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Re: Gas Pumps are Dangerous
Ed Steagall #573319 Wed Oct 08 2014 09:50 PM
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Get well soon Tom.


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Re: Gas Pumps are Dangerous
Lastgas15 #573334 Wed Oct 08 2014 11:49 PM
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Wow, get better soon! Ive broken my ankle before, and i remember keeping it up was about the only way to keep it from throbbing!

If misery loves company, I've also broken bones by gas pump. I had a clear vision double visible (about the heaviest pump imaginable) drop on my hand and crush a finger. Healed back just fine but reminds you just how unwieldy these pumps can get.


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Paul Bell #573356 Thu Oct 09 2014 05:02 AM
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Hope ya get better soon... Dropped a few myself.


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Keystone Gas Man #573385 Thu Oct 09 2014 08:46 AM
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My knees buckled (no pun intended) when I saw that pic.

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Ed Steagall #573390 Thu Oct 09 2014 09:02 AM
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Wow that's gonna leave a mark!! Sorry to see about your accident. Get well soon!!
This reminds of a posting a few weeks back about someone going to put little roller bearing type casters through the bottom frame in order to roll pumps around. Great idea, but a little scary to me when your dealing with something that is 6-8 times taller than wide and has a lot of mass above center of gravity!

Everyone be careful out there!!!


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Steven C. #573519 Thu Oct 09 2014 08:08 PM
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Sorry to hear this Tom. Hope it doesnt hurt for too long. Heres hoping you heal up soon.

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JimT #573524 Thu Oct 09 2014 09:41 PM
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Listen to what the docs say, and make sure you do all the physical therapy prescribed. Been there, done that--but in a much more mundane fashion.

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K W FRITH #573536 Fri Oct 10 2014 05:29 AM
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Sorry to hear about your accident. I've dropped a couple of pumps over the years but never felt a need to throw myself under them to cushion their fall. As was said previously, you look at stamp collecting with an entirely new perspective.

Try to get some rest. I know that won't be easy for you, and that it will probably take longer than you would like, but having two good legs is kind of important. Get well soon!

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Hardy's Garage #573749 Sat Oct 11 2014 11:45 AM
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Hope you recover quickly !! It could have been a lot worse..


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johninlongview #573827 Sat Oct 11 2014 08:51 PM
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Tom,

I am so sorry to hear about the accident. You are always so careful moving pumps. I have watched you at Iowa Gas. All it takes is a slight miscalculation to reach that point of no return. You reached that threshold and could not overcome the laws of gravity. I am speaking from personal experience. Many here on Oldgas posted pages of nice comments to me when they found out about my pump accident that occurred about 4 years ago. I was moving a G&B 66 pre-visible in almost the dark outside in gravel and the wheel on the dolly hit a small rut. The pump started to fall down towards the F-150 truck and I told myself in a spit second I can save the situation from occurring. Guess what? I tried to right it back up and that darn thing got heavier and took me down on my back completely underneath the two rails of the dolly. It came down with vengeance and it bounced off my body snapping my collar bone on both sides. I could not lift my arms over my head for months. Fellow oldgassers at Iowa helped me out when I arrived only two months from the date of the accident. Thank you everyone who was gracious to help me through that rough time.

Tom I will pray that you have a speedy recovery and that you heal well like I did. I have not had an once of pain aftermath from my accident. The doc had said that he had never seen anyone break the collar bone both sides at the same time. BTW I sold that pump really cheap and will never own another like it.

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Rob

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Gas Pump Rob #573916 Sun Oct 12 2014 09:46 AM
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Tom, wishing you a speedy recovery.

Believe it or not, that pump will always have a a very storied existence and a special place in your collection and mind.


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Dave's Garage #576508 Fri Oct 24 2014 08:40 PM
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Sorry to hear about the leg Tom. I have had a few close calls myself, never broke anything, but definitely have had some scuffs and scrapes. I am scheduled for back surgery the week after next from the accumulation of some of these along other bone head stunts in my younger days.
I hope you are back to your old self real soon.
Tony

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sanford #576515 Fri Oct 24 2014 09:05 PM
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The broken leg didn't slow Tom down any. At Peotone he was moving faster than I've ever, kneeling on a scooter with his broken leg, and pushing off with his good one.


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Lastgas15 #577488 Wed Oct 29 2014 06:31 PM
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It doesn't take much to get hurt, thanks for the reminder and get well soon!

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How about an update Tom!
Hows the ankle?
Dave

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