Posts Tagged ‘deaths

18
Apr
16

rollover in the desert…

I dug into it enough to know: two young women, no seat belts, lost control on a curve, dead. Lesson is obvious, but often ignored/forgotten in remote areas.

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05
May
15

Between two rocks & a hard place…

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At this point, this young woman was about 20′ above the ground. She continued up another 30′ or so up this vertical shaft, of sorts. Her father scurried up the wall, as if nothing, and continued on much higher. I have trouble negotiating a step ladder, So, I admire free climbing.

This week, a young man fell 150′ to his death at Rocky Butte near my home. Every few years, a climber dies on the North side of Rocky Butte.

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Here Portland Fire & Rescue prepare to rescue a climber stranded on the side of Rocky Butte in the dark. Also, they are always tasked with recovering the bodies of fallen climbers, who might be wedged in the rocks above the lowest point below.

 

20
Oct
12

Slow Down!!! Something May Die

Statistically speaking the stretch of road, where this sign sets passes through a ‘wildlife observation’ area, is quite dangerous. So, that said, I can see why the slaughter of deer, elk and people. Three crosses set along side the road way a short distance from this sign…probably in memoriam of the 3 mentioned on the lower right corner of the sign.  

Long, straight roads with slight up and downs beg pushing ahead. But there is little reaction time once one sees the animal, especially at night.

20
Sep
12

Ladder Safety (Ol’ Farts Beware)

That time of year is coming, up on a ladder to clean out gutters, roof repairs, Christmas lights. Falls from ladders are an obvious workplace hazard, but they are also a leading cause of injury/deaths for men at home. If you infrequently get up on a ladder take the time to insure safe use of the ladder. If you are older…be even more careful.

09
Aug
10

Death toll rises in Germany, Poland floods.

While Russia’s baking in the heat, Central Europe is swimming in floods. Heavy rains have caused rivers to burst their banks, and left at least 14 people dead…

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