
 
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