Usually, safety should come first. There is a reason that this is such a well-known phrase....because well, safety should come first. However, it looks like some people prefer to live on the edge and risk it all. They wake up in the morning, go to work, and decide to just do whatever, regardless of how dangerous it might be. Some may say that they are just trying to do well at their jobs while others say that they are just living recklessly. Whichever it is, this list of crazy safety violations is bound to leave you both worried for these people's safety, and impressed by all the unhinged things they managed to pull off.
Trying to Catch the Sparks
There is a difference between playing a joke on the new guy at work and actually putting someone in harm's way. These people thought it would be funny to tell the new worker that he needed to grab a bag and catch all the sparks that flew out from the back of the machine. He took his job pretty seriously as it seems and is doing his best to catch those sparks.
He is smiling a little bit as he did this so maybe he realized how useless his attempts were and that the experienced workers were just making a fool out of him.
A Lift Right on Top of the Pool
At first glance, it almost seems like there is nothing out of the ordinary with this picture. There are two men on the top of a lift inspecting the ceiling to see if everything is ok. However, once you look at the bottom of the picture, you will see that there is definitely something seriously wrong. The lift is placed on top of a mattress-type object in the middle of the pool.
This was probably not the best choice of contraption to use in order to examine the top of that ceiling. It clearly is a difficult angle to reach, but it is not worth the risk here.
Not Enough Room in the Truck
These people seemed to be moving a pretty big load...and they didn't have quite enough room in the truck to fit everything. Instead of taking two trips or purchasing a larger truck, they decided to bring out every strap they could find in order to contain all the pieces that were protruding out of the back of the truck. It seems like a silly attempt (and a risky one), but they were willing to risk it all.
Don't you wonder how many items were lost along the way of this truck's journey? There had to be at least one or two casualties, based on the way it looks.
The Electrician's Nightmare
There are so many questions that go through your head when you see this picture. What exactly is all of this? What is going on here? And how on earth did this happen? There are so many cords hanging in this one spot that it really seems impossible to understand what occurred to get it to this place. There have to be at least 300 cords dangling from this alleyway.
This is very unattractive to have in the street but also very dangerous. Imagine even a little bit of water and what would happen to this place and the houses nearby.
Never a Dull Moment
Someone decided to take matters into their own hands and make a repair on an electric device, but it appears that things took a turn for the worst...and quickly. This is just a lesson and a warning to everyone who is considering trying to fix electric items with bolt cutters. It is probably not a good idea. Remember this picture and choose to hire a professional instead of doing it yourself.
You can only hope that the person who made this mistake is alive and well. It seems like a pretty bad fire or explosion...hopefully they were not injured badly.
That's Not How You Use a Ladder
Ladder safety is a very important thing, something that this man can probably attest to just a few moments are this photo was taken. Unarguably this is a very awkward and inconvenient angle to try to reach something to repair it, however, that does not mean that you should risk it all by setting up a ladder like this. It only takes the slightest movement for that ladder to slide out of place and leave the man dangling from the ceiling.
It looks like it would be a pretty far fall as well. There is nothing to catch him and he has nothing to hold on to help him.
That Is Not a Mattress
This man must have been at a whole new level of tiredness and desperate to try and take a nap on this piece of material. Not only is it toxic and itchy to the skin, but it is quite dangerous as well. Don't be fooled by the pink, fluffy look. However, upon further examination of this picture, it appears that there are quite a few other strange aspects as well.
Why is the man naked? Why does he have green hair? And what made him choose to go and take a nap in that place? There are so many unanswered questions.
Excavations on Top of Excavations
Excavations are already a risky thing, but imagine seeing this total catastrophe of a situation. There seem to be multiple people attempting to excavate at the same time making for an extremely dangerous situation. Each person here already looks like they are risking it all, but then put them all together and it really creates a terrifying and disturbing scenario. You can only hope that no one was harmed in the attempt to do whatever construction work they were doing here.
At least it doesn't appear that there are any people around who could be harmed by their reckless behavior. There are only the workers who are at risk.
Who Wants to Take a Concrete Bath?
There are certainly times that you can think of nothing else except sitting in a warm bath and relaxing. It seems like these men wanted nothing more than that, and when they saw a pool of what appeared to be concrete, they couldn't resist themselves. They jumped right in and sloshed around in the murky water-like liquid. Not only does concrete run the risk of hardening, but it also is very toxic and dangerous to touch.
Nothing about this seems to be a good idea. No bath is worth the pain that will come after soaking in a pool of concrete for even a few minutes.
How Not to Reach the Top
It's hard to tell if these people are trying to risk it all for a little fun at work or if they are trying to get the job done and this is the only way that they could do it. Either way, they should be provided with the proper tools and equipment that won't force them to risk their lives just to make a repair on the top of the roof.
At least there appear to be quite a few people standing around and watching to make sure everything is alright. However, there's not much they can do if things take a turn for the worst.
Extra Protection on the First Aid
Isn't the entire purpose of a first aid kit to be there in an emergency situation and to have everything easily accessible? Well, it seems like the people who own this first aid kit forgot the meaning somewhere along the way. Instead of making an easy-to-open seal, they actually put a lock on the kit so that only people with the key would be able to open it and use it.
You can only hope that no one will need a bandaid or some antiseptic urgently as they will have to rummage around for a key before they are able to find it.
A Non-Functional Smoke Alarm
Smoke alarms are a very important thing to have in your house and they really should not be taken apart and used as a way to hide other things in your house that you do not want to be seen. These people chose to disassemble their smoke alarms and use it as the perfect cover up for their sex swing mount. Probably not the best idea if there is a fire!
No shame here about having a sex swing mount, but these people should be ashamed that they are getting rid of a fundamental safety item in the process.
A Water Boiler Inside the Building
In case you are not aware, water boilers are usually kept outside or on the rooftops of a building. There is a reason for this and that is because, well, they are hot and large items that can be dangerous if kept inside. However, it looks like not everyone is so smart when it comes to the placement of their water boilers and these people chose to keep theirs inside.
Just looking at this makes anyone feel uncomfortable. It looks like it is about to burst up in flames at any moment and potentially burn down the entire building.
Car Repair 101
Not everyone is a car mechanic, however, you don't have to be one to understand that something is not quite right here. The car probably does need a lot of repairs, but this doesn't seem like quite the right way to repair it. It almost looks like they are doing more harm than good. The car is dangling from some unknown area and looks like it is about to come crashing down.
You can only hope that these people received their car in decent condition after sending it to this garage. You can only hope that it does not come back in worse shape than before.
Doing Everything to Get the Job Done
There is nothing wrong with taking your job seriously, but these people took things a little too far. They needed to finish paving the inside of the hole with cement and they didn't know how else to do it than holding one of their coworkers by the legs and dangling him into the pit. You can only hope that they will hold on tight to him and have the strength until the job is done.
The worst part about this is that the plank that the two men are standing on also does not look sturdy. It may be only a few moments before all three of them are inside the pit.
Rocking Into the Pool
What would you do to change a lightbulb? How far would you risk it just to get a little extra light in your swimming pool area? This man seemed ready to do anything and everything, except to invest in a ladder or the proper equipment needed. Instead, he decided to lay a ladder down horizontally over the pool and then place a rocking giraffe on top and then proceed to change the lightbulb.
In this man's defense, he probably didn't have too many options of things to do and use in order to help him to reach the light over the pool, but this still probably was not the best choice.
Don't Park on a Concrete Slab
If you ever complained about a little bit of bird poop on your car or someone parking too close, you should count your blessings. This person parked their car in what appeared to be a very normal parking spot, only to find a very different sight when they came to drive home. It is difficult to understand exactly how this even happened, but it also seems like it is irreversible.
There is no way that that car came out of the situation unscathed. They definely had some scratches and broken windows if they were even able to pull the car out of the pit.
Climb to the Urinal
Have you ever walked into a bathroom and thought to yourself, "You know, this would be the perfect time to exercise a bit and challenge myself"? The answer is probably not. However, it looks like someone did think of that and decided to make a urinal just for the occasion. This urinal includes a challenge of climbing to the top in order to go to the bathroom and reach it.
The comical thing about this is that most men cannot even manage to make it into the urinal when it is placed at a normal level and a normal place. Why would they ever succeed in this challenge?
Zip Ties Are Good for Everything
Most people know that zip ties are great for an endless amount of things. They can help put things back together and keep things in place. However, there are some things that they should not be trusted to do the job...as is the case here. This tire has clearly seen better days, but zip ties are not the right choice to put them back together, despite this person's efforts.
Hopefully, this lasted long enough for the vehicle to work but did not cause any harm when it eventually fell apart. It could not last for that long in this state.
What to Do if You Don't Have an Adapter
Traveling abroad can be quite challenging, especially if you don't bring along all the necessary things to help make the trip easier. This person forgot to bring along the adapter for their charger and decided to get creative. Instead of just going to the store to buy a cheap adapter they used nail clippers and some other random metal tools to try and create their own version of an adapter.
Despite the fact that this looks incredibly dangerous and they risked electrocuting themselves, the real question here is if it even worked. Were they able to charge their phone like this?
A Car With Heating
Everyone wants a car with heating, especially in the cold winter months. It is a nightmare to get into the car and find it freezing with no hope of warmth. However, there is a limit to how far you should go when you attempt to bring heating to your car. This person was so desperate that they chose to bring an actual fireplace into their car, with a chimney that escaped through the roof.
You can only hope that this is a joke and that no one actually has this in their car. It looks like a complete disaster just waiting to happen.
Hopefully He Only Cuts the Pipe
That is one strong and heavy tool that the man has in his hand. He is using it to cut the pipe, however, it looks like it might cut a little bit more if he is not careful. He should really consider using a table or some protective gloves...or literally anything that could help him and make sure that he is not going to slice right through his leg as he cuts the pipe.
He is so casually working there as well, as if nothing is going on. He has a cigarette in his mouth as he sits there and risks it all.
Just Dangling There
What is the best way to fix a sign if you do not have a ladder tall enough to get you to the top? Take a crane and just hook one of the workers up to it. You can position him wherever you want and you are good to go. He can fix the sign as he dangles from the crane. It may be extremely risky, but all for the sake of a job well done!
Do you think they did rock, paper, scissors to decide which one of them would be the person chosen to dangle from the lift? That's not a game you'd want to lose.
A Very Makeshift Ladder
Not everyone has the money or the time or the desire to create a functioning ladder system when they need it. These people chose, instead of creating a secure and stable system around the house and they repaired and painting it, that they would grab some branches and create a makeshift ladder system. They would then happily risk it all and climb on the ladder to repaint the house.
Maybe this is more sturdy than it looks, but just from an outsider's perspective it doesn't appear to be the safest structure that was ever built.
Both a Gas and a Coal Stove
If there's one thing most people know about gas, it's that it should not be put anywhere near the fire. It looks like these people did not get the memo and have decided to do just the opposite. And to make matters worse, this isn't just a small little bit of gas, it's an entire canister. From the looks of it, it appears that there will be an explosion very soon.
The craziest part is that they seemed to have enough time to get a photo of this dangerous moment. Hopefully, they prevented a major catastrophe before anything happened.
Inconvenient Place to Have an Emergency
The term "emergency" usually refers to something that cannot be controlled. However, from the looks of whoever put these signs up at the phone booth, some people don't quite understand that. They have kindly requested that no one have an emergency at this location as the emergency phone is not installed. Ahh, if only people were lucky enough to choose where to have their emergency...they probably wouldn't choose to have it in this place.
Besides being inconsiderate, this is probably not really allowed either. Maybe if they wrote that the phone was out of order, but they simply stated that it is not installed at all.
The Tallest Ladders Ever Seen
This picture is a bit of an optical illusion at first sight. You can't really tell what is going on, but then, after looking for a while, you see the extremely tall ladders that people are climbing on top of in order to get to the top of thi structure. You almost can't even tell that they are ladders at first because they are so tall it seems impossible!
There (ubnforuantley) had to be a few injuries among those who worked on these ladders. There are no safety nets or precautions in place at the bottom even. It seems like quite a risky job,
That's One Way to Help Your Friend
Now either these people were too lazy to go and get a ladder, or they didn't even have one at all and so they had to come up with another solution. They were pretty close to reaching the place that they needed so maybe they can't be blamed for not going all the way back to get a ladder. However, their choice of a prop-up was still a bit questionable and uncomfortable looking.
This position looks pretty uncomfortable for both parties involved. Perhaps the man just needed a little bit of extra assistance and that is why he is holding up his friend in that way.
Securely Fastened on
There are many different ways to transport a car, but this is probably the worst of them all. They put the car sideways onto a tow truck and took two ropes to tie it down. It does not look secure at all and appears as if it could fall off at any given moment. Hopefully, they are at least traveling slowly on the road to help keep it in place.
You can also only hope that they did not have a long journey to make with the car attached like this. It seems like such a makeshift attempt to secure it that it is only a matter of time before it falls apart.
A Very Unstable Ladder
Where did this person even manage to find this many ladders that they could place together to create this long apparatus that appears to look like a ladder? It seems so haphazard and a mess that it is hard to understand where he got all the pieces to make this contraption. Also, where is he going and why does he have to scale the wall in that dangerous manner?
Maybe the worst part about this is that the person decided to stop in the middle (or at the top) and take a picture of what they were doing, risking everything even more.
Don't Try to Make an Emergency Stop
There is a reason that they have emergency stop buttons on all different types of heavy machinery. Things can get out of hand and you need to always have a backup option to stop it in case things are about to become catastrophic. Well, in this case, there once was the option to have an emergency stop, but somehow things became complicated and broken somewhere along the line, breaking the emergency stop button.
Hopefully, they can get this fixed as soon as possible. No one wants to risk operating heavy and dangerous machinery and not having the option of an emergency stop.
A Not-So-Functional Sink
Honestly, this could almost look like something that would be found in a very expensive home and labeled as a designer's latest and greatest piece of work. Technically it still works, despite the broken nature of it. But then again, if it works, why try to fix it? Eventually, the day will come when it will fall apart completely, but until then it is a sink that works, so why not keep it like that?
What do you think happened to the other parts of the sink? And how do you think that the remaining pieces managed to stay together while the rest of it fell apart?
A Platform of Loose Rods
Have you ever seen a row of rods and thought that it would be a good idea to walk on top of them? Most likely not. Have you ever seen a platform of loose rods on the top of a skyscraper and thought to yourself that you should use that as a support? Most definitely (and hopefully) not. This man was captured walking on top of loose rods on the top of a skyscraper.
You can only hope that there is a hidden net or something underneath him. There is no way someone is crazy enough to risk everything for a job like this!
Watch Your Head
Hitting your head while trying to do some basic repairs is never a fun task. However, imagine sitting underneath a large bathtub that is very riskily dangling from the wall and not being worried that it would fall right on your head. Most people would be concerned enough that they would stand up too fast and hit their head, not even to mention the risk of smashing their head on the bathtub altogether.
You can only hope that the tub is actually pretty securely attached to the wall that it is propped up against. Otherwise, this man is really putting himself in danger for the job.
The Plastic Bags Aren't Really Going to Help
If there is one thing that you are taught as a child, it is not to combine electricity and water. Either this man was never given the lesson as a child or he did not really care that he was risking it all. You can tell that he tried at least to put plastic bags on his feet to create a disconnect between the water and the electricity. Hopefully, it helped!
Do you think it was worth the risk of sludging through the flood water to try and mess with the electricity? Do you think he even fixed the problem?
The Doomed Pyramid
Just looking at the top half of this picture, everything seems to be perfectly fine. It is just a photo of a man climbing a ladder and trying to replace a lamp or fix a street light. However, as you scroll down, you see the full picture and are completely disturbed. He stacked up multiple tables in a pyramid-like stance and then placed the ladder on top of all of that.
He even had the nerve to climb to the top of this Jenga-like set up. It looks both risky and stupid at the same time. All to just switch out a light bulb,
Just a Temporary Rewiring
The process of rewiring a set of lights in an office complex can be quite confusing...especially for people who do not have an electical license. However, it looks like it is also confusing for people with an electrical license. This person (who just renewed his electrical license) had to temporarily rewire all the new office lights and this was the end result. It looks like something no one should go near.
If a professional did this maybe he knows what he is doing, however, this is not something that you should ever try to do at home alone. It looks very risky!
Truly Trusting the Ladder
This definitely does not look like the best way to construct a new portion of a house or an addition to the deck. Why would anyone think that it is a good idea to use a ladder as a support for an entire structure and something that they are building, even if it is temporary? It does appear to be doing the job, but how long can this last before it breaks under the pressure?
Even more disturbing than the ladder (which is the part that you immediately see when you look at this picture) is the post on the left with the screw that is holding up the left portion of the deck.
Climbing on Top of the Fireworks
Even the sight of a large selection of fireworks is a little bit on the alarming side. You can't help but think of the risk surrounding one small flame and all those boxes of fireworks. And then you see the boy that decided to climb on top of the fireworks, making a sort of jungle gym out of them. There are even multiple employees walking around who aren't even flinching at the sight of him.
Good for him that he was able to climb to the top of the stack of fireworks boxes, but what was he even trying to achieve besides risking it all?
A New Way to Smooth the Ground
Although this is a bit better than the option of two men holding onto their coworker as he smoothed the ground of the freshly paved concrete, it still does not appear to be the safest set-up. He is being held and suspended by a large machine as he smooths out the freshly laid concrete. At least it is a lot stronger and more secure than the other options on this list!
This one almost looks like it could be fun. A big machine is holding you in tightly and pulling you all around as you just smooth out the fresh concrete.