Way to work GM! Explosion at tech center while testing batt.

Way to work GM! Explosion at tech center while testing batt.

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:05 am

:lol:

Those bailouts sure worked great didn't they? Government Motors, at it's finest. Wonder if the government is funding said "tech center" ? Makes you wonder ....

Of course, this was ....... "unrelated to the Volt". :| :funny: :rofl: You just can't make this stuff up!

http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/extre ... ch-center/
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Re: Way to work GM! Explosion at tech center while testing batt.

PostBy: Blackrocks On: Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:56 pm

Smitty, what does an industrial explosion have to do with bailouts? And I know you don't give a rats a$$ what I think, but, I must say I find it odd and perverse and offensive that you find humor in this for some reason especially since there were injuries involved.



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Re: Way to work GM! Explosion at tech center while testing batt.

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:45 pm

In case you haven't heard, GM, A.K.A. GENERAL MOTORS, owns the testing facility.

In other news, GENERAL MOTORS RECEIVED GOVERNMENT BAILOUT MONEY.

Again, GM owns testing facility. 'Nuff said.
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Re: Way to work GM! Explosion at tech center while testing batt.

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:16 pm

And WE own GM...
And last time I checked batteries can blow up...
So one would think the battery would be in some sort of....
testing chamber incase it goes bad...
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Re: Way to work GM! Explosion at tech center while testing batt.

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:24 pm

I hear that! That's the main reason I find this so amusing.



With all the OSHA regs out there now, you can't even blow your nose without a safety line hooked to yourself .... yet this major corporation which received BILLIONS of bailout money can't even safely test a battery??? :wtf: REALLY????

So again I say, WAY TO WORK GM! :cheers: :lol:

ANd we all know this is Obama pushing & pushing for green energy .... so they must've rushed through something to please 'the one' and it bit them in the ass. Rightly so.
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Re: Way to work GM! Explosion at tech center while testing batt.

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:35 pm

No it was one of those safe green batteries it would never blow up...
Push push push oops...
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Re: Way to work GM! Explosion at tech center while testing batt.

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:01 am

The battery was a prototype so they most likely didn't know how far they could push it & for some reason one person was in the wrong place at the wrong time, accidents happen especially with industry & unknown factors. In any event anytime someone is seriously injured I don't know why that would bring satisfaction to some, I'm sure that person's family & loved one's aren't jumping for joy.
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Re: Way to work GM! Explosion at tech center while testing batt.

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:12 am

I just love watchin these mole hills be turned into MOUNTAINS :(
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Re: Way to work GM! Explosion at tech center while testing batt.

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:30 am

Not trying to start anything Fred, just put my thoughts out there. After having worked in mostly industrial settings most of my life I've seen far too many accidents I fatalities & knew quite a few of them personally, it's kind of hard going to pay your respects when it's for someone you knew & no matter what you tend to feel that just maybe there was something that could have been done to prevent it.
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Re: Way to work GM! Explosion at tech center while testing batt.

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:22 am

The thought is with robotics and a large company like GM...
Why is there a human anywhere close to a prototype during testing...
Back in the day loss of life and injury were accpted on the job...
Ever seen the movies of how the Hoover Dam was built...
Trivia...
http://www.sunsetcities.com/hoover-dam/faqs-00.html
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Re: Way to work GM! Explosion at tech center while testing batt.

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:02 pm

Exactly. If I managed to survive in the City of Worcester doing a recycling route for 5 years, without getting killed or injured by being hit by a car, than anyone can survive injury free in any workplace. Ever cross the street with 30 impatient *censored* behind you? Your taking your life in your hands if you don't use common sense & be on top of your game every second.

There's no excuse for this happening. NONE. End of story.
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