Lincoln Man Died Pinned Under Model T

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bailey Rettig on Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 11:57 am:

Got this news from "Google News" this morning

"LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) A 69-year-old Lincoln man has died after being pinned under the Model T Ford he was working on in Firth. The Lincoln Journal Star reports (http://bit.ly/1Kdj9rz ) that the accident happened Friday. Lancaster County Sheriff's Sgt. Ryan Schmucecker says David Musiel was trapped under the car when his wife found him. She called 911 about 6:15 p.m.Schmucecker says Musiel was dead when deputies arrived.The business where the incident occurred is called Auto Gallery and Firth Storage.
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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Gould, Folsom, CA on Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 01:10 pm:

Sobering reminder.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Herb Iffrig on Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 01:40 pm:

I was in Firth about two years ago. I went there to buy new tires for a combine. I know where it is and don't remember it being too big of a town.
I suppose one can never be too careful working around machinery.
I did not know the man who died but will say a prayer for him and his family.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill dugger on Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 03:24 pm:

I have to agree with Herb you can never be to careful and one slip can cause your death, and just because it is a "T" don't make it any more safe, just be dam* careful and if necessary have a second person handy in case you need help!!!!!!!!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill dugger on Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 03:30 pm:

OH, just thought of Jim the Freighter, how he got hurt.
Years ago I almost got run over by a
Chevy sedan I was putting a tranny in, and later years by my Ford Station wagon. The Ford wagon I was going to do something under the back and had jacked it up and pulled one wheel and went into the house for a bathroom call and when I came out to work on the wagon it was on the ground, and had I been under there it would have squeezed me in half!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 04:05 pm:

What a shame. It would be good if more details of what led to this tragedy could be developed and shared here on the forum so that at least the man's death might prevent someone else from making the same or a similar mistake.

Okay,...time for my often repeated (sorry) "soapbox' topic,....DO NOT EVER, USE CINDER BLOCKS IN PLACE OF PROPER JACK STANDS! (Yes, I'm shouting!) A sore subject with me because it's done so commonly, and I lost a friend due to the sudden collapse of cinder blocks that were holding up the vehicle he was under and he was crushed to death!

Not saying that this tragedy was due to the use of cinder blocks, but it reminded me of the loss of my friend,....FWIW,.....harold


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 05:16 pm:

Gravity ALWAYS wins!

Here's an example of a dead fall for offing catalytic converter thief's. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gene Carrothers Huntington Beach on Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 06:48 pm:

I am devastated to hear that. We just left Cochrane and had dinner with the guys from Lincoln. What a loss....

Jay, I not too sure you pic was very good timing.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Freighter Jim on Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 07:10 pm:

What a terrible thing to have happen.

Condolences to his wife & family.



Freighter Jim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By brass car guy on Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 11:23 pm:

That is why I have invested in drive on 4 post hoists in my restoration shop. I also have excellent lighting. I have all extension cords, and air hoses on retractable reels mounted up on the wall. I'm often working alone and it could be hours until someone found me. I also never never work in my shop without my cell phone in my pocket.

My condolences to the family.

just sayin,

brasscarguy


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Vaughn on Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 11:25 pm:

Gene, it is a tragic loss however I do not know who this guy was. I will ask our other Chapter members if they knew him.


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