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Offline andyb

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Have a look at this! Scary stuff...
« on: Tuesday October 05, 2010, 07:11:28 PM »
This was a narrow escape and I think potentially very dangerous.

Have a look at this photo:

OK - the picture shows the corner shop near where I live.

You can see in the foreground the local Council's Grounds Maintenance staff have been cutting the grass verge.

You should also be able to make out the yellow zigzags next to the kerb denoting that there is a school next to where I'm stood.

All pretty normal so far.

Now have a look at this:

My first thought when I saw this was that someone had thrown a brick at the window next to the door, or maybe a drive-by shooting with a high powered BB gun?

But speaking with the owner he showed me this:

I was horrified - this bit of metal was apparently flung by the whirling blades on the grass mower, on the other side of the street about 50 feet away - with enough force to damage a toughened glass window!

The scary thing is that at around three thirty in the afternoon - school leaving time - the area in front of the shop (where my car is parked in the top photo) - is usually full of parents/grandparents and young children waiting for the 5-8 year olds to come out of school.

It's lucky that this happened when there was no one around... I hate to think what would have happened if a child was coming out of the shop at the time.  :o

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Re: Have a look at this! Scary stuff...
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday October 05, 2010, 08:13:43 PM »
Holy crap Andy! You're not even kidding!
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Re: Have a look at this! Scary stuff...
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday October 06, 2010, 06:45:53 AM »
That's quite worrying Andy!  :o

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Re: Have a look at this! Scary stuff...
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday October 13, 2010, 08:42:28 AM »
Grief! That is so scary.

Worth raising with the Council, Andy?

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Re: Have a look at this! Scary stuff...
« Reply #4 on: Thursday October 14, 2010, 02:35:56 AM »
0h boy - and that could happen anywhere, in any city or country. The City folk come along here with their mowers, and often they will be a strange noise as the blades break up a stone, rock, plastic or whatever has been dropped there.

They operators have a long prong thing and pick up debri that they can see -- the really bad thing is this "stuff" is not always visible.

A good warning to everyone Andy, a particularly dangerous zone where that happened at that particular time. It is sad that people do not care enough about other people to dispose of garbage in an appropriate way.

(Thanks for explaining what those zigzag lines are - I've often wondered).


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