• murphy4trees's Avatar
    15 Hours Ago
    Could be a Classic case of Vaccine injury... right after they get the MMR booster Maybe DPT as well.. Can Pertussis Vaccine Cause Injury or Death? Vaccines are pharmaceutical products and, like all pharmaceutical products, carry a risk of injury or death that can be greater for some than others. The risk for injury or death from vaccination depends upon the vaccine or vaccines given; the individual’s health at time of vaccination; vaccine reaction history; personal or family medical history and whether the child or adult are exposed to other environmental toxins or factors that may affect immune responses to vaccination. There is a gap in medical knowledge in terms of doctors being able to predict who will have an adverse reaction to pertussis vaccination, and who will not.
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  • murphy4trees's Avatar
    15 Hours Ago
    Same thing for ANgerls... You want some help from the higher realsm you have to call for it and speak their names outloud
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  • murphy4trees's Avatar
    15 Hours Ago
    Cause we did it over years and it only took him the better part of an afternoon!
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  • murphy4trees's Avatar
    15 Hours Ago
    pure stupidity!
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  • murphy4trees's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    That's a very well written and thoughtful post and I agree with 99%.. I like and admire the guy.. I think he's got a way better personality than me or anyone else out there for making tree videos ... He's awesome and fun to watch and part of that is watching his mistakes, and remembering back to when we all used to make those mistakes.. and for him to only be climbing for a year is very impressive at his level.. And YES, I have been extremely lucky to be alive and un-scarred, nearly killing myself a handful of times, as I was pretty much self-taught early on... But those days are over and now I trust my instincts about trees and the people that work on them...... If this accident doesn't change his attitude, he'd be better off finding another line of work.. And You beat me to it with this line "people often know just enough to get themselves hurt or killed." Now if that is true about Human, which is a kinder attitude..... to say "heal up brother and get back up the tree" OR "time to rethink your career choice" That's not kicking him when he's down... that's actually trying to save his life and hoping the post here will be read by someone in his position and maybe save that life too!
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  • murphy4trees's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    And what was up with the but tie... never used it... I was thinking he could have taken the piece about 6'-8' out from the trunk and he'd have been fine... Also a good example of when using a Humboldt is somewhat dysfunctional... for those that just cut a humboldt on every notch... no need and a waste of time when you have to go and fix it.. they're hard enough to cut on the ground (for and east-coaster)..... Why do it in the air when its harder to match the cuts and see what's going on on the corner
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  • murphy4trees's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    No... the guy (Human) that broke his pelvis... Here's the video: Check out it at 11:00 the still of this vid shows the size of the piece that nearly clobbered him <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/BfgTdoyB738" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    August Hunicke replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Thanks TH aug
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  • murphy4trees's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    This is life and death... did you see the video????.... I don;t giggle when I see one of my tree cutting brothers come so close to ending his young life ..... This guy is sloppy ... very sloppy!!!, inexperienced and has a cavalier attitude about safety.... Not everyone is cut out for this business.....
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  • murphy4trees's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    I went back and tooka nother look at the beginning of the video where he shows the set up and he did have to clear the playground... it was right under the tree here's the comment I left: That's the most intense treework video clip I have seen yet... Thanks for sharing it! Hey Bro... I honestly think you should rethink your career choice... You're making way to many mistakes and taking a far too relaxed attitude about them when you do... You only get so many of those small mishaps and near misses/close calls until some really bad shit happens. Not trying to bust on you bro, REALLY trying to save your life... You've got a great personality for video... shop yourself around to host a reality TV show... SERIOUSLY!..... now that you're out of action for a while take the time to look for a new direction
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  • murphy4trees's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    I thought the same thing, especially since he was out there already making a bunch of cuts, which makes you think he was going big for the camera..... I was wondering if the piece needed to clear the playhouse/swingset, or if that was just an optical illusion on the foreground, no where near the tree.. pretty sure it was out of the way, so looks like there was no real reason to tip tie it.... (other than God needed a good example to show the world of why you never tip tie big horizontals) I'd like to hear Reg's take on it..... I've seen him make some similar looking cuts... HOWEVER... He said he was never in danger and its pretty clear he was expecting the pieces to helicopter and prepared for it by moving out of the way... The difference between when a highly experienced pro doing something that looks dangerous but he's actually got it handled quite safely and a rookie getting lucky is often hard to tell just by seeing the video
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  • August Hunicke's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    August Hunicke replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    https://youtu.be/QCdE4l1Kz74 aug
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  • murphy4trees's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    That's the most intesne slip of tree work I have ever seen... more intense than the french groundie getting sucked up int the tree... I see a lot of people that are very good climbers tip tie large limbs for no good reason.... The only time that ever makes sense is when you need the clearance... DOWN AND AWAY!!!! is my preference... WTF!!! 6" more play in that rope and he would have been dead! Hard hats could never protect from that kind of force...... And then he almost got nailed by the first rebound and dd get hit on the second rebound.. Might be a good time to reflect on your career choice
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  • murphy4trees's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Here's the pic of his cut rope
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  • murphy4trees's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zT0l1SLKTyQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> I just saw this yesterday on TB.. then wrote this : OK I'll be the bad guy and say it since no one else has: While he seems like a really good guy with a great personality for TV, he showed a lot of sloppy work and had a real casual attitude towards his and the crew's mistakes. The one where he cuts the rope was such a poor decision, I'd think it was staged if I saw it on reality TV.... And I only watched a few minutes of his videos... Every young climber is going to make mistakes, and while its's amazing that he is so willing to show them to the world, his attitude about them sucked.. he was way too casual. Taking a "no big deal" attitude towards mistakes is asking for trouble. There is a mathematical formula that is fairly accurate in this business. You only get so many small mishaps and close calls before something much worse, such as a major injury or death, happens.... He's lucky the fall was only 25' , not 50! Unless you have an safety conscious attitude the odds are heavily stacked against you in this business... That means taking every small mistake and near miss, and even any unexpected outcome (even if it did no harm) very seriously. Every nicked rope, every scratch with the hand saw, every rigging mistake needs to be thoroughly mentally reviewed , and then discussed with the crew where appropriate. How could things have been done differently? How can we make sure this doesn't happen again? Is there a policy that we could put in place to make this action safer? Do I need to work on my fundamentals.... like getting better body position relative to the cut? Do we need to fire this guy before he kills himself??? I've seen it in action before... Told a climber he shouldn't be in the the business... He was way to casual about safety and I knew something bad was going to happen... Within a year he had fallen and broken his back doing some stupid little mistake, belaying out of a pine spar... On the the other hand I've seen a young climber that used to make a lot of mistakes turn into one of the best tree climbers that ever walked the earth. The difference was in his attitude. He wanted to get better, and learn from his mistakes and be the best and safest he could be... He was actually getting ready to climb this medium walnut early on, and I said I didn't like his tie in... we both pulled on the climbing line together and broke the limb right out... So Corey if you're listening, I expect this post to sting a bit, but I hope you can look at it from the viewpoint that I AM trying to save your life, and help everyone here develop a better attitude towards safety. I hope this accident, which could have been sooo much worse, helps you change your attitude. If not, you should get out of the tree business... Maybe you should think about moving to LA and taking acting lessons anyhow. With your personality and physique, you could make it in the movies.. Wish you well with it either way bro!
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  • August Hunicke's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Bulletproof... I think if this guy had made the titanic he would have said it was unsinkable. aug
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Thousands Jim ;) aug
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