Great moments in workplace safety

We had a big workshop on Occupational Health and Safety issues at work today.  Senior management were all in attendance to show how seriously they all take OH&S (despite the fact they cram too many of us into cubicles that are too small).  I was helping out the presenter by cleaning the whiteboard at the start of the presentation.
Maybe I rubbed the board a bit vigorously but whatever the reason, the fucking thing came off the wall, bounced off my head and hit the floor with an ominous crash, barely missing my toes.  I wasn’t hurt (it was only my head) but it was startling to say the least.
Considering I was almost killed while setting up a safety seminar, does this qualify as irony?  Or is it bad timing?  Or possibly even just plain funny.  Judging from the laughter from the audience, there was a popular vote for funny.
Oh, except for the management types.  They were sitting with an external safety auditor.  They didn’t laugh at all.

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4 responses to “Great moments in workplace safety

  1. Now you’ve reminded me of the politically correct version of chicken little that I read:

    “The sky is falling the sky is falling!”
    “Sue the bastards! Sue the bastards!”

  2. Health and Safety…
    WTF is up with those fuckers?

    They just suck balls.

  3. I vote for funny — but not as funny as the lawyer who broke through a window and fell to his death as he was demonstrating to students how strong the window was supposed to be. See Entry #3: http://www.anthro.umt.edu/archive/ijas/ijasv1i1/Darwin.htm

  4. Massif: I’m sure I could sue somebody

    range: they’re a waste of space

    Mr Wisdumb: That’s my favourite Darwin award story.

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