In Memoriam: Christian Klorczyk, March 11, 2011. Tomorrow is the two year Anniversary of this tragedy. I am reposting this (originally posted March 11, 2012) to remind everyone that, sadly, accidents do happen. Please stay safe out there. Always use redundant safety systems. Please take a few minutes to read through this post and the links. It will break your heart, but it may save your life.
Safety is never out of fashion.
It was one year ago today that a tragic accident took the life of a local young BMW enthusiast, who was changing his oil. We can't do anything to change that sad fact, but we can honor his memory by re-publishing the following posts, in the hope that telling his story may save the life of someone else.
The first post is from Christian's Dad, Frederick, who came upon my earlier initial post about his son. Frederick has been working hard, despite his personal tragedy, to get the safety message out to all:
Thank you, Frederick, and please accept our sincere condolences to you and your family.
This was my original post when I first learned of the tragic event:
I have since built a set of these wooden stands, modeled on those shown here by 'potenza'. My 1989 325ix is up on them as we speak, preparing for a transmission replacement.
Video of a falling jack stand. That's right. It happens!
Are ratchetting jack stands safe?
I have more posts on jack stand safety, recommended jack stands, etc back in March and April 2011. Please check them out.
Have fun, boys and girls, but.... please remember: Safety first, safety last, safety always.
Christian Klorcyzk, Requiescat in Pace.