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>> No. 20508 Anonymous
28th October 2019
Monday 2:58 pm
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Emergency services are awaiting the arrival of a cherry picker to recover a man stuck 270ft up a chimney.

Police were first called at 2.22am to reports of a man trapped on the top of Dixon’s Chimney in Carlisle, Cumbria. His condition is not known but he has now been trapped upside down at the top of the structure for around 11 hours


https://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/national/17998098.cherry-picker-called-carlisle-chimney-incident/

Someone send for Dibnah!
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>> No. 20509 Anonymous
28th October 2019
Monday 4:03 pm
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>>20508
How does that even happen? Can't they get him down the same way he got up?
>> No. 20510 Anonymous
28th October 2019
Monday 4:05 pm
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>>20509

Given that it happened at 2am, I'm guessing he can't remember how he got up there.
>> No. 20511 Anonymous
28th October 2019
Monday 4:49 pm
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>>20509
>How does that even happen?

By getting your foot stuck.
>> No. 20512 Anonymous
28th October 2019
Monday 5:00 pm
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>>20511

OK, so clearly he climbed up that massive ladder. Why couldn't someone just climb up that same ladder to help get him down?
>> No. 20513 Anonymous
28th October 2019
Monday 5:07 pm
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>>20512
Too much hassle.
>> No. 20514 Anonymous
28th October 2019
Monday 5:29 pm
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>>20513
Definitely more hassle to get up there and get him down while be was still conscious than to wait 12 hours and then have to order a cherry picker because he's passed out.
>> No. 20515 Anonymous
28th October 2019
Monday 5:50 pm
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>>20514

He's dead now, problem solved.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-50207301

>An investigation will be launched into how and why the man reached the top of the chimney, police said.
>> No. 20516 Anonymous
28th October 2019
Monday 5:50 pm
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'Appen 'e wanted a closer look at that thur erritidge.
>> No. 20517 Anonymous
28th October 2019
Monday 5:51 pm
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>>20512>>20514
What? How? Just going to toss him over your shoulder, are you? Climb back down the 270ft chimney?
>> No. 20518 Anonymous
28th October 2019
Monday 6:19 pm
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>>20517
Seems like a piece of piss. That or have a trampoline or bouncy castle at the bottom to throw him on to.
>> No. 20520 Anonymous
28th October 2019
Monday 8:01 pm
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>>20517
Right him, then get him to climb down after you. Shouldn't be a problem as long as you don't just leave him up there for 12 hours so he can pass out and die of an aneurysm instead.
>> No. 20521 Anonymous
28th October 2019
Monday 11:18 pm
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The story made me sad - kind of knew it wouldn't end well.

How did he end up there? Sounds to me like after-closing-time japes.

If he was trying to top himself, he would have just jumped at some point, no?
>> No. 20522 Anonymous
29th October 2019
Tuesday 12:26 am
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>>20521
Seems like not a bad way to do it. We don't know it happened this way, but if he just passed out from being stuck upside down, the worst pain he would likely have suffered would have been a nasty headache. Contrast that with hitting the ground at speed, which would have left him in immense pain for a few moments post-impact before dying shortly thereafter.
>> No. 20523 Anonymous
29th October 2019
Tuesday 12:40 am
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>>20521

>If he was trying to top himself, he would have just jumped at some point, no?

Even if you really do want to die, making yourself actually jump is not that easy. The ancient pre-human parts of your brain will fight tooth and nail to keep you intact.
>> No. 20524 Anonymous
29th October 2019
Tuesday 7:51 am
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>>20520
I seriously think 20-30 years ago, someone would have been up there very quickly doing what they could. For better or worse.

Instead everyone stood about dithering, following protocol until it was too late
>> No. 20525 Anonymous
29th October 2019
Tuesday 7:51 am
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>>20520
I seriously think 20-30 years ago, someone would have been up there very quickly doing what they could. For better or worse.

Instead everyone stood about dithering, following protocol until it was too late
>> No. 20526 Anonymous
29th October 2019
Tuesday 7:55 am
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>>20524>>20525
They had a helicopter, what more do you want?
>> No. 20527 Anonymous
29th October 2019
Tuesday 8:32 am
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>>20526 Some bloke up the ladder saying "haha mate, you've got yourself in a right pickle" with a emergency cup of tea and a crafty harness cobbled together from shoe laces
>> No. 20529 Anonymous
29th October 2019
Tuesday 10:02 am
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>> No. 20530 Anonymous
29th October 2019
Tuesday 10:17 am
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>>20524

You're right mate, probably by the time they'd worked out wot gender the patient identified as and the best way to carry him without it being harassment, he was long dead.

Or it's harder then you think to safely rescue an upside down bloke from a 300ft chimney.
>> No. 20531 Anonymous
29th October 2019
Tuesday 12:11 pm
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>>20530
I'm sure it is harder than it looks but back'nt the good old days, you had Blue Peters presenters climbing up rickety wooden ladders without any safety equipment to brush bird shit off Nelson's Column

https://youtu.be/HW3daihiY30

Noakes and Dinbah would have been up there like a rat up a drainpipe >>20530
>> No. 20535 Anonymous
31st October 2019
Thursday 10:03 am
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>>20531

Christ that is bloody terrifying. And I've solo'd mountains.

The complete lack of safety equipment is what drives me mad. Fuck knows how they even secured that overhanging ladder in the first place, I'm sure I don't want to know. People must have been made of different stuff back then.
>> No. 20538 Anonymous
31st October 2019
Thursday 10:26 am
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>> No. 20539 Anonymous
31st October 2019
Thursday 11:04 am
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Well I've wasted all morning watching Fred Dibnah videos now, cheers for that.

There's one where he's talking about drinking before starting a climb. Never went up a chimney without a couple of pints down him apparently. Just an incomprehensibly different time back then, and it's hard not to feel like something has been lost in the transition.
>> No. 20540 Anonymous
31st October 2019
Thursday 11:29 am
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>>20539

>There's one where he's talking about drinking before starting a climb. Never went up a chimney without a couple of pints down him apparently. Just an incomprehensibly different time back then, and it's hard not to feel like something has been lost in the transition.

Maybe it's just the jobs I've had and the people I've met, but I hear this a lot and never really thought it myself. Granted, there aren't many (any?) steeplejacks laddering chimneys like Fred did, and the majority of working class folk who might have been doing dangerous or semi-dangerous work are now sequestered in offices answering phones and the like, but the 'let's just get on with it' attitude of Mr. Dibnah and jobs that require confidence and tolerance of risk are still very much there. There was a lad in a thread recently who seemed surprised that a policeman was doing a 12 hour shift, and perhaps that would be outright daunting to some people, but for plenty of others it's not even worth a second thought.

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about humans is how quickly we can get used to something, and how well we can endure it. I was shit scared of heights as a young 'un, but being surrounded as I was by blokes cut from the same sort of cloth as Fred I was encouraged to get up the top of them ladders anyway. I still remember how I felt the first time I did it, but I also remember how quickly I realised that the ladder wasn't wobbling, I was.

I've lost my track a bit here but I don't think the world has really changed, and certainly not for the worse. People lived these rough hewn working lives not because they were purer souls or knew the value of honest work, but because they needed to eat and couldn't achieve that at that time in an air conditioned cubicle. While it's impressive and really telling that you probably don't need a three point harness system and an expert safety assessment to climb a chimney successfully, I'm not convinced the presence of these things is bad or undesirable. There's also certainly a great deal of people that do their work with a couple of pints in them, not least the ones that are supposed to be conscious of the safety of themselves or others, it's just that it's not really tolerated or encouraged as it once was. Again, probably not a bad thing.
>> No. 20541 Anonymous
31st October 2019
Thursday 11:44 am
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>>20540
I think you're right. It's amazing the amount of difference that can be made through the mentality of either believing you can learn to do something or simply have to get on with it in order to function rather than filling yourself with doubt.
>> No. 20542 Anonymous
31st October 2019
Thursday 11:58 am
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>>20540

I knew this sort of response was coming to the point I almost put an "in b4" in spoilers. I don't disagree by the way- I'm certainly not suggesting that health and safety has somehow eroded the pride and grit of hard working northern men or anything like that.

I just mean that frankly, it takes some absolutely brazen bollocks to climb a 300 foot chimney, without a harness, half cut- But as Fred himself said in the video, he prefers it to being tied to a machine in a factory or rotting away in am office cubicle. I've felt much the same throughout my life, and I've endured a lot of soul draining call centre jobs in my time, but we've largely moved on, as a society, past having a place for folk like that. Those jobs might still exist, but in a fraction of the numbers they ever used to.

It's hard for me not to romanticise a simpler time where you could do honest hands on work like that and have a few pints while you were at it and nobody would think less of you for it; whereas these days you can get the sack for saying the wrong thing on Facebook.
>> No. 20543 Anonymous
31st October 2019
Thursday 12:05 pm
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>>20541
>Mua'Dweeb's first training was in how learn

People aren't really taught how to learn. Most schools except the ones them elites go to did away with the traditional trivium/quadrivium which emphasised how to think and learn and adopted the Prussian educational model which placed far more emphasis on educating people just enough so that they could be useful to the state.
>> No. 20546 Anonymous
31st October 2019
Thursday 12:49 pm
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>>20540
>There was a lad in a thread recently who seemed surprised that a policeman was doing a 12 hour shift
No there wasn't, as was pointed out to you at the time.
>> No. 20547 Anonymous
31st October 2019
Thursday 12:54 pm
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>>20546
Touched a nerve!
>> No. 20548 Anonymous
31st October 2019
Thursday 1:09 pm
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>>20546

Get over it m8.
>> No. 20549 Anonymous
31st October 2019
Thursday 3:24 pm
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>>20548

If you're going to make up the things your theories about other people are based on, at least pretend you got them from a different website.
>> No. 20552 Anonymous
31st October 2019
Thursday 7:22 pm
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>>20549

You really won't let it lie will you. If it wasn't notable to you, you wouldn't never have noted it. But you did, so it was.

Either way, my point hardly hinged on you. Please go away.
>> No. 20553 Anonymous
31st October 2019
Thursday 7:31 pm
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>>20552

It's hard to take it when your carefully projected reality is questioned, I understand.
>> No. 20554 Anonymous
31st October 2019
Thursday 11:14 pm
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>>20553

Oh I get what's happening now. Never mind.
>> No. 20555 Anonymous
31st October 2019
Thursday 11:16 pm
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>>20554

You've come up with a new projection? Well done, only took most of a day.
>> No. 20556 Anonymous
1st November 2019
Friday 12:51 am
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>>20555

>only took most of a day.

I was on a 12 hour shift mate, didn't have time to check in here.

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