Backing Up, from Alan Millhone

November 28, 2009 |

My late father retired after 38 years with Ma Bell. Over the years he served on many employee related accident committees. He told me 99 percent of the accidents were from backing. I remember on his own truck a sticker was affixed on the driver's door ; SU I SIDE. This was on it where the door glass recesses into the door panel in plain view. I make a habit when in my pick up to back slowly. On the job site in my dump I never back unless a worker is watching and directing me while I back.





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  1. Curmudgeon 5671 on November 29, 2009 12:28 am

    My father told me 99% of accidents come from drinking something stronger than water, and I wonder if this isn't the case here also.

  2. Steve Leslie on November 29, 2009 8:10 am

    We may soon learn that a very famous golfer has difficulty backing up in his multi million dollar home while being chased by an irate spouse with a 5 iron and crashing into a fire hydrant. At this point this is all speculation.


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