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2 killed in failed recovery, disclaimer DEAD BODY in video

 
Old 05-07-2014, 01:18 PM
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...and I wish I had read the disclaimer. Terrible stuff.

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Old 05-07-2014, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by k0260 View Post
Wow crazy:( on mobile right now so can't really see, was it the bumper that flew off and hit them?
No it was the strap and hook that hit them

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Old 05-07-2014, 01:31 PM
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Very unfortunate. As a driver, one has to assume that spectators are not sufficiently knowledgeable about off-road safety. A driver should hold themselves 100% responsible and accountable for the safety of those around them.
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Old 05-07-2014, 01:33 PM
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Very sad to see that it happened. The 2 people down got hit so fast they probably didn't even know what hit them. There were several dangers there, people were too close, the strap was just resting on a hook as opposed to being locked into a shackle, etc. The main one was everyone being so close, anything can happen when you have that much kinetic energy in a strap and it lets loose. Very sad!!
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Old 05-07-2014, 06:51 PM
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Very sad. Hard to believe so many people were standing that close during that recovery. Definitely an eye opener.
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Old 05-09-2014, 07:57 AM
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This is why I like synthetic rope. If it snaps or a part fails, it just drops to the ground.
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Old 05-09-2014, 08:19 AM
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Awful stuff :(

Originally Posted by Invest2m4 View Post
Very unfortunate. As a driver, one has to assume that spectators are not sufficiently knowledgeable about off-road safety. A driver should hold themselves 100% responsible and accountable for the safety of those around them.
Laws vary by state/country, and I'd be curious to know who is legally liable for recovery mishaps. I would think most of it falls on the driver and/or vehicle insurance unless a third party does something completely negligent.

But your point is well taken, even if you aren't technically liable or if you are, if you see a safety "violation", it's never wrong to call it out. The safer we are and the more lives we preserve, the more respect we gain for our sport.
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Old 05-09-2014, 08:24 AM
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That's hardcore.
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by White Fang View Post
This is why I like synthetic rope. If it snaps or a part fails, it just drops to the ground.
Don't be so sure about that. Last time I was around a winch line that broke, it was a synthetic line, and it flew back like a bat out of hell. Albeit it was almost a 10 year old line.
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:24 AM
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Kinda reminds me of when I was a new Jeeper in my first TJ 15 or so years ago. I tried to pull somebody out of the snow with one of those cheap tow straps that had a metal hook. Well of course it broke and the hook came flying back at my jeep; it smashed a headlight and imbedded itself into the grill.

Had it gone just a little bit higher it would have gone through the windshield and I could have looked like one of those guys. I've been a lot more careful with recoveries since then.
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