Every July Fourth, Americans gather at parades, barbecues and other events to celebrate our nation’s independence. Traditionally, fireworks are the highlight of these celebrations. All too often, though, the night ends badly due to someone’s carelessness. Unfortunately, I speak from experience.
Always use common sense with handling power tools. I can’t believe that I was so stupid to actually fire a nail gun toward me. Also, protective clothing and equipment must be worn at all times when doing construction. After all, sooner or later, everyone gets nailed.
Oh, great, another electrical safety article. That’s what you’re thinking, right? Go ahead and roll your eyes now; get it over with. Now think about why the topic bores you.
Everything was going great. My wife and I were excited our eldest daughter and her husband traveled from Oklahoma for a visit. After enjoying my wife’s delicious cooking during the week, they wanted to do something special and prepare a meal for us.
It has no electrical cord, gas engine or whirling blades; yet, it’s still one of the most potentially dangerous items you have in your garage.
As the Christmas season approaches, many of us are decorating our homes, finalizing our wish lists and planning big meals. During this exciting time, however, we must not forget the holidays also bring an increased risk of home fires.