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    this tragic story is a reminder for all of us of the importance of being safe, especially under the car:

    An Atlantic County man died Wednesday from injuries he sustained when the car he was fixing in the parking lot of a Walmart rolled off a jack and landed on him, police said.

    Joseph McGowan, 44, of Absecon, was taken to the hospital Tuesday after the car fell on him outside the Walmart in Egg Harbor Township at 3:43 p.m., police said.

    Fellow customers pulled McGowan from under the Mercury Grand Marquis before officers arrived. He died from his injuries a day later at AtlantiCare Regional Medica





  • #2
    Yup, always use Jack Stands!
    You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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    • #3
      I'm wondering what work would be done in a store parking lot, where one would be under the car?
      I can't imagine doing anything other than changing a flat tire in someone's parking lot, and that doesn't require getting under the car.
      A friend of my friend was killed when he was changing oil on his Mustang, and the hydraulic jack gave out.

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      • #4
        A local very experienced car/hot rod builder from the town I work in was killed while on a creeper and pulled against the side of the car to get from under it and that pulled the car off the jackstand. It only takes one mistake usually made at the end of the days work when you are tired or in a hurry to finish.

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        • #5
          We probably saw this brave soul earlier, but...

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