Skip to comments.Florida teen's hair ripped out by machine in wood shop class
Posted on 09/15/2012 4:29:54 PM PDT by Washi
A Florida school district is investigating whether a teacher violated safety procedures after a student's hair was ripped out by a wood shop machine, MyFoxOrlando.com reported.
Deltona High School senior Kayla Carrera, 17, was in wood shop class when her long brown hair got stuck in a drill press machine.
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These days, this will undoubtedly result in a lawsuit that the taxpayers will fund.
Yeah, the shop teacher is responsible for teaching the kids shop safety, but once they're taught, some of the responsibility has to transfer to the kids.
Back in the day girls weren’t in shop class
A ponytail or hair net would have prevented it.
I had a new hire get is hand all busted up because he wouldn’t listen when I told him “DO NOT WEAR CLOTH GLOVES!!!!!”. We had a wire brush in a drill press for buffing the inner diameter of a part. I even showed the kid that the brush would grab a cloth glove the way it wouldn’t grab leather or a bare hand.
Similar thing happened to my sister back in the 1970s.
She was working a drill press at a machine shop during her college summer break, and she fell asleep at her station.
She fell forward and the drill pulled out a 1.5” radius chunk of her hair (bloody, but no scalp/skin).
My brother taunted her mercilessly for months.
If this . . . teacher . . . wasn't present when this particular moron student had the accident, well, add him/her to the list of reasons why publik edukashun needs to be terminated - with extreme prejudice.
“Drill, baby, dri...........oops...wrong thread.
LOL Just about to say the same and it was in the 80’s
Boys did metal work and wood work and motor vehicle mechanics, i.e. all we did was work on cars .
Girls did home economics.
Now we have dopes saying boys are girls and girls are boys, or even boy is a girl but likes boy or a boy is a girl but likes girls.
Why not just stay on what worked instead of this weird bizarre, perverted crap?
Now we have cross dressers and homosexuals serving and being allowed to check the saem sex out of what they are liking , sicko’s
I think shop classes need a safety video of some unfortunate person getting chopped to bits to clarify any doubt about following safety procedures.
On www.darwinawards.com, there are loads of these unfortunate cases.
I read about some unfortunate kid, whose job was to chop up ice blocks for fishing boats. He had been told explicitly to not touch the remnant that would be left at the end of the day, as for it was only a few pennies worth.
At the end of one shift, the remnant ice block got the better of him and he ever-so-carefully attempted to nudge the remnant through. Unfortunately, the ice chipper grabbed him and it cost the boat owner $30,000 to clean the boat.
Sounds like Kayla Carrera is very lucky to only have a bald patch from the accident.
It could have been fatal.
Now, they are concerned about the dance. I know little girls can fix their hair to coverup about anything. (well almost)
Not long after, 9/11 and back in the blue uniform for me, so the haircut was appropriate.
These days, I still grow my pony-tail (donating it next spring to cancer victims, again), but I certainly put the damn thing up when operating rotating machines.
There is no common sense today anyway.
At that same shop after the kid had his unfortunate episode of pilot error one of the old timers said to me. “Your generation were dumb greenhorns when you walked in the door but you weren’t stupid like the kids today.”
One of the biggest hazards in munitions factories during WWII was workers getting scalped by the machinery. They solved the problem by requiring women on the line to wear turbans or hairnets. The shop teacher should have been aware of the risk and told the student to tie her hair back.
In my shop class the teacher screened the film Don't Push Your Luck. It was pretty gruesome- perhaps today's school officials are worried that it might traumatize the little darlings.
If this article was on one of my local rags, I would have asked why they even let girls operate such powerful equipment...just to distract the left-wingers from raising money for Obama.
In my junior high back in the mid-1970s they boys did shop and girls did home ec by default but we were given the option of doing the other and a few did so. IMNSHO both classes should be taught to everyone; cooking a decent meal, doing the laundry and performing basic repairs around the house are all valuable skills that most of today’s young adults are sorely lacking.
She’s lucky she wasn’t killed.
It’s not something unexpected. Kids today are taught that they will always get a second chance in life, through never failing anything and video games that keep giving them second chances.
In any case, I guess it's one for the lawyers...but don't put me on that jury, because I won't give a dime for pain and suffering, only for medical bills.
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