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Shake Hands with Danger (1980)

 -  Short  -  3 June 1980 (USA)
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A cautionary training film for those who operate and repair heavy equipment. We watch vignettes of men taking short cuts in their work, doing things they aren't trained for, neglecting to ... See full summary »

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A cautionary training film for those who operate and repair heavy equipment. We watch vignettes of men taking short cuts in their work, doing things they aren't trained for, neglecting to warn a less experienced worker, using the wrong tool or a tool that's in disrepair, ignoring proper safety practices, trying to appear macho in front of fellow workers, thinking their reflexes are quicker than they are, working while distracted, and generally putting themselves and others at risk. The film is punctuated by the song, "Shakes Hands with Danger," the story of Three-Finger Joe. Filmed using Caterpillar equipment. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Narrator: [opening Lyrics] Shake hands with danger/ Any guy oughta know/ I used to laugh at saftey/ But now they call me... Three Finger Joe
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Shake Hands with Danger
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Do Not View While Operating Heavy Machinery
5 September 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Educational film focusing on accidents which can occur if you are careless operating machinery. A countrified "Shake Hands with Danger" theme song is included. When worried or hung-over, you are advised to be twice as cautious. This seems like it was made for those specialized in construction machinery, but it works for everyone. Very quickly, you are watching for the next staged accident, but the film makes an impression. The accidents are violent and include fatalities. Be prepared to learn how "Three Fingered Joe" got his nickname. The most realistically gruesome highlight involves two men and a wasp...

***** Shake Hands with Danger (6/3/80) Herk Harvey ~ Charles Oldfather


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