1982 BMW 323i Baur

1982 BMW 323i Baur
Memorial Day 2010 First Drive 1982 323i BMW Baur Lapisblau M20 5 speed #4154 of 4595 made. The car was imported to California by Dietel Enterprises. I have since changed the wheels, installed the clear turn signal lenses, and I am in the process of installing a new cabriolet roof. I have to do something about those bumpers, too. :) I love this car! To see one of the reasons why, check my post "Score One For the Good Guys" on 6/26/2011.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Working Safely: Falling Jack Stands/Car Lift Videos


OK, boys and girls..... it's that time again. The warm weather is upon us, and many of us will be out there again, tinkering over and under our vehicles. Although some may get tired of hearing me beat this drum about safety, I never get tired of saying it:  safety first, safety last, safety always.
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Please see also previous posts on "jack stand safety" from March-April 2011;
http://baurspotting.blogspot.com/2011/03/jackstand-safety.html
http://baurspotting.blogspot.com/2011/03/jackstand-safety-ii.html
http://baurspotting.blogspot.com/2011/04/video-falling-jack-stands.html
http://baurspotting.blogspot.com/2011/04/surprise-are-ratchetting-jack-stands.html

and more....
http://baurspotting.blogspot.com/2011/03/time-out-public-service-safety-message_23.html
http://baurspotting.blogspot.com/2012/03/in-memoriam-christian-klorczyk-march-11.html

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Here are a few videos I found:
http://www.creepex.com/Cr/crash.html


Man Gets Crushed by Car During Cannonball Race
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jejL0p83oSI

Oversized Truck falls off of lift.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91vwbYFnLgI&feature=player_embedded#!

Truck On a Lift Flips Over
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV3gp3S4pFU&feature=related

See that truck fall off the lift 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUAAVizhuv4&feature=related

Falling truck on lift with someone under it 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffQXB3D_FYQ&feature=related

Car Falls Off Lift!!! 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&v=ZCOOUq-aQiI&NR=1

Tire Kingdom F150 Truck Lift 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=48t68l5Xhbg&feature=endscreen


My thanks to whunter of PeachParts Mercedes Forum, who originally posted the following list a year ago. Some of the links are old, but the point remains: accidents happen, and they happen everywhere. All the time.
Have fun but do not compromise your safety.  Please.
Man killed after car falls on him
http://www.wtoc.com/Global/story.asp?S=14157000

Genesee Township man dies after car in garage falls on him
http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2011/02/genesee_township_man_dies_afte.html

Shaler man killed when car falls, crushes him at garage
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/cityregion/s_497275.html

Man crushed under car in Lawrenceville
http://www.ajc.com/news/gwinnett/man-crushed-under-car-116926.html

Man Dies While Working Underneath His Car
http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/dpp/news/local/121010-man-dies-while-working-underneath-his-car

Man, 27, killed when car he's working under falls
http://jaxairnews.jacksonville.com/news/metro/2011-01-08/story/law-disorder-man-27-killed-when-car-hes-working-under-falls

Toronto man pinned, crushed to death by own car
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Toronto+pinned+crushed+death/3791555/story.html


Tauranga man crushed by car in own garage
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10628465

Man crushed by car meets his rescuer
http://www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/news/Man-crushed-car-meets-rescuer/article-193766-detail/article.html

Man Gets Crushed by Car During Cannonball Race
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jejL0p83oSI

Man crushed by his car
http://www.wdtn.com/dpp/news/man-crushed-by-car

Man crushed under car.
http://www.tcpalm.com/videos/detail/man-crushed-under-car/

Man Was Working Under Car When Jack Shifted
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/24294069/detail.html



Man crushed by falling car
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/man-crushed-by-falling-car/story-e6frea83-1225735876158


Victim died after a car fell ontop of him
http://www.wpri.com/dpp/news/police-identify-man-killed-when-car-falls-ontop-of-him-as-roger-koury

Man, 71, killed on his own driveway after vehicle collapses on top of him
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/man_71_killed_on_his_own_driveway_after_vehicle_collapses_on_top_of_him_1_3129144

Man Killed After Car Falls on Him
http://fingerlakes.ynn.com/content/all_news/505967/man-killed-after-car-falls-on-him/

Grainger man killed in mishap while working on truck
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2011/jan/31/grainger-man-killed-in-mishap-while-working-on/

Man found dead pinned under vehicle
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/mobile/Man-found-dead-pinned-under-vehicle-97805249.html?viewAllComments=y

Man working on vehicle found dead in Dunbar
http://sundaygazettemail.com/News/policeblotter/201006030256

Dead Man Lies In Driveway Unnoticed For Up To 4 Days
http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2004-06-22/news/0406220174_1_heil-shepherdstown-parking-brake

Man Found Dead Under Vehicle in Indianola
http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/87030232.html

Man Killed After Car Falls On Him
http://www2.wspa.com/news/2010/dec/08/man-killed-after-car-falls-him-ar-1185472/

Man Killed After Car Falls On Top Of Him In Smyrna
http://www.wtvf.com/story/13653259/man-killed-after-car-falls-on-top-of-him-in-smyrna

Bexar Co. man killed when car falls on him while hd made repairs
http://www.kens5.com/news/local/Bexar-Co-man-killed-when-car-falls-on-him-while-hd-made-repairs-114638314.html

Man killed when car falls on top of him
http://murfreesboronewspress.com/2010/12/man-killed-when-car-falls-on-top-of-him/

Man Killed When Car Falls On Him
http://www.ketv.com/r/15960375/detail.html

Man killed after truck falls on him
http://salisbury.wbtv.com/content/man-killed-after-truck-falls-him

Kevin L. Rock Sr., a Prince William County sheriff's deputy, died Thursday after a car he was working on fell on him.
http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=94621&provider=top

Seneca man killed after a car he was working on falls off a jack and crushes him
http://www.koamtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=12044896

Man Is Killed When Car Falls On Him
http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19960806&slug=2342868

Man Killed After Car Falls on Him
http://fwix.com/rochester/article/7326585b7d/man_killed_after_car_falls_on_him

Man Killed When Car Falls During Repairs
http://www.wral.com/news/news_briefs/story/1421201/

Man killed after truck falls on him
http://salisbury.wbtv.com/content/man-killed-after-truck-falls-him?page=7

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Man Killed for craigslist car parts
http://www.startribune.com/local/east/102800539.html

Man killed by explosion while working on car
http://www.freep.com/article/20110223/NEWS01/110223007/Man-killed-by-explosion-while-working-car

Man killed driving recall car to garage
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2890835/Pensioner-Frank-Beer-is-killed-driving-recall-Peugeot-car-to-garage.html

Officials ID Tucson man killed trying to douse garage fire
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/crime/article_572c9b38-3f69-11e0-b1fe-001cc4c03286.html

Man crushed by car door while trying to access underground garage
http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/11/07/man-crushed-by-car-door-while-trying-to-access-underground-garage/

Man Crushed by Car in Garage Accident
http://www.newyorkcaraccidentlawyerblog.com/2011/02/man_crushed_by_car_in_garage_a.html

Man Killed When Car Pins Him to Garage
http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Man-Killed-When-Car-Pins-Him-to-Garage-96131054.html

5 comments:

  1. Scary but true. There are a lot of accidents and deaths connected while some are just repairing cars. These can be prevented if only we have the right tools and if we will be extra careful.

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  2. A floor jack and a pair of jack stands should be considered a basic necessity. A lift is even better, since it allows the vehicle to be lifted high enough for the underside to be easily access while you are standing up.

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  3. You are right, and thanks for posting. I am a strong believer in redundant safety systems any time you have to go under a car. Never trust a jack or a single jack stand. Throw a rim under the wheel you are working closest to, just to give yourself that little extra margin of safety .... an escape route. And rock that vehicle before you go under there. Make sure it is not precarious. Stay safe, boys and girls.

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