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How accidents happen

Postby Wonderbunny » 05 Aug 2012, 02:52

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents reported the following causes of accidents in one year in the UK.

Trainers 71,309
Tights 12,003
Cardboard boxes 10,492
Indoor swimming pool 8,795
Cotton buds 8,751
Trousers 8,455
Twigs 8,193
Aromatherapy 1,301
Loofahs ans sponges 942

The mind boggles!
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Re: How accidents happen

Postby threenorns » 05 Aug 2012, 07:56

trainers!? ... i'm guessing shoes, then, not perky ppl in the health club who are secret advocates of the marquis de sade?
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Re: How accidents happen

Postby Wonderbunny » 05 Aug 2012, 08:10

lol Tripping over the laces is the only thing I can think of.
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Re: How accidents happen

Postby Ice.Maiden » 05 Aug 2012, 11:59

LOL.

They ought to add the excuses given by the UK's rail network, which covers "genuine reasons" for trains running late or said to've prevented accidents from occurring:-

1. Announcing the cancellation of the 8.16 to Bedford. “This is due to slippery rain.” :lol:

2. Heard on an April morning. The train is delayed because of "dew on the tracks". :?

3. On the train from St Pancras to Derby. “We apologise for the late running of this service. This was due to excessive heat on the tracks between Bedford and Luton.” (It was the first sunny day of the year. :lmao4:

4. In the first commuter magazine of The Southend Rail Travellers' Association, dated 1948, excuses were being made that locomotives were failing at Fenchurch Street because of "the wrong kind of coal". :shock:

5. Announcement at Bournemouth station: "The train now arriving on platform one is on fire. Passengers are advised not to board this train." :crazy:

6. On the line from Cardiff to London. Delays have been caused by "a giant clown on the line". (This related to an inflatable Ronald McDonald which had blown from the roof of a restaurant onto the South Wales main line.) :shrug:

7. At Wembley Central, a delay was announced due to “illegal immigrants on the line”. (The police were chasing them up the track and requested all power be turned off.) :lol:

8. To a platform of passengers waiting for the train from Woking to Waterloo. Delays were caused because somebody had climbed on to the signals near Weybridge and was taking pot shots at passing trains. :o

9. On a packed train, with many standing for the full journey from Newcastle to London, the conductor apologised that the overcrowding was caused by “too many passengers”. :shock:

10. Heard at a London Underground station: "We apologise for the delay to customers on platform one. This is due to a delay in the actual service." :clap2:
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Re: How accidents happen

Postby Wonderbunny » 06 Aug 2012, 01:30

lol @ 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10
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Re: How accidents happen

Postby Ice.Maiden » 06 Aug 2012, 05:13

Ha ha ha. They got it right in the end.

What about these?

Strange InstructionsTeachers Tales

These cautions raise more questions than they answer.

On Children Cough Medicine:

'Do not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication'

(We could do a lot to reduce the rate of construction accidents if we could just get those 5 year olds with head colds off those forklifts.) Then again, some adults WILL partake of medicine meant for children, so maybe that one isn't as daft as it sounds, but ......

On packaging for a clothes iron:

'Do not iron clothes on body'. :shock:

(But wouldn't this save me more time?)

On a Myer hairdryer:

'Do not use while sleeping'. :lmao1:
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Re: How accidents happen

Postby pilvikki » 07 Aug 2012, 11:58


on Husqvarna chainsaw: do not put between legs.

on a competing brand: do not adjust chain while saw is running.

the train ones.... :lmao1:
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Re: How accidents happen

Postby Ice.Maiden » 07 Aug 2012, 12:16

LOL - they must think folk are stupid. Erm ... is it stupid to use an electric hairdryer while I'm in the bath? ......
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Re: How accidents happen

Postby pilvikki » 09 Aug 2012, 15:49


i'm still baffled by the list. so many people get hurt by... trousers? need we ban them?
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Re: How accidents happen

Postby Ice.Maiden » 10 Aug 2012, 04:37

The first thing that springs to mind re. the trousers, is sort of .. getting caught in the zip? Ouch!
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Re: How accidents happen

Postby pilvikki » 12 Aug 2012, 12:33


ah, i was thinking of tripping when getting into them...

hm...
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Re: How accidents happen

Postby Ice.Maiden » 12 Aug 2012, 15:13

I DID think of that one, but .......
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Re: How accidents happen

Postby Wonderbunny » 23 Aug 2012, 15:35

I thought caught in the zip, but when I checked it was tripping over them, same with tights.

Shame on Icey and me!
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Re: How accidents happen

Postby Ice.Maiden » 24 Aug 2012, 08:08

LOl - well I've been caught in a few zips in my time. Must be even worse for men, with all the dangly bits to rearrange. It sure hurts!

Are you serious about the tights? On the few occasions I might wear them, I usually sit on the bed to pull them on, and then stand up to finish the job. Suppose if someone didn't pull them up over their knees before they tried to walk they might get in a pickle.
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Re: How accidents happen

Postby kg » 28 Sep 2012, 20:39


Ice.Maiden wrote:LOl - well I've been caught in a few zips in my time. Must be even worse for men, with all the dangly bits to rearrange.


I'm here to testify...

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Re: How accidents happen

Postby Ice.Maiden » 29 Sep 2012, 03:30

:lmao4:

Those faces say it all!
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Re: How accidents happen

Postby kg » 29 Sep 2012, 09:46


Yes, they do!! :yikes:
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Re: How accidents happen

Postby Ice.Maiden » 29 Sep 2012, 14:49

Followed by .......

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Not sure if those are in the right order though!!
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