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#32522 - 12/25/03 04:21 PM NOT the brightest bulb in the pack :)
George Corron Offline
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Registered: 05/16/01
Posts: 728
Loc: Lorton, Va USA
Yeah, but who among us has not FELT like doing this:

Urinating worker loses piddling injury claim

December 23 2003 at 11:54AM
Quickwire

Hong Kong - A construction worker who was shocked while urinating on a
power transformer had his injury claim thrown out of court in Guangdong
province, north of Hong Kong, local media reported on Tuesday.

The man, only identified as Hu, had sought compensation for the more than
7000 yuan (about R6 000) he spent on medical treatment after being seriously
injured in the incident, a media report said.

But the Foshan Intermediate People's Court rejected Hu's claim against his
employer, saying he should have realised the consequences of urinating on
the transformer, the Hong Kong edition of the China Daily reported.

-Sapa-DPA

Ya CAN'T protect people against their own ignorance.

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#32523 - 12/25/03 04:40 PM Re: NOT the brightest bulb in the pack :)
maintenanceguy Offline
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Registered: 12/02/01
Posts: 303
Loc: Southern NJ, USA
You realize that if an american worker had intentionally urinated on a live transformer and hurt himself, the worker would have won millions from the employer, and OSHA would have fined the employer heavily.

Maybe China isn't so bad after all.

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#32524 - 12/25/03 06:10 PM Re: NOT the brightest bulb in the pack :)
NJwirenut Offline
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Registered: 09/15/01
Posts: 816
Loc: Bergen County, NJ
Don't forget the additional suits against the transformer manufacturer for not "urine-proofing" the transformer, the POCO for providing the electricity, and the water company for supplying the liquid that made the plaintiff have to pee so bad!

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#32525 - 12/25/03 07:45 PM Re: NOT the brightest bulb in the pack :)
Speedy Petey Offline
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Registered: 08/29/03
Posts: 175
Loc: Upstate, NY
The last two replies make me feel better that I'm not the only one who feels this way!
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Speedy Petey

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." -Albert Einstein

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#32526 - 12/26/03 03:37 AM Re: NOT the brightest bulb in the pack :)
pauluk Offline
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Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
I'm glad I'm not the only one who finds this modern trend deplorable.

Some of the warnings on products these days make me wonder about the intelligence of the intended buyers. "Warning: Contents may be hot after heating" has got to be one of the most stupid warnings I've ever seen!

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#32527 - 12/26/03 06:02 AM Re: NOT the brightest bulb in the pack :)
electure Offline


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Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4227
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
I once knew a guy that peed on an electric barb wire fence, which was well marked with
All just thought he wasn't as smart as the fence.
I'd sure feel stupid even admitting this, much less bringing a suit against someone else, but then, if you're dumb enough to do it in the first place, well...

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#32528 - 12/26/03 07:43 PM Re: NOT the brightest bulb in the pack :)
maintenanceguy Offline
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Registered: 12/02/01
Posts: 303
Loc: Southern NJ, USA
my dad says "Some people can learn from the mistakes of others; and some people have to pee on the electric fence for themselves."

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