Safety first

This terrifying commercial played on Canadian TV as a kid. Scarred me for life.

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+17 1. velana commented 10 years ago

Now i do wonder, if this was me and I have a pot of some hot oil in my hands and slip, what would actually happen in that 0.5 seconds of the fall. would my protective instincts move the pot to the side or over my head because "my brain knows" that if it hits me i will burn myself or would it happen like in the video... ?

hope i never have to find out :S
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-6 2. tacojuans commented 10 years ago

They can still get married, it will just be in the burn ward...
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-11 3. Dmitry commented 10 years ago

WSIB snuff porn!
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+2 4. msavio008 commented 10 years ago

Everybody knows to wait until oil cools down to move it!!!
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+8 5. MiniCray commented 10 years ago

#4 Actually, no. :(
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+7 6. Saxxoo commented 10 years ago

#4 in a kitchen where speed means more than safety... which I'm sure is seen many places... she shouldn't be wearing a ring either...
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+26 7. nomoredavid commented 10 years ago

Why the hell is this video in the "awesome" category ??????
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+6 8. jackDjohnson commented 10 years ago

Head chef my ass,.. she should be fired for making such a damn mess..hehehe.. >:) :O
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+4 9. loadrunner commented 10 years ago

I always carry the 5 gallon pans filled with hot oil below my knees.
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+2 10. mwak commented 10 years ago

O M G .. really this was on TV ? That how you lead kids to buy fastfoods !
It remember some had for handicap international I saw on TV as a kid ... I'll try to post It if I find It.
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+3 11. torbengb commented 10 years ago

#1 even if you had the fast wits to realize that, you would not be able to physically react. This kind of thing happens so often, it's horrible.
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+11 12. irishgek commented 10 years ago

#1 When I was 6 my mother left boiling hot sugar for candy apples on the counter top, only for a few seconds to get the sticks in the apples , not only did retard here stick his finger in it to try and tasty some "liquid" sugar as I was too stupid to think this might hurt,

Guess what my brain did next ....yea I went to the hospital screaming with a burnt mouth and a finger stuck in it.

Your brain does not always do the smartest things in emergency situations even if it knows the outcome.

That is why prevention is better than cure.
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+2 13. bella1 commented 10 years ago

#12 hope your ok, but i got a good chuckle out of your story :)
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+2 14. Scotsman50 commented 10 years ago

#12 lol that sounded like the Irishman went to the kitchen joke :)
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0 15. ModifiedGrays commented 10 years ago

There is another whole series of these videos at

These videos while graphic, do really resonate with young workers that they need to be very careful when they enter the workforce.
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+2 16. CrazyEddie commented 10 years ago

Saw this happen exactly like that but the girl tried to push the pot away (#1's question - body doesn't move as fast as the mind)) and the oil only splashed up to her waist. One of the other blokes, closer, dropped her on her back, reached up under her (nylon) uniform and grabbed her pantyhose and ripped them off in like half a second. Docs said it saved her legs, the pantyhose would have melted into the skin, all she got was like really bad sunburn. Pushing her uniform up saved even more. We were all sworn to secrecy about seeing her flailing around on the floor in her undies.
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0 17. jtoya85 commented 10 years ago

#12 at 6 i dont think you would have had the mental experience dealing with your situation to try and react other than crying. not saying that as an adult one would either, but you are more likely to try and prevent a catastrophe like this from happening.

i've worked in kitchens and if it has taught me anything it is that i always check the floor for anything that might not look like the tiles, or else walking in or by it could end up costing me severely.

i know this was only made as a safety ad but things like this do happen, just like #6 said, speed in a busy restaurant is preferable than safety, tho some of those retards that own and/or manage these places still expect you to do your job quickly while ALSO being safe, and sometimes it just cant be done.
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0 18. Natan_el_Tigre commented 10 years ago

#12 Prevention indeed! Strange, every commercial kitchen floor I've ever seen looked like these (what's up, Canada?):